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Patent Suit Targets Companies Using Tokens as Micropayments

Patent Suit Targets Companies Using Tokens as Micropayments

Nov 11, 2011 10:00 AM PST
Playboy Enterprises and 29 mainstream companies are embroiled in patent infringement litigation over online technology involving the use of electronic tokens and related software programs to make the tokens function as micropayments.
TMZ: Sasha Grey Center of School Book Reading Controversy

TMZ: Sasha Grey Center of School Book Reading Controversy

Nov 11, 2011 8:00 AM PST
Former adult star Sasha Grey is the center of controversy after reading books to 1st graders at a Los Angeles elementary school last week.
GLBT Ltd. Continues to Flout Order to Hand Over Sites

GLBT Ltd. Continues to Flout Order to Hand Over Sites

Nov 10, 2011 3:00 PM PST
GLBT Ltd. operators Steven and David Compton have been raking in at least $195,000 a month operating JerkYourTube, GayForIt and ItsAllGay, according to recently divulged information in a court brief.
IFFOR Announces New Chairman as Lawley Steps Down

IFFOR Announces New Chairman as Lawley Steps Down

Nov 10, 2011 8:30 AM PST
ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley has stepped down as chairman of IFFOR, the nonprofit policymaking organization for .XXX, citing the need to create a bright line between the two groups.
Judge OKs Takedown of SiteRipKing.com

Judge OKs Takedown of SiteRipKing.com

Nov 9, 2011 9:15 PM PST
SiteRipKing.com is no more, Corbin Fisher says. A federal judge has ordered the site shut down.
Kino.to Piracy Ring Suspect Arrested

Kino.to Piracy Ring Suspect Arrested

Nov 9, 2011 3:00 PM PST
Authorities have arrested who they say is the final suspect wanted in connection with last summer’s raids on file-sharing site Kino.to.
Playboy Says Plaintiff Has Wrong Party in Mansion Suit

Playboy Says Plaintiff Has Wrong Party in Mansion Suit

Nov 9, 2011 2:30 PM PST
Playboy Enterprises International Inc. this week has asked a judge to shut the door on a man who attended a charity event at the Playboy Mansion and sued the adult company because he was charged more than women.
 Playboy TV UK Fined $175,000 for Adult Chat Ads

Playboy TV UK Fined $175,000 for Adult Chat Ads

Nov 9, 2011 8:45 AM PST
Playboy TV UK has been fined $175,000 by regulator Ofcom for broadcasting television ads for its adult chat services.
FriendFinder Close to Settlement in FacebookOfSex Case

FriendFinder Close to Settlement in FacebookOfSex Case

Nov 8, 2011 4:15 PM PST
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is close to a settlement deal with giant social networking site Facebook over infringement claims arising from the operation of FacebookOfSex.com.
Wicked Pictures, Third Degree Films File BitTorrent Suits

Wicked Pictures, Third Degree Films File BitTorrent Suits

Nov 8, 2011 1:45 PM PST
Just three porn BitTorrent lawsuits were filed in the past week, according to court records.

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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