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Calif. Legislator Calderon Proposes 8 Percent Porn Tax
Jul 10, 2007 5:00 AM PDTState Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Whittier, has set an 8 percent tax on a bill that would impose a tariff on items sold by sex shops, sexually explicit nightclub acts and pay-per-view movies featuring unprotected sex or X-rated acts in a public place.
Joy King Appointed to FSC Board of Directors
Jul 9, 2007 5:00 PM PDTThe Free Speech Coalition announced today that Joy King has been appointed to its board of directors. King also is vice president of special events at Wicked Pictures. She will fill the position of Fairvilla Megastores’ Bill Murphy, who has vacated his seat for personal reasons.
ASACP Officials Speak at XBIZ Summer Forum
Jul 9, 2007 4:00 PM PDTASACP Executive Director Joan Irvine and Chief Technology Officer Brandon Shalton will participate in the XBIZ Summer \'07 Forum at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas July 11-13.
Ray Guhn Charged With Money Laundering
Jul 9, 2007 12:15 PM PDTProsecutors have charged adult webmaster Ray Guhn with money laundering, adding to existing obscenity, racketeering and prostitution charges filed last year.
Australian Politician: Ban Hardcore Adult Nationwide
Jul 9, 2007 11:30 AM PDTFormer National Party leader John Anderson has suggested that the current ban on hardcore adult material in Australia's Northern Territory should be extended nationwide.
Judge: Lap Dancing Protected by Oregon Constitution
Jul 8, 2007 6:00 AM PDTLap dances performed in Salem are protected under free speech provisions of Oregon’s state constitution, according to a ruling recently issued by a Marion County judge.
Google Can’t Use Gmail Name in Germany
Jul 7, 2007 12:00 PM PDTA German court this week ruled that Google cannot continue to use the name “Gmail” in connection with its email service in Germany, finding that the mark was first registered by German businessman Daniel Giersch.
Cambria Blasts Right Wing Watchdogs for Hotel Porn Probe
Jul 6, 2007 2:15 PM PDTAdult Freedom Foundation general counsel Paul Cambria responded to an Ohio conservative watchdog group’s call for a federal investigation into hotel pay-per-view adult movies.
Meese Commission Report Turns 21 Monday
Jul 6, 2007 10:00 AM PDTThe report of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography, commonly known as the "Meese Commission report," was released 21 years ago this Monday, on July 9, 1986.
Adult Star Sued for Using Former Friend’s Real Name
Jul 6, 2007 5:00 AM PDTOn June 26, a suit was filed in the Harris County court against adult performer Syvette Wimberly, for misappropriating a former high school friend’s name — the suit also named Vivid Entertainment as a defendant in the case.
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