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House Panel Votes to Raise Fines for Indecency

House Panel Votes to Raise Fines for Indecency

Feb 11, 2005 6:00 AM PST
The House Energy and Commerce Committee overwhelmingly passed a measure that could dramatically raise fines for broadcast indecency to a whooping $500,000 per violation — 15 times the current fine limit of $32,000.
NYPD to Johnny Hazzard: Put Your Pants On

NYPD to Johnny Hazzard: Put Your Pants On

Feb 10, 2005 3:00 PM PST
Eighties pop icon Boy George tapped gay adult star Johnny Hazzard to kick off a fashion show for his new B-Rude clothing line during New York's Fashion Week. But the singer didn’t ask Hazzard to wear one of his designs. In fact, he didn’t ask the Rascal Video star to wear anything at all.
Canadian Webmaster Appeals Obscenity Conviction

Canadian Webmaster Appeals Obscenity Conviction

Feb 9, 2005 4:05 PM PST
Webmasters hoping to steer clear of trouble with the U.S. DOJ will find no safe harbor from our neighbors to the north. Weeks after the dismissal of Extreme Associates’ obscenity case in U.S. district court, a Canadian webmaster continues to appeal his 2002 obscenity conviction.
Google Loses Third French Trademark Suit

Google Loses Third French Trademark Suit

Feb 7, 2005 11:25 AM PST
In another blow against Google’s AdWords program, a Paris court ruled on Friday that the search engine giant must pay 200,000 euros to Louis Vuitton for breach of trademark.
Ex-AOL Employee Guilty in Spam Case

Ex-AOL Employee Guilty in Spam Case

Feb 6, 2005 12:00 PM PST
A 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

U.S. Adult Companies Win Australian Piracy Case

Feb 4, 2005 12:50 PM PST
Defendants 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

Taylor Summers Murder Suspects Stand Separate Trials

Feb 3, 2005 3:00 PM PST
Two 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

Website Owners Not Liable for Third-Party Postings, Court Rules

Feb 2, 2005 7:00 AM PST
Operators 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

Cybersocket Sues IBill for Nonpayment

Feb 1, 2005 3:54 PM PST
In 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

N.C. Judge Rules Against Telecoms in Fiber Dispute

Feb 1, 2005 11:00 AM PST
An 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.

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