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Adult DVD Empire Sues Suspected Pirates
Jun 9, 2005 8:00 AM PDTOnline retailer Adult DVD Empire has settled with content provider DeluxePass.com in a no-fault suit that charged the latter company with several instances of copyright infringement.
Christians, Conservatives Blast .XXX
Jun 8, 2005 3:04 PM PDTAdult website owners and morality proponents don’t tend to agree on much, but there seems to be a swelling sentiment in both camps against the creation of a .XXX sponsored Top-Level Domain.
Senate Panel Votes to Expand FBI Investigative Powers
Jun 8, 2005 1:00 PM PDTThe Bush Administration appears to have succeeded in getting its “wish list” concerning the 2001 Patriot Act, including provisions allowing the FBI to conduct secret investigations and punishing disclosure of such investigations.
Judge Rejects Homegrown Infringement Claims, Approves Audit
Jun 7, 2005 4:33 PM PDTIn the case of New Destiny Internet Group vs. Ron Levi, Trade News and Voice Media, an arbitration judge issued a ruling discounting New Destiny's claims of copyright infringement and breach of contract.
New York Man Sentenced, Fined for Violating 2257 Law
Jun 3, 2005 2:43 PM PDTAfter failing to provide the proper age-verification documentation on several underage models, a well-known author who once mingled with Ernest Hemingway was sentenced to three years in federal prison and fined $25,000.
File-Sharing Networks Face Child Porn Dilemma
Jun 3, 2005 6:00 AM PDTFile-sharing networks and peer-to-peer software companies are trying to strike a balance between protecting their users while also helping authorities crack down on child pornography.
Google Is the World’s Largest Pornographer, Said Perfect 10’s Zada
Jun 2, 2005 1:38 PM PDTPerfect 10 founder and publisher Norman Zada says Google and other search engines are costing adult companies millions of dollars every year, and now he wants them to pay up.
FSC Receives Outpouring of Support for 2257 Lawsuit
Jun 2, 2005 12:38 PM PDTOn the heels of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales signing the revised 2257 statutes into law, the Free Speech Coalition is moving forward with its legal challenge and has so far received an outpouring of support from the adult entertainment industry.
Entertainium Open Through City Negotiations
Jun 2, 2005 10:49 AM PDTEntertainium, the adult and mainstream shooting facility that also hosts some events for swingers’ organization LA Couples, remains operational while an events occupancy issue is worked out with the City of Los Angeles.
Appeal in Penis Pill Class-Action Lawsuit
Jun 2, 2005 6:01 AM PDTPenis pill marketer Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals has appealed an April 29 ruling granting class action status to a lawsuit filed on behalf of plaintiffs David Parker and Jeff Smith over deceptive marketing allegations.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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...
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...
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...