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U.S. Seeks Comments on Fate of ICANN

U.S. Seeks Comments on Fate of ICANN

Jul 3, 2006 2:30 PM PDT
Seeking input on the way the Internet is managed, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has opened up a message board to the general public.
Google Could Face Legal Challenge to Ranking System

Google Could Face Legal Challenge to Ranking System

Jul 3, 2006 12:30 PM PDT
A federal lawsuit challenging Google’s site ranking system will likely proceed, according to the Judge Jeremy Fogel, who hinted during a recent hearing that he would allow the plaintiff, KinderStart.com, to amend its lawsuit to include more specific allegations needed to prove its antitrust case.
Judge Orders Cohen to be Held Indefinitely

Judge Orders Cohen to be Held Indefinitely

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM PDT
The saga between Sex.com former owner Gary Kremen and Stephen Cohen, the man who stole the domain name from its rightful owner by submitting a forged document to Network Solutions, is still engaged in a protracted legal battle that is just beginning.
Porn Site Operator Convicted of Public Nudity

Porn Site Operator Convicted of Public Nudity

Jun 30, 2006 1:02 PM PDT
A woman who operates a porn website is in trouble with local authorities again, having been found guilty of violating her city’s public decency ordinance.
French Lawmakers Crack Open DRM

French Lawmakers Crack Open DRM

Jun 30, 2006 11:53 AM PDT
With a show of hands, a vote by French lawmakers could dramatically reshape the use of digital rights management (DRM) technology worldwide.
Patent Lawsuit Could Kill Open Source

Patent Lawsuit Could Kill Open Source

Jun 30, 2006 9:59 AM PDT
Users of open source code may no longer be immune from patent infringement cases if a suit filed by Delaware-based FireStar Software against Raleigh, N.C.-based Linux distributor Red Hat goes the way many patent experts think it might.
FTC Demands Continued Access to WhoIs

FTC Demands Continued Access to WhoIs

Jun 30, 2006 5:00 AM PDT
The Federal Trade Commission has requested continued open access to the WhoIs database, saying that contact and identity information of website operators aids the consumer protection agency’s efforts in combating spyware and policing fraud online.
Congress Takes Aim at the Internet

Congress Takes Aim at the Internet

Jun 29, 2006 1:30 PM PDT
Wrapping up a series of hearings aimed at increasing regulation online, Congressmen told representatives of social networking sites that they should expect new legislation in the form of a comprehensive anti-porn bill.

Titan Media Files Copyright Suit Against Veoh

Jun 29, 2006 11:00 AM PDT
Titan Media has filed suit in federal court against San Diego, Calif.-based online video-sharing service Veoh Networks, alleging copyright infringement.
Playboy Editor, Model Face Criminal Charges in Indonesia

Playboy Editor, Model Face Criminal Charges in Indonesia

Jun 29, 2006 9:30 AM PDT
The controversial issue of Playboy magazine that sparked protests in the predominantly Muslim nation of Indonesia and brought violent attacks on the company’s local headquarters has now landed the editor-in-chief and the centerfold model in legal hot water, as authorities officially declared them suspect in a criminal indecency case.

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »

Technological Advances Typically Meet Wall of Resistance

Our lives have changed immeasurably in the past 100 years. Think of the wealthiest, most powerful person 100 years ago. It was probably John D. Rockefeller. In inflation-adjusted terms he is the wealthiest... More »
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