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Senate Approves Web Labeling; Bill Faces House Battle

Senate Approves Web Labeling; Bill Faces House Battle

Jun 28, 2006 12:00 PM PDT
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, with the backing of the Bush administration, approved an amendment to a wide-ranging telecommunications bill that would require mandatory website labeling on pages that contain explicit sexual images.
Congress Tells ISPs to Expect Comprehensive Anti-porn Bill

Congress Tells ISPs to Expect Comprehensive Anti-porn Bill

Jun 28, 2006 10:36 AM PDT
After testimony before the House Energy and Commerce committee, Internet service providers were told to expect new legislation that would force them to retain data about their users in the name of preventing the spread of child pornography online.
Another Webmaster Arrest Made in Florida

Another Webmaster Arrest Made in Florida

Jun 27, 2006 10:30 AM PDT
The Escambia County Sheriff’s office has made a third arrest in connection with the Ray Guhn case.
Webmaster Ray Guhn Arrested in Florida

Webmaster Ray Guhn Arrested in Florida

Jun 26, 2006 12:30 PM PDT
Webmaster Clinton Raymond McCowen, aka Ray Guhn, was arrested on Friday along with his partner Kevin Patrick Stevens, and charged with racketeering, engaging in prostitution and the manufacture and sale of obscene material.
British Lawmaker Wants to Restrict Access to Adult Magazines

British Lawmaker Wants to Restrict Access to Adult Magazines

Jun 24, 2006 6:00 AM PDT
Buyers of sexually explicit magazines may soon have to look a little harder to find their favorite reading material if a British lawmaker has her way. A new proposal would regulate where newsstands can display adult magazines.
Congressional Panel Approves Rules for U.S. Net Firms

Congressional Panel Approves Rules for U.S. Net Firms

Jun 24, 2006 6:00 AM PDT
The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that concentrates on Africa, global human rights and international operations unanimously approved the Global Online Freedom Act that seeks to enforce strict regulations on U.S. companies doing business in countries that censor or restrict Internet access.
N.Y. Lawmaker Drops Google Child Porn Lawsuit

N.Y. Lawmaker Drops Google Child Porn Lawsuit

Jun 23, 2006 10:00 AM PDT
The Long Island politician who filed a federal lawsuit against search engine giant Google alleging that the company was profiting from of child pornography, has dropped his suit.
6 Trade Groups File Court Papers in Support of FSC

6 Trade Groups File Court Papers in Support of FSC

Jun 22, 2006 11:57 AM PDT
Numerous trade organizations have filed an amicus brief in support of the Free Speech Coalition’s suit against Utah’s Child Protection Registry. “This is really turning into an intramural softball game with this many players,” FSC Communications Director Tom Hymes told XBIZ.
Australia to Subsidize Internet Filter

Australia to Subsidize Internet Filter

Jun 19, 2006 3:30 PM PDT
Having explored many options to keep children from accessing pornography, Australian Communications Minister Helen Coonan has decided on a federal subsidy for parents who buy filtering software for their home computers.
Webmaster Faces Charges Over Zoning

Webmaster Faces Charges Over Zoning

Jun 19, 2006 1:30 PM PDT
Dominatrix Michelle Silva, who owns and operates bondage and S&M website EmpressM.net out of her residence, has turned herself in to Connecticut police to answer charges of zoning violations.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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