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FCC Smut Complaints Sextuple

FCC Smut Complaints Sextuple

May 29, 2006 11:58 AM PDT
The FCC on Friday disclosed that the number of TV and radio broadcast indecency and profanity complaints jumped more than six times the 44,109 filed in fourth quarter 2005 and more than 10 times the number filed in the third quarter.
Cambodia Bans 3G Phones

Cambodia Bans 3G Phones

May 27, 2006 6:00 AM PDT
Citing concerns about the proliferation of mobile pornography, Cambodia has banned third-generation (3G) mobile phones.

Credit Card Companies and Banks Team Up to Fight Child Porn

May 26, 2006 9:01 AM PDT
Few online transactions exist beyond the scope of the nation’s credit companies and banks, which is why those financial institutions have agreed to join law enforcement officials in the fight against child pornography.
New York Seeks to Regulate Domain Names

New York Seeks to Regulate Domain Names

May 26, 2006 6:00 AM PDT
According to a New York State proposal if you’re a fan thinking of buying a domain named after your favorite adult star, think again. A new bill seeks to outlaw the domain name registration of a living person by another person, with the intent to sell the site back to its namesake or someone else.
Net Neutrality Bill Approved in House

Net Neutrality Bill Approved in House

May 25, 2006 3:30 PM PDT
In a move that seeks to prevent Internet service providers from charging customers extra for an exclusive “high-speed lane,” a House Committee approved a measure that would ensure ISPs operate in a indiscriminate manner.
Fla. Adult Store Must Move in 2009

Fla. Adult Store Must Move in 2009

May 25, 2006 1:30 PM PDT
With increasing public pressure and zoning restrictions for some adult businesses, operating a brick and mortar store has become increasingly onerous, as evidenced by the city of New Smyrna Beach requiring Intimate Moments Boutique to move from its current location by June 2009.
South African Celeb Settles With Magazine Editor Over Fake Photos

South African Celeb Settles With Magazine Editor Over Fake Photos

May 25, 2006 11:00 AM PDT
Following publication of manipulated pictures that show her in compromising positions, South African celebrity Amor Vittone won a sizeable judgement against the magazine’s former editor. The Pretoria High Court ordered Eugene Goddard to pay $27,000 in damages.
Scottsdale’s Tough Adult Ordinance to Be Decided by Voters in Sept.

Scottsdale’s Tough Adult Ordinance to Be Decided by Voters in Sept.

May 25, 2006 8:00 AM PDT
A voter challenge to Scottsdale's new ordinance on sexually oriented businesses, which includes a ban on lap dancing and forces strippers to reveal less skin, will be held in September.
Obscenity Arrest in Texas

Obscenity Arrest in Texas

May 24, 2006 5:00 AM PDT
Citing a violation of state obscenity laws, police arrested a convenience store owner for selling sexually explicit DVDs.
Complaint Filed Against ICANN Alleges U.S. Interference With .XXX

Complaint Filed Against ICANN Alleges U.S. Interference With .XXX

May 23, 2006 3:00 PM PDT
Hoping to shine light on the alleged U.S. government interference with ICANN, and by extension the fate of controversial sponsored top-level domain .XXX, ICM Registry has laid out its case in a 21-page complaint filed in federal court.

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