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Piracy Ringleader Pleads Guilty
Jun 16, 2006 2:30 PM PDTIn a case that investigators are claiming cost the software industry more than $20 million in lost revenue, the Justice Department has convicted a Lakeland, Fla. man on charges of criminal copyright infringement for selling pirated software through the mail.
Bush Signs Indecency Bill, Fines for Broadcasters Increase Tenfold
Jun 16, 2006 12:30 PM PDTThe firestorm that began with Janet Jackson’s infamous 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” has resulted in a new law signed by President Bush Thursday that subjects broadcasters to increased FCC fines for indecent material.
Senate Proposes Prison for Those Failing to Label Adult Sites
Jun 16, 2006 9:31 AM PDTTaking their cue from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, nine U.S. senators proposed a new law that would require adult website operators to post warning labels on each offending page.
Adult Super Center Ordered Closed for 1 Year
Jun 16, 2006 8:00 AM PDTAfter being found to operate secluded viewing rooms for customers to watch adult movies or live dancing, the Adult Super Center has been ordered to close for one year. Attorneys representing the store owners have vowed the store will reopen with no additional restrictions.
Porn DVD Pirate Ordered to Pay Restitution
Jun 15, 2006 1:00 PM PDTAn English court has ordered a man convicted of pirating porn DVDs and selling them for profit to repay more than $177,000 or face an additional year in jail.
VOD Patent Lawsuit Filed Against Major Cable Operators
Jun 15, 2006 11:00 AM PDTCable companies distributing adult content through video-on-demand may have infringed upon a patent held by Old Lyme, Conn.-based USA Video Technology, according to a lawsuit filed by the company against seven major cable operators.
Partnership Dispute Over Vicious Media Goes to Court
Jun 14, 2006 3:25 PM PDTAllegations of criminal and civil misconduct have been brought by plaintiff Michael Fletcher against Sheelagh and Eric Blumberg in a legal dispute over the ownership of Vicious Media, according to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
New Anti-porn Legislation Proposed
Jun 14, 2006 11:36 AM PDTAngry over rulings by federal courts striking down anti-porn legislation on 1st Amendment ground, Rep. Chris Cannon, R-UT, has proposed a new bill that would take jurisdiction in such cases away from the federal courts and make states the ultimate arbitrators of what constitutes obscene material.
N.Y. Officials Seek to Crack Down on Google Video
Jun 13, 2006 2:30 PM PDTLivid at the amount of violent and explicit adult content available on Google’s new video clip service, the New York State Consumer Protection Board is preparing to issue a warning to parents about the website.
Australia to Crack Down on Mobile Porn
Jun 13, 2006 10:13 AM PDTAustralia, which already restricts film, print, TV and online pornographic content, could extend the ban to mobile devices if Communications Minister Helen Coonan gets her way.
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