XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law
Canadian ISPs Look to Ban Porn Sites Without Going to Court
Jun 13, 2006 9:01 AM PDTA proposal at the Canadian Telecom Summit could pave the way for Internet service providers to remove objectionable websites, including those that contain pornography, without having to engage in protracted legal engagements with site operators.
Circuit Court of Appeals Approves Wiretapping of ‘Net
Jun 13, 2006 7:00 AM PDTThe U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the Federal Communications Commission has the power to make broadband provider networks more “wiretap friendly” for law enforcement purposes.
County Orders Christian Duplicator to Dub Gay Rights Film
Jun 13, 2006 5:00 AM PDTCiting Christian beliefs, a Virginia store owner has refused to duplicate two documentary films a lesbian activist made in the late 1960s.
Adult Industry Lawyer Piccionelli Launches Doomsday Curve
Jun 12, 2006 4:14 PM PDTAttorney Gregory Piccionelli has a simple goal: Save the world. While he makes his money helping adult webmasters stay clear of government prosecution, his new website, DoomsdayCurve.com, is a one-two punch to both stop obscenity prosecutions and draw attention to the humanity’s race toward self-destruction.
Obscenity Ban Fails, Zoning Plan OKd in Montana
Jun 11, 2006 11:47 AM PDTVoters in Yellowstone County last week defeated a proposed ordinance that would criminalize “obscenity” made available to one or more people of any age. The proposal was sweeping, targeting adult entertainment available in publications, videos, strip clubs and perhaps the Internet.
House Passes Bill to Open Cable Markets
Jun 11, 2006 5:43 AM PDTThe pool of cable providers may get larger after House lawmakers took a step toward rewriting laws that would allow phone companies to bypass local governments when seeking to offer pay TV service. The news could substantially help adult entertainment networks.
Store Case Goes Before Utah Supreme Court
Jun 9, 2006 2:30 PM PDTJohn Haltom, owner of three Dr. John’s Boutiques in Utah as well as numerous stores in other state, had his day in court yesterday. He asked the Utah Supreme Court to overturn his 2000 conviction for selling a sexually explicit video to a minor.
Net Neutrality Fails in the House
Jun 9, 2006 10:00 AM PDTThe idea of maintaining an even playing field for all Internet services offered to consumers took a nosedive in the U.S. House of Representatives late Thursday.
Webmasters Complain Yahoo Is Ripping Them Off
Jun 9, 2006 8:01 AM PDTAdult webmasters are echoing a claim Perfect 10 owner Norman Zada has made for years: Search engines erode the value of content from adult websites by serving it up to searchers without authorization and without offering anything in return to the sites the content comes from.
‘Grand Theft’ Settlement: Warning, Recall and Software Patch
Jun 8, 2006 4:18 PM PDTThe makers of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" agreed Thursday to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for failing to disclose that animated sex scenes were hidden in the game.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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