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.XXX Decision Could Come as Early as Wednesday
May 8, 2006 11:00 AM PDTAn ICANN meeting May 10 could make the proposed .XXX top-level domain a reality sooner than anticipated. Or, the behind-the-scenes maneuvering could continue.
Brown Bunny Labeled Porn in Australia
May 6, 2006 6:00 AM PDTAn Australian Member of Parliament (MP) has called upon his state to reclassify “The Brown Bunny” DVD as pornographic.
Google Sued Over Child Porn Allegations
May 5, 2006 10:10 AM PDTGoogle took it on the chin this week after being sued by a Nassau County legislator for allegedly profiting off child pornography through its search engine.
Lender Says iBill Parent Is in Default
May 5, 2006 8:00 AM PDTIBill parent company Interactive Brand Development has received notice from a lender that it has defaulted on a $3.8 million loan, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If the outstanding amounts are not immediately paid in full, the filing said, the lender intends to dispose of all IBD collateral.
Italy Investigates Mobile Porn
May 5, 2006 6:00 AM PDTAmid allegations that children have been downloading porn via mobile phones, the Italian Communications Ministry has launched an investigation of 3 Italia, a mobile phone network.
FSC Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction Over Utah Registry
May 4, 2006 5:19 PM PDTThe Free Speech Coalition has filed a motion in federal court seeking a preliminary injunction to enjoin enforcement of Utah’s Child Protection Registry.
FSC Sees Success in 9th Annual Lobbying Days
May 4, 2006 3:30 PM PDTLed by the Free Speech Coalition’s Legislative Affairs Director Kat Sunlove, approximately 30 members of the adult entertainment community lobbied California state legislators in Sacramento as part of the 9th Annual Celebrate Free Speech Lobbying Days.
FSC Files Opening Brief to U.S. Appeals Court Over 2257
May 4, 2006 10:49 AM PDTThe Free Speech Coalition filed its opening brief to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in its attempt to challenge a lower federal court’s opinion relative to a preliminary injunction against new 2257 rules. The FSC's lead attorney in the case, Michael W. Gross, told XBIZ that the organization “is trying for the knock-out punch.”
CNN’s Nancy Grace Testifies to Strengthen Civil Penalties for Child Porn
May 3, 2006 2:56 PM PDTA House oversight and investigations subcommittee on Energy and Commerce heard testimony from former prosecutor and CNN commentator Nancy Grace today in support of legislation strengthening civil penalties for people who traffic in child pornography.
Chicago Officials Issue Cease-and-Desist to FlavaWorks.com
May 3, 2006 1:39 PM PDTChicago officials issued a cease-and-desist order against FlavaWorks.com and an affiliated site, CocoDorm.com, alleging they uncovered evidence that models on the sites were engaging in unsafe sex and spreading diseases, XBIZ has confirmed.
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