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Ga. Town Restricts Adult Businesses
Dec 20, 2007 5:00 AM PSTThe Flowery Branch City Council has repealed its adult business ordinance and passed a new adult business ordinance restricting them.
Texas Strip Club Tax Initiative Upheld
Dec 19, 2007 4:00 PM PSTAttempts to block a state-imposed $5 fee on Texas gentlements club admissions — slated to go into effect Jan. 1 — so far have failed.
OPTA Hits DollarRevenue With $1.4M Fine
Dec 19, 2007 12:00 PM PSTThe Dutch telecommunications regulator OPTA has fined three companies and two individuals connected to the DollarRevenue adware program $1.4 million, marking the first time that OPTA has imposed fines on distributors of unsolicited software.
Suspect in Zoey Zane Murder Captured
Dec 19, 2007 11:30 AM PSTThe primary suspect in the murder of college student and amateur solo-girl website performer Emily Sander, aka Zoey Zane, has been arrested.
Wisc. Town With No Adult Businesses Restricts Them
Dec 19, 2007 10:00 AM PSTThe Menasha Town Board adopted a revised liquor license ordinance by a 5-0 vote, a license that provides restrictions to license holders who might want to offer adult entertainment or sexually oriented business.
Wash. Police Looking for Victims of Gay Extortion Plot
Dec 19, 2007 9:00 AM PSTPolice in Tacoma are looking for possible victims of four men involved in a gay sex extortion ring in the Seattle area. Amateur gay adult performer Cody Castagna was one of the men charged with felony extortion, stemming from an October incident involving former state representative Richard Curtis, R-La Center.
Eros Fingers Australian Sect Over Legal Funding
Dec 19, 2007 7:00 AM PSTAdult industry trade group The Eros Association has accused a conservative fundamentalist Christian group of offering to pay for legal challenges to stop an adult store in Lithgow, a city in New South Wales about 85 miles northwest of Sydney.
Girls Gone Wine Sues 'Girls Gone Wild'
Dec 18, 2007 12:30 PM PSTOklahoma winemakers Girls Gone Wine is suing Mantra Films in response to a cease-and-desist letter from the "Girls Gone Wild" producers.
Facebook Files Lawsuit Against SlickCash
Dec 17, 2007 3:00 PM PSTPopular social networking site Facebook.com has filed a lawsuit against SlickCash and other defendants, alleging breach of contract and violations of both federal and California state laws.
Indiana Court Upholds Adult Bookstore Restrictions
Dec 17, 2007 12:30 PM PSTThe Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 14 that zoning restrictions regulating adult bookstores in southern Indiana's Spencer County do not violate the state Constitution.
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