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Federal Court Shuts Down Alleged Spyware Operation

Federal Court Shuts Down Alleged Spyware Operation

Nov 13, 2006 3:30 PM PST
A federal court on Monday ordered ERG Ventures, which operates online adult site PrivateinPublic.com, and one of its affiliates to stop distributing spyware, adware and popups.
COPA Trial Becomes Battleground for Experts

COPA Trial Becomes Battleground for Experts

Nov 13, 2006 11:30 AM PST
With the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) trial entering its third week to determine the constitutionality of a law that — if enforced — would require adults to use access codes or credit cards to view material considered to be “harmful to children” online, the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that the courtroom has become a battle of the pundits, with expert witnesses making the case for each side.
Wall Street Journal Holds Debate on COPA

Wall Street Journal Holds Debate on COPA

Nov 12, 2006 5:00 AM PST
With lawyers for the ACLU and the Department of Justice squaring off in a U.S. District Court in Philadelphia for the trial to determine the constitutionality of the 1998 Child Online Protection Act (COPA), the Wall Street Journal recently asked whether more laws were needed to protect children on the Internet?
Chinese Porn Website Operator Arrested

Chinese Porn Website Operator Arrested

Nov 10, 2006 11:30 AM PST
A Chinese couple has been arrested for allegedly operating a pornographic website. According to local prosecutors, the couple’s site featured live nude performances and chatrooms in violation of Chinese law.
Salaff Trial Date Postponed

Salaff Trial Date Postponed

Nov 10, 2006 5:00 AM PST
Outspoken American adult film producer Fred Salaff’s legal woes continue. His preliminary trial scheduled for Oct. 24 has been pushed back indefinitely. While on trial, Salaff is barred from seeking employment and remains on countrywide house arrest.
Court Holds Hearing in Utah Child Protection Registry Case

Court Holds Hearing in Utah Child Protection Registry Case

Nov 9, 2006 4:41 PM PST
U.S. Judge Dale Kimball heard arguments Wednesday in the Utah Child Protection Registry Case, where attorneys for the state argued that a lawsuit filed by the FSC should be dismissed and lawyers for the trade group asked the court to grant a preliminary injunction that would stay the controversial legislation.
U.S. Sides With Utah in Child Protection Registry Case

U.S. Sides With Utah in Child Protection Registry Case

Nov 9, 2006 10:27 AM PST
Attorneys for the Justice Department filed a brief in the Utah Child Protection Registry case, siding with state officials and arguing that the statute is neither preempted by the federal Can-Spam Act nor contrary to the 1st Amendment.
Dems Take House, Senate Too Close to Call in Midterms

Dems Take House, Senate Too Close to Call in Midterms

Nov 8, 2006 11:30 AM PST
With high voter turnout on the heels of a hotly contested midterm election, the U.S. electorate chiseled away at the Republican hold on the federal government, returning control of the House to the Democrats for the first time in 12 years and equalizing the balance of power in the Senate — two races remain too close to call.
Spammer Settles With FTC

Spammer Settles With FTC

Nov 8, 2006 9:00 AM PST
Yesmail has agreed to pay $50,000 in civil penalties to the Federal Trade Commission as part of its stipulated settlement with the agency for violations of the Can-Spam Act.
Britney Spears Loses Sex Tape Libel Case

Britney Spears Loses Sex Tape Libel Case

Nov 7, 2006 1:00 PM PST
Reporting that a couple has made a sex tape is not defamatory per se, according to a California Judge, who tossed a suit by pop star Britney Spears against Us Weekly, saying contemporary community standards and the singer’s high-profile sexual persona combined to create a set of circumstances under which it would be difficult to make the case for the media tort.

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