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Attorney Sues Cybersquatters for ‘Porn-Napping’ Her Domain

Attorney Sues Cybersquatters for ‘Porn-Napping’ Her Domain

Oct 22, 2007 10:00 AM PDT
A Virginia attorney has filed a lawsuit against domain registrar Wild West Domains and other defendants, asserting that they hijacked her domain name and then defamed her by linking to and displaying sexually explicit content on the domain.
Hustler, Playboy Named in DRM Patent Lawsuit

Hustler, Playboy Named in DRM Patent Lawsuit

Oct 20, 2007 6:00 AM PDT
In an action with potential Acacia-like ramifications for the online adult industry, a Texas-based company called Digital Reg has filed a patent infringement lawsuit naming Hustler, Playboy, LFP Inc. and several major media and technology companies.
Writer Accuses Porn Star Heather Hunter of Plagiarism

Writer Accuses Porn Star Heather Hunter of Plagiarism

Oct 19, 2007 2:30 PM PDT
Writer Dianne Miller claims that "Insatiable: The Rise of a Porn Star," a novel credited to former adult performer Heather Hunter and Michelle Valentine, was plagiarized from Miller's 2005 manuscript titled "Insatiable Desires."
More of Acacia’s DMT Patent Claims Fall

More of Acacia’s DMT Patent Claims Fall

Oct 19, 2007 1:30 PM PDT
A recent claim construction order from U.S. District Court Judge James Ware has invalidated more of the patent claims asserted by Acacia Media Technologies, according to statements made this week by members of the Adult Media Defense Group.
FBI Provides More 2257 Inspection Info

FBI Provides More 2257 Inspection Info

Oct 18, 2007 5:15 PM PDT
The FBI has provided XBIZ with its most recent 2257 inspection statistics and an outline of what occurs during a typical inspection.
YouTube Rolls Out Antipiracy Filters

YouTube Rolls Out Antipiracy Filters

Oct 18, 2007 2:00 PM PDT
Google, operators of video-hosting site YouTube, revealed on Monday, a new filtering system that identifies pirated video as it is uploaded. However, content producers must provide Google with a copy of any video they want blocked off the site.
FCC Deregulation of Broadband Upheld

FCC Deregulation of Broadband Upheld

Oct 18, 2007 12:00 PM PDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a 2005 Federal Communications Commission ruling that had effectively deregulated high-speed Internet access service provided over traditional telephone lines.
Brian Surewood Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Road-Rage Incident

Brian Surewood Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Road-Rage Incident

Oct 18, 2007 10:00 AM PDT
Brian Gilbert Barnes pleaded not guilty Wednesday in last week's alleged road-rage incident that killed a 5-year-old boy and seriously injured his mother and infant sister, who remain in critical condition.
Jury to Consider 4 Counties in Ray Guhn Case

Jury to Consider 4 Counties in Ray Guhn Case

Oct 17, 2007 5:00 PM PDT
A circuit court judge ruled Tuesday that when the Ray Guhn obscenity case heads to trial, the jury must consider community standards of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties in Florida.
Jury Awards $85K to Mother in Motel Porn Suit

Jury Awards $85K to Mother in Motel Porn Suit

Oct 17, 2007 2:00 PM PDT
Edwina McCombs, who sued an Artesia, Calif., motel after her two young daughters watched an adult film on the motel's TV, was awarded $85,000 by a jury on Oct. 12.

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