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  Notice to employees and employers in the adult film industry
Workers in this industry need to know there are laws written to protect them from injury and illness on the job, and where to go for help if their employer doesn't follow those laws.
Employers in the adult film industry must know how to protect their employees from health and safety hazards and understand the consequences of failing to comply with state regulations.
Currently, some workers in the adult film industry are paid as employees (they get a paycheck with taxes and other deductions) and some are paid as independent contractors (they get a 1099 at the end of the year).
www.dir.ca.gov /dosh/AdultFilmIndustry.html   (1647 words)

  Judge hears adult industry challenge
The adult entertainment restrictions in the bill include prohibiting customers or employees younger than 21 at strip clubs; banning full nudity; and requiring seminude employees to remain at least 10 feet from customers and behind a 2-foot-high railing.
The industry is basically challenging the law on two fronts: that it violates free-speech and expression rights under the First Amendment and that it violates state constitutional requirements that bills relate to one subject and remain tied to their original purpose.
Industry attorneys said there also is no good reason to bar people younger than 21 from working in or patronizing strip clubs.
www.showmenews.com /2005/Aug/20050824News023.asp   (306 words)

  Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation is an organization which tests erotic actors for AIDS on a scheduled basis.
This led to the creation of the Foundation which helped set up a system in the U.S. where erotic actors in the adult film industry are tested for AIDS every 30 days.
The Director of the AIM Health Care Foundation, Sharon Mitchell, a former erotic actor, left the industry to qualify in public health counseling and sexology before setting up the Foundation in 1998.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adult_Industry_Medical_Health_Care_Foundation   (275 words)

 Sex industry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sex industry is the term given to the industry formed of commercial enterprises which employ men and women in various capacities, generally relating to what is described as adult entertainment or erotica, as it comprises a number of forms of entertainment not considered suitable for children.
The sex industry represents a significant portion of the world's economy, and has been credited with driving technological advances in popular media, such as home video and DVD, pay-per-view, live streaming video and video on demand.
In recent years, adult video game producers have adapted to trends in art, communications, technology and entertainment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sex_industry   (455 words)

 Klixxx Magazine Archive - Industry Legal Updates
The Hearing was stacked with anti-porn activists with questionable credentials, and nobody from the adult industry or the Free Speech community was invited to present a balanced view...
Adult Industry Update is a monthly column provided by Lawrence Walters of FirstAmendment.com, to offer industry legal news and updated information to adult webmasters and other adult industry professionals.
The prosecution of Extreme Associates and the adult industry's response thereto is, and must be, the single most important issue for adult webmasters to presently consider.
www.klixxx.com /archive/industryupdate.shtml   (1351 words)

 Adult Film Industry: See No Evil - The Body
In the heterosexual adult film industry, which is legal and utterly unregulated, actors and actresses are often discouraged from using prophylactics during filming because porn producers believe the public wants to see unprotected sex.
The adult film business, which has expanded to include the most risqué forms of sex widely referred to as "triple-X," has a modest form of self-regulation in which some companies request health tests before performers go on camera.
The Adult Industry Medical HealthCare Foundation, an industry-backed clinic in Sherman Oaks, administered voluntary tests to a group consisting primarily of adult film workers.
www.thebody.com /cdc/news_updates_archive/2003/jan17_03/adult_film_hiv.html   (695 words)

 Klixxx Magazine Archive - Industry Voice Features
No matter what overall industry and profit margins look like as 2004 comes to a close, this is a time to reflect on what is important outside of your balance sheet, to take stock of whom and what is going on around us and to feel good that we made it through another year...
Over the past six years I have watched the adult Internet industry flourish with exponential growth similar to the days of the Wild Wild West, where webmasters of all skill levels found opportunity and success, and money was ours for the making.
Adult industry trade fairs seem to be proliferating lately.
www.klixxx.com /archive/industryvoice.shtml   (3130 words)

 The Adult Industry and Condoms: A Perfect Fit? - Sex Herald Features
All performers are required to have a PCR/DNA test every 30 days, and while the adult industry has gone to great lengths to reduce the performers’ chances of catching or spreading sexually transmitted diseases, there’s no guarantee there won’t be another HIV scare to hit the adult industry.
The Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM) immediately went into motion to make sure that the virus was contained, first quarantining 12 women who had been identified as first-generation performers.
Otherwise, HIV outbreaks in the adult industry would be commonplace, effectively shutting down the industry, and possibly returning it to the days when porn directors went underground to shoot their films.
www.sexherald.com /adult-feature-articles/the_adult_industry_and_condoms-_a_perfect_fit.html   (2060 words)

 The Adult Industry « blogging4class
The industry has also always been there to either develop new technology or to exploit existing technology in order to enhance their business and business processes.
While the adult industry developed and improved new technology, mainstream industries sat back and waited to incorporate this new technology into their business after it had been perfected by the industry.
Remarkable how an industry can generate so much revenue but no one is using the products and profits are rarely attributed to this part of their business.
blogging4class.wordpress.com /2006/05/01/the-adult-industry   (285 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Adult nightclub industry continues to thrive
Adult nightclubs are not the only places in town to see topless performers.
Young said the increase in the number of adult nightclubs also has increased Metro's workload in responding to calls, such as for solicitation of prostitution, which is illegal in the county.
The object is to contain the adult industry as much as possible within that narrow sliver of the Las Vegas Valley.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/text/2003/may/30/515152048.html   (3353 words)

