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Google News Loses Copyright Suit

Google News Loses Copyright Suit

Sep 19, 2006 5:00 AM PDT
In a ruling that could have wide-ranging effects for copyright law online, Internet search engine Google has been ordered to remove links to a Belgian newspaper’s stories from its news aggregation service.
New Charges, Arrest Possible in Ray Guhn Case

New Charges, Arrest Possible in Ray Guhn Case

Sep 18, 2006 11:30 AM PDT
The case against adult webmaster Clinton Raymond McCowen, aka Ray Guhn, and two other men may expand, according to the prosecutor, who said he might name another defendant in the case and possibly bring an additional charge against one or all of the defendants.
FTC Stops 4 Spamming Operations

FTC Stops 4 Spamming Operations

Sep 16, 2006 6:00 AM PDT
Four companies pushing sexually explicit spam, including one that enticed users with the chance to “date lonely housewives,” have been stopped in their tracks by The Federal Trade Commission, which recently announced that it has shut down the companies because of allegations that they violated the Can-Spam Act.
Mr. Skin Responds to XPays Complaint

Mr. Skin Responds to XPays Complaint

Sep 15, 2006 3:25 PM PDT
SK Intertainment, the parent company of celebrity flesh site MrSkin.com, has fired back in response to a lawsuit filed by XPays in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Monday, alleging copyright and trademark infringement surrounding the infamous Paris Hilton sex tape.
Spamhaus Hit With $11.7 Million Judgement

Spamhaus Hit With $11.7 Million Judgement

Sep 15, 2006 11:30 AM PDT
Spamhaus, a nonprofit group formed to fight the plague of spam, was slapped with an $11.7 million judgement issued by an Illinois Court.
U.S. to Keep Tight Control of ICANN

U.S. to Keep Tight Control of ICANN

Sep 15, 2006 9:32 AM PDT
A senior U.S. State Department official has said that ICANN, the Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based organization that governs the Internet, should remain under U.S. control for the foreseeable future.
Earthlink Wins Multi-Million Dollar Judgment Against Spammers

Earthlink Wins Multi-Million Dollar Judgment Against Spammers

Sep 14, 2006 3:00 PM PDT
A company accused of sending millions of spam messages has been ordered to pay Internet service provider Earthlink $11.6 million after a U.S. District court judge ruled against the Nevada-based marketing company because it did not answer the plaintiff’s complaint.
Microsoft Wins Civil Judgment Against Porn Spammer

Microsoft Wins Civil Judgment Against Porn Spammer

Sep 13, 2006 10:14 AM PDT
An 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

‘Girls Gone Wild’ Pleads Guilty to 2257 Violations

Sep 12, 2006 1:39 PM PDT
Mantra 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

USPTO Denies ‘Cum’ Trademark Status

Sep 12, 2006 5:00 AM PDT
The 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.

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