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Texas Strip Clubs Sue Over State-Imposed Cover Charge

Texas Strip Clubs Sue Over State-Imposed Cover Charge

Dec 11, 2007 7:00 AM PST
Texas gentleman’s club owners are attempting to block a new state-imposed $5 cover charge that is slated to go into effect Jan. 1, reportedly raising an estimated $40 million annually.
German ISP May Block Access to Google

German ISP May Block Access to Google

Dec 10, 2007 4:00 PM PST
A German adult website operator has filed for expedited proceedings in the district court in Frankfurt to force the German ISP Arcor to block Google.de and Google.com in order to prevent the display of adult images without age verification, which is prohibited under German law.
Indian Court Speeds Obscenity Trials

Indian Court Speeds Obscenity Trials

Dec 10, 2007 1:00 PM PST
An Indian judge has ruled that obscenity charges may be prosecuted without requiring the court to actually review the materials in question.
The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

Dec 7, 2007 5:00 PM PST
The weekly collection of articles reporting on local laws and battles that affect today's adult retailers.
FTC, AFF Settle Pop-Up Ad Complaint

FTC, AFF Settle Pop-Up Ad Complaint

Dec 7, 2007 4:45 PM PST
The Federal Trade Commission and AdultFriendFinder.com parent company Various Inc. have agreed to a settlement barring AFF from "displaying sexually explicit online ads to consumers who are not seeking out sexually explicit content.”
U.S. House Passes the SAFE Act

U.S. House Passes the SAFE Act

Dec 6, 2007 2:00 PM PST
The House of Representatives, 409 to 2, has passed the Securing Adolescents From Exploitation-Online (SAFE) Act, which would require Internet service providers to report any apparent violation of certain sections of federal law pertaining to child pornography and child exploitation.
Conn. Supreme Court to Decide Adult Store Case

Conn. Supreme Court to Decide Adult Store Case

Dec 5, 2007 4:30 PM PST
The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide whether an adult store can open with viewing booths in North Haven, Conn. If the store is approved, it would be the first adult-oriented shop in North Haven with such booths.
Appeals Court Decision a Mixed Bag for Perfect 10

Appeals Court Decision a Mixed Bag for Perfect 10

Dec 5, 2007 5:00 AM PST
In the latest developments for Perfect 10’s long-running lawsuit against Google Inc. and Amazon.com, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dealt the company another setback in its case against the Internet giants but left the door open on some of the lawsuit’s claims.
1st Amendment Grounds Keeps Theater From Fines

1st Amendment Grounds Keeps Theater From Fines

Dec 4, 2007 3:30 PM PST
The Guild Cinema's independent erotic film festival will not be fined for showing pornographic movies despite its violation of local zoning statutes, partially due to help from the American Civil Liberties Union and 1st Amendment arguments.
Ala. Legislator to File Bill to Revoke Sex Toy Ban

Ala. Legislator to File Bill to Revoke Sex Toy Ban

Dec 4, 2007 1:00 PM PST
A Birmingham legislator has filed a bill to revoke the state's ban on the sale of sex toys, the second he has filed since the law's inception in 1998.

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