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Anti-Porn Sheriff Faces Claim in Cyber-Bullying Arrest

Anti-Porn Sheriff Faces Claim in Cyber-Bullying Arrest

Sep 17, 2014 9:30 AM PDT
Adult entertainment industry attorney Lawrence Walters and co-counsel take on the infamous Sheriff Grady Judd in Polk County, Fla., in a claim involving a false cyber-bullying arrest.
CCBill Releases New Consumer Email Templates

CCBill Releases New Consumer Email Templates

Sep 16, 2014 2:15 PM PDT
CCBill.com announced today a series of new consumer email templates have been made available to its merchants within the CCBill Admin Portal. The new templates feature a receipt-like format to help drive consumer trust and enhance the consumer experience.
Azalea’s Ex Says He Has Sex Tapes Rights, But What About 2257?

Azalea’s Ex Says He Has Sex Tapes Rights, But What About 2257?

Sep 16, 2014 11:00 AM PDT
Hefe Wine, the rapper and former boyfriend of Iggy Azalea, now says the singer signed a lengthy agreement in 2009 that gives him exclusive rights to "manufacture, sell, distribute and advertise 'any' recording embodying visual images."
Former Porn Star Found Guilty of Insider Trading Has Web Link Removed

Former Porn Star Found Guilty of Insider Trading Has Web Link Removed

Sep 15, 2014 5:15 PM PDT
A web link to a Telegraph story of a former male porn star busted for insider trading has been removed by Google as part of the "right to be forgotten" directive. But the link removal likely has amplified the story of Tim Blackstone, who starred in such British porn films of the 1970s as "Desire," "Non-Stop Spunker" and "Gypsies Curse."
TMZ: Iggy Azalea's Attorneys Threaten Vivid Over Sex Tape

TMZ: Iggy Azalea's Attorneys Threaten Vivid Over Sex Tape

Sep 15, 2014 9:00 AM PDT
Iggy Azalea’s lawyers have threatened to sue if Vivid Entertainment releases a sex tape allegedly involving her and rapper and ex-boyfriend Hefe Wine.
Facebook Cracking Down on Stage Names for User Profiles

Facebook Cracking Down on Stage Names for User Profiles

Sep 12, 2014 4:30 PM PDT
Drag personality Sister Roma has stepped up her argument against Facebook, taking to Twitter and letting followers know that "this issue is not going away."
Arbitration Slated for T.I. Media's Suit Against Former Exec

Arbitration Slated for T.I. Media's Suit Against Former Exec

Sep 11, 2014 12:45 PM PDT
An arbitration hearing will be held at the end of the month in the case of a former Treasure Island Media marketing exec who was accused of taking over the company's MitchMason.com website and exploiting it after he left the company.
Cal/OSHA Fines Gay Adult Company Jake Cruise Media

Cal/OSHA Fines Gay Adult Company Jake Cruise Media

Sep 10, 2014 1:15 PM PDT
Jake Cruise, operator of the namesake gay adult production company, today criticized a recent Cal/OSHA complaint that led to $11,360 in fines levied against his company's studio.
ATVOD Targets 74 Porn Sites for Rule 11 Violations

ATVOD Targets 74 Porn Sites for Rule 11 Violations

Sep 9, 2014 10:15 AM PDT
Video-on-demand regulator ATVOD has found 74 adult websites to be in breach of Rule 11, the U.K. statute that requires operators to make sure those under 18 can't access hardcore porn.
Playboy Energy Drinks Distributor Launches Site Despite Litigation

Playboy Energy Drinks Distributor Launches Site Despite Litigation

Sep 8, 2014 4:00 PM PDT
CirTran Corp., which distributes Playboy Energy drinks, announced today that the company has created a website — PlayboyEnergyDrinx.com — to show off its line of products.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

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Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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