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Canadian Court: Websites Must Collect Taxes From Nonresidents
Feb 1, 2007 12:30 PM PSTA federal appeals court has ruled against adult entertainment website Dawn’s Place, saying that Canadian websites must collect a 6 percent goods and services tax on sales generated from nonresidents.
EFF Sues U.S. to Reveal Online Surveillance Project
Feb 1, 2007 11:34 AM PSTThe Electronic Frontier Foundation filed suit against the federal government Wednesday, seeking information on a little-known military unit that reviews hundreds of thousands of websites every month.
Utah Legislators Call on Congress to Tackle Porn
Jan 31, 2007 10:39 AM PSTBy a unanimous vote, Utah state legislators passed a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to take action to help stop children and employees from accessing pornography.
FTC Settles With Adult Website Operators Over Affiliates’ Spam
Jan 30, 2007 12:28 PM PSTThe Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have announced a Dec. 7 settlement in a civil case filed against TJ Web Productions for liability incurred when its affiliates allegedly used pornographic spam to promote the company’s paysites.
Hilton Fights to Close ParisExposed.com
Jan 30, 2007 10:25 AM PSTParis Hilton has filed a federal lawsuit against the owner of newly launched ParisExposed.com in an attempt to shut down the site that displays personal photos, videos, diaries and other belongings once kept at a storage facility.
U.S. Bill Returns to Target Social Networking, Blogs
Jan 30, 2007 9:44 AM PSTA bill that could resurrect the Deleting Online Predators Act, which sought to limit access to blog and social networking sites in an effort to thwart online predators, may now have a second life with the introduction of legislation in the Senate dubbed “DOPA Jr.”
Recent Court Decision Limits ISP Liability
Jan 24, 2007 12:15 PM PSTA recent decision by a U.S. District judge to excuse an Internet service provider from liability for hosting child porn on its network is good news, according to lawyer and commentator Eric Sinrod.
U.S. Judge Sentences Francis for 2257 Violations
Jan 23, 2007 8:49 AM PSTMantra Films owner Joe Francis has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and a $500,000 fine for his role in violating 18 U.S.C. § 2257, the federal record-keeping law designed to keep adult content producers from using underage performers.
First Phisher Convicted Under CAN-SPAM Act
Jan 18, 2007 2:30 PM PSTThe CAN-SPAM Act showed that it has teeth for phishers, too. A California man became the first phisher found guilty by a jury under the CAM-SPAM Act, created in 2003 as a legal recourse to prosecute spammers who send unsolicited, fraudulent emails.
Tenn. Lawmaker Proposes Tax on Adult Material
Jan 18, 2007 9:18 AM PSTState Rep. Stacey Campfield said he will introduce a bill in the state legislature to impose a tax on pornography, with the revenue from the measure going toward a reduction in state sales tax for groceries.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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