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'D.C. Madam' Reportedly Commits Suicide in Florida

'D.C. Madam' Reportedly Commits Suicide in Florida

May 1, 2008 4:30 PM PDT
Convicted "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey was found dead at her mother's home in a trailer park in the Tampa, Fla. area, an apparent suicide.
MIM Demands FBI Target Legal Adult Entertainment

MIM Demands FBI Target Legal Adult Entertainment

May 1, 2008 4:00 PM PDT
The enemies of free expression are at it again, with Morality in Media President Robert Peters criticizing FBI Director Robert Mueller for "refusing to investigate obscenity crimes that do not depict the most extreme hardcore pornography."
Sexual Battery Charges Against Joe Francis Dropped

Sexual Battery Charges Against Joe Francis Dropped

May 1, 2008 3:00 PM PDT
Charges of sexual battery have been dropped against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, stemming from an incident last year where Francis allegedly fondled an 18-year old girl’s breasts and buttocks at a Hollywood birthday party.
People of Lesbos Sue Gay Group Over Usage of the Term 'Lesbian'

People of Lesbos Sue Gay Group Over Usage of the Term 'Lesbian'

May 1, 2008 2:00 PM PDT
After a couple hundred years, the people people of Lesbos are finally fighting back against what some believe is the inaccurate, unauthorized and impinging use of the word "lesbian."
Microsoft Device Helps Police With Cybercrimes

Microsoft Device Helps Police With Cybercrimes

May 1, 2008 8:00 AM PDT
Microsoft has developed a small plugin device that investigators can use to quickly extract forensic data from computers that may have been used in crimes, according to The Seattle Times.
Google Shares Information on Orkut Users in Child Pornography Investigation

Google Shares Information on Orkut Users in Child Pornography Investigation

Apr 30, 2008 5:00 AM PDT
On April 23, Google's Brazilian subsidiary handed over information on more than 3,000 of its users to a Brazilian Senate panel investigating pedophilia, according to CNN.
Dupre Seeks $10M, Forfeit of GGW Websites

Dupre Seeks $10M, Forfeit of GGW Websites

Apr 29, 2008 12:00 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES — The $10 million lawsuit filed Monday against Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis, his company and a man purportedly involved in creation of two websites contends that Ashley Dupre was underage at the time she signed a contract.
Children's DVD Ends Up Containing Disc With Gay Content

Children's DVD Ends Up Containing Disc With Gay Content

Apr 28, 2008 12:00 PM PDT
A woman who bought a discount cartoon DVD for her young children at a local Target store found a menu screen for a gay porn movie.
FreedomStreams ’08 Raises Nearly $15,000 for Free Speech Coalition

FreedomStreams ’08 Raises Nearly $15,000 for Free Speech Coalition

Apr 28, 2008 10:00 AM PDT
FreedomStreams '08, the third annual one-day fundraising event organized by Hotmovies and its studios to benefit the Free Speech Coalition, took place April 15 and raised almost $15,000, according to a press release sent out this morning.
Porn Filtering Debate Heats Up

Porn Filtering Debate Heats Up

Apr 28, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
A meeting held to determine the fate of porn and content filtering in Sacramento's public libraries has ended in a 7-7 deadlock. The issue is unlikely to be revisited.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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