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Patriot Act Emergency Disclosure Prompts Concerns

Patriot Act Emergency Disclosure Prompts Concerns

May 6, 2005 1:06 PM PDT
As sections of the Patriot Act face expiration by the end of the year, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security has been holding hearings to determine which sections, if any, should be renewed.

New Group Aims to Curb TV Censorship

May 5, 2005 8:00 AM PDT
In response to increased government censorship threats, the “Big Three” television networks, along with a motley assortment of special-interest groups, have partnered to form TV Watch to lobby against government control of TV programming.
UK Frets Over Internet Policing

UK Frets Over Internet Policing

May 5, 2005 6:00 AM PDT
With the European Union proposing a continental “Television without Frontiers” program focusing on standardization of content ratings throughout its 25 member countries, British authorities worry they might not have time or resources to monitor television content on the Internet.
High Court Rejects InternetMovies.com Appeal

High Court Rejects InternetMovies.com Appeal

May 3, 2005 12:00 PM PDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined hearing the case of a website owner whose business was shut down by a cease-and-desist order based on suspected piracy despite the fact that no piracy actually occurred.
California Bill Seeks to Redefine Obscenity

California Bill Seeks to Redefine Obscenity

May 3, 2005 8:00 AM PDT
State Sen. Elaine Alquist, D-Santa Clara, has revised a bill originally submitted in February that seeks to define obscenity in the state, with special regard to how cases are prosecuted in situations involving people who appear to be minors.
Adam & Eve Reality Show Airs Next Week

Adam & Eve Reality Show Airs Next Week

May 3, 2005 6:00 AM PDT
Video-on-demand series “Reality X: The Search for Adam & Eve” will debut May 13 on Events iN-DEMAND channels. The six-episode series features men and women from all over the country vying for an exclusive contract with Adam & Eve worth up to $250,000.
Appelate Court Dismisses Appeal in Mike Jones Case

Appelate Court Dismisses Appeal in Mike Jones Case

May 2, 2005 3:12 PM PDT
Signaling a possible end to former CD Babes owner Mike Jones' four-year entanglement with the Illinois judicial system, an Appellate Court dismissed the state's appeal to unsupress evidence in the case.
Broadband Pits Government Against Corporations

Broadband Pits Government Against Corporations

May 2, 2005 10:24 AM PDT
Communities nationwide are grappling over the rights and responsibilities of local governments to provide broadband Internet access to citizens.
Acacia Adds Defendants to DMT Patent Litigation

Acacia Adds Defendants to DMT Patent Litigation

Apr 29, 2005 2:56 PM PDT
Acacia Research, parent of Acacia Technologies Group, added additional cable companies to its Digital Media Transmission patent litigation Friday.
P2P Pirates Face Prison

P2P Pirates Face Prison

Apr 28, 2005 3:06 PM PDT
Adult companies as well as their mainstream counterparts have been granted legal recourse for peer-to-peer network theft in a law approved Wednesday by President Bush.

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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