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Sexual Harassment Standard Shifts
Sep 6, 2005 1:29 PM PDTThe umbrella covering sexual harassment got a little wider this week, following a recent ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that sexual harassment can be proven even if the harassing in question wasn’t motivated by sex.
Kazaa Loses Down Under
Sep 6, 2005 11:30 AM PDTA federal judge in Australia ruled today that Kazaa, the hugely popular file-sharing program that succeeded Napster in the controversial file-sharing market, violates Australian music copyright law. Australian-based owner Sharman Networks has been ordered to alter its software to comply with the ruling.
Microsoft Planning Portal to Aid Police Investigations
Sep 4, 2005 6:00 AM PDTMicrosoft, with enormous resources and intimate knowledge of its software, is planning a website that will aid police in investigating Internet crime.
Japanese Expo Attendees Arrested for Porn Shoot
Sep 3, 2005 6:00 AM PDTHost to human-like robots, a 361 mph car, bio lungs and several other technology showcases, the World Exposition in Tokyo has already drawn 15 million people through its grounds this year, including five attendees who allegedly shot portions of a porn film inside one of the Expo’s custom cable cars.
City Ordered to Pay Legal Fees of Adult Businesses
Sep 1, 2005 3:00 PM PDTDespite winning an eight-year legal battle against adult entertainment businesses, the city of Nashville still is on the hook for more than a half-million dollars in legal fees for lawyers representing the adult entertainment industry.
FSC, Justice Department Extend 2257 Agreement Another 30 Days
Aug 31, 2005 12:54 PM PDTThe Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and the U.S. Justice Department have agreed to extend of the original stipulation regarding a motion for a temporary restraining order against enforcement of amended 2257 record-keeping regulations.
Acacia Now a Defendant Over Alleged Patent Badgering
Aug 30, 2005 3:01 PM PDTThe online adult site owners fighting Acacia Technologies over alleged patent claims and resulting legal badgering have a new bedfellow. A restaurant chain has filed suit against Acacia Technologies, claiming it attempted to enforce a patent described as overly broad in “bad faith.”
U.K. Proposes Ban on Extreme Online Adult
Aug 30, 2005 10:00 AM PDTIt took Liz Longhurst almost two years of campaigning, gathering signatures, speaking with public officials and crying silently on national television, but her dreams of seeing new anti-pornography law enacted in the United Kingdom are very close to coming true, according to official statements from the British Government Tuesday.
India Claims Rebels Using Porn to Fund Terror
Aug 30, 2005 8:01 AM PDTAuthorities say tribal separatists are forcing women to perform in sex movies in order to raise money to finance a violent rebellion. The separatists, however, deny the charge and claim the government is trying to turn public sympathy against them.
FSC Expects Action Before 2257 Injunction Expires
Aug 29, 2005 12:30 PM PDTTechnically, Sept. 1 is the last day Free Speech Coalition members are guaranteed protection against enforcement of re-issued 2257 requirements under an agreement between the FSC and the Justice Department. But FSC Communications Director Tom Hymes told XBiz there’s no cause for alarm.
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