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Morroccan Court Sentences Website Operators, Talent
Mar 6, 2006 11:29 AM PSTIn 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
Mar 3, 2006 2:00 PM PSTTexas' 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
Mar 3, 2006 11:00 AM PSTThe 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
Mar 2, 2006 11:09 AM PSTLawyers 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.
Rhode Island Seeking 25 Percent Adult Tax
Mar 2, 2006 6:03 AM PSTRep. Elizabeth M. Dennigan has drafted a bill that would place a 25 percent tax on all products and services sold at adult-oriented businesses, including tangible goods sold at video stores as well as food, drinks and lap dances at strip clubs.
Senate Once Again Ponders Internet Tax
Mar 1, 2006 1:00 PM PSTThe Senate Commerce Community met yesterday to talk about the possibility of extending the Universal Service Fund (USF), the 1996 tax on telephone services, to Internet services.
Maine Bans Doors On Sex Shop Booths
Mar 1, 2006 7:00 AM PSTThe small town of Kittery, Maine — perhaps best known to tourists for its plethora of mainstream outlet shops — also has been drawing in a few too many men looking to have sex in its adult stores, the Town Council said today.
Fed Up With ICANN, Chinese to Launch Alternate Internet
Mar 1, 2006 6:00 AM PSTChina The Chinese government announced the radical step of adjusting the country’s domain name system with four country-code Top-Level Domains (TLDs), three of which will use Chinese characters.
3 L.A. Internet Firms, 2 Execs Sued by Scouts Over Porn
Feb 28, 2006 4:37 PM PSTThree Los Angeles Internet companies and two of their company executives have been accused in a lawsuit by a Girl Scouts chapter of cybersquatting on the organization’s domain name to lure surfers to porn sites.
Secret Service Stings 2 Spammers
Feb 28, 2006 1:00 PM PSTTwo men are under arrest after allegedly charging a U.S. Secret Service informant $6,500 and striking a profit-sharing deal to send 50,000 pieces of bulk email to 1.2 million AOL subscribers.
WEB / TECH NEWS
The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement
The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms...
2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner
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Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant
Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for...