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Acacia Acquires Laptop Docking Patent

Acacia Acquires Laptop Docking Patent

Apr 22, 2005 10:03 AM PDT
In what could easily be called another one of Acacia Technology Group's overly broad patent claims, similar to its DMT patent, the patent holder claims to have acquired a patent relating to laptop connectivity and peripheral devices such as docking stations.
Public Access Porn Case Goes National

Public Access Porn Case Goes National

Apr 21, 2005 4:07 PM PDT
Religious leaders and porn purveyors alike are condemning a local cable access ordinance in Akron, Ohio, as censorship, and other communities nationwide are fighting similar restrictions.
Strip Club Judge Found to Have Violated Ethics Rules

Strip Club Judge Found to Have Violated Ethics Rules

Apr 21, 2005 2:00 PM PDT
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kevin Ross, who held court in a strip club for a reality TV program’s pilot, has been found to have violated ethics rules, a Commission on Judicial Performance panel concluded this week.
FSC Concludes 2-Day Lobbying Push

FSC Concludes 2-Day Lobbying Push

Apr 20, 2005 3:04 PM PDT
The Free Speech Coalition concluded a two-day trip to the state's Capitol, making rounds to state legislators' offices and hosting a panel discussion that examined porn compulsion.
U.S. Justices Won’t Hear Domain Name Battle

U.S. Justices Won’t Hear Domain Name Battle

Apr 20, 2005 2:01 PM PDT
In a case of particular interest to webmasters, U.S. justices this week turned away a case filed by automaker Nissan Motor Co. over the domain names Nissan.com and Nissan.net.
Saudis Lay Down the Law on Cell Porn

Saudis Lay Down the Law on Cell Porn

Apr 20, 2005 8:00 AM PDT
Hindustan Times has reported that the Saudi government is contemplating stiff punishments for distributing adult content on cellphones. Under the new rules, offenders would face up to 1,000 lashes, 12 years in prison and a fine of roughly $26,700.
Acacia Sues Intel, Texas Instruments

Acacia Sues Intel, Texas Instruments

Apr 19, 2005 9:21 AM PDT
A long way from its original attack against the online adult industry two years ago for patent infringement on its Digital Media Transmission patents, Acacia Technologies Group has taken on two of Silicon Valley's biggest players and is once again headed to court.

Sex Shop Owner Fighting Missouri Billboard Ban

Apr 18, 2005 3:00 PM PDT
A retailer is challenging a Missouri law that bars some advertising on billboards. John Haltom, who owns the Johnny O’s and Doctor Johns chains, says that businesses such as his are “unconstitutionally and unreasonably designated as 'sexually oriented businesses' under the law.”
FTC Issues Cellphone Spam Alert

FTC Issues Cellphone Spam Alert

Apr 16, 2005 6:00 AM PDT
If you've received an email telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database, rest assured that this is not the case. Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be so.

La. Video Plus Raided By Police

Apr 15, 2005 8:00 AM PDT
On the heels of a three-month investigation, adult video store La. Video Plus was raided this week by Louisiana state police over allegations that the store owner was violating state obscenity laws.

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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