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China Renews Porn Crackdown

China Renews Porn Crackdown

Apr 14, 2014 7:00 AM PDT
China 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

GoDaddy Revenge Porn Case May Head to the Texas Supreme Court

Apr 11, 2014 12:15 PM PDT
Yesterday 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

Search Warrant Seeking User Data Served on Motherless.com

Apr 10, 2014 4:30 PM PDT
A 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

ATVOD: Femdom BDSM Site Violated Rule 11

Apr 10, 2014 12:45 PM PDT
ATVOD 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

FTC Complaint Signals Caution for Dating Sites

Apr 9, 2014 12:45 PM PDT
For 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

Isaacs Petitions 9th Circuit to Rehear Appeal

Apr 9, 2014 12:00 PM PDT
Fetish 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

7th Circuit Appears Skeptical of Prenda Law's Appeal

Apr 7, 2014 5:30 PM PDT
The 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

X-Art.com Offers Polygraph Tests in Porn Piracy Cases

Apr 6, 2014 12:00 PM PDT
Malibu 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.
XBIZ Summit Official Show Schedule Now Available

XBIZ Summit Official Show Schedule Now Available

Apr 3, 2014 5:15 PM PDT
XBIZ is pleased to announce the official show schedule for the upcoming XBIZ Summit in Miami slated for May 13-16.
Fla. Senate Passes CP Bill

Fla. Senate Passes CP Bill

Apr 3, 2014 5:00 PM PDT
Florida’s Senate unanimously — 40-0 — passed a measure that redefines child pornography under state law.

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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