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Google to Forfeit $500M in Adwords Case

Google to Forfeit $500M in Adwords Case

Aug 24, 2011 8:45 AM PDT
Google will pay the largest amount ever forfeited in U.S. history —$500 million — to settle charges that it sold illicit online-pharmacy ads through its Adwords program.
Philippines Wage War on Porn in City Buses

Philippines Wage War on Porn in City Buses

Aug 24, 2011 8:15 AM PDT
The Philippine Movie and Television Review Classification Board is waging a war against porn on city buses.
GGW's  Joe Francis Arrested After Surrendering to LAPD

GGW's Joe Francis Arrested After Surrendering to LAPD

Aug 23, 2011 12:30 PM PDT
Girls Gone Wild chief Joe Francis was arrested yesterday after surrendering to police and charged with multiple misdemeanors stemming from an alleged altercation with three girls after a Hollywood party last January.
Falcon Foto, CelebrityCash Settle Over Sizemore Sex Tapes

Falcon Foto, CelebrityCash Settle Over Sizemore Sex Tapes

Aug 22, 2011 4:00 PM PDT
Falcon Foto has settled copyright infringement claims against the operators of CelebrityCash, which were alleged to have distributed five Tom Sizemore sex tapes on the Internet.
Torture Portal's Barry Goldman Allegedly Violates Parole

Torture Portal's Barry Goldman Allegedly Violates Parole

Aug 22, 2011 9:00 AM PDT
Former Torture Portal operator Barry Goldman, who received three years probation as part of a plea deal over obscenity charges, has allegedly violated terms of his probation.
Miami Vibes President Indicted on Criminal Charges

Miami Vibes President Indicted on Criminal Charges

Aug 19, 2011 2:30 PM PDT
The president of porn studio Miami Vibes Enterprises and an associate have been indicted on conspiracy, human trafficking and drug charges after the pair were alleged to have drugged nine women before sexually assaulting and filming them.
Corbin Fisher Says CFU Logo Is Phallic but Not Scandalous

Corbin Fisher Says CFU Logo Is Phallic but Not Scandalous

Aug 19, 2011 12:00 PM PDT
Phallic imagery is hardly shocking in the U.S. So why is an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office blocking Corbin Fisher's attempt to trademark its Corbin Fisher University logo?
First Time Video Gets Green Light in BitTorrent Lawsuit

First Time Video Gets Green Light in BitTorrent Lawsuit

Aug 19, 2011 10:30 AM PDT
First Time Video was given the green light to proceed with its BitTorrent lawsuit against hundreds of people it said had pirated its content.
Private Files Default Judgment Motion Against XHamster

Private Files Default Judgment Motion Against XHamster

Aug 18, 2011 3:00 PM PDT
Execs at Private Media Group, which this week filed a motion for default judgment against the operators of tube site XHamster, already are predicting another copyright infringement victory.
Porn BitTorrent Suits Continue to Pile Up

Porn BitTorrent Suits Continue to Pile Up

Aug 17, 2011 10:30 AM PDT
Six adult studios filed 10 porn BitTorrent suits since last Wednesday. Elegant Angel, which filed two, now has waged 75 federal lawsuits against more than 8,000 porn BitTorrent defendants.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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