 Adult industry to decide format battle News - PC Advisor
Adult movie studio Digital Playground, which claims to have produced the largest number of high definition movies in the industry over the past three years, said it is choosing Blu-ray Disc for all of its 'interactive' films because of its greater capacity.
Gartner analyst Paul O’Donovan believes the industry’s support of either DVD format will be a "strong factor" toward general acceptance of the technology by the general marketplace, but even more critical is Sony’s adoption of the technology.
Hirsch, who founded Vivid Entertainment in 1984, looked back to the porn industry in the 80s: "It was the adult industry which jumped right in and released movies on both VHS and Beta.
www.pcadvisor.co.uk /news/index.cfm?newsid=6088   (864 words)

 Filmstalker: Adult Industry adopts download to own DVD's
On the HD front, it seems the move of the Adult Industry is influencing some major mainstream players already.
...Adult movie studio Digital Playground, which claims to have produced the largest number of high definition movies in the industry over the past three years, said it is choosing Blu-ray Disc for all of its 'interactive' films because of its greater capacity.
Gartner agrees that the Adult Industry is a strong factor in the winner of the HD battle, but there's a bigger factor...
www.filmstalker.co.uk /archives/2006/05/adult_industry_adopts_download.html   (1669 words)

 Social Responsibility and the Adult Entertainment Industry - Associated Content
The adult entertainment industry had a small victory as the Supreme Court of Oregon had ruled 5 to 1 that live sex shows are permitted in that state under the freedom of expression banner.
What the adult industry needs is for some responsible adult business owners to stand up and take the lead.
The adult industry also needs a version of the Dram Shop Act to hold vendors of adult material accountable for selling this material to minors and convicted sex offenders.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/11636/social_responsibility_and_the_adult.html   (739 words)

 HIV Transmission in the Adult Film Industry --- Los Angeles, California, 2004
In the adult film industry, the increased potential for HIV/STD transmission is associated with basic practices, in that workers have multiple sex partners during short periods with whom they engage in frequent and often prolonged sexual acts.
By comparison, an analysis of a nationally representative sample of young adults aged 18--26 years during April 2001--May 2002 revealed prevalence of chlamydial infection among males and females to be 3.7% and 4.7% respectively, and, similarly, prevalence of gonorrhea to be 0.4% and 0.4%, respectively (5).
Workers in this industry need to be made aware of the risks associated with participation in various acts (8), to be able to participate in decision-making about their health and safety at work, and to benefit from prevention practices (9).
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5437a3.htm   (2152 words)

 Politics and Policy | California Assembly Member Calls on Adult Film Industry To Voluntarily Meet Guidelines To Prevent ...
Five adult film actors in April and May tested HIV-positive, and four of the cases were found to be linked.
Adult film industry representatives said that film companies are "unlikely" to require all performers to use condoms, the
In addition, the adult film industry made "significant changes" by testing performers for HIV every two weeks rather than every month and requiring performers to undergo vaccinations for some diseases such as hepatitis.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?hint=1&DR_ID=25329   (374 words)

 AVN :: Articles - The Day After: Adult Industry Scrambles to Prevent Epidemic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The twelve women are known as the “first-generation,” signifying their status as having had sex with James, the person who unknowingly brought the virus into the industry.
Adult Industry Medical Healthcare (AIM) foundation is currently concentrating on identifying the second-generation, people that have worked with members of the first-generation on or after the date that James had worked with them.
And that means that the virus could be still spreading within the industry, because third- and fourth-generation performers are not being quarantined; AIM simply lacks the resources to track that many performers that quickly.
www.avn.com /index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=80587   (861 words)

 Web Host Industry News | Adult Web Hosts Defend Their Turf
Blancett concedes that adult site operators could go with willing mainstream hosts, but he points out that many are still likely to prefer dealing with a host they can be sure is aware of the intricacies of their businesses.
Adult hosts like NationalNet are staffed with technicians trained to handle the many specialized functions - such as high-volume streaming or video - that reside in adult hosting infrastructures.
Ultimately, it is the combination of willingness to work with adult material and the accumulated experience in dealing with technical issues unique to the adult Web hosting business that leads adult hosting customers to prefer the adult host - and to ensure the hosts themselves  are secure in their place within that niche.
www.thewhir.com /features/Adult_Web_Hosts_Defend_Their_Turf.cfm   (1268 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Actors' HIV cases halt production in porn film industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Adult Industry Medical HealthCare Foundation, or AIM, immediately recommended that the women he might have infected, and anyone they subsequently had sex with, quarantine themselves.
Because the industry is rigorous about testing and record keeping, Connelly and others said the incidence of HIV among adult-film performers is lower than in the general public.
But Jenna Jameson, currently adult films' highest-profile star, whose celebrity has transcended into mainstream entertainment, said she thinks precautions should be broadened.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/04/18/actors_hiv_cases_halt_production_in_porn_film_industry   (821 words)

