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Evil Angel Piracy Case Set for June 26
Jun 7, 2007 10:10 AM PDTAdult studio Evil Angel is scheduled to bring its copyright and piracy case against Canada's Kaytel Video Distribution to court June 26.
Indian Health Officials Give Condoms at Illegal Porn Theaters
Jun 6, 2007 2:27 PM PDTIn an effort to spread awareness and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, health officials in the western part of the country are handing out condoms outside of theaters that screen illegal adult films.
Joe Francis to Remain in Reno Jail
Jun 6, 2007 11:15 AM PDTAfter a Tuesday release, Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has chosen to remain in jail, his lawyer said, in order to avoid another jail sentence — without bail — for new charges in Florida, where he previously served time for contempt of court.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC VoIP Policy
Jun 6, 2007 8:00 AM PDTIn a ruling issued late last week, a U.S. appeals court upheld a Federal Communications Commission ruling that requires VoIP providers to contribute a portion of their earnings into the Universal Service Fund.
Adult Store Pressured to Move by Downtown L.A. Residents
Jun 5, 2007 1:30 PM PDTAmid the renaissance of high-rise lofts and luxury living in downtown Los Angeles stands an adult video store whose very presence has its neighbors up in arms.
N.Y. State Bar Cancels Sydnee Steele Seminar
Jun 5, 2007 11:16 AM PDTAdult film star Sydnee Steele was scheduled to host a "Sex and Love" talk at this year's New York State Bar Association's summer meeting, but after unexpected media attention and some apprehensive response from attendees, chairman Patrick O'Reilly canceled it.
Francis Released From Nev. Jail on $1.5M Bail
Jun 5, 2007 9:30 AM PDTGirls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis was released from prison today after posting $1.5 million bail. He reportedly will give up access to his private plane, surrender his passport and only travel to Los Angeles, Reno and Florida until his charges are resolved.
Indecency Ruling Against Fox TV Tossed Out
Jun 5, 2007 9:00 AM PDTA federal appeals court vacated a 2006 indecency ruling against the Fox TV network Monday. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York ruled that the FCC went too far in issuing a 2006 indecency decision against Fox for separate incidents in 2002 and 2003.
Thai Prosecutors Drop Charges Against John T. Bone
Jun 4, 2007 10:02 AM PDTBritish pornographer John Gilbert Bowen, aka John T. Bone, reported on his blog Monday that Thai prosecutors have dropped the various pornography offenses he was charged with in April. Bowen told XBIZ he is leaving the country and will be in the U.S. in a few days.
Mo. Store Owner’s Obscenity Conviction Overturned
Jun 3, 2007 6:00 AM PDTA state court of appeals has overturned the conviction of an adult store owner charged with three misdemeanor counts of promoting obscenity after clerks at the store sold three adult videos to undercover law enforcement operatives between April 2004 and January 2005.
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