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Sex.com Saga Continues, Cohen Says He’s Broke

Sex.com Saga Continues, Cohen Says He’s Broke

Feb 27, 2007 10:36 AM PST
Stephen Cohen, better known to the adult entertainment industry as the man who hijacked Sex.com, told a federal court yesterday that he was flat broke and unable to pay the $65 million judgment to the domain’s original rightful owner, Gary Kremen.
Jan LaRue Blasts DOJ for Not Doing Enough to Stop Porn

Jan LaRue Blasts DOJ for Not Doing Enough to Stop Porn

Feb 26, 2007 12:44 PM PST
Adult entertainment industry detractor Jan LaRue, who serves as chief counsel for the conservative values group Concerned Women for America (CWA), has issued a report critical of the FBI and Justice Department for not doing enough to bring obscenity prosecution against pornographers.
Jury Will Determine Fate of SlaveSpace.com Webmaster

Jury Will Determine Fate of SlaveSpace.com Webmaster

Feb 23, 2007 3:21 PM PST
A New York City jury is deliberating the case of Glenn Marcus, who was arrested in May 2005 accused of forced labor and distribution of obscene materials through his BDSM site SlaveSpace.com.
Bill Proposed to Make Missouri ‘Family Friendly’

Bill Proposed to Make Missouri ‘Family Friendly’

Feb 23, 2007 12:17 PM PST
A Missouri lawmaker is sponsoring a new bill that would regulate adult businesses’ hours of operation, impose zoning restrictions and raise the age limit of patrons and employees from 18 to 21.
EFF Asks Judge to Protect Free Speech in ‘Sponsored Links’ Suit

EFF Asks Judge to Protect Free Speech in ‘Sponsored Links’ Suit

Feb 23, 2007 9:23 AM PST
In a case that pits trademark holders against search engine giant Google, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has sided with the Mountain View, Calif.-based technology behemoth, telling the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that restricting the purchase of sponsored links on trademark grounds has a chilling effect on free speech online.
Kim Kardashian Sues Vivid Entertainment Over Sex Tape

Kim Kardashian Sues Vivid Entertainment Over Sex Tape

Feb 21, 2007 7:23 PM PST
Socialite Kim Kardashian has filed suit today in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Vivid Entertainment Group over the distribution of her soon-to-be released homemade sex tape.
Montana Bill Would Allow Counties, Cities to Enact Obscenity Ordinances

Montana Bill Would Allow Counties, Cities to Enact Obscenity Ordinances

Feb 16, 2007 12:49 PM PST
A bill proposed by the Montana Citizens for Decency Through Law would allow counties and cities to enact their own obscenity ordinances.
Mainstream Film Company Sues Producer Michael Lucas; Lucas Responds

Mainstream Film Company Sues Producer Michael Lucas; Lucas Responds

Feb 16, 2007 11:00 AM PST
Filmmaker Andrei Treivas Bregman, known to adult entertainment fans as Michael Lucas, has drawn the ire of International Media Films Inc., which is suing the producer for trademark and copyright infringement.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals Says: No Fundamental Right to Sex Toys

11th Circuit Court of Appeals Says: No Fundamental Right to Sex Toys

Feb 15, 2007 3:27 PM PST
In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Alabama statute banning the commercial distribution of sex toys, saying that there is no fundamental right to privacy raised by the plaintiff’s case against the law.
Mobile Carrier Telus Faces Lawsuit Over Porn

Mobile Carrier Telus Faces Lawsuit Over Porn

Feb 15, 2007 10:38 AM PST
The controversy over a recent decision by Telus to carry adult content has a new player — businessman Gordon Keast, who filed suit against the company for refusing to honor his demand to cancel his service contract when he learned of the carrier’s decision.

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