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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.
L.A. County Shuts Down HIV Testing in Bathhouses

L.A. County Shuts Down HIV Testing in Bathhouses

Feb 1, 2005 6:03 AM PST
The 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

Acacia Finalizes Acquisition of Patent Portfolio

Jan 31, 2005 10:36 AM PST
After 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

Congress Makes Spyware Top Priority

Jan 27, 2005 10:43 AM PST
Rep. 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

Proposed Mo. Law to Ban Under-21 Models

Jan 27, 2005 6:00 AM PST
The 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

Calif. Bill to Outlaw P2P Program Distribution

Jan 25, 2005 1:30 PM PST
California 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

SEC Charges Penthouse, Others With Fraud

Jan 24, 2005 3:17 PM PST
Penthouse 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.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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... More »

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... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »
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