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2 Fetish Porn Performers Charged With Animal Cruelty
Friday, April 18, 2014
Adult performers Megan Jones and Gloria Shynez were arrested this month on cruelty to animals charges.
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SexToys247.com Domain Name Ordered Transferred
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The registered owner of SexToys247.com, charged with "cyberflying" the domain name in a scheme to drive up its purchase price, was ordered last month to give it up to Melbourne-based 365 Enterprises Pty. Ltd., which operates the online sex toy store SexToys247.com.au.
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FSC Supports Change.org Petition Targeting AHF's Weinstein
Wednesday, April 16, 2014An online petition that seeks to oust the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's CEO and president, Michael Weinstein, now has the support of the Free Speech Coalition.
Geneva Fines Parlor Advertising Bareback Fellatio
Monday, April 14, 2014Venusia, a Geneva massage parlor, is appealing to Switzerland’s highest court over a 1,000-franc fine it received for advertising oral sex services without the use of a condom.
China Renews Porn Crackdown
Monday, April 14, 2014China has launched “Cleaning the Web 2014,” the country's latest salvo in its war on porn.
GoDaddy Revenge Porn Case May Head to the Texas Supreme Court
Friday, April 11, 2014Yesterday a Texas appeals court ruled that a group of revenge porn victims could not sue GoDaddy.com for hosting offending content. But the group’s lawyer, John Morgan, disagrees, and says he is taking the case to the Texas Supreme Court.
Search Warrant Seeking User Data Served on Motherless.com
Thursday, April 10, 2014A South Dakota man, charged with soliciting sex with a minor over the Internet, used Motherless.com's instant chat system during the commission of the crime, according to an affidavit seeking a search warrant.
ATVOD: Femdom BDSM Site Violated Rule 11
Thursday, April 10, 2014ATVOD has disclosed that the operator of femdom BDSM site Urban Chick Supremacy Cell (UC-SC-Femdom.com) was determined to have violated Rule 11, a statute that requires website operators make sure those under 18 can't access hardcore porn.
FTC Complaint Signals Caution for Dating Sites
Wednesday, April 09, 2014For the online adult industry, news of the FTC's charges against Jerk.com could put a cautionary spin on practices made by certain sectors, particularly the dating space.
Isaacs Petitions 9th Circuit to Rehear Appeal
Wednesday, April 09, 2014Fetish filmmaker Ira Isaacs has petitioned the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal over criminal convictions on obscenity charges.
7th Circuit Appears Skeptical of Prenda Law's Appeal
Monday, April 07, 2014The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today heard the appeal of an order that levied $261,000 in sanctions against the attorneys who filed a copyright infringement case on behalf of Lightspeed Media Corp.
X-Art.com Offers Polygraph Tests in Porn Piracy Cases
Sunday, April 06, 2014Malibu Media, the parent company of X-Art.com, told a federal court Sunday that it will dismiss copyright infringement claims against any defendant who passes a polygraph test. The company also noted that it goes to great lengths to profile possible defendants, including surveillance of their Facebook accounts.
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