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FBI Probing IsAnyoneUp, Village Voice Says
May 16, 2012 11:30 AM PDTThe Village Voice reports that the FBI has been investigating Hunter Moore and the now-defunct IsAnyoneUp website for months.
California Lawmakers Mulling $10 Strip Club 'Pole Tax'
May 15, 2012 3:30 PM PDTAnother strip club tax is being considered by California's Legislature. AB 2441 would place a $10 fee on visitors of establishments that offer alcohol and topless or nude performances.
ICANN Says It Can't Be Subject to Antitrust in .XXX Suit
May 14, 2012 4:00 PM PDTICANN doesn't run porn sites and doesn't sell or register domain names, and that's why it says it should be dismissed from Manwin's antitrust suit against ICM Registry and the Internet governing body.
ASM to Fight Cease & Desist on 'Fifty Shades' Parody
May 14, 2012 3:30 PM PDTAdult Source Media has disclosed it has been served with a Cease & Desist Order from the law firm representing author E.L. James and her best-selling erotic novel series, Fifty Shades of Grey, to immediately halt production of its adult film parody of the novel.
N.Y. Legislation Follows Ruling on Viewing Child Porn
May 14, 2012 11:30 AM PDTThe New York state Legislature has two new identical bills dealing with child pornography.
Lodsys Files Patent Suit Against 5 Adult Companies
May 14, 2012 9:30 AM PDTReality Kings parent RK Netmedia, Playboy Enterprises, Vouyer Media, Score Internet Group and FriendFinder Networks' Penthouse unit have been named as defendants.
Major U.K. ISP Steps Up Porn Filtering
May 14, 2012 7:15 AM PDTTalkTalk, one of the U.K.’s largest ISPs has become the first major company to step up support for the country's hot button porn filtering issue.
Verizon Refuses to Reveal Subscriber Details in BitTorrent Case
May 12, 2012 12:00 PM PDTVerizon is starting to refuse handing over names of subscribers accused of pirating content through BitTorrent networks.
Hard Drive Settles BitTorrent Litigation Harassment Case
May 11, 2012 3:00 PM PDTHard Drive Productions has settled claims that it harassed a woman who was served with settlement demands for allegedly trading porn on a BitTorrent network. The suit, waged by Liuxia Wong, ended with a "confidential settlement."
Panel Needs More Time to Craft L.A. Condom Policies
May 11, 2012 11:00 AM PDTThe panel that has been charged with crafting policies to implement Los Angeles' porn-condom ordinance will meet one more time next week.
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