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CounterPunch: More Secret Payments Surface in Berry Case
Aug 2, 2007 7:00 AM PDTDuring court proceedings in Nashville this week, additional evidence has surfaced indicating that former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald clandestinely paid a source for a 2005 story on child porn websites more than the $2,000 previously uncovered.
U.K. Teen Sues DVD Distributor For Use of Her Image
Aug 1, 2007 5:30 PM PDTIn a case that could serve as a cautionary tale for adult companies that contract out artwork to third parties, a British teenager has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tampa against TVX Films, alleging that without authorization the company used her self-portrait as box cover and DVD face art for a new edition of the 1982 adult film “Body Magic.”
Screaming O Raises Funds for FSC
Aug 1, 2007 3:15 PM PDTAdult toy manufacturer Screaming O-Bushman Products has announced that, for each new point-of-purchase display sold beginning Aug. 1, the company will make a donation of $20 to $30 to benefit the Free Speech Coalition and the Ohio Citizens for Community Standards (CCS).
Ray Guhn Pleads Not Guilty
Aug 1, 2007 5:00 AM PDTAdult webmaster Ray Guhn, who is charged with money laundering, obscenity, racketeering and prostitution, pleaded not guilty Monday in what attorneys called a precedent-setting case.
Adult Businessman Launches New Political Party
Jul 30, 2007 4:45 PM PDTAuckland pornographer Steve Crowe has launched a new political party in an effort to challenge the current candidates in Auckland’s upcoming mayoral race.
MySpace Sex Offender Profile Deletions Do Not Apply to Canada
Jul 28, 2007 6:00 AM PDTThe measures MySpace has taken to delete the profiles of site members who are registered sex offenders cannot be extended to the Canadian MySpace market due to Canadian privacy laws, according to the CEO of the company contracted by MySpace to help find profiles posted by sex offenders.
Celebrity Porn Broker Arrested Over TomKat Wedding Photos
Jul 27, 2007 2:00 PM PDTDavid Hans Schmidt, known as the “Sultan of Smut,” has been arrested in West Hollywood, Calif., accused of soliciting the sale of photos from the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wedding.
FSC Announces 2257 Public Comment Campaign
Jul 27, 2007 1:00 PM PDTThe Free Speech Coalition has released a “2257 Guide for Public Comment,” and launched a campaign to ramp up adult industry participation during the Justice Department’s public comment period for the proposed new 2257 regulations, the FSC announced today.
Court Upholds Ohio Virtual Child Porn Law
Jul 27, 2007 9:00 AM PDTAn Ohio statute that equates certain forms of virtual child pornography with pornography involving actual children is not unconstitutionally overbroad, nor does it conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling which held that virtual child pornography is constitutionally protected, the Ohio State Supreme Court has ruled.
Senate Calls for Gonzales Perjury Investigation, Subpoenas Karl Rove
Jul 26, 2007 3:00 PM PDTSenate Democrats have called for a perjury investigation against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and subpoenaed presidential aide Karl Rove as part of its internal investigation into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys last year.
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