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IsAnyoneUp.com Founder Pleads Guilty to Hacking, ID Theft

IsAnyoneUp.com Founder Pleads Guilty to Hacking, ID Theft

Feb 18, 2015 5:51 PM PST
Revenge porn king Hunter Moore, founder of IsAnyoneUp.com, has agreed to plead guilty on charges of hacking and identity theft.
Herald Price Fahringer, Famed Free Speech Attorney, Dies

Herald Price Fahringer, Famed Free Speech Attorney, Dies

Feb 18, 2015 5:35 PM PST
Attorney Herald Price Fahringer, who represented numerous high-profile adult entertainment entrepreneurs in a wide range of criminal and civil matters involving free speech, has died. He was 87.
AHF Amends Calif. Safer Sex Ballot Proposal

AHF Amends Calif. Safer Sex Ballot Proposal

Feb 18, 2015 4:02 PM PST
Michael Weinstein, the president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and proponent of the proposed California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, has revised the ballot measure's language that, in particular, punishes adult film producers with harsher civil fines for noncompliance of the mandatory condom drive and its regulations.
FDA Warns of Happy Passengers Penis Pills

FDA Warns of Happy Passengers Penis Pills

Feb 16, 2015 4:15 PM PST
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new advisory warning for the penis pill brand Happy Passengers.
Yahoo Charges 3 Netherlands-based Adult Dating Sites With Cybersquatting

Yahoo Charges 3 Netherlands-based Adult Dating Sites With Cybersquatting

Feb 13, 2015 3:15 PM PST
Yahoo today filed a cybersquatting claim against the operator of three adult dating sites running out of the Netherlands on charges the domains are too similar to its Tumblr and Flickr brands.
FSC’s Diane Duke’s ‘50 Shades of Censorship’ Published on HuffPost

FSC’s Diane Duke’s ‘50 Shades of Censorship’ Published on HuffPost

Feb 13, 2015 1:55 PM PST
Free Speech Coalition CEO Diane Duke today authored an op-ed in the Huffington Post on the many degrees of censorship in the adult entertainment and pleasure products segments.
ATVOD Introduces Rule 14 for ‘Prohibited’ Content

ATVOD Introduces Rule 14 for ‘Prohibited’ Content

Feb 13, 2015 11:27 AM PST
U.K. video-on-demand regulator ATVOD today disclosed new proposed rules in response to legislative changes, including the new Rule 14 that outlaws VOD websites from containing “prohibited material,” content that would be denied a British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) certificate.
CrakMedia, ClickBooth Win Legal Fight Over Affiliate Program Patent

CrakMedia, ClickBooth Win Legal Fight Over Affiliate Program Patent

Feb 12, 2015 11:25 AM PST
In a ruling of particular interest to companies offering affiliate programs, a federal judge on Wednesday sided with defendants CrakMedia.com and ClickBooth.com, which were both hit with a patent infringement suit over systems used for configuring an existing affiliate network to receive “virtual affiliates” from an affiliate pooling network.
Bill Would Cut Off Porn From Federal Workers

Bill Would Cut Off Porn From Federal Workers

Feb 12, 2015 11:21 AM PST
The Eliminating Pornography From Agencies Act was introduced on Capitol Hill yesterday.
'Revenge Porn' Is Outlawed in the U.K.

'Revenge Porn' Is Outlawed in the U.K.

Feb 12, 2015 11:10 AM PST
Queen Elizabeth II approved a "revenge porn” bill Thursday, a formality that is required before legislation endorsed by Parliament can become law.

OPINIONS & VIEWS

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 »

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 »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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