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Justice Department to Expand Spyware Enforcement
Monday, October 25, 2004The Justice Department is ramping up its efforts to control spyware and other Internet fraud. Meanwhile, a new study released Monday finds that Internet surfers are not nearly as safe online as they believe.
N.Y. Man Files Suit to Reclaim Pornographic Pictures of Himself
Monday, October 25, 2004An Albany man is waging a legal battle against U.S. and New York Attorney Generals, claiming that laws barring him from possessing childhood photos of himself are unconstitutional. The problem is that the laws pertain to child pornography and the photographs depict him engaging in sexual acts.
Team of Industry Lawyers Challenge 2257 Amendments
Wednesday, October 20, 2004In anticipation of the federal government publishing Attorney General John Ashcroft's final amendments to current 2257 law, a group of adult industry lawyers have partnered with the Free Speech Coalition to challenge the issue all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
FCC Proposes Oversight, Pioneer Fears Hype at VoIP Conference
Wednesday, October 20, 2004Discussion of VoIP services dramatically increased in pitch Tuesday as FCC Chairman Michael Powell likened it to the American Revolution while industry pioneer Jeff Pulver expressed serious concern over the hype surrounding the new technology.
Justices Wonâ€™t Hear Flyntâ€™s 1st Amendment Challenge
Tuesday, October 19, 2004The U.S. Supreme Court wonâ€™t hear a case from Hustler Magazineâ€™s Larry Flynt, who challenged a federal appeals court ruling earlier this year that the First Amendment does not apply to the battlefield.
Australian Police Botch Child Porn Arrests
Tuesday, October 19, 2004In what is being called the largest child porn raid in the history of Australia, the Child Protection and Sex Crimes Squad is being accused of botching evidence in 30 cases so far, which could result in suspects walking free on a technicality.
Utah Sheriff to Study Porn and Crime Statistics
Monday, October 18, 2004Seeking to answer whether a link exists between porn use and crime, a Northern Utah sheriffâ€™s department has decided to begin keeping records, XBiz learned Monday. The department is currently working to develop a set of criteria for when pornography should be documented.
Indonesia Cracks Down On Porn
Sunday, October 17, 2004Police in the Indonesian capitol have made a recent series of raids, resulting in the arrests of 82 people alleged to have pornographic videos.
China Sentences Four for Porn Websites
Friday, October 15, 2004Continuing its assault on adult entertainment, China sentenced four men to up to two-and-a-half years in jail for running a pornographic website, Chinaâ€™s official English-language newspaper reported Friday. The men had been arrested in August during Chinaâ€™s crackdown on Internet pornography.
Criminal Charges Filed Against Ringleaders of Phishing Scam
Friday, October 15, 2004For the first time in cyber history, a group of alleged "phishers" have been charged with running an elaborate scam that tricked consumers into revealing their personal banking information. The charges mark the first time there has been been a criminal case filed against the accused leaders of a phishing gang.
OPINIONS & VIEWS
Selling Free: Mechanics of the Business Model
There’s a lot of discussion in adult webmastering circles these days about the future of premium porn and the move to free, ad-supported websites as the business model of choice for many operators....
Power to the Pill
Blame it on mainstream’s newfound love affair with all things adult, or the simple fact that people are living longer and want to extend their sex lives well into the golden years. Whatever the reason,...