XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law
Microsoft Wins Civil Judgment Against Porn Spammer
Sep 13, 2006 10:14 AM PDTAn English porn site operator who used spam sent from his hotmail address to direct traffic to his website will have to pay Microsoft $84,000, after a civil court ruled that the man violated the terms and conditions of his account.
‘Girls Gone Wild’ Pleads Guilty to 2257 Violations
Sep 12, 2006 1:39 PM PDTMantra Films, which produces the “Girls Gone Wild” video series, has pleaded guilty to violating 2257 federal record-keeping laws, a Justice Department spokesman told XBIZ. Specifically, the company admitted to three counts of failing to keep the required records and seven labeling violations for its series of DVDs and videos.
USPTO Denies ‘Cum’ Trademark Status
Sep 12, 2006 5:00 AM PDTThe phrase “you cum like a girl” won’t be eligible for trademark protection, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which denied the request made by a Los Angeles-area comedian to register the slogan.
ISPs Running TOR Part of German Porn Crackdown
Sep 12, 2006 5:00 AM PDTRaiding seven ISPs last week, German law enforcement is beefing up its efforts to combat the scourge of child pornography. A total of 10 servers were confiscated from the companies, all running the same program that keeps Internet traffic anonymous.
XPays Sues Over Infringement of Paris Hilton Tape
Sep 11, 2006 4:12 PM PDTXPays filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday accusing several well-known sponsor programs of copyright and trademark infringement of the Paris Hilton sex tape.
New Jersey City Shines Light on Adult Stores
Sep 11, 2006 3:00 PM PDTA proposed ordinance that aims to restrict the way adult businesses operate is awaiting vote from the Burlington City Council. The projected regulations would affect interior store lighting, hours of operation and the licensing of sexually oriented businesses.
Mother Accuses Record Labels, Band of Inducing Minor to Make Porn
Sep 10, 2006 12:00 PM PDTRock band Buckcherry, Warner Music Group and Atlantic Recording will answer a civil complaint from the mother of a 16-year-old girl alleging that the musicians recruited the minor to film pornographic sex acts that the label later exploited for promotional purposes, reaping “huge profits,” the plaintiff said.
DOJ Issues Obscenity Indictment
Sep 8, 2006 11:30 AM PDTThe Justice Department has indicted Danilo Simoes Croce, a Brazilian man accused of operating websites that offered "obscene videos for download or delivery in the U.S.,” according to a criminal complaint filed in the middle district of Florida.
Xanga Pays Largest COPPA Fine Ever
Sep 8, 2006 10:02 AM PDTSocial networking site Xanga.com has settled its dispute with the Federal Trade Commission by agreeing to pay $1 million for allegedly violating the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its implementing rule, which requires commercial websites to obtain consent from parents before collecting information from minors.
Calif. High Court Unlikely to Impose Liability for Online Speech
Sep 8, 2006 7:01 AM PDTJustices of the California state Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in an online defamation case signaled that they were unwilling to impose liability on Internet service providers for the potentially libelous speech by third parties operating on their networks.
Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment
The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The...
Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly...