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As Numbers of gTLDs Rise, So Do Cybersquatting Claims

As Numbers of gTLDs Rise, So Do Cybersquatting Claims

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
New generic top-level domain names are now flooding the Internet, creating opportunities for many businesses but also causing concerns with brand holders, including adult entertainment companies.   Full Story »
X-Art Piracy Defendant Asks Court to Reconsider Ruling Over 57 Videos

X-Art Piracy Defendant Asks Court to Reconsider Ruling Over 57 Videos

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A defendant in a porn piracy suit asked a federal judge today to reconsider a summary judgment decision that found him liable for copyright infringement over 57 X-Art.com movies.   Full Story »
MyRedBook Case Continued to Sept. 25; Attorneys Picked

MyRedBook Case Continued to Sept. 25; Attorneys Picked

Monday, July 21, 2014
The two operators of MyRedbook.com and SFRedbook.com, the pair of escort websites that were seized by federal authorities in June, face their next court hearing on Sept. 25.
WIPO Arbitrators Order 2 Porn Domains Transferred

WIPO Arbitrators Order 2 Porn Domains Transferred

Monday, July 21, 2014
The parent company of XNXX.com recently received another victory over a domain name after arbitrators at WIPO agreed that operators of XNXX.pro registered it in bad faith. Another case at WIPO involved NudeCam4.com.
CP Indictment Stands Over Photoshopped Image

CP Indictment Stands Over Photoshopped Image

Saturday, July 19, 2014
A Nebraska man who photoshopped a naked adult woman having sex, replaced her face with that of an 11-year-old girl and sent the girl the pic lost his motion to have his indictment dismissed.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Finds Joe Francis in Contempt

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Finds Joe Francis in Contempt

Saturday, July 19, 2014
A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday found former Girls Gone Wild mogul Joe Francis in civil contempt, imposing reimbursement of more than $40,000 in attorneys fees to a trustee and ordering $5,000-per-day sanctions for not returning two company vehicles.
Jordan Awarded $2.3M in Piracy Suit; Elmaleh Plans Appeal

Jordan Awarded $2.3M in Piracy Suit; Elmaleh Plans Appeal

Friday, July 18, 2014
In another chapter of one of the longest running piracy cases in industry history, the Superior Court of Quebec on Tuesday awarded Jules Jordan Video $2.3 million in damages in a case that has spanned almost 10 years.
1st Man Charged Under Virginia's 'Revenge Porn' Law

1st Man Charged Under Virginia's 'Revenge Porn' Law

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Brandon Oliver, 21, was charged under Virginia’s freshly minted so-called “revenge porn” law for disseminating a nude photograph of his ex-girlfriend online.
Former T.I. Media Marketing Exec Denies Allegations

Former T.I. Media Marketing Exec Denies Allegations

Thursday, July 17, 2014
The former marketing director accused of taking over Treasure Island Media's MitchMason.com website while working at the gay porn studio told a federal court last month that the suit should be dismissed.
N.Y. Proposes 'Bit License' for Virtual Currencies

N.Y. Proposes 'Bit License' for Virtual Currencies

Thursday, July 17, 2014
New York state’s top financial regulator today introduced a "bit license" plan, the first proposal by a state to create guidelines specifically for virtual currencies.
Suze and Holly Randall Profiled in The Malibu Times

Suze and Holly Randall Profiled in The Malibu Times

Thursday, July 17, 2014
The weekly community newspaper for Malibu this week profiled residents Suze and Holly Randall, the mother-daughter pair of erotic photographers.
ATVOD Report Reveals Continued Focus on Foreign Porn Sites

ATVOD Report Reveals Continued Focus on Foreign Porn Sites

Thursday, July 17, 2014
ATVOD today released its annual report for 2013-14, detailing actions taken against those U.K. porn websites that violated Rule 11 and explaining its stance that the payments industry should prevent transactions with offending foreign sites.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent?

According the National Conference of State Legislatures, “revenge porn” is defined as “the posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of people online without their consent,... More »

Alternative Currency; Is Regulation in Store?

Hardly a day goes by without some headline referring to developments in legal status or use of alternative currency such as bitcoin. At times it seems the virtual currency is nearly taking over the Internet.... More »

Legal Reality: Cliff Notes on 2257

Unlike producers of nonsexual content, adult content producers must comply with a complex and burdensome set of federal criminal regulations known as the 2257 regulations. For those who are not familiar... More »
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