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GoDaddy 'Parked Pages' Lawsuit Heats Up

GoDaddy 'Parked Pages' Lawsuit Heats Up

Jan 18, 2014 11:30 AM PST
A lawsuit against GoDaddy for allegedly trafficking in unauthorized trademarks heated up again this week after plaintiffs attorneys called the registrar's latest legal actions "outrageous and sanctionable."
Bloggers Get 1st Amendment Protections in Defamation Suits

Bloggers Get 1st Amendment Protections in Defamation Suits

Jan 17, 2014 4:30 PM PST
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously overturned a defamation award against blogger Crystal Cox.
UGotPosted Site Operator Pleads Not Guilty

UGotPosted Site Operator Pleads Not Guilty

Jan 17, 2014 3:30 PM PST
Kevin Bollaert, the alleged owner and operator of now-defunct ‘revenge porn’ site UGotPosted.com, pled "not guilty" to 31 felony counts of conspiracy, identity theft and extortion.
Nominet Plans to Screen .uk Domain Names

Nominet Plans to Screen .uk Domain Names

Jan 17, 2014 1:30 PM PST
Nominet, the operator of the .uk top-level domain, has instituted a post-registration system to screen .uk domain names that "appear to encourage or promote serious sexual offenses."
Sex Toy Retailer's Suit Reveals Approved Locations

Sex Toy Retailer's Suit Reveals Approved Locations

Jan 17, 2014 12:45 PM PST
Sex toy and novelty store Taboo has just been handed a list containing 42 addresses where a sexually oriented business can operate under Columbia's latest zoning ordinances.
Washington Legislators Aim to Make 'Revenge Porn' a Felony

Washington Legislators Aim to Make 'Revenge Porn' a Felony

Jan 16, 2014 1:45 PM PST
Washington legislators have introduced not one — but two — house bills that would make posting so-called ‘revenge porn’ pics a felony.
Net Neutrality Ruling Likely to Alter Web Business Models

Net Neutrality Ruling Likely to Alter Web Business Models

Jan 15, 2014 5:45 PM PST
In a ruling that could likely mean different consumer prices for content and not just speed, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia sent rules governing what’s known as net neutrality back to the FCC, saying the agency overreached in barring broadband providers from slowing or blocking selected web traffic.
Prosecutors Charge 'Octomom' With Welfare Fraud

Prosecutors Charge 'Octomom' With Welfare Fraud

Jan 13, 2014 1:30 PM PST
"Octomom" Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets who went on to film the Wicked Pictures solo-masturbation video "Octomom Home Alone," could face nearly six years in jail for allegedly failing to disclose nearly $30,000 in earnings when she applied for welfare last year, prosecutors said Monday.
Playboy Takes Another Hit in Energy Drink Feud

Playboy Takes Another Hit in Energy Drink Feud

Jan 10, 2014 7:00 AM PST
Playboy Enterprises has taken another hit in its trademark battle with CirTran Corporation and its Play Beverages partner.
Germany's Ministry of Justice: Viewing Is Not a Copyright-Infringing Act

Germany's Ministry of Justice: Viewing Is Not a Copyright-Infringing Act

Jan 9, 2014 12:15 PM PST
Germany's Ministry of Justice, in a judicial declaration yesterday, said that the mere viewing of a copyrighted video stream without permission is not in itself an act of copyright infringement.

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