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Evil Angel Files Piracy Lawsuit
Nov 29, 2005 3:30 PM PSTAdult production studio Evil Angel is heading to Canadian court. At issue is the alleged manufacture and distribution of several counterfeit Evil Angel DVD titles by five Canadian companies and three individuals.
Anti-Tax Lawmakers Face Porn Tax Dilemma
Nov 29, 2005 11:30 AM PSTAfter a legislative committee agreed earlier this month to draft a bill that would impose a 10 percent tax on products and services sold by sexually-oriented businesses in Kansas, some conservative legislators have found themselves in a dilemma.
Thailand Prime Minister Vows to Block Porn
Nov 29, 2005 6:00 AM PSTThe Prime Minister of Thailand has made a big claim: He will seal his country off entirely from foreign porn sites.
Canadian Adult Store Appeals to Supreme Court
Nov 22, 2005 10:00 AM PSTThe Canadian Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by a store seeking to recover legal costs up to $1 million related to its ongoing battle with Canada Customs.
Taskforce Conference Wraps in Belfast, ASACP Attends
Nov 21, 2005 3:14 PM PSTThe EU and Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) Conference on Protecting Children Online took place in Belfast, Ireland last week. More than 200 representatives from law enforcement, government, industry and non-government organizations from around the world met to discuss efforts to combat child pornography.
Australia Should Streamline Adult Video Regulations, FSC’s Sunlove Says
Nov 20, 2005 6:04 AM PSTAustralia’s states should streamline their obscenity regulations and make legal the sale of adult videos in every corner of the country, the Free Speech Coalition’s Kat Sunlove told reporters.
FSC Challenges Utah’s Anti-Spam Registry
Nov 17, 2005 2:01 PM PSTThe Free Speech Coalition, in its first legal challenge against legislation regulating spam, has filed a federal suit against the state of Utah, claiming that its Child Protection Registry Act is unconstitutional.
U.S. Wins Internet Governance Battle, For Now
Nov 16, 2005 1:00 PM PSTOn the eve of the World Summit on Information Technology, ICANN and a gathering of U.S. and international delegates reached a decision in the ongoing debate over governance of the Internet – and ICANN came out the victor.
Walters Wants ‘Gore Porn’ Case Dismissed
Nov 15, 2005 11:30 AM PSTLawrence Walters is back in Florida court for alleged ‘porn for gore’ purveyor Chris Wilson, this time demanding the judge dismiss the case outright on the grounds that Florida’s obscenity law “is unconstitutional.”
Calif. Video Store Fights Contempt Charges
Nov 15, 2005 10:00 AM PSTOfficials say Diamond Video World is operating in contempt of a court order barring adult businesses. But owner Steve Diamond says he has made changes to the store that exempt it from the new rules. The two sides will fight it out in federal court next year.
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Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
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Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances
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A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
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