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Wash. State Legislator Proposes 18.5% Adult Entertainment Tax

Wed, Feb 11 2009 11:45am PST
Facing a budget shortfall estimated at $8 billion, a Washington state representative has proposed legislation to tax consumers of adult entertainment materials and services by a whopping 18.5 percent.

Mich. Bill Would Create $3 Adult Entertainment Tax

Wed, Feb 11 2009 07:00am PST
A Michigan state senator has introduced a sweeping adult entertainment proposal that not only would tax strip-club patrons in the state but require all workers at adult clubs to register for special-work permits.

ANME, ANE Organizers Trade Shots

Mon, Feb 09 2009 04:00pm PST
Organizers of the AVN Novelty Expo and ANME Founders Show find themselves in a donnybrook, days after an XBIZ news story announced the reformation of the ANME show.

ANME Trade Show Is Brought Back, Slated for July 10-12

Fri, Feb 06 2009 01:30pm PST
It’s been years since the last ANME show, but the sex toy and novelty B2B expo is making a comeback July 10-12 at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif.

FCC Considers Full Probe Into Super Bowl Incident

Fri, Feb 06 2009 06:00am PST
The controversy over the 30-second porn interruption during the Super Bowl continues to expand, with the federal government threatening to get involved.

XBIZ Conference and Awards Set for Largest Shows Featuring Industry A-Lists

Thu, Feb 05 2009 05:00pm PST
XBIZ is gearing up for its largest industry conference and most glamorous awards show yet, both featuring the adult industry’s A-list elite from all walks of the business.

Kentucky Decides to Appeal Domain Name Seizure Case

Wed, Feb 04 2009 05:45pm PST
Online adult companies have every reason to be concerned over an appeal by the state of Kentucky in its attempt to halt Internet gambling by seizing 141 domain names whose owners are located primarily out of state or overseas.

China Extends Anti-Porn Mobile Device Crackdown Through April

Wed, Feb 04 2009 02:00pm PST
A new campaign was jointly launched by five departments, including the Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, to combat distribution of adult videos through cellphones.

Christie Hefner Ends Tenure at Playboy

Wed, Feb 04 2009 01:45pm PST
Playboy’s Christie Hefner quietly ended her tenure as CEO Saturday after more than 23 years at the company.

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nominee Has Adult Ties

Tue, Feb 03 2009 03:30pm PST
As Eric H. Holder Jr. was sworn in today as attorney general, attention shifted to the No. 2 slot at the Justice Department.
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