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Loss of Pinterest Trademark in the E.U. Holds Lessons for Adult Companies
Everyone has heard of Pinterest, right? Well who do you think owns the trademark to "Pinterest”? The answer depends upon which country you're in, and it might surprise you.

Industry Outlook: Ask The Lawyers
The legal trends we will most likely see in 2014 will focus on the shift in adult entertainment from professional porn stars to webcam models, escorts and amateur models.

Legal Reality: Trademark Basics
We live in the age of information. It is an extraordinary time, unlike all others, where literally billions of people have access to an unprecedented amount and scope of content.

2257 Compliance?
Our firm’s approach to adult entertainment law has always included the use of technology in conjunction with legal advice. So, years ago, when Congress passed the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) requiring that all adult websites incorporate some form of user age verification, we created the BirthDateVerifier to offer our clients a legal compliance option, while the courts sorted out the constitutionality of the law.

Legal Reality: More Pooling for Porn
Last month I reported what some very good news regarding new federal securities regulations that went into effect in September that conditionally allow start-ups and small businesses to use Internet advertising and other mass marketing means to raise investment capital for businesses.

Corpus Juris: Filming in California?
In July, a federal judge largely upheld Congress’ most recent changes to 18 U.S.C. § 2257, the highly burdensome record-keeping regime that requires adult content producers to verify the age of performers by inspecting identification documents and maintaining cross-referenced records of those identification documents.

Crowdfunding: Pooling for Porn
On Sept. 23, new securities regulations went into effect allowing start-ups and small businesses to use Internet advertising and other mass marketing means raise investment capital for business.

Corpus Juris: Checking Their Rep
Through most of its history, the adult entertainment industry was reluctant to seek the aid of the judicial system to resolve business disputes. There were exceptions. Playboy, with its air of pseudo-respectability, routinely litigated cases to protect its valuable trademarks, including its bunny logo. When Jerry Falwell won on an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim against Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine in district court, Larry Flynt returned fire appealing the ruling all the way to a successful conclusion at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark decision.

Nailing the ‘Trolls’
It seems like there is nothing that Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. agree on these days. The partisan chasm dividing the parties has practically petrified the lawmaking process in Congress. But amid all the rancor and differences, there is one issue that has not only inspired bipartisan agreement, but has surprisingly motivated both parties to actually cooperate with each other. Even more surprising, is the fact that many Democrats, including the president, and many Republicans are on the same side of this issue with ... brace yourself ... most adult entertainment companies. What could possibly bring together bitter partisan foes and, of all things, the adult entertainment industry? The answer is that most amazing of bedfellow makers, the “patent troll.”

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Jul 21

Written by: admin
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SUBJECT: Maleflixxx Lands Exclusive VOD Rights to Wrestlehard.com Content

July 21, 2009, Toronto, ON - Today, Sureflix Digital Distribution, owners and operators of the Maleflixxx Network, announced the addition of top gay wrestling studio, Wrestlehard.com, to their stable of content providers. As part of the agreement, Sureflix will have exclusive, first window VOD distribution rights to all of the titles under the Wrestlehard.com umbrella. Up until the signing of this contract, Wrestlehard content could only be found at Wrestlehard.com. To check out the some of the newly released titles on Maleflixxx, click HERE!

When asked about the partnership, Roland Dane, Owner and Creative Director of Wrestlehard.com, stated, "Maleflixxx came highly recommended to me by some of my studio owner friends." Dane continues, "Before I was actually ever introduced to the team of this well organized company, I already knew our partnership would be successful...and they haven't let me down".

Wrestlehard.com is the creative effort of an award-winning team with ten years success in producing gay-adult bestsellers. From the experiences of director and star Roland Dane, renowned photographer Attila G, and leading cameraman Sacanny, Wrestlehard.com would go on to create a new standard in gay wrestling content by delivering the most realistic and savage fights, grudge matches, and beat downs ever seen on video.

Eric Johnson, President and CEO of Sureflix Digital Distribution stated, "Superior gay, wrestling content is extremely hard to come by, so when Roland and the Wrestlehard.com content were introduced to us, we knew we had to have them onboard." Johnson went on to say, "The content has now been live on the network for a couple of days, and we couldn't be happier with how it is performing."

To learn more about Sureflix Digital Distribution and the partnership opportunities that exist, please visit sureflix.com or maleflixxx-affiliates.com!

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For more information, please contact:

Sureflix Digital Distribution
Dennis Welsh, VP Marketing and Sales
dennis@sureflix.com
416-907-7859 x 228(EST)

Sureflix Digital Distribution Inc. is the world's leading digital distributor of gay adult programming in the worldwide television, mobile and Internet VOD markets, including IPTV. Sureflix provides digital distribution services for many of the top gay production studios around the globe. Sureflix operates the world's largest network of gay pay-per-view VOD Websites, including its flagship site, www.maleflixxx.tv. The Maleflixxx affiliates program, www.maleflixxx-affiliates.com, offers webmasters a wide variety of services and products including VOD channels and a "Build Your Own Cinema" program. In addition, Maleflixxx operates the gay erotic television channel in Canada, Maleflixxx Television. Recognized as the world’s foremost authority on gay adult content, the organization’s claim to fame is not only its in-depth knowledge of gay adult programming, but also its VOD technology and gay marketing expertise, which is second to none. Most recently, Sureflix launched its Pay-Per-Second platform Splashshots.com and its online blogging community Maleflixxx TRIBE.

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