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Taylor Summers Murder Suspects Stand Separate Trials
Feb 3, 2005 3:00 PM PSTTwo 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
Feb 2, 2005 7:00 AM PSTOperators 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
Feb 1, 2005 3:54 PM PSTIn 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
Feb 1, 2005 11:00 AM PSTAn 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.
L.A. County Shuts Down HIV Testing in Bathhouses
Feb 1, 2005 6:03 AM PSTThe AIDS Healthcare Foundation staged a press conference Monday in front of its administrative offices in response to the L.A. County Health Department's decision to shut down AHF's AIDS and STD testing and services.
Acacia Finalizes Acquisition of Patent Portfolio
Jan 31, 2005 10:36 AM PSTAfter signing a binding Letter of Intent in mid-December, Acacia Research Corp, parent company of Acacia Technologies Group, announced Monday that it has finalized the acquisition of 27 patent portfolios held by Global Patent Holdings.
Congress Makes Spyware Top Priority
Jan 27, 2005 10:43 AM PSTRep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., reintroduced federal anti-spyware legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have vowed to put the bill on the fast track.
Proposed Mo. Law to Ban Under-21 Models
Jan 27, 2005 6:00 AM PSTThe Missouri state Legislature is considering a bill that would force a 20 percent tax on revenues of adult video stores, strip clubs and other adult businesses, charge $5 fee for each person entering their doors, and outlaw anyone under the age of 21 from being employed by nude modeling studios.
Calif. Bill to Outlaw P2P Program Distribution
Jan 25, 2005 1:30 PM PSTCalifornia state Sen. Kevin Murray has introduced legislation that will punish the creators, distributors and promoters of file-sharing software with fines and jail time for each instance of copyright violation found on the network.
SEC Charges Penthouse, Others With Fraud
Jan 24, 2005 3:17 PM PSTPenthouse International Inc., former Penthouse officer Charles Samel and former Penthouse shareholder Jason Galanis were charged with accounting fraud Monday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The scheme, the SEC said, converted a $1 million quarterly loss to a profit.
WEB / TECH NEWS
Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous
We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn...
The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement
The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms...