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India Rescinds Ban on Porn Sites

India Rescinds Ban on Porn Sites

Aug 4, 2015 12:50 PM PDT
The Indian government tonight rescinded its ban on hundreds of porn sites after critics accused the government of trampling on personal freedoms.
ATVOD Seeks Role in New U.K. Porn Directive

ATVOD Seeks Role in New U.K. Porn Directive

Aug 4, 2015 11:41 AM PDT
ATVOD today issued a press release stating that it welcomes “forthcoming consultation” on how to keep under-18s from accessing porn websites in the U.K.
Fingers Pointing in Love-Schechter Legal Battle

Fingers Pointing in Love-Schechter Legal Battle

Aug 3, 2015 1:36 PM PDT
Shy Love, the former porn star who later jumped into the talent representation biz, earlier today issued a press release declaring victory in her legal battle with ATMLA owner Mark Schechter. But Schechter said the legal dispute isn’t over.
Wentworth Seeks Acquittal After Found Guilty

Wentworth Seeks Acquittal After Found Guilty

Aug 3, 2015 12:50 PM PDT
Jarec Wentworth’s attorneys have asked a federal judge to enter a judgment of acquittal for the gay porn star who was convicted on extortion charges last month, noting that evidence presented in court was insufficient to sustain a guilty verdict by a jury.
India's ISPs Ordered to Block 857 Porn Sites

India's ISPs Ordered to Block 857 Porn Sites

Aug 3, 2015 7:00 AM PDT
India’s ISPs have blocked 857 porn sites following a new government order.
Cameron's Porn Initiative Could Bring About Fraud Schemes

Cameron's Porn Initiative Could Bring About Fraud Schemes

Jul 31, 2015 3:34 PM PDT
Kaspersky Labs’ top security researcher warns of disturbing consequences if U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s latest porn initiative imposes users to hand over credit card and other payment details to access legal adult entertainment.
David Cameron: Porn Must Be Restricted to Adults

David Cameron: Porn Must Be Restricted to Adults

Jul 30, 2015 2:54 PM PDT
Prime Minister David Cameron this week warned that porn sites will face being shut down unless its operators take action to stop children accessing their sexually explicit material.
NCSE Successfully Lobbies to Have Cosmo Covered Up

NCSE Successfully Lobbies to Have Cosmo Covered Up

Jul 29, 2015 2:42 PM PDT
Drug store chain Rite Aid and grocery store chains Food Lion and Hannaford Stores will place Cosmopolitan magazine in polybags in their stores after a major push by National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), formerly known as Morality in Media.
Patent Holder Sues 6 Haptic Toy Makers

Patent Holder Sues 6 Haptic Toy Makers

Jul 29, 2015 9:51 AM PDT
Another patent troll has arrived on the adult scene, filing half a dozen legal claims over the intellectual property used in the making of haptic toys.
Chief Keef’s Hologram Appearance Gets Censored

Chief Keef’s Hologram Appearance Gets Censored

Jul 28, 2015 3:00 PM PDT
With the adult entertainment applications of virtual reality rapidly unfolding in new and untested ways, the quashing of rapper Chief Keef’s virtual concert in Chicago last weekend poses a troublesome precedent that is worthy of monitoring by digital media industry stakeholders.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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