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FSC Summit Brings Together Industry Vets, Legal Eagles
Oct 23, 2012 2:15 PM PDTThe inaugural Free Speech Coalition Summit, a one-day event produced by XBIZ, will feature a slate of panels covering hot business topics of interest to adult industry professionals.
Strip Club Fees, Lap Dances Aren’t Tax-Exempt, N.Y. Appeals Court Rules
Oct 23, 2012 1:00 PM PDTStrip club cover charges and payments for lap dances aren't exempt from state taxes because they don't promote artistic performances in local communities, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled today.
Private Sends Out Letters to Distributors of Bluebird Content
Oct 23, 2012 9:15 AM PDTPrivate Media Group officials started sending out letters last week to distributors of Bluebird-branded content, notifying them about a recent court ruling that reinstates a three-year-old exclusive distribution agreement.
New Frontier Media Board Retained by Shareholders
Oct 22, 2012 3:30 PM PDTNew Frontier Media Inc., which signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by LFP Broadcasting last week, said today that shareholders reelected its board of directors — an election that likely will be the last time for the adult transactional TV service.
Measure B May Have Trouble Drawing Voter Interest, L.A. Times Article Says
Oct 22, 2012 9:00 AM PDTMeasure B proponents may have a tricky time convincing voters to even consider mandatory condoms for the local porn production community, according to a Los Angeles Times article published today.
Larry Flynt Profiled in Today's N.Y. Times
Oct 21, 2012 6:00 AM PDTThe New York Times today takes a look at how LFP founder Larry Flynt spends a typical morning, why he thinks the adult biz has changed and what he really thinks President Obama's chances are for the upcoming presidential election.
S. Korea Obscenity Conviction Is Tossed
Oct 19, 2012 2:30 PM PDTA law professor here was acquitted Thursday on charges that he posted a series of photographs showing male genitals on his blog.
U.S. Marshals Service Raids Media West Entertainment
Oct 19, 2012 10:15 AM PDTThe U.S. Marshals Service raided the offices of Media West Entertainment Inc. on Thursday, resulting in the seizure of thousands of allegedly pirated DVDs from Bel Ami, Cocky Boys and other well-known gay brands.
Wicked Awarded $2M Over Dispute With Trans Digital Media
Oct 18, 2012 5:00 PM PDTAn arbitrator recently awarded Wicked Pictures $2 million after the adult entertainment studio claimed that cable and satellite TV distributor Trans Digital Media breached its contract after it stopped making royalty payments.
Oron Appeals Injunction in Falcon/Raging Stallion Case
Oct 18, 2012 11:15 AM PDTOperators of the defunct Oron.com file-locker site on Monday filed an appeal over a preliminary injunction against the company to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a suit waged by gay adult studios Falcon and Raging Stallion.
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