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Patriot Act Emergency Disclosure Prompts Concerns
May 6, 2005 1:06 PM PDTAs 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 PDTIn 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
May 5, 2005 6:00 AM PDTWith 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
May 3, 2005 12:00 PM PDTThe 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
May 3, 2005 8:00 AM PDTState 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
May 3, 2005 6:00 AM PDTVideo-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
May 2, 2005 3:12 PM PDTSignaling 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
May 2, 2005 10:24 AM PDTCommunities 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
Apr 29, 2005 2:56 PM PDTAcacia Research, parent of Acacia Technologies Group, added additional cable companies to its Digital Media Transmission patent litigation Friday.
P2P Pirates Face Prison
Apr 28, 2005 3:06 PM PDTAdult 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.
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...