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Titan Sues 44 John Doe Defendants for Infringement

Titan Sues 44 John Doe Defendants for Infringement

Mar 3, 2008 6:00 PM PST
Gay multimedia company Titan Media and its parent company the Io Group have filed suit in U.S. District Court in Northern California against Mark LaPerna and 44 John Doe defendants, claiming copyright infringement.
Cuadra, Kerekes Asked for Handwriting Samples

Cuadra, Kerekes Asked for Handwriting Samples

Mar 1, 2008 8:00 AM PST
Prosecutors in the murder trial of gay content producers Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes have received letters they believe were written by the two defendants. The letters could be presented as evidence in the case against them for the murder of Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis.
The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

Feb 29, 2008 6:30 PM PST
The weekly collection of articles reporting on local laws and battles that affect today's adult retailers.
L.A.-based Federal Obscenity Trial Postponed Until April 22

L.A.-based Federal Obscenity Trial Postponed Until April 22

Feb 29, 2008 4:30 PM PST
The trial of a Los Angeles man charged in July of last year with multiple obscenity-related counts and two counts of failing to properly label sexually explicit material, was supposed to begin yesterday but instead has been postponed until April.
Utah Rep. Proposes ‘Pornography Jurisdiction Limitation Act’

Utah Rep. Proposes ‘Pornography Jurisdiction Limitation Act’

Feb 29, 2008 3:00 PM PST
Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, has introduced new legislation that would prevent federal courts from hearing challenges to state laws governing pornography, according to the Congressman.
European Program Targets Online Child Porn

European Program Targets Online Child Porn

Feb 29, 2008 11:00 AM PST
The European Commission has proposed a new 55 million euro "Safer Internet" program to run from 2009 to 2013, building on an existing Safer Internet program started in 2005.
Russian Officials Propose Restrictions on Adult Content

Russian Officials Propose Restrictions on Adult Content

Feb 29, 2008 7:00 AM PST
Russian officials have proposed a legal definition that would differentiate between “pornography” and “erotica,” and would set new restrictions on distribution of sexually explicit content, according to the Pravda news service.
Shas Party Proposes Web Filtering Measure in Israel

Shas Party Proposes Web Filtering Measure in Israel

Feb 28, 2008 3:00 PM PST
A bill that would require Internet service providers to block websites that offer adult content, gambling or extreme violence passed its first reading before the full Knesset Wednesday, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Australian ISP Filtering Nears Testing

Australian ISP Filtering Nears Testing

Feb 28, 2008 7:00 AM PST
A controversial plan by the Australian government to initiate ISP-level content filtering is one step closer to reality with the end of public comments and the imminent roll-out of widespread testing.
Utah Lawmaker Proposes Family-Friendly Seal for ISPs

Utah Lawmaker Proposes Family-Friendly Seal for ISPs

Feb 27, 2008 10:30 AM PST
A new measure under consideration by the Utah House of Representatives would create a “Community Conscious Internet Provider” (CCIP) designation for Internet Service Providers that agree to filter adult content.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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