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Lawyers Cry Foul Over Adam Walsh Amendment to 2257

Lawyers Cry Foul Over Adam Walsh Amendment to 2257

Nov 7, 2006 10:00 AM PST
Computer forensic experts and an attorney who handles obscenity cases have testified in court that a new federal law makes it difficult for them to defend clients accused of downloading child pornography.
High School Photographer Sues Playboy

High School Photographer Sues Playboy

Nov 4, 2006 7:00 AM PST
A Placerville, Calif., woman who photographed Playboy’s 50th anniversary playmate Colleen Shannon for her senior year high school yearbook has sued the magazine for including the picture in its December 2003 issue.
Zango Settles With FTC for $3M

Zango Settles With FTC for $3M

Nov 3, 2006 11:23 AM PST
The scourge of many adult webmasters got hit where it hurts: in the wallet.
Shy Love Files Countersuit in Fight Over Vicious Media

Shy Love Files Countersuit in Fight Over Vicious Media

Nov 2, 2006 4:57 PM PST
The fight over the ownership of Vicious Media is getting stickier. Husband and wife Sheelagh and Eric Blumberg, known in the adult business as Shy Love and Eric Hunter, have filed a countersuit against former business partner Michael Fletcher and his associate Rui Lucas.
Jill Kelly Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Penthouse

Jill Kelly Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Penthouse

Nov 2, 2006 1:00 PM PST
Attorneys for Jill Kelly have succeeded in getting a temporary restraining order against Penthouse Digital Media, seeking to prevent that firm from using her trademark name and her websites until the court decides which party owns them.
Red Rose Pleads Not Guilty to Obscenity Charges

Red Rose Pleads Not Guilty to Obscenity Charges

Nov 2, 2006 11:20 AM PST
Responding to a federal grand jury indictment for obscenity, Karen Fletcher, aka Red Rose, pled not guilty at her Oct. 17 arraignment in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh. Fletcher is alleged to have disseminated obscene fictional stories on her website describing the torture and sexual abuse of children.
Shy Love to Be Deposed in Vicious Media Suit

Shy Love to Be Deposed in Vicious Media Suit

Nov 1, 2006 2:30 PM PST
Sheelagh Blumberg will be deposed within the next 30 days by attorneys for Michael Fletcher regarding a legal dispute to settle ownership of Vicious Media.
Florida Model Sues Nightmoves

Florida Model Sues Nightmoves

Nov 1, 2006 1:00 PM PST
Nightmoves, the self-proclaimed “premier adult entertainment magazine,” has been sued by a Florida model for unauthorized use of her copyrighted image in an advertisement.
Court Dismisses Paycom Antitrust Suit Against Mastercard

Court Dismisses Paycom Antitrust Suit Against Mastercard

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM PST
Justices on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals denied transaction processor Paycom Billing Services bid to overturn a lower court order dismissing its antitrust claims against credit card giant Mastercard.
Webmaster Suit Could Point to iBill Legal Strategy

Webmaster Suit Could Point to iBill Legal Strategy

Oct 31, 2006 3:30 PM PST
The parent company of iBill may be banking on a central legal strategy as an unknown number of adult webmasters pursue litigation against it for nonpayment of an untold number of processing reserves.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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