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Senate Once Again Ponders Internet Tax

Senate Once Again Ponders Internet Tax

Mar 1, 2006 1:00 PM PST
The 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

Maine Bans Doors On Sex Shop Booths

Mar 1, 2006 7:00 AM PST
The 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

Fed Up With ICANN, Chinese to Launch Alternate Internet

Mar 1, 2006 6:00 AM PST
China 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

3 L.A. Internet Firms, 2 Execs Sued by Scouts Over Porn

Feb 28, 2006 4:37 PM PST
Three 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

Secret Service Stings 2 Spammers

Feb 28, 2006 1:00 PM PST
Two 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.
Red Light District to Fight Kid Rock Claims

Red Light District to Fight Kid Rock Claims

Feb 28, 2006 10:59 AM PST
Red Light District will fight a lawsuit filed by singer Kid Rock attempting to prevent distribution of a video showing Rock and Creed singer Scott Stapp engaged in sex acts with groupies, the company announced today through its attorney.
Porn Law Confronts Chinese SMS Explosion

Porn Law Confronts Chinese SMS Explosion

Feb 28, 2006 9:30 AM PST
The tolerance level of the Chinese Government when it comes to dealing with pornography was further realized with a new set of laws set to hit the books March 1.
‘Sex’ Show Works Up Colo. Legislator

‘Sex’ Show Works Up Colo. Legislator

Feb 27, 2006 3:01 PM PST
Thousands showed up for "The Sex and So Much More Show" in Denver, drawing long lines of porn fans who paid $20 to mingle with the likes of Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy. But some state legislators want to make sure it might be the last of its kind at the Colorado Convention Center.
Vietnam Shuts Down Online Adult Site

Vietnam Shuts Down Online Adult Site

Feb 27, 2006 1:00 PM PST
Vietnamese officials have shut down what is believed to be the country’s first local adult website, www.000.com.vn. Censors discovered the straight online site in a probe of Hanoi attorney Vu Thai Ha after he tried to register the domain names Sex.com.vn and XXX.com.vn.
Army Charges 7 in Porn Site Scandal

Army Charges 7 in Porn Site Scandal

Feb 27, 2006 12:01 PM PST
Seven paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division face separation from the Army for their alleged involvement with the gay adult website ActiveDuty.com.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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