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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.
New Louisiana Anti-Adult Ordinance Could Be National Model
Nov 30, 2006 2:00 PM PSTA 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
Nov 30, 2006 1:00 PM PSTIn 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.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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;...
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”...
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...