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FSC 2257 Appeal to Be Heard By 10th Circuit

FSC 2257 Appeal to Be Heard By 10th Circuit

Feb 3, 2006 3:30 PM PST
The 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’

Patent Office to Reexamine ‘JPEG Patent’

Feb 3, 2006 12:11 PM PST
The 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

Google Hearing Postponed, China Version Launches

Feb 3, 2006 9:59 AM PST
A 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

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

Second Conviction in History for Obscene Email

Feb 2, 2006 10:00 AM PST
A 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

Pennsylvania Store Shut Down After Arrests of 7 Customers

Feb 1, 2006 1:00 PM PST
The 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

Alleged Gambino Crime Boss Mobster Gets 9 Years in Porn Scam

Feb 1, 2006 7:00 AM PST
Richard 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

Canadian Claims Child Porn Laws Are Censorship

Jan 31, 2006 2:45 PM PST
A 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

Alito Sworn In as Justice After 58-42 Party Line Vote

Jan 31, 2006 1:00 PM PST
Samuel 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

FSC Files Appeal to 10th Circuit Over 2257 Preliminary Injunction Issues

Jan 30, 2006 5:19 PM PST
In 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.

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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