XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law
$1.4 Million Copyright Award Sets a Record for AICO
Mar 12, 2008 12:00 PM PDTAn Australian federal court has ordered Jim Karakikes and his company, Digital Sinema Australia, to pay more than $900,000 to Calvista Australia.
Chinese Tube Site Tudou.com Could Be Shut Down
Mar 12, 2008 5:00 AM PDTMedia officials in China have been rumored to have ordered the takedown of Tudou.com., China’s equivalent of YouTube, after the video-hosting site reportedly failed to remove video clips deemed inappropriate by government Internet watchdogs.
Lawsuit Claims Hustler Violated Copyright
Mar 11, 2008 5:00 PM PDTPhotos taken of former WKBN news anchor Catherine Bosley have spawned yet another lawsuit, this time targeting adult entertainment giants Hustler Inc. and its sister company, LFP Inc.
FSC Sets Dates for Celebrate Free Speech Lobbying Days
Mar 11, 2008 10:30 AM PDTThe Free Speech Coalition announced today that it has set April 20 and 21 as the dates for its 11th annual Celebrate Free Speech Lobbying Day in Sacramento.
Francis Now Granted Bail in Reno
Mar 10, 2008 10:00 PM PDTThe cross-country legal saga of "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis took another turn today when he was granted bail in Reno by U.S. Magistrate Robert McQuaid.
Penthouse Sued Over AFF Acquisition
Mar 10, 2008 3:00 PM PDTBroadstream Capital Partners, a merchant bank that assists with mergers and acquisitions, has filed a lawsuit against Penthouse Media Group Inc. The suit alleges Penthouse breached a contact to acquire Various Inc. as a joint venture with Broadstream.
Japan To Outlaw Possession of Child Pornography
Mar 10, 2008 2:30 PM PDTJapan and Russia were the only G8 countries yet to outlaw the possession of child pornography. Soon, that dubious distinction will be Russia's alone.
Cornetta Found in Contempt in Love Shack Controversy
Mar 10, 2008 1:15 PM PDTLove Shack owner John Cornetta has been found in contempt of court for continuing to operate the business in Johns Creek, Ga.
Johns Creek Takes Love Shack to Court Monday
Mar 9, 2008 12:00 PM PDTThe city of Johns Creek is asking a judge to find the owner of the Love Shack in contempt, which could lead to jail, a fine or closing the adult-themed store, or all of the above.
GGW's Joe Francis Denied Bail in Reno
Mar 9, 2008 10:00 AM PDTGirls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has failed in his bid to win release from jail in Reno without facing extradition back to Florida, where charges stemming from a 2003 arrest for purportedly filming underage girls are still pending.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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...
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:...
A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you...