It’s Porn, But Its Business Model Is ‘A World Without Men’ (Forbes)

Read the full article by Susannah Breslin on forbes.com Bree Mills, 36, wears a lot of hats. As the head of Gamma Films and vice president of content for Gamma Entertainment, a Montreal, Quebec-based web technology company, she produces, directs, and writes for Gamma...

Ruling Clears Way for Registration of Explicit Trademarks (xbiz.com)

Read the full article by Rhett Pardon at xbiz.com In a ruling of particular interest to adult companies, a federal appeals court has held that a bar on registering immoral or scandalous trademarks is an unconstitutional restriction of free speech. The 3-0 ruling...

Sudbury’s ‘Project ArmHer’ showcases performances by sex workers — and they don’t want to be ‘saved’ (CBCNews)

Read the full article at cbc.ca Sarah Gartshore is the writer and director of the collaborative multi-media show called "Project ArmHer". It will be performed by people with lived experience in the sex industry and their allies. Gartshore said rather than "othering"...

Congress can overrule the FCC vote. This is how. (battleforthenet.com)

Take Action on battleforthenet.com The FCC just voted to gut net neutrality rules, letting Internet providers like Verizon and Comcast control what we can see and do online with new fees, throttling, and censorship. But we can still get Congress to stop this—by...

Amended Version of FOSTA Would Still Silence Legitimate Speech Online (EFF)

Read the full article by Elliot Harmon at eff.org The House Judiciary Committee is about to decide whether to approve a new version [.pdf] of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865), a bill that would force online platforms...

Net Neutrality is Dead – What Happens Next? (The Verge)

Read the full article by Russell Brandom and Adi Robertson on theverge.com Yesterday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai successfully led a vote to repeal the Open Internet Order, effectively killing net neutrality rules. The full order hasn’t been released, but advocacy groups...

Advisory: Reports of Ringworm in Performer Pool

FSC has recently been made aware of an increased incidence of ringworm, a common fungal infection also known as “Jock Itch” or “Athlete’s Foot,” among adult performers. While not particularly dangerous, and easily treatable, we ask that talent educate themselves of...

GDPR will require 28,000 DPOs in Europe and US, study shows (ComputerWeekly)

Read the full article by Warwick Ashford on ComputerWeekly.com  The staffing impact of the GDPR will be huge, with 28,000 data protection officers (DPOs) in Europe and the US alone, says the International Association of Privacy Professionals. European Union data...

GDPR will change data protection – here’s what you need to know (Wired)

Read the full article by Matt Burgess on wired.com In under six months, Europe's data protection rules will undergo their biggest changes in two decades. Since they were created in the 90s, the amount of digital information we create, capture, and store has vastly...

FSC Mourns the Passing of August Ames

We mourn with great sadness the passing of August Ames, the loss of whom has left many of us devastated and heartbroken. We echo her family's call for civility and privacy during a difficult time. As a community, we face routine bias, stigma, discrimination and...

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