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MetArt Sues Sex.com for Infringement
Jul 2, 2015 11:51 AM PDTThe MetArt Network has filed an infringement suit against one of the world’s best-known adult websites — Sex.com.
Playboy Seeks to Cancel Company’s ‘Femlin’ Trademark
Jul 1, 2015 6:00 AM PDTPlayboy Enterprises International has asked a federal appeals panel to cancel the trademark registration for a Texas company that had plans to exploit the name “Femlin” in perfumes, cosmetics and clothing.
FSC Files Petition to Rehear 2257 Appeal
Jun 29, 2015 2:30 PM PDTThe Free Speech Coalition has asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear its challenge over the legality of 18 U.S.C. § 2257, holding that two very recent U.S. Supreme Court cases could have influence on its appeal.
Sex Party MP Fiona Patten Wants Hardcore Porn Ban Overturned
Jun 29, 2015 10:00 AM PDTSex Party MP Fiona Patten has introduced a motion to overturn a ban on the sale and exhibition of X 18+ videos in the Australian state of Victoria.
Police Use Facebook to ID Woman Charged With Obscenity
Jun 26, 2015 10:23 AM PDTA Ohio woman has been charged with felony pandering obscenity after police, scouring a bestiality website for individuals posting obscene acts involving animals, identified her later through Facebook.
APN Slates U.K. Age-Verification Networking Event
Jun 24, 2015 9:25 AM PDTThe Adult Provider Network, in association with sponsors Intelligent ID, Callcredit and W2 Global Data, has planned to present a U.K. networking event next month to connect adult webmasters, video-on-demand operators and broadcasters with identity, age-verification and payment solution providers.
DVD Patent Suits Target Vivid Entertainment, Evil Angel
Jun 23, 2015 2:38 PM PDTAdult entertainment companies Vivid Entertainment and Evil Angel have both been hit with separate infringement suits by a company that owns three patents for dual-layered DVD disc technology.
Adult Tube Site Operator Takes Over School’s Old Website
Jun 23, 2015 9:41 AM PDTSchool administrators in Geldrop, The Netherlands, are considering legal action after an adult entertainment tube site operator capitalized on a terminated domain name of an elementary school.
Selling Adult Ebooks Is Illegal in Germany Before 10 p.m.
Jun 22, 2015 4:44 PM PDTGermany’s authority for youth protection — the Jugendschutzbehörde — has now declared that online retailers can’t sell sexually explicit ebooks before 10 p.m.
Sssh.com’s Singer: Corporate Abuse of Intellectual Property Is Out of Control
Jun 22, 2015 9:26 AM PDTSssh.com’s Coleen Singer recently penned a piece on loss leaders and online commerce, saying corporate abuse of intellectual property is out of control and “seriously injuring” the livelihoods of content creators.
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