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Playboy Pressured by Jakarta Police to Delay Publishing
Apr 14, 2006 10:34 AM PDTAfter setting off a furor in this predominantly Muslim nation, Playboy is being asked by police to postpone publishing its next issue until protests over the magazine’s launch in Jakarta subside.
States Look Into Taxing All Media Downloads
Apr 13, 2006 3:30 PM PDTWith the rapid growth of online shopping, many state legislatures and tax officials are looking into the legality of taxing downloadable digital media. The proposed tax would cover the lucrative markets of music, movies and e-book downloads.
Tasmania Experiments With Web Filtering
Apr 13, 2006 10:00 AM PDTThe island of Tasmania is experimenting with using filtering technology on a trial basis at the ISP level, blocking access to websites containing pornography and violence. Liberal Sen. Guy Barnett introduced the legislation to Communications Minister Helen Coonan.
Hawaii Legislation on Anti-Spam Registry Dies
Apr 13, 2006 7:01 AM PDTHawaii’s proposed child protection registry that would make it unlawful to send adult email advertising has died in the Legislature. Hawaii’s legislation, SB 2200, would have made it a felony to send messages advertising adult content or related links to a registered email recipient.
IRS Wins Court Order to Search PayPal Records
Apr 12, 2006 3:30 PM PDTMore than two years after PayPal dropped the adult industry from its client list, the online payment processor is now under pressure from the Internal Revenue Service to help hunt for tax evaders.
Jill Kelly Releases All Rights to Copyrights
Apr 12, 2006 1:29 PM PDTJill Kelly Productions has submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court a final list of the company’s assets that will be put up for auction on April 17 at 3 p.m. on the 3rd floor of a Woodland Hills courtroom.
Online Marketers Settle in 1st Joint State-FTC Action
Apr 12, 2006 11:30 AM PDTA pair of Los Angeles online marketers have settled with the state of California and the FTC over Can-Spam violations. Rick Yang and Peonie Pui Ting Chen, and the spam operation they ran under the corporate names Optin Global Inc. and Vision Media Limited Corp., will pay $2.4 million.
Pandering Provision of The Protect Act Found Unconstitutional
Apr 8, 2006 6:00 AM PDTA federal appeals court struck down the pandering provision of the Protect Act, ruling that the provision, which makes it a crime to distribute material purported to contain obscene depictions of minors engaging in sexual activity, was overbroad.
Contract Talks Over .XXX Have FSC Concerned
Apr 7, 2006 12:00 PM PDTJust when it looked like ICANN had buckled under U.S. Commerce Department pressure to shelve the proposed .XXX top-level domain, leaving ICM Registry in the cold, the Free Speech Coalition is concerned that .XXX may once again be alive and well. At issue are a series of correspondences between ICANN’s General Advisory Committee, Commerce and ICM regarding contract provisions that, if adopted, would be binding on all .XXX domains.
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.