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AOL Wins $13 Million Spammer Judgment

AOL Wins $13 Million Spammer Judgment

Aug 11, 2005 4:39 PM PDT
Only days after Microsoft claimed victory against a spammer to the tune of $7 million, another Internet giant, America Online, won a similar spam victory – this time against an established “spam gang” known to generate some of the highest volume spam on the Internet.
Colin Farrell Sex Tape Blocked From Internet

Colin Farrell Sex Tape Blocked From Internet

Aug 11, 2005 11:28 AM PDT
The Colin Farrell sex tape that recently surfaced will most likely never see the light of cyberspace, a judge ruled yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court after extending a temporary restraining order that bars Farrell’s ex-girlfriend, Nicole Naraine, from marketing the tape over the Internet or through any other media outlet.
Industry Reps Sue Over Missouri Anti-Adult Law

Industry Reps Sue Over Missouri Anti-Adult Law

Aug 10, 2005 3:04 PM PDT
A battle that has been heating up all year over a Missouri law regulating adult businesses is finally coming to a head as adult business owners, employees and patrons have filed suit in Cole County Circuit Court to strike down the statute before it takes effect Aug. 28.
Justice Department Revises 6 Terms in 2257 Lawsuit

Justice Department Revises 6 Terms in 2257 Lawsuit

Aug 10, 2005 1:30 PM PDT
U.S. Justice Department trial attorney Samuel Kaplan sent a letter earlier this month to the attorneys representing the Free Speech Coalition in a lawsuit seeking to permanently enjoin 2257 record-keeping amendments. Kaplan’s letter “corrected” six terms in the amendments that the FSC attorneys felt had caused the greatest amount of confusion.
FRC Publishes Model Anti-Adult Legislation

FRC Publishes Model Anti-Adult Legislation

Aug 10, 2005 12:04 PM PDT
In an effort to push through legislation that would support its conservative Christian agenda, the Family Research Council (FRC) has published a booklet containing 22 model bills promoting “well-thought-out pro-family policies.”
Iraqi Religious Right Target Porn Dealers

Iraqi Religious Right Target Porn Dealers

Aug 10, 2005 10:09 AM PDT
Free from the state censorship of Saddam Hussein’s Bath Party, some enterprising Iraqis have dipped their toes in the waters of adult entertainment — but they face deadly opposition from religious zealots.
FCC Hires Anti-Porn Conservative

FCC Hires Anti-Porn Conservative

Aug 10, 2005 6:00 AM PDT
With the political climate in Washington becoming increasingly conservative, the Federal Communications Commission has ratcheted up the stakes by hiring anti-porn advocate Penny Nance as its newest advisor for the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.
Ex-Adult Store Employee Loses Sexual Harassment Suit

Ex-Adult Store Employee Loses Sexual Harassment Suit

Aug 9, 2005 3:00 PM PDT
A former employee of AVE Inc. adult video stores is suing what remains of the Texas-based chain for sexual harassment. In the complaint, plaintiff Billy J. Davis claims his supervisor groped him and suggested that he offer sexual favors to customers.
Debate Boils Over .XXX

Debate Boils Over .XXX

Aug 9, 2005 1:40 PM PDT
In the ongoing debate between those in favor of the .XXX sponsored top-level domain and those opposed to it – a group of about 50 gathered to listen to six panelists debate the merits of the sTLD that was approved by ICANN on June 1.
Crush Entertainment Wins Settlement Against West Coast Productions

Crush Entertainment Wins Settlement Against West Coast Productions

Aug 8, 2005 10:20 AM PDT
Crush Entertainment, owner of the ethnic niche affiliate program CashLikeWhoa.com and its flagship site AssLikeWhoa.com, has won an out-of-court settlement in a trademark infringement dispute against West Coast Productions.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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