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U.S. Judge Grants Extension in Extreme Associates Case
Nov 25, 2006 11:59 AM PSTThe federal judge to decide the U.S. government’s obscenity case against Extreme Associates owners Robert Zicari and Janet Romano agreed Tuesday to continue pretrial filings for three months.
Critics Debate Proposed Australian Copyright Law
Nov 24, 2006 12:01 PM PSTCritics of a copyright proposal in Australia have warned that its passage could result in serious penalties to users of video sharing sites like YouTube.
Chinese Webmaster Sentenced to Life in Prison
Nov 22, 2006 8:47 AM PSTFollowing a prolonged investigation by Chinese officials, the operator of several of adult websites was sentenced to life in prison by the Taiyuan Intermediate People's Court, Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.
Calif. Ruling Rejects Libel for Online Republishers
Nov 21, 2006 10:08 AM PSTIn a decision that could have profound repercussions for web publishers, bloggers and anyone who posts to online message boards, the California Supreme Court said those who republish defamatory statements online couldn’t be held liable.
Pitbull Productions Gets Restraining Order Against Distributor
Nov 20, 2006 4:30 PM PSTGay adult producer Pitbull Productions has succeeded in getting a restraining order against Yocko Distributors, which it claims has been distributing DVDs stolen from its warehouse.
Closing Arguments Begin in COPA Trial
Nov 20, 2006 11:30 AM PSTAfter a four-week trial, U.S. District Judge Lowell Reed will hear closing arguments in the Child Online Protection Act case. The case, which pits a host of plaintiffs represented by the ACLU against the U.S. government, will determine the constitutionality of the 1998 law that — if enforced — mandates age verification for websites containing material considered “harmful to minors.”
Sex Z’s Bo Kenney Offers Legal Aid for Retailers
Nov 17, 2006 3:30 PM PSTSex Z Pictures Owner Bo Kenney has said he will handle the legal costs for any retailer who faces obscenity charges for selling his latest film “Corruption.”
FSC Seeks Halt to All 2257 Inspections
Nov 17, 2006 1:37 PM PSTFree Speech Coalition Chairman Jeffrey Douglas told XBIZ he believes that the FBI has violated a court-ordered injunction designed to protect FSC members who are defined as secondary producers.
Gay Performer Marcus Allen Arrested for Murder
Nov 17, 2006 5:00 AM PSTTimothy J. Boham, known to the adult industry as gay porn star Marcus Allen, has been arrested for the murder of a wealthy Denver businessman, police say.
Pure Play Media Undergoes 2257 Inspection
Nov 16, 2006 1:07 PM PSTThe FBI conducted a 2257 records inspection of Pure Play Media this morning, CEO Richard Arnold told XBIZ.
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