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Anti-Porn Crusader Gets Signatures to Convene Kansas Grand Jury
May 17, 2006 10:16 AM PDTAfter less than a month of collecting signatures, an anti-porn crusader now has enough names on his certified petition to compel Shawnee county officials to convene a grand jury to investigate local adult businesses.
LFP Files $20 Million Counter Claim Against Giant Mobile
May 17, 2006 9:17 AM PDTHustler parent company Larry Flynt Publications Inc. has filed a cross complaint against Santa Monica, Calif.-based Giant Mobile, which earlier this year filed a $23 million suit against LFP.
Salaff Trial Date Set
May 16, 2006 3:30 PM PDTMore than two years after his arrest, American adult film producer Fred Salaff will finally go to preliminary trial on Oct. 24.
Sensenbrenner Bill Would Log Internet Records
May 16, 2006 2:00 PM PDTIf Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) had his way, Internet service providers would retain users activity records for a “reasonable amount of time.” The legislation Sensenbrenner is going to propose, according to CNetNews.com, would rewrite Internet privacy rules by requiring data retention for American’s online activities.
Extreme Associate’s Black Fires Back at U.S. Supreme Court
May 16, 2006 9:58 AM PDTA day after the U.S. Supreme Court denied Rob Black’s appeal, sending his case, U.S. vs. Extreme Associates, back to a lower federal court in Pittsburgh for trial, he fired back on his website.
Colossal Forms Gay Lord Studios
May 16, 2006 5:00 AM PDTAs part of an overall ramp up in production, Colossal Entertainment has formed Gay Lord Studios as a way to extend the company’s reach into the gay marketplace. The new studio will function as a separate label under the Colossal corporation.
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Extreme Associates Case
May 15, 2006 12:43 PM PDTWeighing in on the long-running obscenity battle between the U.S government and Rob Black’s Extreme Associates, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the company’s appeal, sending the criminal case back to the district court in Pittsburgh for trial.
Australia Announces Free Porn-Filtering Software
May 15, 2006 6:00 AM PDTHaving explored a number of options to keep minors safe from Internet pornography, the Australian government has decided to issue filtering software free of charge to its 6 million Internet users.
France Relaxes DRM Proposal
May 13, 2006 12:00 PM PDTThe upper house of the French Parliament has made last-minute changes to a bill that would have effectively relaxed digital rights management restrictions and interoperability issues for playing MP3 files. The politicians softened their stance, which would have forced Apple and other providers of copy-protected music to share its DRM license, making its music playable on any device.
Law Professor Calls Click Fraud Lawsuits Shakesdowns
May 12, 2006 3:40 PM PDTThe recent spike in click fraud lawsuits against Internet service providers such as Yahoo and Google have some in the legal community fighting back, among them a law professor who called such suits “shakedowns” on his blog.
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