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Prosecutors Drop Most of the Charges Against Joe Francis

Prosecutors Drop Most of the Charges Against Joe Francis

Dec 8, 2006 3:30 PM PST
Prosecutors in the Girls Gone Wild case have said they will drop all but eight of the dozens of felony charges filed against Mantra Entertainment owner Joe Francis, citing lack of evidence.
Bill to Ban Sexually Explicit Billboards Returns

Bill to Ban Sexually Explicit Billboards Returns

Dec 7, 2006 8:58 AM PST
The lawmakers who fought to limit the visibility and impact of the pornography industry in their state by drafting legislation that would ban sexually suggestive billboards along state highways have returned to the drawing board four months after a federal appeals court determined the bill was unconstitutional.
No Relief in Sight for Penis Pump Judge

No Relief in Sight for Penis Pump Judge

Dec 6, 2006 1:00 PM PST
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 5-0 to deny parole to a former judge convicted of using a penis pump under his robes while presiding over jury trials.
South Africa Sets Deadline for Websites to Remove Adult Content

South Africa Sets Deadline for Websites to Remove Adult Content

Dec 5, 2006 9:28 AM PST
The Film and Publications Board (FPB), which regulates the dissemination of media throughout South Africa, has said it will no longer allow website operators to distribute adult content online.
Pitbull Productions Files Federal Suit Against Distributor

Pitbull Productions Files Federal Suit Against Distributor

Dec 4, 2006 5:00 AM PST
Pitbull Productions has stepped up its legal fight against a distributor who allegedly stole and then sold 4,000 of its DVDs. After receiving a restraining order against Yocko Distributors from selling the stolen DVDs, Pitbull Productions filed a lawsuit with additional counts in Federal Court.
North Carolina Lawmakers to Toughen Child Porn Penalties

North Carolina Lawmakers to Toughen Child Porn Penalties

Dec 1, 2006 9:00 AM PST
A special legislative panel has begun to draft legislation that will greatly increase penalties against those guilty of possessing or selling child pornography in the state.
New Louisiana Anti-Adult Ordinance Could Be National Model

New Louisiana Anti-Adult Ordinance Could Be National Model

Nov 30, 2006 2:00 PM PST
A model ordinance recently adopted by the Tangipahoa Parish Council and crafted in part by the Alliance Defense Fund could become the model used by cities across the country to restrict or prohibit adult stores, according to legal experts.
U.S. Supreme Court Considers Patent Reform

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Patent Reform

Nov 30, 2006 1:00 PM PST
In what could prove to be a landmark patent case, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments addressing the so-called “obviousness test.” A ruling that tosses out the test, which many lawyers call the cornerstone of patent law, could make it easier to challenge patents in the future, something many in the adult entertainment industry who rely on new technologies to deliver their content, think is a good thing.
Marcus Allen Makes First Court Appearance in Murder Charge

Marcus Allen Makes First Court Appearance in Murder Charge

Nov 30, 2006 5:00 AM PST
Former gay adult performer Marcus Allen, whose real name is Timothy Boham, made his first appearance in court today on the charges of first degree murder against him.
Obscenity Prosecutor Gets New Job

Obscenity Prosecutor Gets New Job

Nov 29, 2006 3:30 PM PST
President Bush has named U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan — best known to the adult entertainment industry as prosecutor with a predilection for obscenity prosecutions — to head up the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women.

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