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Senator Calls for Hearing on Pornography
Nov 4, 2005 3:00 PM PSTSen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., is no stranger to many in the adult industry, especially purveyors of adult content in his home state of Kansas.
Brickhouse Mobile Sued by Mainstream Company
Nov 3, 2005 1:30 PM PSTAdult-themed wireless distributor Brickhouse Mobile has seen considerable success during its first year in business, so much so that mainstream software company Brickhouse Software is suing over trademark infringement.
Kansas Adult Stores Told to Close or Move
Nov 2, 2005 11:40 AM PSTThe Wichita City Council has placed new zoning restrictions on adult businesses that make it impossible for eight of the city’s 15 adult retail stores to continue operating legally. The businesses have two years to find new store space or get out of town altogether.
Raben Group to Lobby for FSC
Nov 2, 2005 10:00 AM PSTThe Free Speech Coalition has hired the Raben Group to take over its lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. after the departure of the FSC’s previous lobbyist, Aubrey King.
Former Brit Porn Salesman Says Mobsters Tortured Him
Nov 1, 2005 1:00 PM PSTAn ad executive formerly employed by Britain’s largest adult entertainment company testified yesterday that an American mobster once ordered goons to beat and torture him so severely that his testicles swelled up “as big as globe artichokes.”
Judge Extends 2257 Motion Again
Nov 1, 2005 10:00 AM PSTMarking the third temporary restraining order extension in the lawsuit between the Free Speech Coalition and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a motion was filed in the U.S. District Court of Colorado Monday that extends the reprieve for FSC members from U.S.C. 18 § 2257 record-keeping enforcement for another 30 days.
High Court Refuses to Hear Microsoft Patent Case
Nov 1, 2005 6:00 AM PSTThe U.S. Supreme Court will not consider Microsoft's appeal of a $521 million jury verdict over patent issues surrounding its widely used Internet Explorer software.
Cohen Denied Bail, San Jose Bound
Oct 31, 2005 3:00 PM PSTAccording to court reports from the San Diego Union-Tribune today, Stephen Cohen pleaded poverty in a court hearing meant to address whether he should face the $65 million judgment against him for the theft of the famed Sex.com URL from entrepreneur Gary Kremen.
Supreme Court Nominee Hard to Pigeonhole
Oct 31, 2005 10:00 AM PSTAlthough Democrats have been quick to highlight many of his conservative leanings, especially in cases involving abortion, Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito is harder to categorize when it comes to free speech and other First Amendment principles.
Gay Sites Banned, Fined in Singapore
Oct 29, 2005 6:00 AM PDTA website called “Meet Gay Singapore Friends” was fined $3,000 today after Singapore’s local media watchdog group accused the site of hosting offensive material.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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