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Ex-AOL Employee Guilty in Spam Case
Feb 6, 2005 12:00 PM PSTA former America Online employee who allegedly stole 92 million screen names and sold them to spammers finally was able to plead guilty to conspiracy charges on Friday, after his original guilty plea was rejected in December.
U.S. Adult Companies Win Australian Piracy Case
Feb 4, 2005 12:50 PM PSTDefendants in an Australian film piracy case pleaded guilty on Feb.3 to breaching copyrights owned by Wicked Pictures, CalVista and Adultshop.com. “The decision is going to make other people doing this sort of thing stop and think, ‘Maybe it’s not worth it,’” a Wicked representative told XBiz.
Taylor Summers Murder Suspects Stand Separate Trials
Feb 3, 2005 3:00 PM PSTTwo suspects facing charges related to the alleged murder of adult actress Taylor Summers have been ordered to stand separate trials, Montgomery County Judge William T. Nicholas ordered.
Website Owners Not Liable for Third-Party Postings, Court Rules
Feb 2, 2005 7:00 AM PSTOperators of web message board are not liable for messages posted on them, regardless of the content of each posting, according to a new ruling by the Appellate Division of New Jersey Courts.
Cybersocket Sues IBill for Nonpayment
Feb 1, 2005 3:54 PM PSTIn an attempt to take a stand against “what iBill has done” to the online community, Cybersocket co-owner Morgan Sommer has filed two legal claims against the third-party processor over nonpayment of advertising. The claims total $10,000 and are for back payment for two months of advertising.
N.C. Judge Rules Against Telecoms in Fiber Dispute
Feb 1, 2005 11:00 AM PSTAn appellate court ruled recently that a North Carolina town should be allowed to use municipal resources to provide high-speed Internet access to local users, landing the first blow against telecommunications companies that have been trying to maintain a hold on broadband access.
L.A. County Shuts Down HIV Testing in Bathhouses
Feb 1, 2005 6:03 AM PSTThe AIDS Healthcare Foundation staged a press conference Monday in front of its administrative offices in response to the L.A. County Health Department's decision to shut down AHF's AIDS and STD testing and services.
Acacia Finalizes Acquisition of Patent Portfolio
Jan 31, 2005 10:36 AM PSTAfter signing a binding Letter of Intent in mid-December, Acacia Research Corp, parent company of Acacia Technologies Group, announced Monday that it has finalized the acquisition of 27 patent portfolios held by Global Patent Holdings.
Congress Makes Spyware Top Priority
Jan 27, 2005 10:43 AM PSTRep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., reintroduced federal anti-spyware legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have vowed to put the bill on the fast track.
Proposed Mo. Law to Ban Under-21 Models
Jan 27, 2005 6:00 AM PSTThe Missouri state Legislature is considering a bill that would force a 20 percent tax on revenues of adult video stores, strip clubs and other adult businesses, charge $5 fee for each person entering their doors, and outlaw anyone under the age of 21 from being employed by nude modeling studios.
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