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U.K. Police Halt Massive DVD Piracy Operation
Apr 6, 2006 3:30 PM PDTPolice are claiming the largest DVD piracy bust in England’s history following the raid of a factory that contained 500 DVD burners churning out an estimates 2,700 DVDs every hour.
Sex Blogger 1st Amendment Case Moving Forward
Apr 6, 2006 11:30 AM PDTA U.S. District Court has shot down a defendant’s motion to dismiss an invasion of privacy lawsuit from a former co-worker concerning details of their sex life she posted on her blog.
Court Considers HIV Disclosure Case
Apr 5, 2006 1:01 PM PDTIn a case that could potentially impact the adult entertainment industry, the California Supreme Court is reviewing a controversial lawsuit involving a woman seeking damages from a partner who she claims failed to inform her that he was HIV positive.
Homeland Security Official Charged With Seducing Child Online
Apr 5, 2006 11:30 AM PDTAn official of the Department of Homeland Security has been charged with using his computer to seduce what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Residentially-based Porn Companies Face Restrictions
Apr 4, 2006 3:30 PM PDTIn what could create a potential domino effect for California-based adult companies, city officials are looking to restrict the operation of adult businesses in residential areas and plan to beef up local ordinances to account for changes in technology.
XMart Owner Files Suit Against Sheriff’s Office
Apr 4, 2006 10:30 AM PDT75 Retail Enterprises Inc., owner of XMart Adult Supercenter, filed suit in U.S. District Court against Sumter County Sheriff William Farmer, claiming that he unconstitutionally seized 22,000 videos from the store in violation of the 1st, 4th and 14th Amendments.
Spitzer Files Suit Against Spyware Firm
Apr 4, 2006 9:44 AM PDTAttorney General Eliot Spitzer is battling spyware once again, this time by filing suit in state Supreme Court against Direct Revenue, alleging that the company installed pop-up programs on millions of computers that monitor the activities of users.
IBill Parent Says It Needs to Restate Earnings for 4 Quarters
Apr 3, 2006 11:16 AM PDTInteractive Brand Development reported in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it needs to restate its financial statements for the last four quarters. IBD, which owns third-party credit card processor iBill, has a 35 percent stake in Penthouse and an approximate 18 percent share in ITVN.
Microsoft Defends Itself Against EU Antitrust Fines
Apr 2, 2006 6:00 AM PDTRivals of Microsoft aren’t satisfied with the firm’s defense against fines levied by the European Union for failing to comply with remedies imposed for antitrust violations.
Number of Subpoenas in COPA Case Balloons
Mar 31, 2006 4:01 PM PSTThe Justice Department subpoenaed at least 34 companies — search engines, Internet service providers and filtering software firms — in its bid to collect data in support of COPA, the Child Online Protection Act. Regulators are seeking to highlight flaws in web filtering technology during a trial this fall.
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