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Falcon Foto Acquires Most of Porn Kings’ Assets With $3.2M Judgment
May 4, 2007 5:26 PM PDTThe parent company of Porn Kings was ordered to pay Falcon Foto $3.2 million after a federal judge ruled the company infringed on 3,133 Falcon images on websites and free hosted galleries without a license. Falcon Foto acquired virtually all of Porn Kings assets, their attorney told XBIZ.
Lawyers for Red Rose File Motion to Dismiss Obscenity Charges
May 4, 2007 4:52 PM PDTAttorneys for Karen Fletcher, aka Red Rose, have filed a pretrial motion petitioning the court to dismiss the obscenity indictment against Fletcher for disseminating six allegedly obscene fictional stories on her website describing the torture and sexual abuse of children.
Sioux City Settles Sex Shop Suit
May 3, 2007 8:00 AM PDTSioux City settled a lawsuit with Dr. John's Lingerie Boutique for $220,000, ending a long-running dispute over a zoning ordinance that was declared unconstitutional.
'Entre-Porn-Eur' Focuses on Adult's Legal Roads
May 2, 2007 3:30 PM PDT"Entre-Porn-Eur: Porn and Capitalism" is a new book from lawyer Gregory Rutchik focused on America's obsession with obscenity and the legal processes those in the adult industry need to know to protect themselves.
Ocean City, Md., Has Plan to Zone Sex Shops Out
May 2, 2007 3:00 PM PDTFollowing its April moratorium on business licenses for adult businesses, the Planning and Zoning Commission of Ocean City, Md. recommended a zoning code amendment restricting sexually oriented businesses out of 99 percent of the town.
e-gold Chairman Blasts Regulators Over Indictments
May 2, 2007 10:50 AM PDTe-gold Chairman Douglas Jackson denied charges that his company broke laws after the online payment processor and its parent company were hit with a federal grand jury indictment over money laundering, conspiracy and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.
U.S. Gov't Creates 'Priority' List of Piracy-Ridden Countries
May 2, 2007 7:00 AM PDTThe Bush administration has targeted 12 nations, including China, Russia and Thailand, that have proven ineffective in protecting American copyrighted material from piracy, creating a "priority watch list."
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.
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