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Obenberger: 2257 Judge's Chess Game With the 3rd Circuit
Jul 20, 2013 1:00 PM PDTAttorney J.D. Obenberger analyzes Thursday's rulings over 18 U.S.C. §§ 2257 and 2257A, the federal record-keeping statutes for adult entertainment producers.
Cal/OSHA Determines Bloodborne Pathogen Plan Timeline
Jul 19, 2013 5:00 PM PDTA Cal/OSHA panel met yesterday to discuss new bloodborne-pathogen standards for the adult industry and determined that a plan would be announced around September.
Obscenity Charges Against Fla. Store Owner Dropped
Jul 19, 2013 9:30 AM PDTPolk County prosecutors dropped all charges yesterday against a store owner who was charged with distribution and possession of obscenity with intent to sell after detectives purchased 10 adult movies at a Sunoco gas station and convenience store in Dundee, Fla.
Non-U.K. Hardcore Porn Websites on ATVOD's Radar
Jul 18, 2013 5:30 PM PDTIn its annual report released today, ATVOD said that the U.K.'s Crown Prosecution Service has the authority to disrupt the business of non-U.K. hardcore porn websites by blocking payment to the sites.
Adult Industry Attorneys Weigh In on 2257 Ruling
Jul 18, 2013 12:30 PM PDTToday's 2257 ruling is a disappointment for many and a stunner for some, but the case over the legality of federal-recordkeeping for adult producers may not yet be over. XBIZ queried a number of adult industry attorneys today to get their takes on today's landmark ruling.
FSC Issues Statement Over 2257 Ruling
Jul 18, 2013 11:45 AM PDTJeffrey Douglas, board chair of the Free Speech Coalition, said that the adult industry trade group is reviewing today's 74-page opinion over federal record-keeping statutes 18 U.S.C. §§ 2257 and 2257A.
Federal Judge Rules 2257 Constitutional
Jul 18, 2013 9:45 AM PDTThe federal statutes that mandate performer record-keeping for adult entertainment producers are constitutional under the First Amendment, U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ruled Thursday.
Vivid Files Infringement Suit Over 'Vivid Cabaret Nightclub'
Jul 17, 2013 11:45 AM PDTVivid Entertainment on Monday filed a trademark infringement and cybersquatting lawsuit against a Florida entrepreneur who allegedly markets the "Vivid Cabaret Nightclub" without permission from the adult entertainment brand.
U.K. Makes Call for Views on Copyright in Europe
Jul 16, 2013 3:00 PM PDTThe U.K.'s Intellectual Property Office yesterday called for views on the issue of copyright from creators and distributors of content.
Video: Porn Copyright Trolls Discussed on Bloomberg Law
Jul 16, 2013 12:00 PM PDTCopyright attorney Morgan Pietz recently spoke with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about facing off against Chicago-based Prenda Law Inc. in federal court over abusive copyright infringement litigation tactics.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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