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Mariah Carey Threatens Mary Carey With Lawsuit
Dec 13, 2006 6:31 PM PSTIn 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
Dec 13, 2006 2:05 PM PSTJoe 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
Dec 11, 2006 1:00 PM PSTIn 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
Dec 9, 2006 6:00 AM PSTLocal 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
Dec 8, 2006 3:30 PM PSTProsecutors 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
Dec 7, 2006 8:58 AM PSTThe 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
Dec 6, 2006 1:00 PM PSTThe 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
Dec 5, 2006 9:28 AM PSTThe 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
Dec 4, 2006 5:00 AM PSTPitbull 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
Dec 1, 2006 9:00 AM PSTA 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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