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Brits to Ban Pirate's Internet Access

Brits to Ban Pirate's Internet Access

Feb 16, 2008 6:00 AM PST
The British are set to unveil a novel new strategy for dealing with file traders and other users that illegally download copyrighted materials: banning them from the Internet.
The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

Feb 15, 2008 5:00 PM PST
The weekly collection of news articles reporting on local laws and battles that affect today's adult retailers.
Court Upholds Message Board Anonymity

Court Upholds Message Board Anonymity

Feb 15, 2008 12:00 PM PST
A California appellate court has ruled that individuals who post to Internet message boards have a 1st Amendment right to anonymity which can only be overcome in a defamation case if the plaintiff shows that the posts give rise to a viable cause of action.
Attorneys Comment on Court's ‘Obscene Device’ Ruling

Attorneys Comment on Court's ‘Obscene Device’ Ruling

Feb 14, 2008 2:00 PM PST
Attorneys for Reliable Consultants Inc., the plaintiff in the “obscene device” on which the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week, and for Sherri Williams, who has challenged a very similar law in Alabama, applauded the court’s ruling and were hopeful that the court’s reasoning would withstand further review.
Court Declares Texas Sex Toy Law Unconstitutional

Court Declares Texas Sex Toy Law Unconstitutional

Feb 14, 2008 6:45 AM PST
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has overturned a Texas law from the 1970s that makes it a crime to promote or sell sex toys in the state.
Judge Rules Suicide Girls Model Contracts Void, Invalid

Judge Rules Suicide Girls Model Contracts Void, Invalid

Feb 12, 2008 4:30 PM PST
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that contract terms binding Suicide Girls models to exclusivity are overly broad, and all are now considered void.
XBIZ Hollywood: Seminar Addresses Healthcare, Worker’s Comp

XBIZ Hollywood: Seminar Addresses Healthcare, Worker’s Comp

Feb 9, 2008 12:00 PM PST
In a panel discussion that was nothing less than groundbreaking, industry members addressed healthcare, worker’s compensation and on-set liability issues, as well as what director and XBIZ columnist Ira Levine called “legal entanglements we might be involved in, in the future.”
The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

Feb 8, 2008 5:00 PM PST
The weekly collection of articles reporting on local laws and battles that affect today's adult retailers.
XHC Piracy Panel: Fight For Your IP Rights

XHC Piracy Panel: Fight For Your IP Rights

Feb 8, 2008 11:00 AM PST
One word you can’t use to describe the XBIZ Hollywood Conference’s Piracy Roundtable is “dull” — from the serious and engaging topic to the sometimes heated words exchanged between panelists and audience members, it was a seminar that will likely continue to inspire debate for some time to come.
Jet Set Exclusive Arrested in Florida

Jet Set Exclusive Arrested in Florida

Feb 6, 2008 12:30 PM PST
Earlier this month, the U.S. Attorney’s office apprehended and charged Edmon Vardanyan, 23, with “traveling in interstate commerce with intent to kill, injure, harass or intimidate another person.”

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Differences Between Static, Smart Links

Affiliate marketing, the concept of paying commission for referred business, was employed long before the internet. But just four years after the invention of the World Wide Web, it made the jump into... More »

How to Exploit Video Banner Advertising

The video banner ad format is becoming more and more popular with marketers. Online research company eMarketer states that in the U.S., by 2019 digital ad spending for video banners will rise to $6.82... More »

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 »
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