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Moral Watchdogs Criticize Ohio Petition Drive

Moral Watchdogs Criticize Ohio Petition Drive

Aug 18, 2007 6:00 AM PDT
Moral watchdog group Citizens for Community Values (CCV) claims that various pro-adult industry groups have tricked voters into signing a petition to put recent legislation up for a referendum in the Nov. 6 state election.
XBIZ, XFANZ Join Forces With Exotic Erotic Ball & Expo

XBIZ, XFANZ Join Forces With Exotic Erotic Ball & Expo

Aug 17, 2007 5:00 PM PDT
The 28th annual Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo has teamed with XBIZ and XFANZ for the 2007 show, which takes place at the Cow Palace in San Francisco over Halloween weekend, Oct. 26-27.
FlavaWorks Ordered to Shut Down CocoDorm Location

FlavaWorks Ordered to Shut Down CocoDorm Location

Aug 15, 2007 4:00 PM PDT
Late Monday, gay multimedia company FlavaWorks was ordered by the Miami Code Enforcement Board to cease operation of its online adult business, CocoDorm.com from its current location.
Free Speech Coalition Sets Piracy Task Force

Free Speech Coalition Sets Piracy Task Force

Aug 15, 2007 1:00 PM PDT
The Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors created a task force to study and address the issue of piracy in all segments of the adult entertainment industry.
Stevens Proposes Scaled-Back Child Protection Bill

Stevens Proposes Scaled-Back Child Protection Bill

Aug 15, 2007 5:00 AM PDT
Unlike its previous iterations, the most recent version of the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act does not contain mandatory website labeling provisions for sexually explicit websites, according to the text of the bill as it appears on the Library of Congress website.
Software Developer Sues Avatar for Copyright Infringement

Software Developer Sues Avatar for Copyright Infringement

Aug 14, 2007 2:00 PM PDT
Eros LLC founder/CEO and software developer Kevin Alderman has filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., against the owner of a virtual reality Second Life avatar named "Volkov Catteneo."
Australian Official Implementing Internet Antiporn Program

Australian Official Implementing Internet Antiporn Program

Aug 14, 2007 1:00 PM PDT
Australian Prime Minister John Howard, facing re-election later this year, has started to implement a plan to block adult material on the Internet, a program that he proposed last week in an online speech to 900 Christian churches across Australia.
Chinese Authorities 'Punish' 348 Adult Websites

Chinese Authorities 'Punish' 348 Adult Websites

Aug 14, 2007 10:15 AM PDT
Authorities have penalized 348 websites, shutting down several, for featuring "pornographic novels" that they claim cause social harm to Chinese youth.
New Bill Could Expand FCC Authority

New Bill Could Expand FCC Authority

Aug 13, 2007 5:00 PM PDT
A new child-protective bill under review by a Senate panel could significantly expand the scope of the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory powers, according to critics of the legislation.
Adult Closing-Hours Issue Goes to Calif. High Court

Adult Closing-Hours Issue Goes to Calif. High Court

Aug 11, 2007 6:00 AM PDT
To help settle a suit between the city of San Diego and a video store, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has sent a question about closing times for adult businesses to the California Supreme Court.

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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