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Comcast Spurns Disney in Final Hour
Apr 26, 2004 10:13 AM PDTComcast 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
Apr 25, 2004 9:00 AM PDTGoogle 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 PDTPorn 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
Apr 24, 2004 9:00 AM PDTIn 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 PDTThe 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
Apr 23, 2004 4:00 PM PDTThe 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 PDTThe 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 PDTRed 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 PDTWithin 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 PDTContrary 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...
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...