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Internet Archive Sued for Copyright Infringement
Jul 17, 2005 12:01 PM PDTThe Internet Archive, a nonprofit that acts as a library with snapshots of old versions of websites, is being sued by a company that says the Archive has no right to store and make available pages that have been removed by their rightful owners.
Email Scams Put Brakes on Non-English Domain Name Rollout
Jul 16, 2005 11:59 AM PDTICANN’s top official said Friday that concerns about phishing email scams will delay the expansion of domain names beyond non-English characters.
Fla. Republican Returns Penthouse Money
Jul 15, 2005 3:02 PM PDTTom Gallagher, a Republican running for governor on a platform of family values, has returned several campaign contributions from Penthouse Media Group, Penthouse Images Acquisitions and other Penthouse-affiliated companies.
Debate Continues on ICANN Internet Governance Role
Jul 15, 2005 1:10 PM PDTICANN, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce, has weathered recommendations for a reduction of its role overseeing of the Internet.
Ruling to Impact Acacia Case, EFF Attorney Says
Jul 15, 2005 11:29 AM PDTIn a decision of particular interest to online adult companies, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled earlier this week that courts should look to the language in the patent itself rather than turn first to dictionaries to determine the meaning of patent claims.
Massive Child Porn Arrests Rock Southern California
Jul 15, 2005 6:03 AM PDTIn a case that spans throughout Southern California, authorities have arrested 47 people allegedly involved in the trade and possession of child pornography. The sweeping arrests were part of yearlong investigation by Operation Ore.
Brazil Declines AIDS Grant, Protects Sex Workers
Jul 14, 2005 2:00 PM PDTTaking a firm stand to protect the country’s thriving sex worker industry, Brazilian officials have refused a $40 million AIDS package from the Bush administration that came with anti-adult industry stipulations.
Civil Liberties Takes a Beating in Latest Patriot Act Dispute
Jul 14, 2005 8:05 AM PDTDemocrats and civil liberties groups arguing for limits on the invasive, highly secretive snooping powers granted to law enforcement under the Patriot Act have been snubbed at every turn as the Republican-controlled Congress seems unwilling to make even minor concessions.
ICANN Issues Warning on Domain Hijacking
Jul 13, 2005 8:00 AM PDTICANN has issued a warning that shows the tricks web bandits use to steal domains and what registrars and webmasters can do to protect websites.
TLD for Mobile Devices Approved by ICANN
Jul 12, 2005 8:11 AM PDTICANN has given the go-ahead for the .mobi top-level domain for cellular phones and other mobile communications devices.
WEB / TECH NEWS
Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
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Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances
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A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
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