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Updated: Hulk Hogan Wins $115M Sex Tape Case Against Gawker

Updated: Hulk Hogan Wins $115M Sex Tape Case Against Gawker

Mar 18, 2016 12:53 PM PDT
While America’s attention is focused on Donald Trump’s run for The White House, another bit of celebrity theater is underway in a St. Petersburg, Fla. courthouse, where an important case is underway — one which may set the limits of the freedom and scope of the press, free speech, and your personal privacy.
Appeals Court Won't Rehear Copyright Case Over DMCA Takedowns

Appeals Court Won't Rehear Copyright Case Over DMCA Takedowns

Mar 17, 2016 3:54 PM PDT
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday declined to rehear the so-called “dancing baby” case but made some amendments to its ruling on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s notice-and-takedown system.
FSC Praises Donors From 2016 XBIZ Fundraiser

FSC Praises Donors From 2016 XBIZ Fundraiser

Mar 16, 2016 11:58 AM PDT
The Free Speech Coalition today praised the nearly 40 companies and individuals contributing to XBIZ’s annual fundraiser to help the Free Speech Coalition and the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP).
CrakRevenue Wins Appeal in 'Virtual Affiliate' Patent Fight

CrakRevenue Wins Appeal in 'Virtual Affiliate' Patent Fight

Mar 15, 2016 11:33 AM PDT
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has sided with CPA network CrakRevenue’s parent company in a patent dispute over “virtual affiliates.”
Court Asked to Order USPTO to Comply With Trademark Ruling

Court Asked to Order USPTO to Comply With Trademark Ruling

Mar 15, 2016 9:36 AM PDT
The Slants, the band that won a key decision striking down a ban on “disparaging” trademark registrations, asked an appeals court today to force the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to comply with the ruling.
YouGov Survey Reveals U.S. Attitudes on Paying for Sex

YouGov Survey Reveals U.S. Attitudes on Paying for Sex

Mar 14, 2016 4:03 PM PDT
A new nationwide survey offers a snapshot of attitudes toward accepting payment for sex.
Myles Jackman Appointed Legal Director for Open Rights Group

Myles Jackman Appointed Legal Director for Open Rights Group

Mar 14, 2016 9:13 AM PDT
Attorney Myles Jackman, who practices obscenity law and sexual freedom of expression in the U.K., has been appointed as legal director for Open Rights Group.
Utah House of Representatives Calls Porn a 'Public Health Crisis'

Utah House of Representatives Calls Porn a 'Public Health Crisis'

Mar 11, 2016 2:17 PM PST
Anti-porn propagandists have scored a victory in their crusade of intolerance against free expression and consumer demand, with Utah’s House of Representatives passing a resolution that declares pornography to be a public health crisis.
FSC Says AHF Abuses Cal/OSHA Complaint Process to Harass Political Opponents

FSC Says AHF Abuses Cal/OSHA Complaint Process to Harass Political Opponents

Mar 11, 2016 2:17 PM PST
The Free Speech Coalition today lashed out at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, condemning its use of the Cal/OSHA inspection process for its own goals. Specifically, the FSC said that the AHF selectively punishes performers and producers who oppose them politically.
James Deen Issues Response to Cal/OSHA Fines

James Deen Issues Response to Cal/OSHA Fines

Mar 10, 2016 10:30 AM PST
Adult performer James Deen issued a response today to the announcement that Cal/OSHA proposed about $78,000 in fines against his company, James Deen Productions and parent company Third Rock Enterprises Inc.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
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