The University of Nevada at Las Vegas sold one of the world-leading journals of art to a company registered in Puerto Rico. Right after the company owned the art magazine and its website, they posted on The Believer’s website a list of “25 Best Hook-up sites” for “no strings attached sex.”
Founded by the writers Heidi Julavits, Vendela Vida, and Ed Park in 2003, The Believer was a five-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, with contributors ranging from literary luminaries such as Hilton Als, Anne Carson, Nick Hornby, Susan Straight, and William T.
It didn’t matter for the new owner, as for them, Paradise Media had completely other plans with the magazine.
Why would UNLV hand over the reins of The Believer to such an outfit?
The answer is evident, of course, money!
UNLV announced the last October that they were about to shut down the magazine because it was a big consumer of the resources of the university’s Black Mountain’s Institute, a literary center whose mission is to “bring writers — and the literary imagination — into the heart of public life.
According to documents provided to The Chronicle by the university in response to a public-records request, Paradise Media paid $225,000 for the magazine.
The Believer’s founders were not surprised at all when they found out that the literary nonfiction journal they created and ran for nearly two decades was now a vehicle for posting reviews of hook-up sites.
When The Chronicle talked with Ian Moe, the chief executive of Paradise Media, about the purchase, he said he had been a “big fan” of The Believer when he was in college. He heard it was being shut down, and he sent the university an email. “They said they would hear my offer and were open to selling it, and that’s it,” he wrote. “I explained my idea to add articles that answer specific questions for searchers.”
More about this mysterious company that bought The Believer in the following link:
France’s top court rejects core of law attempting to block top tube sites
As reported by Xbiz, A Paris court of appeals rejected at the end of last month the attempt by local War on Porn groups, led by an extremist Catholic organization, to use France’s media authority and the courts to block the most popular adult tube sites in the country.
Considering that most tube sites use a pop up to confirm their users are over the age of 18, French media regulator ARCOM went to court in March and April to demand that French ISPs block Pornhub, YouPorn and RedTube, all owned by MindGeek, as well as Tukif, xHamster, XVideos and XNXX.
The recently formed agency ARCOM considers this measure does not make it possible to guarantee that only an adult is likely to access the pornographic content available.
Rees reported that last on 19th May the Council of State, an appeals court, issued a ruling rendering null all the activities taken up by ARCOM in connection with the initial requests to order a block of adult sites.
The age-verification mandate was secretly added to a quickly approved domestic violence law during an atypical and sparsely attended COVID-era session of the French Parliament in July 2020.
The law that specifies that adult companies should be required to institute measures beyond simply asking an internet user whether they are of age, also empowers a government institution, like ARCOM, to demand that the president of the judicial court order the ISP providers to immediately block infringing sites in the entire country.
Therefore, the Council of State specifically pointed out in the annulment of the proceedings against tube sites, the role played by the extremist Catholic organization Civitas in orchestrating the campaign against adult websites over supposed failure to comply with the 2020 law.
BCAMS Magazine, the 9th issue!
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IsLive goes international, and brings a different kind of training
Islive, the largest cam site in the Netherlands, came in its present form around 2003. This year the cam platform is coming with some brand new changes! Counting on the industry-recognized experts together with the onboarding training program, all the models who will stream on IsLive will be able to understand its ways better and will reach the top standards everyone desires. And that’s not all, read more about IsLive in the following article.
What do you bring different from the other cam sites on the market?
ClubIslive is different from other cam sites by being the largest in the Netherlands.
Going international was not just about expanding the company into different regions. Our goal was to re-connect with ‘Today’s models’. The industry has changed and models worldwide are experiencing new challenges and opportunities.
Globalization, for example, Social Media, is something we want to explore with them. At the same time, we offer different options in terms of sorting and positioning on our domains. So we could still provide the localized solution that we are so well known for.
We all do that by starting a different kind of training.
A different kind of training
We at ClubIslive are determined to predict the potential of the Models the moment they register on the site. Making the first step towards becoming a Model on a new platform is challenging:
Models have to understand the structure of the site, what it represents and how they can use it to contribute to their success.
With the comprehensive onboarding training program, Models will be “guided” from the first step they make and ensure that they understand the “ways of the site” by a series of entertaining but also educational “achievements”.
ClubIslive is a great platform for experienced but also beginner Models who wish to learn about the industry and understand the meaning of creating your own business.
This is a topic our Team is very well equipped for.
Industry recognized experts
At ClubIslive we find it imperative to have a team equipped with the latest trends and know-hows about the industry. We have trainers with over 10 years of experience from different platforms.
All coming from different backgrounds, we have merged our experience and expertise to maximize the quality of the training we can provide our Models on ClubIslive.
Nikki Night and Sandra Lugger have experience in Model training as they are both cam coaches in their own specific regions, not to mention that they were models themselves in the early stages of camming.
This brings more flexibility and experience we use to adapt to all kinds of Models.
Personally, I had the privilege of working with many successful Studios over the years. These were studios mainly from Romania but also located in other countries. The fact that I am currently located in our local Bucharest office, offers the opportunity to meet with my partners and provide localized training.
Furthermore, our Customer Support Team consists of very experienced and knowledgeable people whose only focus is helping models to become better on ClubIslive every day.
Where do you see your new program, ClubIsLive, in the next few years?
Our company has been in the adult industry since 1996 and Islive was formed around 2003. We KNOW the industry and know the people within the industry. Therefore we were able to put together such a great team!
Our vision is to expand the ClubIslive community on a global scale.
2022 will bring some super exciting times for ClubIslive, including a new platform.
We plan to have quarterly updates with features that are inspired by our model’s feedback.