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Australian Sex Party Spearheads Customs Battle Over Adult Comics

Australian Sex Party Spearheads Customs Battle Over Adult Comics

Feb 25, 2013 7:00 AM PST
An action spearheaded by the Australian Sex Party has forced the Australian Customs Service to return a private collection of Japanese manga comics recently seized from a Melbourne collector.
Tokyo Police Arrest Photographer, Printing Execs on Obscenity Charges

Tokyo Police Arrest Photographer, Printing Execs on Obscenity Charges

Feb 22, 2013 10:30 AM PST
Police here have arrested an art photographer and two printing executives on obscenity charges for printing and distributing 4,000 copies of a book that includes full-frontal male nudity.
Arizona State University in Battle With SunDevilAngels

Arizona State University in Battle With SunDevilAngels

Feb 21, 2013 5:00 PM PST
SunDevilAngels.com's operators say they were never contacted to resolve a suit by Arizona State University officials who say they have initiated legal action against the adult website because it is using the term "Sun Devil."
Ira Isaacs OKd for Bail Just Minutes Before He Was to Surrender

Ira Isaacs OKd for Bail Just Minutes Before He Was to Surrender

Feb 21, 2013 3:00 PM PST
U.S. District Judge George King has given the green light for Isaacs' freedom while the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals weighs his conviction and sentencing at a future date.
Wall Street Journal Takes Close Look at Playboy Enterprises

Wall Street Journal Takes Close Look at Playboy Enterprises

Feb 20, 2013 12:15 PM PST
The Wall Street Journal's piece on Playboy paints a company that is much smaller but more profitable, while not hitting profitability targets set by its lenders in loan covenants.
Manwin Asks Judge to Dismiss ICM Registry's Counterclaims

Manwin Asks Judge to Dismiss ICM Registry's Counterclaims

Feb 20, 2013 11:45 AM PST
Manwin urged a federal judge in oral arguments Friday to dismiss counterclaims brought by ICM Registry, arguing the .XXX operator did not have standing to bring counterclaims in the antitrust suit because it cannot show it was injured.
Isaacs' Attorney Tells Court That Automatic Stay Applies

Isaacs' Attorney Tells Court That Automatic Stay Applies

Feb 19, 2013 12:15 PM PST
Ira Isaacs, who was ordered to begin a four-year prison sentence, won't be turning himself in to prison officials today, his attorney told XBIZ.
AHF Launches L.A. Ballot Measure for Separate City Health Department

AHF Launches L.A. Ballot Measure for Separate City Health Department

Feb 18, 2013 4:15 PM PST
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced Monday a new ballot measure that would ask voters to approve an all-new City of L.A. Public Health Department.
Isaacs Asks for Emergency Stay to Remain Free Pending Appeal

Isaacs Asks for Emergency Stay to Remain Free Pending Appeal

Feb 15, 2013 12:30 PM PST
Ira Isaacs has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to issue an emergency stay to allow him to remain free after Tuesday, when he is scheduled to report to the federal Bureau of Prisons for a period of four years.
Industry Criticism Is Sharp on Twitter for Lawmaker Who Introduced AB 332

Industry Criticism Is Sharp on Twitter for Lawmaker Who Introduced AB 332

Feb 14, 2013 2:15 PM PST
A state assemblyman's introduction of a bill that would make condoms mandatory statewide at porn shoots has created an industry firestorm over the issue on Twitter.

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