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New Spam Lawsuits Filed Against Adult Emailers

New Spam Lawsuits Filed Against Adult Emailers

Dec 2, 2004 12:30 PM PST
Microsoft Corp. filed seven new lawsuits Wednesday against alleged spammers who violated CAN-SPAM’s “brown paper wrapper” rule by sending sexually explicit images in hundreds of thousands of unlabeled emails.
New Aussie Bill Gives ISPs DMCA-Like Restrictions

New Aussie Bill Gives ISPs DMCA-Like Restrictions

Dec 1, 2004 6:00 AM PST
Australian Internet service providers may be forced to deal with Digital Millennium Copyright Act-style take-down notices in the near future if a bill tabled in the Australian senate today is approved.
Briefs Filed in Internet Libel Case

Briefs Filed in Internet Libel Case

Nov 30, 2004 11:30 AM PST
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a brief last week with the California Supreme Court in support of a woman who reposted allegedly defamatory statements on Usenet and was subsequently sued for libel.
Supreme Court to Decide on Adult Cop Hearing

Supreme Court to Decide on Adult Cop Hearing

Nov 29, 2004 11:39 AM PST
A former San Diego police officer who claims he had a First Amendment right to produce and sell adult films of himself on eBay will receive word on whether his case is to be heard before the Supreme Court as early as this morning, according to court documents obtained by XBiz.
Big Tech Firms in Uproar Over Patent Sale

Big Tech Firms in Uproar Over Patent Sale

Nov 25, 2004 12:08 PM PST
On the heels of Commerce One's announcement last week that it plans to auction off 39 patents as part of a bankruptcy settlement, some of Silicon Valley's biggest players like IBM, Google and Oracle are up in arms over the potentially detrimental effect the sale could have on the future of web services.
CIA Funds Chat Room Eavesdropping Research

CIA Funds Chat Room Eavesdropping Research

Nov 24, 2004 3:15 PM PST
The U.S. intelligence community has been funding extended research into the surveillance of Internet chat rooms, according to government documents unearthed by a privacy advocacy group and reviewed by XBiz. The documents detail a plan to monitor and identify individuals engaged in chat room discussions.
Offshore Movie Pirate Ordered to Pay $28 Million

Offshore Movie Pirate Ordered to Pay $28 Million

Nov 24, 2004 11:30 AM PST
As the Motion Picture Association of America's fight against piracy and file-sharing gains momentum, the MPAA's legal team won a victory against a Malaysian man accused of pirating movie content through a paid membership website.
California Authorities Charge 2 Live Crew Concert Obscene

California Authorities Charge 2 Live Crew Concert Obscene

Nov 24, 2004 10:36 AM PST
The 2 Live Crew, which battled obscenity charges years ago in the U.S. Supreme Court, has given the owners of Little Switzerland some potential trouble. California regulators say they witnessed partially nude lap dancing, simulated sex acts and explicit lyrics at a concert.
German Version of Firefox in Hot Water

German Version of Firefox in Hot Water

Nov 24, 2004 6:00 AM PST
After promising to offer a browser free of adware and spyware – a feature that made Firefox instantly favored by a large sector of the online community – the German version of the popular open-source browser is being heavily criticized for using adware.
Viacom Agrees to Settle Indecency Fines for $3.5 Million

Viacom Agrees to Settle Indecency Fines for $3.5 Million

Nov 23, 2004 3:00 PM PST
The Federal Communications Commission reached an agreement with Viacom Inc. Tuesday to settle a slew of indecency violation investigations for roughly $3.5 million, according to consent decrees published on the federal regulator’s website.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »
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