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Backpage Wins TRO After Credit Card Chokehold
Jul 24, 2015 12:41 PM PDTA federal judge today approved a temporary restraining order against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart after Backpage.com alleged he employed backdoor methods to pressure credit card companies to stop processing its adult services ads.
Backpage Sues After Credit Card Chokehold
Jul 22, 2015 3:17 PM PDTCook County Sheriff Thomas Dart illegally used backdoor methods to pressure credit card companies to stop doing business with Backpage.com, according to a federal lawsuit filed yesterday.
Microsoft to Remove 'Revenge Porn' Links
Jul 22, 2015 12:16 PM PDTMicrosoft said Wednesday that it will honor requests to remove Bing search results for nude or sexually explicit images when it is notified by a “revenge porn” victim.
Ruling Is Big Win for N.Y. Adult Businesses
Jul 21, 2015 3:00 PM PDTIn a key victory for adult businesses, a New York state appeals court in Manhattan today affirmed a previous ruling that held unconstitutional amendments made 14 years ago to New York City’s adult-use zoning regulation for strip clubs and adult video and book stores.
French MP Demands Filtering for Online Porn
Jul 21, 2015 11:09 AM PDTA member of the French Parliament last week asked the government to introduce a measure countrywide that would automatically block porn sites unless users opt-in and manually enter an “access code.”
Ratcliff on Age-Verification Debate at Parliament
Jul 20, 2015 4:19 PM PDTThe U.K. government sees value in the development of an industry-sponsored route for age verification and the adult business should rally behind the Digital Policy Alliance and British Standards Institution in support of this, according to Chris Ratcliff, managing director of Portland Broadcasting Ltd., which offers pay-per-view and subscription TV services.
U.K. Debates Licensing Porn Sites
Jul 20, 2015 11:47 AM PDTForeign porn sites would be subjected to a license and to provide a robust age-verification system in order to process transactions in the U.K., according to a bill introduced in May that is wending its way through Parliament.
Judge OKs $446,995 Wentworth Forfeiture
Jul 16, 2015 4:25 PM PDTA federal judge this afternoon granted the government’s preliminary order of forfeiture following gay porn star Jarec Wentworth’s conviction on extortion charges.
ATVOD Says Porn Enforcement on Rise
Jul 16, 2015 10:38 AM PDTATVOD said in its annual report released today that the British video-on-demand regulator saw a spike in the number of porn websites it took action against in the past year.
ATVOD Chair to Lead Payments Forum
Jul 15, 2015 2:21 PM PDTThe chair of ATVOD was tapped today to also lead the British government’s Payments Strategy Forum, which is currently being assembled to bring together the U.K. payments industry and representatives of all those that use payment systems.
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Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
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Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances
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A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
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