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Joe Francis Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges

Joe Francis Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges

Apr 11, 2007 3:08 PM PDT
"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis was charged with tax evasion today, having deducted more than $20 million in apparent false business expenses on his 2002 and 2003 tax returns.
Google Warns State of Utah on New Law

Google Warns State of Utah on New Law

Apr 11, 2007 1:00 PM PDT
A new Utah state law that curbs keyword-triggered advertising is unconstitutional and probably will be challenged in court, Google officials said.
Judge Calls for Sex Shop Hearing

Judge Calls for Sex Shop Hearing

Apr 11, 2007 12:00 PM PDT
Stafford County Circuit Judge J. Martin Bass has ordered a full hearing in a lawsuit seeking to close a local adult bookstore. A neighboring business, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, sued the owners of Pheromoans and its landlord in November.
FTC Commissioner Calls for Prison for Spyware Distributors

FTC Commissioner Calls for Prison for Spyware Distributors

Apr 11, 2007 10:48 AM PDT
At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday morning, Federal Trade Commissioner William Kovacic said that many spyware distributors "can only be described as vicious organized criminals" and suggested the only deterrent is prison.
AG Alberto Gonzales Subpoenaed for Attorney-Purging Documents

AG Alberto Gonzales Subpoenaed for Attorney-Purging Documents

Apr 10, 2007 10:21 AM PDT
The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for documents pertaining to the firings of eight U.S. attorneys in December.
GGW’s Joe Francis Arrested at Panama City Airport

GGW’s Joe Francis Arrested at Panama City Airport

Apr 10, 2007 9:59 AM PDT
Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis was arrested without incident Tuesday in Florida. The U.S. Marshal's Office in Panama City, Fla., arrested the adult entertainment mogul at sunrise at the local airport on a warrant seeking his arrest for criminal contempt of court.
Ray Guhn’s Lawyers File Motion to Define Community Standards

Ray Guhn’s Lawyers File Motion to Define Community Standards

Apr 9, 2007 2:30 PM PDT
Lawyers for adult webmaster Clinton McCowen, aka Ray Guhn, filed a motion April 5, petitioning the court to determine the nature and geographic scope of the community whose standards will be applied in McCowen’s obscenity case.
Antiporn Group Plans to Deliver Anti-'Obscenity' Petitions in Six Kansas City Area Counties

Antiporn Group Plans to Deliver Anti-'Obscenity' Petitions in Six Kansas City Area Counties

Apr 9, 2007 1:00 PM PDT
The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, along with pastors in the greater Kansas City area, plan to deliver petitions on May 17 requesting grand jury investigations of charges of "promoting obscenity" in six local counties.
N.Y. Man Spends Government Money on Internet Porn

N.Y. Man Spends Government Money on Internet Porn

Apr 9, 2007 12:00 PM PDT
A former New York worker for the Department of Correction used city money to pay for membership to two CE Cash porn sites, it was alleged after a probe of accounts managed by the Comptroller’s Office.
Attorney Tries to Bring SexSearch Suit Into Class Action

Attorney Tries to Bring SexSearch Suit Into Class Action

Apr 9, 2007 9:54 AM PDT
In a case that underlies the inherent risks to social networking and dating sites that allow users to post their own content, a lawsuit involving one of the adult industry’s best known brands could be taking another turn.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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