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The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

Nov 23, 2007 9:00 AM PST
The weekly collection of articles reporting on local laws and battles that affect today's adult retailers.
Political Party Vows to Lift Australia’s Porn Ban

Political Party Vows to Lift Australia’s Porn Ban

Nov 22, 2007 9:00 AM PST
A representative of Australia’s Liberty and Democracy Party (LDP) said this week that his party would lift the ban on selling sexually explicit materials that covers most of the country and revamp prostitution laws if it gains sufficient control in an upcoming election.
N.J. Legislature Pushes Ahead With Online Dating Bill

N.J. Legislature Pushes Ahead With Online Dating Bill

Nov 22, 2007 8:00 AM PST
The New Jersey state Legislature Monday pushed forward a bill designed to improve the safety of online dating sites, even as some of the legislation’s supporters conceded that the measure was flawed.
Defense Files New Petition in Ray Guhn Case

Defense Files New Petition in Ray Guhn Case

Nov 21, 2007 3:00 PM PST
Attorneys for Clinton McCowen, aka Ray Guhn, have filed a petition for a writ of prohibition at the 1st U.S. District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee, asking the appeals court to direct the trial court to cease exercising jurisdiction over the obscenity offenses alleged in the case pending against McCowen.
State Rep. Quits Job Over Bathroom Sex Scandal

State Rep. Quits Job Over Bathroom Sex Scandal

Nov 21, 2007 8:00 AM PST
Florida state Rep. Bob Allen said he would resign from his position after being found guilty of soliciting an undercover policeman for sex.
Judge: Cambria Can Serve in Va. Obscenity Case

Judge: Cambria Can Serve in Va. Obscenity Case

Nov 20, 2007 5:15 PM PST
Circuit Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr. ruled this afternoon that 1st Amendment lawyer Paul Cambria Jr. can serve as co-counsel representing Rick Krial in his obscenity case, after the prosecution claimed last week that Cambria should be disqualified from the case.
Ohio Strip Clubs Take No-Touch Law to Court

Ohio Strip Clubs Take No-Touch Law to Court

Nov 20, 2007 10:00 AM PST
Attorneys for Ohio strip clubs tried to persuade a federal judge to overturn a new law banning dancers from touching patrons or each other, arguing that there is no connection between adult clubs and any increase in crime.
EFF Wins Reexamination of Internet Subdomain Patent

EFF Wins Reexamination of Internet Subdomain Patent

Nov 20, 2007 9:00 AM PST
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved the Electronic Frontier Foundation petition for reexamination of a patent on Internet subdomains, marking the fourth successful request from EFF's Patent Busting Project.
Comcast Faces Lawsuit for Interfering With P2P Traffic

Comcast Faces Lawsuit for Interfering With P2P Traffic

Nov 19, 2007 4:00 PM PST
A Comcast customer has filed a class action lawsuit against the company, asserting it intentionally slows and blocks file-sharing applications — actions that the plaintiff asserted violate California law, as well as the company’s contract with its customers.
Amsterdam Orders Sex Club Closure

Amsterdam Orders Sex Club Closure

Nov 19, 2007 3:30 PM PST
The Yab Yum club, one of Amsterdam's best-known sex clubs, has become the latest target of the city's crackdown on organized crime infiltration of the city's otherwise-legal sex industry.

PROFILES & BIOS

Gian Carlo Tastes Sweet Success of BitterStrawberry

Time flies when you are having fun. And BitterStrawberry’s managing partner, Gian Carlo, is having fun. Not motivated by dollars and cents, Gian Carlo says his “happy place” and “true... More »

Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »
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