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xHamster.com Victorious in Cybersquatting Case

xHamster.com Victorious in Cybersquatting Case

Dec 15, 2016 9:09 AM PST
An arbitrator last week, ruling in a cybersquatting case, has ordered the domain name xHamster9.com transferred to the company that operates adult tube site xHamster.com.
AshleyMadison.com Owner Agrees to Pay $1.6M to Settle U.S. Probe

AshleyMadison.com Owner Agrees to Pay $1.6M to Settle U.S. Probe

Dec 14, 2016 3:06 PM PST
Ruby Life Inc., the operator of the Toronto-based AshleyMadison.com dating site, has agreed to settle with FTC and state charges that the company deceived consumers and failed to protect 36 million users’ account and profile information in relation to a massive July 2015 data breach of its network.
Walters Defends Artist's Free Speech Rights

Walters Defends Artist's Free Speech Rights

Dec 14, 2016 1:20 PM PST
Industry attorney Lawrence Walters has taken on a case of significant importance in free speech circles — one that challenges an artist over his reproduction of Florida’s state seal.
xHamster Lists Traffic Stats for Countries Banning Porn

xHamster Lists Traffic Stats for Countries Banning Porn

Dec 12, 2016 2:37 PM PST
Parliament this week will again weigh the Digital Economy Bill, which could allow the U.K. government to ban scores of adult sites and force many of the softer variety to impose age checks.
Florida Court Denies Shield for iPhone Passcode

Florida Court Denies Shield for iPhone Passcode

Dec 12, 2016 1:07 PM PST
A Florida man suspected of voyeurism can be compelled to tell police his iPhone passcode so they can search it for incriminating photos, a Florida appellate court ruled last week.
xHamster Asks U.K. Users to Sign Petition

xHamster Asks U.K. Users to Sign Petition

Dec 9, 2016 4:44 PM PST
xHamster.com today started urging users in the U.K. to sign a petition calling for the repeal of the Investigatory Powers Bill, which recently wended its way through Parliament and now awaits royal assent, which would turn the piece of legislation into law.
Ela Darling Seeks Calif. Democratic Assembly Delegate Seat

Ela Darling Seeks Calif. Democratic Assembly Delegate Seat

Dec 9, 2016 3:34 PM PST
Ela Darling has decided to put her feet into the rings of politics.
House of Lords Debates Digital Economy Bill on Tuesday

House of Lords Debates Digital Economy Bill on Tuesday

Dec 8, 2016 1:17 PM PST
The House of Lords on Tuesday will go through a second reading of U.K.’s Digital Economy Bill, which would force ISPs to impose blocks on porn sites that don’t include age checks or sites that feature kinky sex acts.
FSC Board of Directors Election Begins

FSC Board of Directors Election Begins

Dec 8, 2016 8:30 AM PST
The Free Speech Coalition has announced its slate of nominees for the adult entertainment trade group’s board of directors election for the 2017 term.
U.S. Justices to Hear 'Offensive' Mark Case on Jan. 18

U.S. Justices to Hear 'Offensive' Mark Case on Jan. 18

Dec 7, 2016 10:00 AM PST
The U.S. Supreme Court has slated oral arguments for Wednesday, Jan. 18., in a trademark case that should be of particular interest to adult business operators.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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