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Kansas City Grand Jurors to Set Obscenity Standard

Kansas City Grand Jurors to Set Obscenity Standard

Jul 16, 2007 2:15 PM PDT
In an effort by a local conservative group to rid the area of adult entertainment, prosecutors have begun selecting grand juries that could set the local standard for what material is and is not obscene.
AVN Novelty Expo Starts Today

AVN Novelty Expo Starts Today

Jul 16, 2007 10:30 AM PDT
The AVN Novelty Expo opens today with exhibitors at the Sheraton Universal Hotel and the Hilton at Universal City, adjacent to Universal Studios and the CityWalk Entertainment Complex. The Expo takes place July 16–18.
Flynt: Inquiry Led to Senator's 'D.C. Madam' Confession

Flynt: Inquiry Led to Senator's 'D.C. Madam' Confession

Jul 14, 2007 12:00 PM PDT
At a press conference Wednesday, Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt claimed credit for exposing Sen. David Vitter's connection to "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey.
Legal Panel Tackles CAN-SPAM, Obscenity, New 2257 Regs

Legal Panel Tackles CAN-SPAM, Obscenity, New 2257 Regs

Jul 12, 2007 4:00 PM PDT
A panel of five of the adult industry’s finest attorneys assembled Thursday to address several major legal issues confronting the industry, giving a presentation that ran over two hours before a standing-room-only crowd at the XBIZ Summer Forum.
New Proposed 2257 Regs Published

New Proposed 2257 Regs Published

Jul 12, 2007 10:45 AM PDT
New proposed revisions to the regulations for records relating to visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct were published Thursday morning to the Federal Register.
Industry Organization Formed to Combat Content Piracy

Industry Organization Formed to Combat Content Piracy

Jul 10, 2007 2:00 PM PDT
Adult industry members have announced formation of the Global Anti-Piracy Agency, a nonprofit trade organization dedicated to combating content theft, from illegally downloaded Internet content to illegally reproduced DVDs.
U.S. Justices May Hear Alabama Sex Toy Ban Case

U.S. Justices May Hear Alabama Sex Toy Ban Case

Jul 10, 2007 7:00 AM PDT
A rare move made last week by the U.S. Supreme Court may indicate that the nation’s highest court is giving real consideration to hearing a case challenging Alabama’s ban on the sale of sex toys, according to legal experts familiar with the case.
Calif. Legislator Calderon Proposes 8 Percent Porn Tax

Calif. Legislator Calderon Proposes 8 Percent Porn Tax

Jul 10, 2007 5:00 AM PDT
State Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Whittier, has set an 8 percent tax on a bill that would impose a tariff on items sold by sex shops, sexually explicit nightclub acts and pay-per-view movies featuring unprotected sex or X-rated acts in a public place.
Joy King Appointed to FSC Board of Directors

Joy King Appointed to FSC Board of Directors

Jul 9, 2007 5:00 PM PDT
The Free Speech Coalition announced today that Joy King has been appointed to its board of directors. King also is vice president of special events at Wicked Pictures. She will fill the position of Fairvilla Megastores’ Bill Murphy, who has vacated his seat for personal reasons.
ASACP Officials Speak at XBIZ Summer Forum

ASACP Officials Speak at XBIZ Summer Forum

Jul 9, 2007 4:00 PM PDT
ASACP Executive Director Joan Irvine and Chief Technology Officer Brandon Shalton will participate in the XBIZ Summer \'07 Forum at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas July 11-13.

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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