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Video Piracy Penalties Ramp Up in New York
May 1, 2007 4:31 PM PDTMayor Michael Bloomberg signed an ordinance on Tuesday that enhances video piracy from a violation with a $250 fine to a misdemeanor that carries up to six months in jail and penalties of up to $5,000.
Fred Salaff Trial Scheduled; Verdict Expected Soon
May 1, 2007 10:30 AM PDTAmerican adult film producer Fred Salaff, who's been awaiting his case to be heard for more than two years, can expect a verdict within the week. Salaff has been under house arrest, barred from seeking employment, since his arrest more than two years ago, his trial dates having been repeatedly postponed until now.
Thai 'Cyber Crime' Censorship Bill Set to Pass
May 1, 2007 7:00 AM PDTLegislation that would allow the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to shut down or block any website it deems "damaging to society" is slated to be passed by Thailand's Assembly next month.
Justice Department Suggests June Deadline for New 2257 Regs
May 1, 2007 5:00 AM PDTColorado Federal District Court Judge Walker Miller held a status conference with the Free Speech Coalition and its attorneys April 25. The meeting was requested by FSC attorneys in light of Miller’s March 30 ruling, which dismissed some causes of action and allowed others to proceed in light of the Adam Walsh Act’s amendments to 2257.
Teravision Sues Club Jenna, Playboy Over Website Accounting
Apr 30, 2007 5:05 PM PDTTera Patrick’s production studio Teravision is engaged in litigation with both Club Jenna and Playboy over money it alleges both companies owe in regards to revenue earned on ClubTera.com, Patrick’s official website.
Carey, Duke, Douglas Set to Guest on Prime Time Uncensored Tonight
Apr 30, 2007 4:33 PM PDTAdult performer and former gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey, Free Speech Coalition Executive Director Diane Duke and 1st Amendment attorney Jeffrey Douglas will be on PrimeTimeUncensored.com tonight.
Key Rulings Dilute Power of U.S. Patents
Apr 30, 2007 3:25 PM PDTIn two rulings important for the online adult industry, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday has reversed the Federal Circuit — the U.S. appeals court that has jurisdiction over patent appeals — over several key areas of patent law.
Ohio Curfew Bill Leads to New Political Websites
Apr 29, 2007 6:00 AM PDTOhio's adult industry curfew law has led to the creation of two new sites for citizens to voice their concerns to their elected representatives, StopTheHouse.com and StopTheSenate.com.
$1B Antispam Suit Targets Email Harvesters
Apr 28, 2007 6:00 AM PDTA lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by members of Project Honey Pot, a service provided by antispam company Unspam Technologies, is going after email harvesters in what is believed to be the first lawsuit of its kind.
Koenig, Holio.net File Suit Over XTV Deal
Apr 27, 2007 3:57 PM PDTLong-time adult entrepreneur David Koenig and his company Holio.net have filed suit against Interactive Television Networks Inc. over alleged breaches in their XTV network licensing and distribution deal and a promissory note, XBIZ has learned.
Camming Issue: An Evolving Business
One of the most visual examples of the growing maturity and success of today’s live webcam industry is found in the emergence of professional cam studios. These facilities evolved from simple locations...
Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates
One of the most contentious conversations among cam models today involves affiliate promotions that include unauthorized photos or videos of the models. This isn’t a matter of a model’s, network’s,...