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ICANN Could Decide on .XXX at March 18 Meeting
Feb 21, 2011 10:45 AM PSTICANN confirmed Monday morning in a web post that it will hold its general board meeting on Friday, March 18. At that time ICANN will vote on the .XXX proposal.
Maryland's Tough Adult Cabaret Law Gets Stripped
Feb 18, 2011 5:00 PM PSTA federal appeals panel ruled Thursday that Maryland can't ban the mix of alcohol and adult entertainment, as well as certain simulated sexual acts.
WIPO Rules in Favor of LionsDen.com Owner
Feb 18, 2011 3:00 PM PSTAdult retailer the Lion’s Den has lost its domain dispute with the owners of LionsDen.com over claims that the domain infringed on the retailer’s rights.
Private Sues Tube Sites EmpFlix.com, TnAFlix.com
Feb 18, 2011 11:00 AM PSTPrivate Media Group filed suit Thursday against two of the largest porn tube sites — EmpFlix.com and TnAFlix.com — claiming its operator is illegally streaming 75 of its videos.
XBIZ Names John Stagliano 'Man of the Year'
Feb 17, 2011 12:00 PM PSTEvil Angel founder John Stagliano, who overcame a federal obscenity prosecution that generated nationwide attention last year, received the ‘Man of the Year’ honor at the 2011 XBIZ Awards.
U.S. Government Snafu Shuts Down 84,000 Websites
Feb 17, 2011 9:00 AM PSTThe Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division erroneously shut down 84,000 websites and seized domains last week in what it believed to be a crackdown on child porn and counterfeit goods.
Corbin Fisher Extends Piracy Amnesty Offer
Feb 17, 2011 8:00 AM PSTLiberty Media Holdings, parent company of gay adult content provider, Corbin Fisher, announced that it will extend the offering of a limited-time amnesty to torrent users sharing Corbin Fisher content.
FSC Files Appeal of 2257 Suit Dismissal
Feb 16, 2011 5:30 PM PSTThe Free Speech Coalition and 14 co-plaintiffs on Wednesday filed an appeal with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court, challenging the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 2257, the federal record-keeping and labeling act.
FSC: Health Dept. Demands Blood Test From Performer
Feb 16, 2011 5:30 PM PSTThe FSC says that Health Department officials have on at least one occasion appeared at the home of an adult industry performer and demanded that the model immediately provide a blood sample.
Lampoontang Appeals Trademark Rejection
Feb 16, 2011 4:00 PM PSTAdult production company Lampoontang on Tuesday filed an appeal with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after an examiner rejected its application to trademark its name.
WEB / TECH NEWS
Pleasure Product Manufacturers Talk Global Strategies for Success
From branding to shipping, companies with international reach talk to XBIZ about how to appeal to consumers worldwide. At LELO, trade marketing manager Zabrina Law says there is not a lot of variation...
E.U. Sex Toy Brands Bolster U.S. Market With Innovation
Europeans are living the American dream. Five weeks of paid vacation, government-funded medicine and education, and a healthier approach to sexual wellness are commonplace for our cousins across the ocean....