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Bell Companies Stifle Broadband Growth, Critics Say
Jan 5, 2005 2:46 PM PSTLarge regional telecommunication companies are attempting to stop small cities and town from creating their own broadband networks, according to the mayor of rural Lafayette, and using the aid of the FCC to do it.
SuprNova Leader Crafts New P2P Program
Jan 5, 2005 11:56 AM PSTScant weeks after the entertainment industry hamstrung the BitTorrent community by bringing down its most popular torrent indexes with a legal blitzkrieg, members of the peer-to-peer community have risen up and begun work on a new software designed to circumvent methods currently used to capture file sharers.
Pomarico to Be Sentenced In Child Abduction Case
Jan 4, 2005 1:00 PM PSTAn attorney for Marissa Pomarico, better known as “Jewel Affair” in the adult industry, pleaded with the New York Supreme Court this week, asking that his client’s traumatic childhood be taken into account Thursday when she is sentenced for her role in the abduction of her sister’s children from a foster home and fleeing across the country.
Nassau County Warned of Impending Adult Business Battle
Jan 3, 2005 9:00 AM PSTSparks flew at a recent Nassau County Commissioners meeting with well-known adult industry attorney Lawrence G. Walters warning that ordinances aimed at stopping a proposed adult store from opening in a local mall would be quickly tossed out by a court and cost the county large legal fees.
Pop-Ups Do Not Equal Spam, Court Rules
Jan 1, 2005 12:03 PM PSTAn attorney who drew criticism for filing over a thousand lawsuits against spammers and asking for $6,500 to settle was dealt a blow on Thursday when the Utah Court of Appeals decided that pop-up advertising are decidedly different than spam.
LokiTorrent Digs In Heels for Legal Battle
Dec 31, 2004 3:00 PM PSTThe first legal battle against the movie industry’s war on BitTorrent index sites has begun in Texas, led by Columbia Pictures, Disney Enterprises and Twentieth Century Fox, with a federal lawsuit filed against the owners of LokiTorrent.com.
Spammers Fined for First Time in Holland
Dec 29, 2004 3:26 PM PSTDutch telecommunications regulator OPTA for the first time has divvied out fines for spam originating in Holland. One of the fines involved spam, or spamberichten, sent to mobile phones via SMS that automatically billed recipients $1.50.
Business Falsehoods Can Cost Plenty — Court
Dec 28, 2004 10:41 AM PSTBusinesses — mainstream as well as adult — have a new incentive to be honest in the state of California. The high court ruled last week that they could be slapped with punitive damages for fraudulently breaching contracts.
Ringo Starr Opposes Actress' Trademark
Dec 27, 2004 4:11 PM PSTAttorneys allegedly representing former Beatle Ringo Starr have stepped up to oppose a trademark application filed by adult actress Elizabeth Starr in connection with her movie production company, according to documents obtained by XBiz Monday.
Israel Moves to Curb Adult Mobile Content
Dec 27, 2004 10:44 AM PSTThe Israeli Communications Ministry intends to curb the amount of adult material available on mobile phones due to numerous complaints that children were being inadvertently exposed to it, the ministry said Sunday.
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