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Updated: Hulk Hogan Wins $115M Sex Tape Case Against Gawker
Mar 18, 2016 12:53 PM PDTWhile 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
Mar 17, 2016 3:54 PM PDTThe 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
Mar 16, 2016 11:58 AM PDTThe 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
Mar 15, 2016 11:33 AM PDTThe 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
Mar 15, 2016 9:36 AM PDTThe 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
Mar 14, 2016 4:03 PM PDTA new nationwide survey offers a snapshot of attitudes toward accepting payment for sex.
Myles Jackman Appointed Legal Director for Open Rights Group
Mar 14, 2016 9:13 AM PDTAttorney 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'
Mar 11, 2016 2:17 PM PSTAnti-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
Mar 11, 2016 2:17 PM PSTThe 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
Mar 10, 2016 10:30 AM PSTAdult 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 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...
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:...
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...