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Mariah Carey Threatens Mary Carey With Lawsuit

Mariah Carey Threatens Mary Carey With Lawsuit

Dec 13, 2006 6:31 PM PST
In October, Mariah Carey threatened to sue Mary Carey regarding her stage name, which Mariah wants to trademark. Mariah Carey is worried that the similar-sounding names will cause confusion.
Joe Francis Gets Community Service for 2257 Violations

Joe Francis Gets Community Service for 2257 Violations

Dec 13, 2006 2:05 PM PST
Joe Francis, the man behind Mantra Entertainment’s Girls Gone Wild Empire, will get community service 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.
Kan. Lawmaker Seeks to Tax Adult Businesses

Kan. Lawmaker Seeks to Tax Adult Businesses

Dec 11, 2006 1:00 PM PST
In what appears to be a growing legislative trend to regulate brick-and-mortar adult stores, a lawmaker in Kansas has said he plans to introduce a bill that would require adult-oriented businesses to apply for an occupation license and pay a special tax.
Indecency Trial Begins for Editor of Playboy Indonesia

Indecency Trial Begins for Editor of Playboy Indonesia

Dec 9, 2006 6:00 AM PST
Local prosecutors have begun the indecency trial against Erwin Arnada, the embattled Editor-in-chief of Playboy Indonesia, who faces up to 32 months in prison if convicted on charges that he distributed indecent pictures and profited from the sale of those pictures.
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.

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