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ICANN President Blasts U.N. Push for Internet Control

ICANN President Blasts U.N. Push for Internet Control

Jul 18, 2005 2:00 PM PDT
ICANN President Paul Twomey said members of the international community who have been calling for the United Nations to take control of the Internet away from his organization and, ultimately, the United States are “living in a political fantasy land.”

India Shames Adult Movie Goers

Jul 18, 2005 10:09 AM PDT
As part of a bust of theaters illegally screening adult movies, Indian police forced about 600 patrons to do calisthenics in public. Shame campaigns also have been employed in the United States.
Internet Archive Sued for Copyright Infringement

Internet Archive Sued for Copyright Infringement

Jul 17, 2005 12:01 PM PDT
The 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

Email Scams Put Brakes on Non-English Domain Name Rollout

Jul 16, 2005 11:59 AM PDT
ICANN’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

Fla. Republican Returns Penthouse Money

Jul 15, 2005 3:02 PM PDT
Tom 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

Debate Continues on ICANN Internet Governance Role

Jul 15, 2005 1:10 PM PDT
ICANN, 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

Ruling to Impact Acacia Case, EFF Attorney Says

Jul 15, 2005 11:29 AM PDT
In 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

Massive Child Porn Arrests Rock Southern California

Jul 15, 2005 6:03 AM PDT
In 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

Brazil Declines AIDS Grant, Protects Sex Workers

Jul 14, 2005 2:00 PM PDT
Taking 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

Civil Liberties Takes a Beating in Latest Patriot Act Dispute

Jul 14, 2005 8:05 AM PDT
Democrats 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.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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 »

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »
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