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‘Sex Sells, But at What Cost?’ on ABC’s 20/20
Jul 17, 2008 6:00 AM PDTABC’s news show 20/20 will feature a segment focusing on the debate about what effect exposure to sexual imagery and content has on American culture. The segment will be hosted by anchorman John Stossel, and will air Friday night at 10 p.m. EDT.
Judge Orders Enzyte Parent to Forfeit $500 Million
Jul 16, 2008 5:00 PM PDTU.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel has ordered the maker of the Enzyte male enhancement pill to forfeit more than $500 million after being convicted of massive fraud earlier this year.
ICANN Announces gTLD Registry Failover Plan; Public Comment Period Commences
Jul 16, 2008 3:00 PM PDTThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the release of a draft of its gTLD Registry Failover Plan, the goals of which are to protect registrants and ensure confidence in the Domain Name System (DNS).
Alabama Attorney General Allegedly Caught in Gay Affair
Jul 16, 2008 5:00 AM PDTLast week, conservative Republican Attorney General for the State of Alabama Troy King found himself the focus of the latest political sex scandal, when alleged reports surfaced that his wife had discovered him in bed with a male assistant.
N.Y. Attorney General Gets AT&T, AOL to Block Child Porn Websites, Newsgroups
Jul 15, 2008 5:00 AM PDTCuomo announced similar commitments last month from Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable.
XBIZ Summer ’08 Draws Record Attendance
Jul 14, 2008 4:00 PM PDTThe just concluded XBIZ Summer Forum ’08 drew a record crowd of more than 1200 attendees, shattering the attendance levels of previous shows and setting the stage for a trade show business model that offers reduced costs for attendees, greater visibility for sponsors and an all-around increased level of value for everyone involved.
SlickCash Settles With Facebook for $500K
Jul 14, 2008 2:30 PM PDTSlickCash has settled a lawsuit brought on by Facebook, which alleged the adult affiliate program hacked into the social networking website’s servers.
Troyer Trying to Stop Distribution of Sex Tape
Jul 14, 2008 2:30 PM PDTLawyers for actor Verne Troyer are negotiating with online distributor SugarDVD and celebrity sex tape broker Kevin Blatt on a settlement to permanently prevent the distribution of a sex tape Troyer made with a former girlfriend.
Judge Says Prison Can Withhold Explicit Material From Inmate
Jul 14, 2008 12:30 PM PDTInmate Mark Jordan sued when mailroom workers withheld books, including the "Kama Sutra," that were sent to him.
Florida Supreme Court Oks Pornography for Some Inmates
Jul 13, 2008 7:00 AM PDTThe Florida Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s ruling on Thursday that will allow sex offenders serving probation to posses pornography if it's not "relevant" to their "deviant behavior pattern."
WEB / TECH NEWS
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Could Adult Content Be Banned?
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