XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law
Bill Increases Child Porn Penalties
Dec 27, 2005 9:30 AM PSTAdults whose images have been used for child pornography on the Internet will be allowed to sue for damages under bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate this week.
French Parliament Approves Web File Sharing
Dec 27, 2005 7:00 AM PSTThe French Parliament passed an amendment late last week to allow the free online sharing of music and movies for private use, much to the chagrin of media companies and vocal critics within the French government.
Group Sex OK, Canadian Judge Rules
Dec 26, 2005 6:00 AM PSTIn a case that went all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court, group sex has been given the green light between consenting adults in Canada.
U.S. Attorney Announces Child Porn Indictments
Dec 25, 2005 12:00 PM PSTU.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway has announced one guilty plea and four indictments for making and transporting child pornography in Missouri, saying child porn is a growing problem in the state as the illegal material increasingly is shared via the Internet.
Malaysia Prepares to Openly Discuss Sex
Dec 23, 2005 12:00 PM PSTConservative, mainly Muslim Malaysia will begin introducing sex education in schools as part of efforts to combat sex crimes and Internet porn in 2006. Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said sex education would start from pre-school level, where children are aged four to six, and would extend to university level and community programs for adults.
Appellate Court Denies Wilson’s Request for Release
Dec 22, 2005 3:00 PM PSTA Florida appellate court has denied alleged obscene picture peddler Chris Wilson’s request for immediate release, as reported in XBiz. Earlier this week, Judge J. Dale Durrance revoked Wilson’s bail and remanded him to custody at Polk County Jail.
Georgia City Continues Debate on Adult Businesses
Dec 22, 2005 10:30 AM PSTThe newly incorporated city of Sandy Springs on Dec. 20 held the first of two public hearing to decide the fate of half a dozen adult-oriented businesses.
Mexico City, Newsstand Vendors Prohibit Porn Near Schools
Dec 22, 2005 6:00 AM PSTThough previously the capital has regulated the newsstand sale of pornographic magazines, Mexico City officials say there has been only half-hearted compliance with its regulations.
Russian Police Bust Long-Time Pedophile Gang
Dec 21, 2005 1:30 PM PSTPolice in Russia’s Urals region have arrested a pedophile gang that for several years has traded sex slaves and forced children into prostitution, as well as produced and distributed child pornography.
Defense Grills Mantra’s Joe Francis Over Indictment, Past Claims
Dec 20, 2005 3:30 PM PSTThe creator of the “Girls Gone Wild” video series is testifying in Los Angeles Superior Court this week over an alleged break-in at his Bel-Air mansion. But on Tuesday, a defense attorney zeroed-in on Joe Francis' 47-count indictment in Florida and past claims of extortion.
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