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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.
Bipartisan Caucus to Push Patriot Act Reform

Bipartisan Caucus to Push Patriot Act Reform

Apr 28, 2005 2:00 PM PDT
A handful of U.S. Representatives have formed an odd alliance to press for major reforms to the USA Patriot Act, including provisions that allow the FBI to access customer records from Internet service providers without warrant or notification to customers.
New York Sues L.A. Adware Firm

New York Sues L.A. Adware Firm

Apr 28, 2005 10:30 AM PDT
InterMix Media, a six-year-old adware placement company, is calling a suit filed by New York Attorney General Elliott Spitzer inappropriate, saying its evidence is inaccurate and outdated.
Court: No Privacy in Porn Downloaded to Stolen Laptop

Court: No Privacy in Porn Downloaded to Stolen Laptop

Apr 26, 2005 11:39 AM PDT
A man who procured a computer by fraud has no right to privacy in a case where police conducted a warrantless search of his hard drive and found downloaded child pornography.
French Court Disallows Copyright Protection

French Court Disallows Copyright Protection

Apr 26, 2005 8:00 AM PDT
A French appeals court has issued a ruling that prohibits the use of Digital Rights Management technology on DVDs. The ruling, in essence, bans the use of DVD-based copyright-protection measures.
CTIA Outlines Mobile Porn Rating System

CTIA Outlines Mobile Porn Rating System

Apr 25, 2005 1:12 PM PDT
As adult entertainment continues to gain ground in the mobile content sector, mobile providers may soon be facing a similar indecency battle with the Federal Communications Commission to that of the broadcast industry unless rules and regulations are set in place, says the CTIA.
Conn. Woman Snagged in Child Porn Racket

Conn. Woman Snagged in Child Porn Racket

Apr 25, 2005 6:03 AM PDT
A woman accused of coercing children to perform sexual acts and then posting live video on the Internet was sentenced to 15 years in prison by Hartford Superior Court Friday.
ISP Sued Over Releasing User Data After Targeting Her

ISP Sued Over Releasing User Data After Targeting Her

Apr 22, 2005 3:00 PM PDT
A woman has filed a lawsuit claiming giant Comcast wrongfully provided her personal information to the recording industry in its attempt to collect funds through a third party over alleged file sharing.

Microsoft Sued Over JPEG-Related Patents

Apr 22, 2005 1:31 PM PDT
Forgent Networks is suing Microsoft, alleging that the software giant is infringing the patent on Forgent’s still-image-compression technology by using the JPEG digital-image standard.
U.K. Pedophile Stings Strain Resources

U.K. Pedophile Stings Strain Resources

Apr 22, 2005 11:30 AM PDT
British authorities are becoming overwhelmed by the growing caseload of child porn surfers as the result of a web sting and international intelligence-sharing.

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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