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Tenn. Lawmaker Proposes Tax on Adult Material

Tenn. Lawmaker Proposes Tax on Adult Material

Jan 18, 2007 9:18 AM PST
State 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.
Falcon Foto Sues Guerilla Traffic, Porn Profit for Copyright Infringement

Falcon Foto Sues Guerilla Traffic, Porn Profit for Copyright Infringement

Jan 17, 2007 12:23 PM PST
In a lawsuit served on the showroom floor at Internext, California-based Falcon Foto has said it is suing Amsterdam-based Centurion Limited, which owns and operates the affiliate programs Guerrilla Traffic and Porn Profit, for copyright infringement.
New Bill Makes Viewing Porn at School a Crime

New Bill Makes Viewing Porn at School a Crime

Jan 16, 2007 3:00 PM PST
Students who view porn at school not only could be suspended or expelled, but also charged with a misdemeanor according to a new plan proposed by a local politician.
Nebraska may Update Electronic Harassment Bill

Nebraska may Update Electronic Harassment Bill

Jan 11, 2007 7:00 AM PST
State Sen. Mike Friend introduced a bill at Attorney General Jon Bruning’s request that would update the state’s current harassment and intimidation law to include use of electronic devices and email.
Legislators Introduce Bill in Favor of Net Neutrality

Legislators Introduce Bill in Favor of Net Neutrality

Jan 10, 2007 2:00 PM PST
After midterm election results saw the Democrats take control of Congress, there is new movement on the issue of net neutrality, with lawmakers introducing bipartisan legislation that would prevent high-speed Internet service providers from charging content companies for priority access.
Kremen Loses Antitrust Case

Kremen Loses Antitrust Case

Jan 9, 2007 3:30 PM PST
A U.S. District Court has dealt a blow to Gary Kremen, the original owner of the controversial Sex.com domain, in his antitrust case against the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).
Sweet Entertainment Wins $3M in Copyright Infringement Case

Sweet Entertainment Wins $3M in Copyright Infringement Case

Jan 9, 2007 3:10 PM PST
Sweet Entertainment Group, parent company of affiliate program SweetMoney and SweetErotica, has won its copyright infringement lawsuit against the Marin Group, DateApp (parent of Sickpuppy) and its principals Kenneth G. Farrar and John-Michael Cataldi, via summary judgment obtained by XBIZ.
Amateur Pornographers Face Death Penalty in Iran

Amateur Pornographers Face Death Penalty in Iran

Jan 9, 2007 11:30 AM PST
An amateur porn movie could net 31 people the death penalty in Iran’s capital city. The group faces death for filming and producing an adult movie that was shot using a cellphone, said Saiid Mortazavi, the president of Tehran’s criminal court.
U.S. Can Open Mail Without Search Warrant

U.S. Can Open Mail Without Search Warrant

Jan 5, 2007 5:00 AM PST
Although the White House denies any change in policy, a signing statement attached to postal legislation could allow the government to open first-class letters without a warrant, some experts said.
Joe Francis Appeals Community Service Sentence

Joe Francis Appeals Community Service Sentence

Jan 2, 2007 10:42 AM PST
Mantra Films, the company behind the “Girls Gone Wild” video series, has appealed a federal judge’s sentence imposing community service and a $1.6 million fine for violating 18 U.S.C. § 2257, the federal record-keeping law designed to keep adult content producers from using underage performers.

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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