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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.
Piracy Ringleader Pleads Guilty

Piracy Ringleader Pleads Guilty

Jun 16, 2006 2:30 PM PDT
In a case that investigators are claiming cost the software industry more than $20 million in lost revenue, the Justice Department has convicted a Lakeland, Fla. man on charges of criminal copyright infringement for selling pirated software through the mail.
Bush Signs Indecency Bill, Fines for Broadcasters Increase Tenfold

Bush Signs Indecency Bill, Fines for Broadcasters Increase Tenfold

Jun 16, 2006 12:30 PM PDT
The firestorm that began with Janet Jackson’s infamous 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” has resulted in a new law signed by President Bush Thursday that subjects broadcasters to increased FCC fines for indecent material.

Senate Proposes Prison for Those Failing to Label Adult Sites

Jun 16, 2006 9:31 AM PDT
Taking their cue from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, nine U.S. senators proposed a new law that would require adult website operators to post warning labels on each offending page.
Adult Super Center Ordered Closed for 1 Year

Adult Super Center Ordered Closed for 1 Year

Jun 16, 2006 8:00 AM PDT
After being found to operate secluded viewing rooms for customers to watch adult movies or live dancing, the Adult Super Center has been ordered to close for one year. Attorneys representing the store owners have vowed the store will reopen with no additional restrictions.

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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