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German Court Orders Uploaded.to Operator to Pay €144K for Infringement

German Court Orders Uploaded.to Operator to Pay €144K for Infringement

Feb 27, 2013 10:30 AM PST
The former operator of Uploaded.to has been found guilty by a Munich district court for allowing copyrighted content, including porn, to be traded freely on the file-locker site.
China Continues Porn Crackdown: Shutters Sites, Blogs

China Continues Porn Crackdown: Shutters Sites, Blogs

Feb 27, 2013 7:00 AM PST
Continuing its war on porn, China has shut down 225 websites and more than 30,000 blogs and Twitter-like microblogs.
U.K.'s Adult Industry Trade Association to Close

U.K.'s Adult Industry Trade Association to Close

Feb 26, 2013 11:30 AM PST
AITA, the U.K. trade association representing the adult industry, has announced that it is closing operations at the end of March because of declining membership revenue.
Erotic Book Publisher Appeals Ruling Over Campus Firing

Erotic Book Publisher Appeals Ruling Over Campus Firing

Feb 25, 2013 4:00 PM PST
A fired guidance counselor whose self-help book discussed the racial differences in women's vaginas filed an appeal today after his case was rebuffed by a federal judge last week.
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.

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