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Porn Spamming Duo Sentenced to 5-Plus Years

Porn Spamming Duo Sentenced to 5-Plus Years

Oct 15, 2007 9:15 AM PDT
Two pornography spammers convicted in June of conspiracy, money laundering, fraud and transportation of obscene materials face more than five years prison time and major fines.
Koreans Turn to Cellphones to Find Sex

Koreans Turn to Cellphones to Find Sex

Oct 14, 2007 6:00 AM PDT
After tightening restrictions on brothels in 2004, Korean National Assembly’s health and welfare committee said that more people are accessing prostitution online and via mobile phone content operators.
Woman Loses Bid to Block Release of Emails

Woman Loses Bid to Block Release of Emails

Oct 13, 2007 8:00 AM PDT
The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that emails exchanged between an indicted former government employee and a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair are part of the public record, and are subject to disclosure under the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Hush-Hush Sends C&D Letter to Hush Entertainment Dot-TV

Hush-Hush Sends C&D Letter to Hush Entertainment Dot-TV

Oct 12, 2007 6:45 PM PDT
Hush-Hush Entertainment has issued a cease and desist letter to the owners of the website HushEntertainment.tv, asserting that the site “directly infringes upon the trademarks, branding and intellectual property of Hush-Hush Entertainment Inc.”
9th Circuit Upholds Adult Business Zoning Ordinance

9th Circuit Upholds Adult Business Zoning Ordinance

Oct 11, 2007 3:30 PM PDT
In a court ruling of enormous proportions, a federal appeals court has sided with San Diego County over an ordinance regulating the operation of adult entertainment businesses and requiring them to move to industrial zones.
Boy, 5, Dies After Surewood Road Rage Incident

Boy, 5, Dies After Surewood Road Rage Incident

Oct 11, 2007 9:15 AM PDT
A 5-year-old boy injured during Tuesday's road rage accident involving adult performer Brian Gilbert Barnes, aka Brian Surewood, died last night. Authorities said Barnes' charges could be upped from attempted murder to murder.
Court Upholds Exotic Dancer’s Workers Comp Claim

Court Upholds Exotic Dancer’s Workers Comp Claim

Oct 11, 2007 5:00 AM PDT
In a decision issued Tuesday, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a workers compensation claim entered by an exotic dancer who was injured while working the pole at a Fort Wayne, Ind., strip club in 2001.
Kansas Grand Jury Drops Obscenity Charges

Kansas Grand Jury Drops Obscenity Charges

Oct 10, 2007 4:00 PM PDT
A business indicted for obscenity last month has been cleared of charges in Johnson County District Court after the district attorney's office signed an order to dismiss the case.
White Ribbon Week Campaign Fights Pornography

White Ribbon Week Campaign Fights Pornography

Oct 10, 2007 3:00 PM PDT
Nonprofit interfaith organization Morality in Media(MIM) is sponsoring its annual White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Week from Oct. 28-Nov. 4. The moral watchdog group is calling for other conservative organizations to support yearlong efforts to “fight back” against the threat of pornography.
Presidential Candidate to Attend FSC Fundraiser

Presidential Candidate to Attend FSC Fundraiser

Oct 9, 2007 5:30 PM PDT
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, is slated to attend the Free Speech Coalition's Red, White and Blue fundraiser Saturday at Universal Studio's Globe Theatre.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »
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