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NY Times: Google Trends May Help Define Obscenity

NY Times: Google Trends May Help Define Obscenity

Jun 24, 2008 5:30 PM PDT
This morning, the New York Times ran a front-page article about attorney Lawrence Walters planned use of Google search data in his defense of Clinton Raymond McCowen, aka known as Ray Guhn.
Calderon Drops Proposed Calif. Porn Tax from 25% to 8.3%

Calderon Drops Proposed Calif. Porn Tax from 25% to 8.3%

Jun 24, 2008 3:30 PM PDT
Assemblyman Charles Calderon (D-City of Industry) has revised his tax proposal to tax the adult industry in California, dropping the rate from the previous 25 percent to 8.3 percent.
Federal Prosecutor Argues to Keep Crazy Horse Too Liquor, Nude Dance Permits

Federal Prosecutor Argues to Keep Crazy Horse Too Liquor, Nude Dance Permits

Jun 24, 2008 2:00 PM PDT
A federal prosecutor asked U.S. District Judge Philip Pro to keep special use permits that permit alcohol sales and exotic dancing at the shuttered Crazy Horse Too club in order to help keep the price stable for an eventual sale.
Eros Association: Aboriginal Porn Bans 'Divisive'

Eros Association: Aboriginal Porn Bans 'Divisive'

Jun 24, 2008 1:00 PM PDT
Eros, Australia’s national adult retail association, has called the ban on hardcore porn enacted a year ago in the heavily-Aboriginal Northern Territories divisive.
Domain Spoofer Fined $15,000

Domain Spoofer Fined $15,000

Jun 24, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
Surfers searching for a high-end bicycle retailer may have been surprised to find gay porn instead — but not as surprised as the Canadian man who has been fined $15,000 for the malicious domain spoofing behind it.
Susan Estrich Slams L.A. Times for Exposing Kozinski's 'Porn' Collection

Susan Estrich Slams L.A. Times for Exposing Kozinski's 'Porn' Collection

Jun 24, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
Susan Estrich, an attorney and FoxNews.com contributor, has penned a column in which she takes the Los Angeles Times to task for an article that broke the news that Judge Alex Kozinski maintained a personal website that contained sexually-explicit images.
Zero Tolerance Wins $15M in Piracy Settlement

Zero Tolerance Wins $15M in Piracy Settlement

Jun 23, 2008 5:00 PM PDT
Zero Tolerance Entertainment’s piracy lawsuit against DVD rental site Movixo Inc., and its principal Joseph Cecilia, has been settled out of court for $15 million.
UK’s Idea of Extreme Porn Still Undefined

UK’s Idea of Extreme Porn Still Undefined

Jun 23, 2008 1:15 PM PDT
On June 14, U.K.-based Consenting Adult Action Network (C.A.A.N.) went to West Midlands police headquarters to seek advice about the recent implementation of the Obscene Publications Act which outlaws “extreme” and “disgusting” pornography, effective January 2009.
ASACP Attends Financial Coalition's Anti-CP Meeting in D.C.

ASACP Attends Financial Coalition's Anti-CP Meeting in D.C.

Jun 23, 2008 11:30 AM PDT
Representatives of ASACP participated in the semi-annual meeting of the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography in Washington last week.
Max Hardcore Lawyers Petition for Retrial

Max Hardcore Lawyers Petition for Retrial

Jun 20, 2008 3:30 PM PDT
Attorneys for adult producer/performer Max Hardcore have filed a petition for retrial after a jury returned guilty verdicts on all federal counts of obscenity earlier this month.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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