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Jack Venice Trial in Closing Arguments

Jack Venice Trial in Closing Arguments

Oct 24, 2008 9:45 AM PDT
enice is on trial for alleged second-degree rape, first-degree burglary, attempted residential burglary and two charges of residential burglary
Playboy Foundation Names Winners of Hugh M. Hefner 1st Amendment Awards

Playboy Foundation Names Winners of Hugh M. Hefner 1st Amendment Awards

Oct 23, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
"These winners have shown extraordinary commitment to preserving the First Amendment rights of all Americans," said Christie Hefner, chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises Inc.
U. K. Police Arrest Chinese National for DVD Piracy

U. K. Police Arrest Chinese National for DVD Piracy

Oct 23, 2008 8:00 AM PDT
Zhong Mei Teng was charged after authorities discovered almost 1,000 pirated DVDs, including 121 adult titles
U.K. Blogger Facing Obscenity Charge for Rape Story

U.K. Blogger Facing Obscenity Charge for Rape Story

Oct 22, 2008 11:00 AM PDT
A man is being prosecuted on charges of publishing a story on the Internet detailing the kidnap, torture, mutilation and murder of the U.K. pop group Girls Aloud.
Policy Expert Warns Kentucky Governor May Sue Adult Websites

Policy Expert Warns Kentucky Governor May Sue Adult Websites

Oct 21, 2008 5:00 PM PDT
A policy expert warns that Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s may soon apply the same tactic to online adult websites that he has applied to Internet gambling — having them forfeit the domains to the state by taking owners to court.
Swedish Minister Crashes Church Network

Swedish Minister Crashes Church Network

Oct 21, 2008 11:00 AM PDT
A church minister in a central Swedish town has resigned after his web surfing crippled the church's computer network
Vivid Drops PornoTube Lawsuit Alleging Piracy

Vivid Drops PornoTube Lawsuit Alleging Piracy

Oct 20, 2008 4:30 PM PDT
Vivid Entertainment Group on Monday dropped its lawsuit against AEBN that alleged company unit PornoTube.com and parent Data Conversions Inc. pirated its adult properties.
Indianapolis Strippers Sue Club Owners

Indianapolis Strippers Sue Club Owners

Oct 20, 2008 11:00 AM PDT
Two club dancers are suing the owners of the strip club where they have worked claiming the club failed to pay them the minimum wage and violated federal labor laws by wrongly classifying them as independent contractors.
Devinn Lane Files Suit Against Vivid, Digital Playground, Others

Devinn Lane Files Suit Against Vivid, Digital Playground, Others

Oct 20, 2008 10:30 AM PDT
The former adult star has filed trademark infringement and cybersquatting charges against numerous adult companies.
BDSM Protest in London by Son of Fashion Icon

BDSM Protest in London by Son of Fashion Icon

Oct 20, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
Ben Westwood, son of fashion legend Vivienne Westwood, will lead a group of bound, gagged and chained models through the streets of London this week

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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