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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.
European Commission Charges U.S. Interference in Death of .XXX
May 11, 2006 3:42 PM PDTWhile the battle of .XXX looks to be over, the war for Internet dominance continues to rage, as the European Commission leveled charges that ICANN’s decision to dump the controversial sponsored top-level-domain was nothing more than a U.S.-influenced power play.
Republicans Target Social Networking Sites
May 11, 2006 12:00 PM PDTIn a move that could have far-reaching implications for operators of social networking sites — adult-oriented and general interest alike — House Republicans have announced legislation that would restrict minor’s access to the sites from schools and libraries.
ICANN Rejects .XXX
May 10, 2006 6:15 PM PDTThe ongoing saga of .XXX may finally be closed as ICANN’s Board of Directors today voted against the proposed agreement with ICM Registry for the adults only sponsored top-level domain.
Titan Signs Sagat
May 10, 2006 1:55 PM PDTTitan Media, parent company of gay adult brands TitanMen, ManPlay and TitanMen Fresh, has signed Paris native François Sagat to an exclusive, multipicture deal.
British Politician Denies Making Gay Porn
May 10, 2006 1:00 PM PDTNewly elected East London politician Richard Barnbrook has denied being involved with the making of a gay porn film, he announced. Representing the towns of Barking and Dagenham, Barnbrook was elected to the British National Party last week.
Carey Runs For Governor
May 10, 2006 11:05 AM PDTAdult film star and Legend Video contract girl Mary Carey announced yesterday that she would again be running for governor of California. The blond starlet kicked off her campaign with a press conference at the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder.
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