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Bogus Spyware Operators Settle with FTC

Bogus Spyware Operators Settle with FTC

Jan 7, 2006 12:06 PM PST
Looking down the barrel of a $2 million forfeiture in ill-gotten gains, two anti-spyware operators have agreed to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission that their services were bogus and violated federal law.
Spammer Hit With Economic Death: an $11.2 Billion Judgment

Spammer Hit With Economic Death: an $11.2 Billion Judgment

Jan 7, 2006 6:01 AM PST
A spammer has been hit with the economic death penalty after a judge awarded an Internet service provider $11.2 billion judgment against the bulk email operator.
Voyeurism Victims Sue Over Privacy Invasion

Voyeurism Victims Sue Over Privacy Invasion

Jan 5, 2006 3:00 PM PST
The online adult industry got another black eye this week after court papers revealed that a video voyeur sold his products on the Internet of his neighbors in various degrees of undress.

Child Porn Law Loophole Raises Questions

Jan 5, 2006 1:00 PM PST
A recent change in South Dakota’s child pornography statute may make it more difficult to prosecute cases in the state, some prosecutors say. Now legislators say they will look at closing the loophole created when they updated the state’s child pornography rules in 2002 to criminalize the use of computers to exploit children.
Affiliate Linking Code Patent Case Goes Back to Court

Affiliate Linking Code Patent Case Goes Back to Court

Jan 3, 2006 12:30 PM PST
British Telecom Group’s patent infringement case over affiliate linking codes is set to go back to court later this month as Amazon.com tries to disprove BTG’s claims.
FSC Explains 2257 Ruling

FSC Explains 2257 Ruling

Jan 3, 2006 10:52 AM PST
The Free Speech Coalition is taking steps to outline the recent preliminary ruling by Judge Walker D. Miller on 18 U.S.C. § 2257 and has invited members to email questions on the issue for the upcoming FSC membership meeting at the Adult Entertainment Expo.
D.C. Law May Cause Close of Gay Adult Businesses

D.C. Law May Cause Close of Gay Adult Businesses

Jan 2, 2006 7:00 AM PST
Various gay adult businesses are slated to be pushed out of a six-block radius in Washington, D.C., by a new baseball stadium – but they may not be allowed to move to another part of town, due to a little-noticed provision in a 2001 city law regulating the zoning for adult entertainment businesses.
Las Vegas Strip Clubs Can Continue Taxi Driver Payouts

Las Vegas Strip Clubs Can Continue Taxi Driver Payouts

Jan 2, 2006 6:00 AM PST
Conventioneers might encounter one of Sin City’s largest affiliate programs when they descend on Internext. This time, however, it’s not about websites. It’s about taxi drivers, strip clubs and massage parlors.
Maxim Goes Indian, Kashmir Bans Porn

Maxim Goes Indian, Kashmir Bans Porn

Dec 31, 2005 6:00 AM PST
The new toned-down version of Maxim has hit India, marking a publishing bombshell in one of the world’s most conservative societies and representing yet another step in the country's inexorable slide towards the Western lifestyle.
Chris Wilson Ordered Released From Jail

Chris Wilson Ordered Released From Jail

Dec 29, 2005 12:58 PM PST
Alleged obscene picture peddler Chris Wilson today has been ordered released from jail by a Florida appellate court, after initially being denied immediate release last week.

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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