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FSC 2257 Appeal to Be Heard By 10th Circuit
Feb 3, 2006 3:30 PM PSTThe 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed today to hear the Free Speech Coalition’s appeal on several issues relating to last month’s preliminary injunction in the case FSC vs. Gonzales, a lawsuit seeking to halt new federal labeling and record-keeping regulations targeting the adult industry.
Patent Office to Reexamine ‘JPEG Patent’
Feb 3, 2006 12:11 PM PSTThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the validity of Forgent Network’s claim that one of its patent’s entitles it to royalties from companies that use the JPEG compression standard.
Google Hearing Postponed, China Version Launches
Feb 3, 2006 9:59 AM PSTA hearing in which lawyers for Google were to defend the company’s refusal to hand over search engine data in the Justice Department’s anti-porn crusade has been moved to March 13, more than two weeks from when it was initially scheduled.
Gates: Net Censorship Impossible
Feb 2, 2006 2:00 PM PST“The ability to really withhold information no longer exists,” Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told government representatives earlier this week. Speaking during an Internet forum in Portugal, Gates all but told officials to leave the Internet alone, saying no matter what governments do, information people want to get out always will find a way online.
Second Conviction in History for Obscene Email
Feb 2, 2006 10:00 AM PSTA Manhattan Beach, Calif. native recently became the second person in U.S. history to be convicted for the transmission of obscene email messages. Kirk Rogers had been accused of masterminding a computer system that sent out several hundred thousand unsolicited emails advertising adult products and websites.
Pennsylvania Store Shut Down After Arrests of 7 Customers
Feb 1, 2006 1:00 PM PSTThe Private Dock adult video store has been closed under a court order after state troopers allegedly witnessed seven men using the store’s viewing booths for sexual activity.
Alleged Gambino Crime Boss Mobster Gets 9 Years in Porn Scam
Feb 1, 2006 7:00 AM PSTRichard Martino, one time protégé of John Gotti and a reputed boss in the Gambino crime family, was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for his role in a two-pronged scheme to defraud users using both 800 phone numbers and “free” tours of adult websites.
Canadian Claims Child Porn Laws Are Censorship
Jan 31, 2006 2:45 PM PSTA 56-year-old Canadian man could have avoided jail time on child pornography charges this week, but chose instead to defend his actions on the grounds that laws against child pornography amount to government censorship.
Alito Sworn In as Justice After 58-42 Party Line Vote
Jan 31, 2006 1:00 PM PSTSamuel Alito Jr., who has been widely praised for his intellect and integrity but both admired and assailed for his conservative judicial philosophy, was sworn in today as the 110th justice in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.
FSC Files Appeal to 10th Circuit Over 2257 Preliminary Injunction Issues
Jan 30, 2006 5:19 PM PSTIn an apparent bid to bolster its case for permanent injunction, the Free Speech Coalition has filed an appeal with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on several issues relating to last month’s preliminary injunction on new federal labeling and record-keeping regulations.
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