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Antiporn Feminist Gail Dines,  Erotic Photographer Barbara Nitke Testify on Day 4 of FSC vs. Holder

Antiporn Feminist Gail Dines, Erotic Photographer Barbara Nitke Testify on Day 4 of FSC vs. Holder

Jun 7, 2013 4:30 PM PDT
Antiporn feminist Gail Dines and veteran photographer Barbara Nitke both gave extensive testimony during the fourth day of trial for Free Speech Coalition vs. Eric Holder, which is being held in the courtroom of Judge Michael M. Baylson at the James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia.
Elmaleh Faces Charges in Canada Over Penis Pills

Elmaleh Faces Charges in Canada Over Penis Pills

Jun 7, 2013 3:15 PM PDT
Alain Elmaleh, who operates the X-Citement Video retail chain in Canada, faces a court hearing on July 3 over charges involving the importation of penis pills containing various amounts of tadalafil, the active ingredient used in the prescription drug Cialis.
Performer/Director Nacho Vidal Pushing Condom Only Law in Spain

Performer/Director Nacho Vidal Pushing Condom Only Law in Spain

Jun 6, 2013 11:45 AM PDT
No stranger to controversy, performer and director Nacho Vidal has taken what most in the adult industry would consider an unpopular position advocating a compulsory condom only use law in Spain.
Nina Hartley, Others Testify on Day 3 of FSC vs. Holder

Nina Hartley, Others Testify on Day 3 of FSC vs. Holder

Jun 5, 2013 4:45 PM PDT
Veteran adult film star Nina Hartley was among the witnesses who testified on behalf of the Free Speech Coalition and 16 other plaintiffs in the third day of the trial for Free Speech Coalition vs. Eric Holder.
Attorney: Mr. Marcus in Jail Due to Probation Violation

Attorney: Mr. Marcus in Jail Due to Probation Violation

Jun 5, 2013 3:00 PM PDT
Mr. Marcus’ attorney Martin Cutler told XBIZ Wednesday that the reason the performer has been in jail since May 22 is because of a probation violation that occurred when he was arrested for DUI on May 9.
Adult Services Site Slixa Files Infringement Suit Against CityVibe

Adult Services Site Slixa Files Infringement Suit Against CityVibe

Jun 5, 2013 12:00 PM PDT
Adult entertainment directory site Slixa.com has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against Vibe Media, the owners of CityVibe.com, for trade dress infringement and violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Seven Witnesses Testify on Day 2 of FSC v. Holder

Seven Witnesses Testify on Day 2 of FSC v. Holder

Jun 4, 2013 5:00 PM PDT
Attorneys representing the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and 16 other plaintiffs in Free Speech Coalition v. Eric Holder presented testimony from seven different witnesses during the second day of the trial in that case.
Mr. Marcus Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Mr. Marcus Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Jun 4, 2013 3:00 PM PDT
Porn actor Mr. Marcus was sentenced to jail for knowingly exposing at least two co-stars to syphilis after testing positive for the disease and subsequently filming adult scenes, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office said.
U.K. ISPs Criticize Push to Make Users 'Opt In' for Porn

U.K. ISPs Criticize Push to Make Users 'Opt In' for Porn

Jun 4, 2013 12:15 PM PDT
U.K. Internet service providers have criticized a recent Online Safety Bill that would require people to choose to “opt in” and prove they are at least 18 years old to view adult content online.
Calif. Senate Panel Moves 'Revenge Porn' Bill Forward

Calif. Senate Panel Moves 'Revenge Porn' Bill Forward

Jun 4, 2013 10:15 AM PDT
A California Senate panel today, 7-0, moved forward a newly introduced piece of legislation that targets "revenge porn" websites.

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