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Recent Court Decision Limits ISP Liability

Recent Court Decision Limits ISP Liability

Jan 24, 2007 12:15 PM PST
A recent decision by a U.S. District judge to excuse an Internet service provider from liability for hosting child porn on its network is good news, according to lawyer and commentator Eric Sinrod.
U.S. Judge Sentences Francis for 2257 Violations

U.S. Judge Sentences Francis for 2257 Violations

Jan 23, 2007 8:49 AM PST
Mantra Films owner Joe Francis has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and a $500,000 fine 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.
First Phisher Convicted Under CAN-SPAM Act

First Phisher Convicted Under CAN-SPAM Act

Jan 18, 2007 2:30 PM PST
The CAN-SPAM Act showed that it has teeth for phishers, too. A California man became the first phisher found guilty by a jury under the CAM-SPAM Act, created in 2003 as a legal recourse to prosecute spammers who send unsolicited, fraudulent emails.
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.

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