XBIZ, The Industry Source, is pleased to announce that adult industry trade association Free Speech Coalition will be hosting a special legal panel featuring renowned legal experts at leading digital media conference XBIZ LA.
According to FSC Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas, who will moderate the panel, the highly anticipated session will discuss the top legal issues that adult entertainment businesses can expect to contend with in 2012 — including patent trolls, emerging TLDs, copyright infringement and evolving OSHA regulations, among other critical topics.
The legal workshop is set to be one of the key highlights of XBIZ LA 2012, slated for Jan. 9-12 at the luxurious Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles. The event’s premier sponsors include CE Cash, RedPass, PussyCash, Adult Webmaster Empire, EroAdvertising, GTBill, Fleshlight, Signature Card Services and Sofort. XBIZ LA coincides with the blockbuster 10th annual XBIZ Awards show, set for Jan. 10 at the legendary Barker Hangar, and presented by MyFreeCams.com.
The legal panel is scheduled for Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.
FSC Executive Director Diane Duke told XBIZ that with the introduction of new gTLDs and the roll out of .XXX, it is important for adult businesses to understand their options for protecting their brand and traffic.
Beyond this front-burner issue, however, are other concerns.
“Patent trolls have been knocking on the doors of adult businesses trying to leech money out of these companies with bogus patent claims,” Duke explained. “How can we as an industry work together to fight this drain on adult businesses?”
“[And] what is up with mandatory condoms?” she asked. “Who is behind this relentless yet ridiculous effort — is it a city issue, a state issue, or federal?”
The legal panel will address all of these issues and more.