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Can DVD, USB Kiosks Breathe Life Into Adult Rental?

Fri, Aug 28 2009 08:00am PDT
Mainstream retail consulting firm NPD Group released the results of a study that found DVD kiosk chains such as Redbox have grown to earn 19 percent of the mainstream DVD rental market and are projected to rise to 30 percent by 2011.

Newsweek Covers Porn Parody Trend

Thu, Aug 27 2009 06:15pm PDT
Newsweek’s pop culture blog today featured an extensive interview with Jeff Mullen, aka Will Ryder, one of the porn parody genre’s most successful directors who calls turning popular sitcoms into porn movies the “new gold rush” in adult entertainment.

Dutch Court to Bit Torrent Site Mininova: Remove Links

Thu, Aug 27 2009 04:00pm PDT
Bit torrent site Mininova has been ordered to remove all links to copyrighted material, including adult videos.

Legal Fight Over FriendFinder Acquisition Apparently Settled

Thu, Aug 27 2009 12:30pm PDT
Penthouse Media Group apparently has settled with Broadstream Capital Partners, which alleged it breached a joint venture deal over the purchase of FriendFinder.

Arrow Suit Against VCX to Include ‘Devil’ Series

Wed, Aug 26 2009 02:45pm PDT
Arrow Productions has expanded its "Deep Throat" trademark and copyright infringement suit. Now it has added “The Devil in Miss Jones” series to its complaint.

Conan O’Brien Visits Vivid HQ for ‘Tonight Show’ Segment

Wed, Aug 26 2009 02:00pm PDT
Located virtually across the street from where “The Tonight Show” is taped in Universal City, Vivid Entertainment rolled out the welcome mat to host Conan O’Brien for a segment that aired last night on NBC.

FriendFinder CEO Says Playboy Never Was in Running to Buy Various Inc.

Wed, Aug 26 2009 11:30am PDT
Rumors that Playboy was looking to buy Various Inc., the then-parent of FriendFinder, two years ago are false, according to FriendFinder’s CEO.

L.A. County: Public Need for Intervention in Porn Biz ‘Minimal’

Tue, Aug 25 2009 01:15pm PDT
The L.A. County Department of Public Health has plainly stated in response to a lawsuit filed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that it doesn’t see a compelling public interest to require the use of condoms in adult movie production.

Suit: Facebook Invades Privacy, Sells Personal Data

Tue, Aug 25 2009 01:00pm PDT
New allegations reveal that Facebook permits third parties access to mine information without users' knowledge or consent. Facebook also has approved placing sexually oriented ads, a suit says.

Magna Publishing Purchases Club Magazines

Tue, Aug 25 2009 08:00am PDT
Magna Publishing Group, publishers of men’s sophisticate titles, has purchased Club, Club International and other adult magazines from Club Media Inc., XBIZ has learned.
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