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MPAA Prepares Lawsuits Against Server Operators
Dec 14, 2004 2:00 PM PSTThe frontal assault against movie piracy gained speed Tuesday after members of the Motion Picture Association of America announced plans to launch a slew of civil lawsuits against computer server operators that aid users in downloading pirated digital content.
Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Adult Bookstore
Dec 13, 2004 11:39 AM PSTThe 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an adult bookstore on Friday, finding that Grand Rapid city zoning ordinances meant to restrict adult businesses are unconstitutional.
Justices Decide to Take Up P2P Case
Dec 13, 2004 6:04 AM PSTThe U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether peer-to-peer file-sharing services can be held liable for copyright infringement. The court on Friday agreed to hear the arguments of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios vs. Grokster and StreamCast Networks.
Congress Shelves Online Piracy Bill
Dec 12, 2004 10:00 AM PSTCongress has adjourned for the year before increasing the penalties for online piracy and movie bootlegging; in what some observers see as a rebuff of Hollywood, and the major record labels – and interpret as a promising sign for consumers.
New Camera Phone Voyeurism Law
Dec 11, 2004 10:00 AM PSTHigh-tech voyeurs will have to rethink their ways if President Bush signs into law S.1301, "A bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to prohibit video voyeurism in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and for other purposes."
Spain, Venezuela Ramp Up Broadcast Obscenity Rules
Dec 10, 2004 12:40 PM PSTSpain and Venezuela both cracked down on obscenity over the airwaves this week by imposing new regulations for broadcasters. In recent years, cutthroat competition between Spanish-language channels has led producers to look for programs containing sexy and reality sex TV.
Kazaa CTO Denies Ability to Block Child Porn
Dec 10, 2004 11:30 AM PSTLitigation between the United States music industry and Sharman Networks took a significant turn in Australian Federal Court this week after the company's chief technology officer denied Kazaa's ability to block the peer-to-peer distribution of child pornography.
Inmate Sues Prison System For Adult Magazines
Dec 10, 2004 10:10 AM PSTA Minnesota inmate sued the Department of Corrections this week, claiming that denying inmates the ability to read sexually explicit magazines violates their First Amendment right.
Google Plans Flashier Advertising
Dec 10, 2004 7:00 AM PSTGoogle Inc. published a note on its site Thursday telling AdSense customers that it plans to accept animated advertising in GIF format from a small pool of advertisers. The search engine said the format is in test run and that it is designed for customers of Google's AdSense for Content product only.
Gay Porn Sent to 65,000 Homes
Dec 9, 2004 2:15 PM PSTAn attempt to rally opposition to an equality ordinance in Jefferson County backfired this week when the American Family Association of Kentucky mass-mailed gay porn to an estimated 65,000 homes in the area.
WEB / TECH NEWS
E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools
Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted...
Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance
Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality...