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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
Apr 11, 2007 1:00 PM PDTA 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
Apr 11, 2007 12:00 PM PDTStafford 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
Apr 11, 2007 10:48 AM PDTAt 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
Apr 10, 2007 10:21 AM PDTThe 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
Apr 10, 2007 9:59 AM PDTGirls 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
Apr 9, 2007 2:30 PM PDTLawyers 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
Apr 9, 2007 1:00 PM PDTThe 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
Apr 9, 2007 12:00 PM PDTA 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
Apr 9, 2007 9:54 AM PDTIn 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.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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...
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...