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Ill. Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Alcohol at Strip Clubs
Oct 10, 2006 5:00 AM PDTThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a city ordinance that bars strip clubs featuring seminude dancing from serving alcohol does not violate the 1st Amendment.
Florida County Pushes for Ban on Adult Businesses
Oct 8, 2006 12:07 PM PDTThe Public Safety Committee is close to getting approval on a six-month moratorium on all types of adult businesses, making it impossible for adult operations to find a home in High Springs.
Fla. Woman to Pay $11.3 Million for Online Defamation
Oct 7, 2006 12:00 PM PDTA woman who posted defamatory statements on an online bulletin board has been dealt an $11.3 million blow by a Broward County jury, leading adult entertainment lawyer J.D. Obenberger to say that website operators and Internet users need a wake-up call when it comes to the things they post on industry boards such as GoFuckYourself, JustBlowMe and others.
Attorney General Warns Anti-Porn Group
Oct 6, 2006 7:00 AM PDTNoPornNorthampton, a community group comprised of citizens opposed to the construction of a Capital Video adult store, has been warned by state Attorney General Tom Reilly to stop soliciting public donations.
EFF Sues FBI Seeking Information on Electronic Surveillance
Oct 5, 2006 12:30 PM PDTAttorneys for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based privacy advocacy group, have filed suit against the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to request records pertaining to the successors of the government’s abandoned electronic surveillance program codenamed Carnivore.
Bill Targets Online Vice Payments
Oct 2, 2006 3:00 PM PDTIn a move that could dramatically impact some adult webmasters, lawmakers have taken a practical approach to curbing Internet vice, sending a bill to President Bush that would ban U.S. banks and credit card companies from processing transactions for online gambling sites.
California Initiative for Internet Privacy Launches
Oct 2, 2006 2:00 PM PDTA public program formed to explore the possible implementation of voluntary or mandated approaches toward improving Internet-related privacy issues has been created by Lauren Weinstein, a longtime Internet authority.
Utah Cites Adult Companies Under Child Protection Registry Law
Oct 2, 2006 11:00 AM PDTOperating under the state’s controversial Child Protection Registry law, Utah consumer protection officials have cited four companies for allegedly sending email solicitations to minors for websites connected to gambling, alcohol and pornography.
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Sex Toy Case
Oct 2, 2006 9:30 AM PDTThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving a Texas law banning the sale of sex toys shaped like sexual organs.
Red Rose Indicted for Obscenity Over Stories About Children
Sep 27, 2006 3:08 PM PDTA federal grand jury has returned an indictment for a woman accused of disseminating alleged obscene fictional stories on her website describing the torture and sexual abuse of children.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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...
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...
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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...