Home > News > Legal News • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law

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.
New Louisiana Anti-Adult Ordinance Could Be National Model

New Louisiana Anti-Adult Ordinance Could Be National Model

Nov 30, 2006 2:00 PM PST
A model ordinance recently adopted by the Tangipahoa Parish Council and crafted in part by the Alliance Defense Fund could become the model used by cities across the country to restrict or prohibit adult stores, according to legal experts.
U.S. Supreme Court Considers Patent Reform

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Patent Reform

Nov 30, 2006 1:00 PM PST
In what could prove to be a landmark patent case, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments addressing the so-called “obviousness test.” A ruling that tosses out the test, which many lawyers call the cornerstone of patent law, could make it easier to challenge patents in the future, something many in the adult entertainment industry who rely on new technologies to deliver their content, think is a good thing.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida

XShow 18+ 2017

Jun 01 - Jun 03
Moscow, Russia

Cam Summit

Jun 02 - Jun 04
Lloret de Mar, Spain
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!