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XBIZ Names John Stagliano 'Man of the Year'

XBIZ Names John Stagliano 'Man of the Year'

Feb 17, 2011 12:00 PM PST
Evil 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

U.S. Government Snafu Shuts Down 84,000 Websites

Feb 17, 2011 9:00 AM PST
The 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

Corbin Fisher Extends Piracy Amnesty Offer

Feb 17, 2011 8:00 AM PST
Liberty 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

FSC Files Appeal of 2257 Suit Dismissal

Feb 16, 2011 5:30 PM PST
The 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

FSC: Health Dept. Demands Blood Test From Performer

Feb 16, 2011 5:30 PM PST
The 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

Lampoontang Appeals Trademark Rejection

Feb 16, 2011 4:00 PM PST
Adult 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.
European Parliament Decides to Block Child Porn at Source

European Parliament Decides to Block Child Porn at Source

Feb 16, 2011 2:00 PM PST
The European Parliament decided yesterday that European Union member states must attempt to block child porn images at the source rather than forcing complete Internet blocking.

Wasteland.com Receives XBIZ Award; Rowntree Earns FSC Leadership Honor

Feb 16, 2011 1:30 PM PST
Wasteland.com was named Specialty Site of the Year at the ninth annual XBIZ Awards held Feb. 9 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The award follows the company's 2010 XBIZ Award for Excellence in Alternative Erotica.

ASACP Set to Attend Barcelona Summit

Feb 16, 2011 1:30 PM PST
The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) has announced its plans for attending the upcoming Barcelona Summit, being held in Barcelona, Spain, this Friday through Monday.
New Twist in 'Avatar XXX' BitTorrent Suit

New Twist in 'Avatar XXX' BitTorrent Suit

Feb 16, 2011 12:30 PM PST
The suit involving 1,106 BitTorrent users who allegedly poached "This Ain’t Avatar XXX 3D" has gone south. A federal judge severs all but one of the defendants and now wants counsel for the unnamed John Doe.

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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