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IBD Stock Trading Halted, Forced to Acquire IBill
Jan 24, 2005 1:30 PM PSTTrading on all stock of media holding company Interactive Brand Technologies, which had recently been informed of its imminent delisting from the American Stock Exchange, was halted last week after it was forced to complete its acquisition of third-party payment processor iBill.
Extreme Associates Ruling Isn’t Necessarily Victory for Adult
Jan 24, 2005 11:23 AM PSTFriday’s federal court decision dismissing obscenity charges against the owners of Extreme Associates Inc. presents a victory for Rob Black and partner Janet Romano, buts its implications for adult industry as a whole remain up in the air, a legal expert says.
Supreme Court Sets Date for Grokster Case
Jan 24, 2005 6:01 AM PSTThe U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in MGM v. Grokster, a case that will decide whether peer-to-peer software companies and file-sharing networks are responsible for the actions of end users, on March 29.
Federal Obscenity Statutes Found Unconstitutional
Jan 22, 2005 8:36 PM PSTA federal judge has thrown out the criminal charges filed against Rob Black and Extreme Associates, finding that the obscenity statutes invoked by the U.S. Attorney’s office were unconstitutional.
Company Sues Spam Accuser
Jan 22, 2005 12:02 PM PSTA company accused of violating spam rules is asserting its innocence by suing the individual who made the allegation. New Hampshire-based Atriks asserts its email methods are not in breach of the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act and wants its accuser to pay for financial damage caused by lost ISP contracts.
'Penis Pump Judge' Hit With Three Felony Counts
Jan 21, 2005 3:00 PM PSTAfter resigning in August 2004 over allegations that he had disgraced the Oklahoma judicial system, former Judge Donald D. Thompson was charged this week with three felony counts of indecent exposure.
Maryland Legislator Proposes .Sex TLD
Jan 21, 2005 12:30 PM PSTMaryland state legislator Michael Smigiel Sr. is proposing a bill that would require all adult websites that transmit data within the state to have a “.sex” top-level domain.
Ruling Could Result in Large Penalties for Content Producers
Jan 21, 2005 11:00 AM PSTWhen do content producers have to pay talent? That is the question the California Supreme Court will decide when it hears the appeal of Smith vs. Superior Court. State justices will decide whether models who receive flat fees for one-day assignments are “discharged” at the end of the day.
Adam & Eve Faces Battle in Florida County
Jan 20, 2005 1:00 PM PSTAdam & Eve, the nation’s largest adult-products mail-order company, faces public opposition — and the threat of legal action — as it plans to open a store in Nassau County, Fla. But attorney Lawrence G. Walters warned county commissioners to expect a costly lawsuit if they try to deter the business.
Lexington Steele Wins Back Domain Name
Jan 18, 2005 2:00 PM PSTAward-winning adult performer and Mercenary Pictures owner Lexington Steele has won back the rights to use domain LexingtonSteele.com after a protracted arbitration process with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
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