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Court: Presence of Encryption Software Shows Criminal Intent
May 27, 2005 11:30 AM PDTA ruling by the state Court of Appeals this week said that the presence of encryption software could be interpreted as evidence of criminal intent, at least in Minnesota, even if it was not used in relation to the crime.
Hollywood Director Arrested in Child Porn Bust
May 27, 2005 10:00 AM PDTHomeland Security agents have arrested a partner and director of CineVision Entertainment on child porn charges. Anthony Logan, who earlier this year starred in Fox reality-show “Who’s Your Daddy,” directs TV art auction program "Fine Art Treasures."
Free Speech Attorneys Lash Out Over New 2257 Rules
May 27, 2005 8:40 AM PDTFree speech attorneys lashed out against the Justice Department’s new labeling and record keeping law Thursday evening at the Free Speech Coalition’s quarterly meeting.
FTC Accuses Cleverlink of Spamming
May 26, 2005 3:32 PM PDTUnder the shield of the Can-Spam Act, affiliate program Cleverlink was suspended from spamming and ordered to return its “ill-gotten gains” by a federal judge this week as a result of more than 550,000 complaints.
Senate Deal Paves Way for Right-Wing Judges
May 26, 2005 6:00 AM PDTThe U.S. Senate has confirmed the first federal judge appointed in the wake of a compromise between Democrats and Republicans that paves the way for votes on more Bush nominees widely seen as being in the extreme right wing.
Legal Experts Look Closely at New 2257 Regs
May 25, 2005 3:27 PM PDTSeveral industry attorneys weighed in on a few of the more burdensome and potentially catastrophic 2257 provisions that could put undue restrictions on webmasters.
FSC Urges Compliance with New 2257 Regs
May 25, 2005 2:11 PM PDTIn the advent of revised 2257 regulations, the Free Speech Coalition is reminding the adult industry to maintain compliance and exercise prudence when encountering gray areas.
Nano Patent Could Increase Storage Capacity
May 25, 2005 10:00 AM PDTStorage company Iomega, manufacturer of the Zip Drive and other disk and optical storage solutions, has been granted two patents that could exponentially increase transfer rates and space on DVDs.
Canada Appeals Court Gives File-Sharers a Victory
May 25, 2005 8:00 AM PDTA Canadian appeals court has upheld a decision not to force Internet service providers to reveal the identities of 29 file-swappers sued by the Canadian record industry.
Japan Fights Animated Child Porn
May 25, 2005 6:00 AM PDTDespite stringent laws against the distribution, sale and display of child pornography, Japanese government officials are battling an entirely new sub-culture of anime and hentai adult comics that feature animated depictions of child pornography.
WEB / TECH NEWS
Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly...
Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances
Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:...
A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you...