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Gun Is Too Rhino-like, Spearmint Rhino Says

Gun Is Too Rhino-like, Spearmint Rhino Says

Jul 12, 2011 2:15 PM PDT
Spearmint Rhino says that Chiappa Firearms has been marketing for two years a revolver that is too similar to its "Rhino outline" marks.
$11.3M Default Judgment Against Tube Sites Set Aside

$11.3M Default Judgment Against Tube Sites Set Aside

Jul 12, 2011 10:30 AM PDT
A federal judge today set aside Private Media Group's motion for a $11.3 million default judgment against two of the largest porn tube sites, EmpFlix.com and TnAFlix.com.
Connecticut State Prisons to Ban Porn

Connecticut State Prisons to Ban Porn

Jul 12, 2011 8:00 AM PDT
Porn will be banned in Connecticut state prisons as of June 30, 2012.
Copyright Holders Clash With ISPs, Citizens Over Anti-Piracy Directive

Copyright Holders Clash With ISPs, Citizens Over Anti-Piracy Directive

Jul 11, 2011 3:00 PM PDT
Copyright holders are clashing with Internet providers and citizens over Europe’s anti-piracy directive (IPRED), according to results from a public consultation released today by the European Commission.
Tube Site PornVisit.com Targeted in Suit

Tube Site PornVisit.com Targeted in Suit

Jul 11, 2011 11:15 AM PDT
PornVisit.com and its operators, Mark Faragalla and Mina Faragalla of Beaumont, Calif., are sued for allegedly streaming 25 Private Media Group videos on the tube site.
'Appstore' Court Decision Could Be Good News for MiKandi

'Appstore' Court Decision Could Be Good News for MiKandi

Jul 9, 2011 12:00 PM PDT
This week’s initial ruling against Apple in its trademark dispute that allows Amazon.com to keep the name “Appstore” for Android might be good news for adult app provider MiKandi.
Michele Bachmann Signs Anti-porn Pledge

Michele Bachmann Signs Anti-porn Pledge

Jul 8, 2011 8:00 AM PDT
Republican presidential candidate Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was the first to sign a 14-point pledge that's anti-porn, opposes same-sex marriage and rejects Islamic law put forth by the state-based religious conservative organization The Family Leader.
ISPs Adopt Piracy Warning System

ISPs Adopt Piracy Warning System

Jul 7, 2011 3:15 PM PDT
The nation's top Internet service providers on Thursday said they would take a larger role in fighting against pirated content through a graduated response to subscribers who continue to infringe on works by pirating material on BitTorrent or other file-sharing programs.
  4 Porn BitTorrent Filings Target 357

4 Porn BitTorrent Filings Target 357

Jul 7, 2011 1:45 PM PDT
Since the July 4 holiday, four adult companies have filed suits at federal courts in California and Virginia against 357 alleged copyright infringers for sharing content over the web.
FriendFinder to Pay $15M to Settle Lawsuit

FriendFinder to Pay $15M to Settle Lawsuit

Jul 7, 2011 9:30 AM PDT
FriendFinder Networks Inc. said Thursday that it reached a $15 million settlement agreement with Broadstream Capital Partners Inc.

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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