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Comcast Spurns Disney in Final Hour

Comcast Spurns Disney in Final Hour

Apr 26, 2004 10:13 AM PDT
Comcast made a hostile bid of $54 billion for Disney in February that gave way to weeks of public contention and indifference. One of the nation's largest cable television providers with 22 million subscribers, Comcast is also a major distributor of porn movies and pay-per-view programming.
French Co. Sues Google Over Trademark

French Co. Sues Google Over Trademark

Apr 25, 2004 9:00 AM PDT
Google continues to find itself in hot legal water over trademark violations and this week was named in a lawsuit filed by French company AXA, a financial protection and wealth management company with more than $979 billion in client assets.

DA Links Taylor Summers’ Death to Snuff Shoot

Apr 24, 2004 9:51 PM PDT
Porn actress Taylor Summers may have been killed while shooting a snuff film, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor said at a preliminary hearing Friday. Summers, whose real name is Natel King, was found stabbed to death last month in a ravine in Whitemarsh, Pa.
Playboy Ventures Into Video Games

Playboy Ventures Into Video Games

Apr 24, 2004 9:00 AM PDT
In its first entry into the video game market, Playboy Enterprises is teaming with two software companies to publish “Playboy: The Mansion,” which will be available in the Xbox and PlayStation 2 formats. The game will be available in time for the Christmas season.

Penthouse Plan Pays Creditors in Full

Apr 23, 2004 5:03 PM PDT
The publisher of Penthouse magazine has filed an amended reorganization plan with U.S. Bankruptcy Court that pays creditors' claims in full. General Media Inc. said this week that up to $12 million in allowed unsecured creditor claims and the claims of holders of about $40 million in notes will be paid in full in cash.
Adult ‘Lobbying Days’ Begins on Monday

Adult ‘Lobbying Days’ Begins on Monday

Apr 23, 2004 4:00 PM PDT
The adult industry travels next week to Sacramento, in part to discuss the recent HIV outbreak in the porn industry and also to hold the Free Speech Coalition’s annual “Celebrate Free Speech Lobbying Days.” It’s the seventh year the organization has held the event at California's state capitol.

Mike Jones Gets No Relief

Apr 23, 2004 1:43 PM PDT
The Mike Jones legal team had a court status call early this morning, the results of which signal that the case could drag on for another several years, according to attorney J.D. Obenberger. Former CDBabes owners Mike Jones was indicted on obscenity and child pornography charges in 2001.

'One Night in Paris' Gets the Red Light

Apr 23, 2004 11:26 AM PDT
Red Light District Video has recently acquired the publishing rights to the infamous Paris Hilton/Rick Solomon sex tape. According to a spokesperson for Red Light, a distribution deal was inked with Solomon, the former boyfriend of Hilton and co-star of the tape.

Google May Go Public Next Week

Apr 23, 2004 10:27 AM PDT
Within days Google is expected to go public. The pending announcement is connected to the fact that the Mountain View, Calif.-based company will soon be required to disclose publicly more information about its business, under a Securities and Exchange Commission rule.

Cyber Speed Limit Determined

Apr 23, 2004 10:17 AM PDT
Contrary to common belief, the transfer of storage data is not limitless and scientists have recently discovered restrictions on how quickly data can be written onto disks and then retrieved.


Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

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... More »

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:... More »
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