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Nebraska may Update Electronic Harassment Bill

Nebraska may Update Electronic Harassment Bill

Jan 11, 2007 7:00 AM PST
State Sen. Mike Friend introduced a bill at Attorney General Jon Bruning’s request that would update the state’s current harassment and intimidation law to include use of electronic devices and email.
Legislators Introduce Bill in Favor of Net Neutrality

Legislators Introduce Bill in Favor of Net Neutrality

Jan 10, 2007 2:00 PM PST
After midterm election results saw the Democrats take control of Congress, there is new movement on the issue of net neutrality, with lawmakers introducing bipartisan legislation that would prevent high-speed Internet service providers from charging content companies for priority access.
Kremen Loses Antitrust Case

Kremen Loses Antitrust Case

Jan 9, 2007 3:30 PM PST
A U.S. District Court has dealt a blow to Gary Kremen, the original owner of the controversial Sex.com domain, in his antitrust case against the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).
Sweet Entertainment Wins $3M in Copyright Infringement Case

Sweet Entertainment Wins $3M in Copyright Infringement Case

Jan 9, 2007 3:10 PM PST
Sweet Entertainment Group, parent company of affiliate program SweetMoney and SweetErotica, has won its copyright infringement lawsuit against the Marin Group, DateApp (parent of Sickpuppy) and its principals Kenneth G. Farrar and John-Michael Cataldi, via summary judgment obtained by XBIZ.
Amateur Pornographers Face Death Penalty in Iran

Amateur Pornographers Face Death Penalty in Iran

Jan 9, 2007 11:30 AM PST
An amateur porn movie could net 31 people the death penalty in Iran’s capital city. The group faces death for filming and producing an adult movie that was shot using a cellphone, said Saiid Mortazavi, the president of Tehran’s criminal court.
U.S. Can Open Mail Without Search Warrant

U.S. Can Open Mail Without Search Warrant

Jan 5, 2007 5:00 AM PST
Although the White House denies any change in policy, a signing statement attached to postal legislation could allow the government to open first-class letters without a warrant, some experts said.
Joe Francis Appeals Community Service Sentence

Joe Francis Appeals Community Service Sentence

Jan 2, 2007 10:42 AM PST
Mantra Films, the company behind the “Girls Gone Wild” video series, has appealed a federal judge’s sentence imposing community service and a $1.6 million fine for violating 18 U.S.C. § 2257, the federal record-keeping law designed to keep adult content producers from using underage performers.
Playboy Claims ‘Fair Use’ in Copyright Infringement Case

Playboy Claims ‘Fair Use’ in Copyright Infringement Case

Dec 29, 2006 10:29 AM PST
Playboy Enterprises denies that it violated copyright protection laws by publishing a picture of Placerville, Calif., resident-turned-Playmate Colleen Shannon.
InterBill Faces U.S. Suit Over Alleged Bogus Website

InterBill Faces U.S. Suit Over Alleged Bogus Website

Dec 28, 2006 3:27 PM PST
Third-party processor InterBill Ltd. facilitated an online company’s alleged fraudulent scheme by collecting consumer bank account numbers and then debited funds from thousands of bank accounts, according to court documents obtained by XBIZ.
Indonesia Playboy Trial Is Closed to Public; Protesters Make Threats

Indonesia Playboy Trial Is Closed to Public; Protesters Make Threats

Dec 28, 2006 9:57 AM PST
Havoc broke out in Indonesia Thursday after a judge closed to the public the trial of Playboy Indonesia's editor-in-chief, who faces indecency charges.

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