 NETRIBUTION - Adult Industry To Decide Blu-ray/HD-DVD Winner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In a re-run of the Betamax v VHS videotape wars, the adult industry could again be the decider in the Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD contest to replace DVDs for high-definition content.
Adult movie studio Digital Playground, claiming to have produced the largest number of high definition movies in the industry over the past three years, said it is choosing Blu-ray Disc for all of its 'interactive' films because of the system's greater capacity.
Industry analyst Paul O'Donovan believes industry support of either DVD format will be a "strong factor" toward general acceptance of the technology by the general marketplace, but even more critical is Sony's adoption of the technology.
www.netribution.co.uk /2/content/view/499/182   (951 words)

 AdultFYI - ABC News: Porn Won't Decide Next Gen DVD War
Though you certainly weren't one of the people who indulged in watching adult entertainment on VHS tapes, millions of others were, and as a result it's widely believed that the adult entertainment industry's backing of VHS instead of Betamax, led to the VHS victory.
There are all kinds of reasons why the adult industry chose VHS — price, availability — but at the end of the day the release of a format that could be watched at home allowed anyone who wanted to enjoy an adult film the privacy to do so.
But for many adult video content creators, the decision is one of dollars and cents and the high cost of duplicating films on an expensive next-generation format that no one's sure will catch on is not a risk worth taking.
www.adultfyi.com /read.php?ID=21179   (999 words)

 AEGiS-WashBlade: Gay porn industry not impacted by HIV scare: Straight adult video studios voluntarily halt production ...
Officials with the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, which was created by the straight porn studios, said the foundation provides HIV testing to about 1,200 performers in the industry once a month under mandatory rules established by the studios, the New York Times reported.
According to Montgomery, the gay segment of the industry generates between 8 and 10 percent of the revenue, which is said to total about $13 billion a year in sales of films.
The gay porn industry adopted its mandatory condom rules in the mid- to late-1980s, Montgomery said, at a time when gay men as a whole were hit by the AIDS epidemic.
www.aegis.com /News/WB/2004/WB040418.html   (1318 words)

 Open Directory - Adult: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Adult FYI - Gene Ross keeps close tabs on adult industry news, gossip, porn star news, dvds and insanity on his excellent news site, updated several times daily.
The Floating World - Adult industry portal provides hourly adult video industry and adult webmaster news headlines from over 50 sources, plus calendars of upcoming adult industry events and porn star appearances at strip clubs across the USA and Canada.
Hardcore Gossip - Adult industry news and commentary by an adult director, writer and publicist.
dmoz.org /Adult/News   (1043 words)

 USATODAY.com - Adult film actors willing to work despite HIV scare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The names of about 65 performers who had sex with the two HIV-infected actors or slept with their movie sex partners were posted on industry quarantine sites that prevent them from working for two months until their next HIV tests are completed, said Sharon Mitchell, executive director of the nonprofit Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation.
Many of those associated with the adult film industry said unprotected sex is common in shoots despite the HIV scare.
Pornography, a $4 billion to $13 billion annual industry based largely in the San Fernando Valley, differs from the heavily regulated sex industry in nearby Nevada, where prostitutes are required to have regular HIV testing.
www.usatoday.com /life/movies/2004-04-17-porn-moratorium_x.htm   (478 words)

 Public Statement - Condoms and the Adult Film Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Second, we applaud the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation for its ongoing leadership in promoting the sexual and emotional health of sex workers and of all the individuals who work in the adult entertainment industry.
As a consequence of these revelations, we are reminded again that across the industry, performers in adult films are paid more to work without using condoms, or work less or not at all if they are so bold as to want to protect their own health.
The adult film industry can have a tremendous influence on public and personal health by normalizing the use of condoms in adult film fantasies and thereby promoting their use in the real world.
www.apla.org /news/press_releases/2004/043004_Adult_Film.htm   (527 words)

 Sony Denies Preventing Adult Content On Blu-Ray - Technology News by InformationWeek
Sony on Tuesday denied claims that it was preventing the porn industry from using the Blu-ray high-definition format developed by the consumer electronics giant.
The adult industry is seen as a major driver behind the use of technology in the entertainment industry.
Within the adult industry, producers have found that high-definition pictures are so clear and detailed that it actually hurts, rather than enhances, the movies.
www.informationweek.com /news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196903070   (611 words)

 Politics and Policy | Calif. Occupational Safety Agency Fines Two Adult Film Companies for Allowing Actors To Perform ...
Following the detection of the first two cases, more than 50 performers who were thought to have had unprotected sex with one of the HIV-positive actors or one of their onscreen partners agreed to a voluntary work quarantine.
Only about 17% of adult film actors use condoms on a regular basis, according to the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation.
Tony Tedeschi, an adult film actor who has been in the industry for 15 years, said he would not have gotten work if he had insisted on condom use.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?hint=1&DR_ID=25817   (852 words)

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