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Library Must Use Internet Filters or Risk Funding Cut

Library Must Use Internet Filters or Risk Funding Cut

Mar 4, 2007 12:00 PM PST
Rochester’s Central Library must use Internet filters to block potentially inappropriate or obscene materials from being viewed on computers or risk a funding cut by Monroe County.
Privacy Commissioner Urges Canadian Lawmakers to Fight Spam

Privacy Commissioner Urges Canadian Lawmakers to Fight Spam

Mar 3, 2007 12:00 PM PST
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has called for tougher legislative measures to prevent spam and email fraud in Canada. She said the amount of spam circulating has “mushroomed,” and in response has made March Fraud Prevention Month.
ASACP Honors Attorney Gregory Piccionelli

ASACP Honors Attorney Gregory Piccionelli

Mar 2, 2007 12:31 PM PST
The ASACP has presented its annual Service Recognition Award to adult entertainment industry attorney Gregory Piccionelli.
Local Lawmakers Look to Increase Penalties for Obscenity

Local Lawmakers Look to Increase Penalties for Obscenity

Mar 1, 2007 12:57 PM PST
With little debate and scant opposition, House lawmakers passed HB 1569, a measure that would increase the maximum fine for obscenity to $250,000.
Israel Moves to Restrict Internet Porn

Israel Moves to Restrict Internet Porn

Mar 1, 2007 11:00 AM PST
Members of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require Internet service providers to restrict access to websites with adult content.
Judge Rules Google Can Block Ads

Judge Rules Google Can Block Ads

Feb 28, 2007 12:00 PM PST
In a ruling that could have far-reaching affects for online advertisers, a federal judge has said search engine giant Google can refuse ads as it sees fit.
Lawmakers Continue Quest to Ban Adult Billboards

Lawmakers Continue Quest to Ban Adult Billboards

Feb 28, 2007 9:22 AM PST
After a similar bill was struck down by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the state Senate has given its initial approval to legislation that would restrict signs and billboards advertising sexually oriented businesses along Missouri highways.
Probable Cause Hearing Set in Obscenity Case

Probable Cause Hearing Set in Obscenity Case

Feb 27, 2007 3:00 PM PST
A state court judge has set a date for a probable cause hearing for the owners of Adult World, a brick-and-mortar adult DVD retailer in the Fort Smith, Ark., metropolitan area. The owners, Don and Wayne Philpot, were charged with two counts of felony obscenity and one misdemeanor count of maintaining a building to allow others to commit lewd acts.
Domain Name Dispute Filings Jump 21%  in 2006

Domain Name Dispute Filings Jump 21% in 2006

Feb 27, 2007 12:01 PM PST
Alternative dispute resolution group the National Arbitration Forum released data today revealing a 21 percent spike in domain name dispute filings around the globe.
Sex.com Saga Continues, Cohen Says He’s Broke

Sex.com Saga Continues, Cohen Says He’s Broke

Feb 27, 2007 10:36 AM PST
Stephen Cohen, better known to the adult entertainment industry as the man who hijacked Sex.com, told a federal court yesterday that he was flat broke and unable to pay the $65 million judgment to the domain’s original rightful owner, Gary Kremen.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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