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The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

Apr 25, 2008 5:45 PM PDT
The weekly collection of articles reporting on local laws and battles that affect today's adult retailers.
Nina Hartley Profiled in Capitol Weekly

Nina Hartley Profiled in Capitol Weekly

Apr 25, 2008 12:00 PM PDT
Monday, during a hectic day of lobbying state legislators and their staffs as part of the Free Speech Coalition's annual Lobbying Days, the legendary performer and social activist Nina Hartley made time to sit down with Malcolm Maclachlan of the Capitol Weekly for a personal profile of the star.
Marriott Agrees to Meet with Anti-porn Groups About In-Room Adult Content

Marriott Agrees to Meet with Anti-porn Groups About In-Room Adult Content

Apr 25, 2008 8:00 AM PDT
For the first time, executives from hotel chain Marriott International have agreed to meet with anti-pornography groups concerned about adult content available in Marriott hotel rooms.
Canadian Adult Industry Condemns Reported Threats to Immigration Minister

Canadian Adult Industry Condemns Reported Threats to Immigration Minister

Apr 25, 2008 7:00 AM PDT
Canadian adult industry representatives have condemned reports that the Immigration Minister may have been threatened over her support of a bill that would keep foreign strippers out of Canada.
Surewood Faces Preliminary Hearing in Road Rage Incident

Surewood Faces Preliminary Hearing in Road Rage Incident

Apr 24, 2008 2:00 PM PDT
Adult performer Brian Surewood faced a preliminary hearing this week on charges following an October road rage incident that killed a 5-year-old boy and injured the boy's mother and 3-month old sister.
Teacher Fired for Viewing Porn Sues District

Teacher Fired for Viewing Porn Sues District

Apr 24, 2008 8:00 AM PDT
A former teacher and union leader fired from his job in Cedarburg, Wis. for viewing adult material on a school computer filed a $9 million federal civil rights lawsuit last week.
Adult Industry Attorneys Outraged Over Military Porn Bill

Adult Industry Attorneys Outraged Over Military Porn Bill

Apr 23, 2008 12:00 PM PDT
Adult industry attorneys today blasted a Georgia lawmaker, who has introduced a proposal that would close a loophole and regulate further adult material sold at military exchange stores.
ACDL Steps Up Game to Eliminate Piracy

ACDL Steps Up Game to Eliminate Piracy

Apr 23, 2008 11:00 AM PDT
The Animation Co-op Defense League (ACDL), a consortium of adult anime distributors and studios, has reported major progress in reducing the propagation of websites illegally hosting and selling unlicensed content.
Report: Travel Sites Blocked More Often Than Porn

Report: Travel Sites Blocked More Often Than Porn

Apr 23, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
A startling report released at Infosec Europe 2008 reveals that travel and social-networking sites are more likely than porn sites to be blocked by companies that regulate their employees' Internet access.
Calderon May Raise Proposed Calif. Porn Tax to 25 Percent

Calderon May Raise Proposed Calif. Porn Tax to 25 Percent

Apr 22, 2008 3:00 PM PDT
Democratic Assemblyman Charles Calderon yesterday threatened to increase a proposed tax on the adult industry from 8 to 25 percent on the same day that industry representatives traveled to Sacramento to lobby legislators against the bill.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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