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MP Seeks Debate on New U.K. Porn Laws; E-petition Gains Traction

MP Seeks Debate on New U.K. Porn Laws; E-petition Gains Traction

Dec 11, 2014 9:41 AM PST
An e-petition in Britain is gaining traction while a member of Parliament has called for a debate in the House of Commons over new rules that have put a crimp on streaming numerous forms of explicit adult entertainment in the U.K.
U.K. Porn Censorship to Be Protested on Friday

U.K. Porn Censorship to Be Protested on Friday

Dec 10, 2014 1:01 PM PST
More than 700 have elected to attend a mass face-sitting protest outside Parliament on Friday against new rules for distributors of online adult content.
MiKandi Creates Game Mocking New U.K. Porn Regs

MiKandi Creates Game Mocking New U.K. Porn Regs

Dec 10, 2014 12:24 PM PST
MiKandi has developed and rolled out the "Squirt Alert! Save Female Ejaculation Adult App" game that mocks the new legislative provision that has just come into force banning certain acts of online content distributed in the U.K.
ATVOD: 34 U.K. Porn Sites Violated Rule 11

ATVOD: 34 U.K. Porn Sites Violated Rule 11

Dec 1, 2014 9:45 AM PST
Video-on-demand regulator ATVOD today said it found 34 adult websites to be in breach of Rule 11, the U.K. statute that requires operators to make sure those under 18 can't access hardcore porn.

Webstream Honored With 2015 XBIZ Award Nomination

Nov 18, 2014 1:45 PM PST
Webstream, which offers a robust self-serve live cam and chat platform, said today that it is proud to announce its nomination for the 2015 XBIZ Awards' category Software Company of the Year.
U.K. Imposes New Rules for VOD Services

U.K. Imposes New Rules for VOD Services

Nov 17, 2014 9:15 AM PST
Online distributors of adult content in the U.K. will be forced to block R18 video-on-demand adult content before users are able to reach age-verified pay walls, according to a new law that targets content strength. The law is slated to go into effect Dec. 1.
U.K. Officials Asked to Review 'Extreme Pornography' Law

U.K. Officials Asked to Review 'Extreme Pornography' Law

Oct 27, 2014 12:00 PM PDT
A man who was wrongly accused of possessing a video of a woman having sex with a tiger is attempting to change the law on "extreme pornography" in the U.K.
U.K. Lawmakers Planning to Force Age Verification

U.K. Lawmakers Planning to Force Age Verification

Oct 27, 2014 7:00 AM PDT
The U.K. government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is planning to make age verification mandatory for all adult websites.
Arbitrator Rules in Favor of Lovehoney in UDRP Case

Arbitrator Rules in Favor of Lovehoney in UDRP Case

Oct 20, 2014 9:30 AM PDT
Lovehoney Ltd. last week scored a victory at WIPO after the sex toy retailer filed a claim over a company that had registered and apparently profited from the domain Lovehoney.co.
U.K. Porn Star Rebecca More Asks to 'Lay Me on a Lorry'

U.K. Porn Star Rebecca More Asks to 'Lay Me on a Lorry'

Oct 20, 2014 8:15 AM PDT
U.K. porn star Rebecca More is on a nationwide road trip that is making more than just eyes pop out. Her carnal escapades is part of film shoot for adult channel Television X, whose viewers will see her copulating with 20 competition winners in a cargo truck.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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