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U.S. Indicts Operator of Newport Internet Marketing Corp. Over Spam

U.S. Indicts Operator of Newport Internet Marketing Corp. Over Spam

May 31, 2007 10:10 AM PDT
Have you noticed how much less spam you are receiving? That’s the question federal authorities are asking Internet surfers after arresting the owner of Newport Internet Marketing Corp., who has been accused of using networks of compromised zombie computers to send out perhaps billions of spam emails.
Nashville Adult Bookstore Closed Over 'Lewd Acts'

Nashville Adult Bookstore Closed Over 'Lewd Acts'

May 30, 2007 4:02 PM PDT
Police officers padlocked the House of Thrills adult bookstore Tuesday by court order after a nine-month investigation into sex acts on the premises.
SexSearch Attorneys Ask Court to Dismiss Ohio Case

SexSearch Attorneys Ask Court to Dismiss Ohio Case

May 30, 2007 10:09 AM PDT
Attorneys defending SexSearch.com and its partnering companies on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss claims that the social-networking site neglected its duty to filter out participation with minors.
'Pornification' of Australia Sparks Call for Investigation

'Pornification' of Australia Sparks Call for Investigation

May 30, 2007 9:40 AM PDT
A study completed by Nielsen//NetRatings and Internet analysis firm NetView has shown a 23-percent increase in online adult traffic in just one month, and the number of adult shops has risen to 900 — a 400-store jump in four years.
Finland Court OKs DVD Copying When Copy Protection Is 'Ineffective'

Finland Court OKs DVD Copying When Copy Protection Is 'Ineffective'

May 30, 2007 8:00 AM PDT
In a unanimous decision, Helsinki District Court has ruled that the Content Scrambling System (CSS) used to protect DVD movies from being copied is “ineffective" because it can be defeated.
Israeli Politician Drafts Bill to Block Porn on Cellphones, Internet

Israeli Politician Drafts Bill to Block Porn on Cellphones, Internet

May 29, 2007 12:30 PM PDT
Communications Minister Ariel Atias is drafting a bill to block free adult entertainment and websites containing violence and gambling.
Judge Upholds Novel Use of Labor Laws in SlaveSpace.com Case

Judge Upholds Novel Use of Labor Laws in SlaveSpace.com Case

May 28, 2007 3:00 PM PDT
Judge Allyne Ross of the Eastern District of New York upheld a “novel application” of forced labor and sex trafficking laws in the trial and conviction of Glenn Marcus, the webmaster of extreme bondage site SlaveSpace.com.
Monroe County Libraries Ban Adult Sites On Computers

Monroe County Libraries Ban Adult Sites On Computers

May 28, 2007 12:00 PM PDT
Following a recent threat of funding cuts, the Monroe County library system has agreed to block all adult websites from being viewed on public library computers.
Tenn. State Senate Passes “Girls Gone Wild Bill”

Tenn. State Senate Passes “Girls Gone Wild Bill”

May 27, 2007 6:00 AM PDT
The Tennessee State Senate this week voted unanimously to pass the so-called “Girls Gone Wild bill” — despite the fact that Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper had issued an opinion stating that portions of the legislation are “constitutionally suspect.”
Trooper Fired After Porn Star Traffic Stop

Trooper Fired After Porn Star Traffic Stop

May 25, 2007 2:30 PM PDT
Tennessee state trooper James Randy Moss has been fired from his job after he allegedly received oral sex from adult star Barbie Cummings during a traffic stop on May 7. Cummings said she gave Moss oral sex in exchange for not being charged with drug possession.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

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