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Walters Explores Criminal Liability Theories for Some Adult Operators

Walters Explores Criminal Liability Theories for Some Adult Operators

Oct 26, 2012 10:15 AM PDT
Adult industry attorney Larry Walters has posted on his website, FirstAmendment.com, a recently published article that gives an analysis of criminal liability theories used against online adult service providers.
Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis Is Hiding Assets, Suit Says

Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis Is Hiding Assets, Suit Says

Oct 25, 2012 2:30 PM PDT
Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has been accused of fraudulently transferring companies he controls in a scheme to evade paying off a woman who won a $5.77 million judgment after she sued over the non-consensual use of her image in one of Francis' videos.
Adult Industry Attorney Beth Hutchens Honored for LGBT Work

Adult Industry Attorney Beth Hutchens Honored for LGBT Work

Oct 25, 2012 9:30 AM PDT
Phoenix’s LGBT community honored attorney Beth Hutchens for her work with the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
SumoTorrent's Former Hosting Provider Ordered to Pay Damages

SumoTorrent's Former Hosting Provider Ordered to Pay Damages

Oct 24, 2012 5:00 PM PDT
The Court of The Hague has found that XS Networks, the former hosting provider of torrent site SumoTorrent, is responsible for damages copyright holders suffered through the torrent site’s activities.
Adult Industry Convenes Over 'No on Measure B'

Adult Industry Convenes Over 'No on Measure B'

Oct 24, 2012 3:30 PM PDT
An adult entertainment industry meeting conceived to outline strategies and gain financial support in an effort to topple Measure B attracted a standing-room-only crowd today of about 120 adult industry heavyweights comprising of company owners, producers and performers.
FSC Summit Brings Together Industry Vets, Legal Eagles

FSC Summit Brings Together Industry Vets, Legal Eagles

Oct 23, 2012 2:15 PM PDT
The 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

Strip Club Fees, Lap Dances Aren’t Tax-Exempt, N.Y. Appeals Court Rules

Oct 23, 2012 1:00 PM PDT
Strip 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

Private Sends Out Letters to Distributors of Bluebird Content

Oct 23, 2012 9:15 AM PDT
Private 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

New Frontier Media Board Retained by Shareholders

Oct 22, 2012 3:30 PM PDT
New 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

Measure B May Have Trouble Drawing Voter Interest, L.A. Times Article Says

Oct 22, 2012 9:00 AM PDT
Measure 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.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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