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Google Agrees to Pay Advertisers Over Click Fraud

Google Agrees to Pay Advertisers Over Click Fraud

Mar 9, 2006 10:30 AM PST
Google will pay up to $90 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it overcharged thousands of advertisers who paid for bogus sales referrals generated through click fraud.
House Passes 2257-Related Bill

House Passes 2257-Related Bill

Mar 8, 2006 3:39 PM PST
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today that includes an embedded provision that revises and strengthens 2257 record-keeping law and makes it an even more formidable task for adult website operators to remain in compliance.
France Debates Whether to Legalize Downloads

France Debates Whether to Legalize Downloads

Mar 8, 2006 10:31 AM PST
Government administrators and lawmakers are fiercely divided about how best to deal with peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted movies and music, with administrators favoring a bill that would make the practice explicitly illegal and lawmakers pushing a compromise that would charge users for downloads.
Democrats Back Down on Patriot Act

Democrats Back Down on Patriot Act

Mar 8, 2006 6:00 AM PST
Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wisc., and his small band of fellow Patriot Act opponents were overwhelmingly outvoted when the Senate approved renewal of the U.S. Patriot Act by a vote of 89-10.
Israel Puts Block on Mobile Porn

Israel Puts Block on Mobile Porn

Mar 7, 2006 6:02 AM PST
To offset the burgeoning mobile porn market, the Communications Ministry has taken steps to prevent minors from accessing mobile porn by requiring third-generation mobile devices to employ porn-blocking features.
FSC Teams With HotMovies, Studios for 2257 Fundraiser

FSC Teams With HotMovies, Studios for 2257 Fundraiser

Mar 6, 2006 4:41 PM PST
The Free Speech Coalition announced Monday that it is working with HotMovies.com to produce a one-day fundraising event – FreedomStreams ’06 – with proceeds earmarked for the 2257 Legal Defense Fund.
Morroccan Court Sentences Website Operators, Talent

Morroccan Court Sentences Website Operators, Talent

Mar 6, 2006 11:29 AM PST
In what may be the harshest sentencing ever for operators of an online adult business, a Marrakesh court has thrown the book at 13 individuals who either owned or starred in a gay website.
Child Porn Allegedly Found on Man’s iPod

Child Porn Allegedly Found on Man’s iPod

Mar 3, 2006 2:00 PM PST
Texas' Attorney General has filed charges in the first known indictment of an iPod user who allegedly stored child pornography on the device. The iPod James Guzman used was an older music-only version incapable of playing the videos but able to upload digitized media onto a computer, authorities say.
Woman in Kid Rock Sex Tape Sues Red Light District

Woman in Kid Rock Sex Tape Sues Red Light District

Mar 3, 2006 11:00 AM PST
The Kid Rock sex tape scandal continues. One of the four women who were taped performing oral sex upon Scott Stapp and Kid Rock in a tour bus in 1999 has sued Stapp and Red Light District in Miami-Dade County Court for invasion of privacy and emotional distress, XBiz has learned.
Judge Denies Request to Drop Case Against Movie Gallery Clerks

Judge Denies Request to Drop Case Against Movie Gallery Clerks

Mar 2, 2006 11:09 AM PST
Lawyers for two Movie Gallery clerks petitioned a Spartanburg County Court at a preliminary hearing to dismiss felony obscenity charges against their clients, but the court denied the request, ruling that there is sufficient probable cause to convene a grand jury, which will determine whether to indict the clerks.

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