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France Relaxes DRM Proposal

France Relaxes DRM Proposal

May 13, 2006 12:00 PM PDT
The upper house of the French Parliament has made last-minute changes to a bill that would have effectively relaxed digital rights management restrictions and interoperability issues for playing MP3 files. The politicians softened their stance, which would have forced Apple and other providers of copy-protected music to share its DRM license, making its music playable on any device.
Law Professor Calls Click Fraud Lawsuits Shakesdowns

Law Professor Calls Click Fraud Lawsuits Shakesdowns

May 12, 2006 3:40 PM PDT
The recent spike in click fraud lawsuits against Internet service providers such as Yahoo and Google have some in the legal community fighting back, among them a law professor who called such suits “shakedowns” on his blog.
European Commission Charges U.S. Interference in Death of .XXX

European Commission Charges U.S. Interference in Death of .XXX

May 11, 2006 3:42 PM PDT
While the battle of .XXX looks to be over, the war for Internet dominance continues to rage, as the European Commission leveled charges that ICANN’s decision to dump the controversial sponsored top-level-domain was nothing more than a U.S.-influenced power play.
Republicans Target Social Networking Sites

Republicans Target Social Networking Sites

May 11, 2006 12:00 PM PDT
In a move that could have far-reaching implications for operators of social networking sites — adult-oriented and general interest alike — House Republicans have announced legislation that would restrict minor’s access to the sites from schools and libraries.
ICANN Rejects .XXX

ICANN Rejects .XXX

May 10, 2006 6:15 PM PDT
The ongoing saga of .XXX may finally be closed as ICANN’s Board of Directors today voted against the proposed agreement with ICM Registry for the adults only sponsored top-level domain.
Titan Signs Sagat

Titan Signs Sagat

May 10, 2006 1:55 PM PDT
Titan Media, parent company of gay adult brands TitanMen, ManPlay and TitanMen Fresh, has signed Paris native François Sagat to an exclusive, multipicture deal.
British Politician Denies Making Gay Porn

British Politician Denies Making Gay Porn

May 10, 2006 1:00 PM PDT
Newly elected East London politician Richard Barnbrook has denied being involved with the making of a gay porn film, he announced. Representing the towns of Barking and Dagenham, Barnbrook was elected to the British National Party last week.
Carey Runs For Governor

Carey Runs For Governor

May 10, 2006 11:05 AM PDT
Adult film star and Legend Video contract girl Mary Carey announced yesterday that she would again be running for governor of California. The blond starlet kicked off her campaign with a press conference at the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder.
Mobile Porn Crackdown in South Korea

Mobile Porn Crackdown in South Korea

May 9, 2006 12:00 PM PDT
In one of the largest crackdowns on mobile porn, police in South Korea have charged mobile operators and their content providers with selling obscene material over mobile phone networks.
Store Busted in Oklahoma, Porn Confiscated

Store Busted in Oklahoma, Porn Confiscated

May 9, 2006 10:00 AM PDT
Police raided and closed a local adult video store, alleging that the store sold material in violation of state obscenity laws.

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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