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Federal Court Strikes Down Georgia Obscenity Law
Apr 26, 2006 12:05 PM PDTWhat started as a case questioning a ban on advertising of sex toys in Georgia has led to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding its earlier ruling that the state’s entire obscenity statute is unconstitutional.
Hawaii Law Limits Exposure of Adult Products
Apr 26, 2006 11:02 AM PDTHawaii has approved legislation that puts stringent restrictions on the visibility and location of adult entertainment products being sold in stores.
New Law Could Treat Violent Video Games as Porn
Apr 26, 2006 8:00 AM PDTIn a move that could have profound 1st Amendment ramifications, the state Senate has passed a “games as porn” bill, bringing Oklahoma one step closer to lumping violent video games into the same category as pornography.
Chinese Sites Purge Objectionable Content
Apr 26, 2006 6:00 AM PDTA group of 14 media companies calling themselves the Beijing Association of Online Media has voluntarily agreed to self-censor any objectionable content that appears on its sites. The pledge comes amid calls in Beijing to clean up the Internet.
Army Soldier Accepts Plea in Porn Site Scandal
Apr 25, 2006 2:30 PM PDTOne of the seven U.S. Army paratroopers embroiled in a gay porn scandal has accepted a plea, reported the Fayetteville Times. The particulars of the plea deal were not disclosed at press time but will be made public on Thursday when the paratrooper must appear before a judge.
Senator Plans Internet Tax
Apr 25, 2006 12:00 PM PDTOregon Republican Sen. George Smith plans to introduce a bill that will force more Americans to pay taxes subsidizing broadband technology in areas that are not currently wired for the high-speed service.
Congress Could Move to Expand DMCA
Apr 25, 2006 6:00 AM PDTDespite calls from academics, technology companies and computer programmers for Congress to abandon the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, draft legislation expected soon proposes to expand the controversial law.
S.C. Legislation Would Ban Sale of Sex Toys
Apr 24, 2006 1:12 PM PDTSouth Carolina could join the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas with legislation that, if passed, would make it a felony to sell sex toys and novelties, either in brick-and-mortar stores or over the Internet to the state’s residents.
Calif. High Court Rules Obscene Speech Not Always Workplace Harassment
Apr 21, 2006 3:35 PM PDTIn a ruling that could help protect adult entertainment companies from lawsuits, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that obscene speech is not always workplace harassment.
South Africa Demands License for Satellite Porn
Apr 21, 2006 12:30 PM PDTSatellite TV viewers may be one step further away from tuning in to porn according to a ruling from a Pretoria high court judge.
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