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Court: Presence of Encryption Software Shows Criminal Intent

Court: Presence of Encryption Software Shows Criminal Intent

May 27, 2005 11:30 AM PDT
A ruling by the state Court of Appeals this week said that the presence of encryption software could be interpreted as evidence of criminal intent, at least in Minnesota, even if it was not used in relation to the crime.
Hollywood Director Arrested in Child Porn Bust

Hollywood Director Arrested in Child Porn Bust

May 27, 2005 10:00 AM PDT
Homeland Security agents have arrested a partner and director of CineVision Entertainment on child porn charges. Anthony Logan, who earlier this year starred in Fox reality-show “Who’s Your Daddy,” directs TV art auction program "Fine Art Treasures."
Free Speech Attorneys Lash Out Over New 2257 Rules

Free Speech Attorneys Lash Out Over New 2257 Rules

May 27, 2005 8:40 AM PDT
Free speech attorneys lashed out against the Justice Department’s new labeling and record keeping law Thursday evening at the Free Speech Coalition’s quarterly meeting.
FTC Accuses Cleverlink of Spamming

FTC Accuses Cleverlink of Spamming

May 26, 2005 3:32 PM PDT
Under the shield of the Can-Spam Act, affiliate program Cleverlink was suspended from spamming and ordered to return its “ill-gotten gains” by a federal judge this week as a result of more than 550,000 complaints.
Senate Deal Paves Way for Right-Wing Judges

Senate Deal Paves Way for Right-Wing Judges

May 26, 2005 6:00 AM PDT
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the first federal judge appointed in the wake of a compromise between Democrats and Republicans that paves the way for votes on more Bush nominees widely seen as being in the extreme right wing.
Legal Experts Look Closely at New 2257 Regs

Legal Experts Look Closely at New 2257 Regs

May 25, 2005 3:27 PM PDT
Several industry attorneys weighed in on a few of the more burdensome and potentially catastrophic 2257 provisions that could put undue restrictions on webmasters.
FSC Urges Compliance with New 2257 Regs

FSC Urges Compliance with New 2257 Regs

May 25, 2005 2:11 PM PDT
In the advent of revised 2257 regulations, the Free Speech Coalition is reminding the adult industry to maintain compliance and exercise prudence when encountering gray areas.
Nano Patent Could Increase Storage Capacity

Nano Patent Could Increase Storage Capacity

May 25, 2005 10:00 AM PDT
Storage company Iomega, manufacturer of the Zip Drive and other disk and optical storage solutions, has been granted two patents that could exponentially increase transfer rates and space on DVDs.
Canada Appeals Court Gives File-Sharers a Victory

Canada Appeals Court Gives File-Sharers a Victory

May 25, 2005 8:00 AM PDT
A Canadian appeals court has upheld a decision not to force Internet service providers to reveal the identities of 29 file-swappers sued by the Canadian record industry.
Japan Fights Animated Child Porn

Japan Fights Animated Child Porn

May 25, 2005 6:00 AM PDT
Despite stringent laws against the distribution, sale and display of child pornography, Japanese government officials are battling an entirely new sub-culture of anime and hentai adult comics that feature animated depictions of child pornography.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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