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Senate Committee Passes on Net Neutrality

Senate Committee Passes on Net Neutrality

May 2, 2006 10:34 AM PDT
The Senate Commerce Committee released draft legislation Monday that addresses a range of issues facing the telecom industry, but omits any mention of Net neutrality.
Citing Child Porn, Congresswoman Pushes ISP Data Retention

Citing Child Porn, Congresswoman Pushes ISP Data Retention

May 1, 2006 12:30 PM PDT
Stating that Internet service providers have hampered online pedophilia investigations by routinely dumping user data, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., is preparing an amendment that would require ISPs to retain data on users so that law enforcement could access the information.
Arizona Law Restricts Adult Businesses

Arizona Law Restricts Adult Businesses

May 1, 2006 7:00 AM PDT
A new Arizona ordinance signed into law on Friday, restricts strip clubs, adult bookstores and escort agencies from operating within a quarter mile of schools, parks, churches and residential neighborhoods.
Venue Cited for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Shoot Sues St. Louis

Venue Cited for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Shoot Sues St. Louis

Apr 30, 2006 6:00 AM PDT
A bar that hosted a “Girls Gone Wild” shoot and faces a suspension of its liquor license after a taping apparently got out of control has filed suit against the city of St. Louis.
Italian Porn Star and Adult Director Convicted of Prostitution

Italian Porn Star and Adult Director Convicted of Prostitution

Apr 29, 2006 6:00 AM PDT
Former Miss Teen Hungary Eva Henger and Italian adult film director Riccardo Schicchi were convicted today for running a prostitution operation out of their bar, Diva Futura. The pair received sentences of six years and four and a half years, respectively.
Topco Gets FDA Registration, New Products Forthcoming

Topco Gets FDA Registration, New Products Forthcoming

Apr 27, 2006 4:18 PM PDT
Topco Sales has been granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration registration as a manufacturer and seller of over-the-counter (OTC) drug products, meaning the company is now free to manufacture and sell a much wider range of products.

Net Neutrality Gets Voted Down in House

Apr 27, 2006 8:00 AM PDT
In the U.S. House of Representatives, the House Energy and Commerce Committee rejected a Net neutrality amendment to the Telecommunications Act of 2006, by a 34-22 vote. Backed by House Democrats, the bill was supported by Microsoft, Amazon, Intel and Google.
FCC Chairman Insists Indecency Is Clear

FCC Chairman Insists Indecency Is Clear

Apr 26, 2006 1:30 PM PDT
Addressing the National Association of Broadcasters convention, Federal Communications Chairman Kevin Martin punched back against accusations leveled at him by broadcasters, saying that indecency laws were clear because they had not changed in more than 25 years.

Federal Court Strikes Down Georgia Obscenity Law

Apr 26, 2006 12:05 PM PDT
What 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

Hawaii Law Limits Exposure of Adult Products

Apr 26, 2006 11:02 AM PDT
Hawaii has approved legislation that puts stringent restrictions on the visibility and location of adult entertainment products being sold in stores.

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