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UK Increases Broadband Access
Dec 26, 2003 12:00 AM PSTBT hopes to bring broadband Internet access to every community in the UK by 2005.
Internet Growth Slow But Steady
Dec 24, 2003 12:00 AM PSTAccording to Pew, Internet users in the United States did not show the same type of promising, exponential growth this year as in prior years, although the integration of the Internet into everyday culture has never been more deeply rooted
Webmaster Slain in Brooklyn
Dec 24, 2003 12:00 AM PSTThe webmaster of a gay porn site who moonlighted as a hospital security officer was beaten to death this week in his Brooklyn apartment. Police refer to the murder as an "Internet sex romp that went awry."
Acacia Signs General Dynamics
Dec 24, 2003 12:00 AM PSTIn the second mainstream licensing agreement this week, Acacia Media Technologies continued its determined course to make all patent infringers that use its DMT streaming technology either pay up or risk getting sued
Couple Sentenced For Obscenity
Dec 23, 2003 12:00 AM PSTIn one of the first Internet obscenity trials to date, a couple was sentenced this week for running a porn site and mail order business that featured graphic and sexually explicit scenes of urination and defecation
7-Eleven Returns To Porn
Dec 23, 2003 12:00 AM PSTMuch to the begrudging of many anti-porn crusaders, the convenience store announced plans this week to return porn to its shelves after a 17-year ban, with an estimated 5,300 nationwide chain stores offering adult publications
Hacker Acquittal Upheld
Dec 22, 2003 12:00 AM PSTThe infamous hacker Jon Johansen who managed to crack the security code for DVDs was cleared Monday of piracy charges. Johansen was 15 when he developed a program to watch movies on a Linux-based computer
Acacia Goes After E-Learning
Dec 22, 2003 12:00 AM PSTAfter launching its pursuit of the e-learning industry a few months ago, Acacia Media Technologies announced its first licensing agreement with an online learning establishment based in Texas
Dutch Approve File-Sharing
Dec 21, 2003 12:00 AM PSTIn the second major victory for the file-sharing community in a week, a Dutch supreme court has ruled that the maker of one of the most popular peer-to-peer software products will not be held liable for content traded over its network
UseMyBank's Payment Alternative
Dec 20, 2003 12:00 AM PSTToronto, Ontario – In response to the ongoing credit card problems facing the adult industry, UseMyBank Services, a Canadian financial company, is offering a billing solution with zero charge backs that can help legitimate content sites accept instant payments from their clients that have online banking
Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly...
Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances
Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:...
A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you...