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India Obscenity Arrest Sparks Global Uproar

Dec 22, 2004 11:06 AM PST
With more American companies increasingly turning to India for e-commerce opportunities, the arrest of an eBay unit’s executive over a porn video for sale on his company’s website has caused an international stir and debate about the country's strict obscenity laws.
ContentGuard Fattens DRM Patent Portfolio

ContentGuard Fattens DRM Patent Portfolio

Dec 22, 2004 6:00 AM PST
ContentGuard added another five U.S. patents to its Digital Rights Management patent portfolio this week, bringing the company's total number of patents to 30.
FSC Secures Major Donor for Justice Legal Challenge

FSC Secures Major Donor for Justice Legal Challenge

Dec 21, 2004 12:04 PM PST
The Free Speech Coalition received a $75,000 donation from the Anti-Censorship Defense Committee in support of its lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department and proposed amendments to federal Recordkeeping and Labeling Law, 18 U.S.C. 2257.
32 Child Pornography Suspects Commit Suicide

32 Child Pornography Suspects Commit Suicide

Dec 20, 2004 2:07 PM PST
Thirty-two British men arrested in the largest child-porn investigation ever conducted in the United Kingdom have committed suicide, according to statistics revealed by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
Spammers on the Hook for $1.08 Billion Judgment

Spammers on the Hook for $1.08 Billion Judgment

Dec 20, 2004 10:45 AM PST
While it’s uncertain the judgments will ever be collected, three companies have been ordered to pay $1.08 billion to a small Iowa Internet service provider for burying subscribers with spam.
Website Exec Faces Obscenity Charges

Website Exec Faces Obscenity Charges

Dec 18, 2004 1:15 PM PST
An executive of India auction website Baazee.com has been arrested in New Delhi in conjunction with the listing of eight pornographic CDs on the eBay-subsidiary site. The arrest stems from a listing of a video depicting oral sex between a teenage boy and girl captured on cellphone and later burned onto CDs.
President Bush Approves Intelligence Reform

President Bush Approves Intelligence Reform

Dec 18, 2004 8:00 AM PST
President Bush has signed into law the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, authorizing the largest restructuring of U.S. intelligence agencies and gathering practices since President Harry S. Truman's post-World War II National Security Act of 1947.
Jenna Lewis Profits From Self-Made Sex Tape

Jenna Lewis Profits From Self-Made Sex Tape

Dec 17, 2004 3:03 PM PST
After claiming that a personal sex tape had been removed from her Los Angeles home and marketed over the Internet without her consent, former "Survivor" star Jenna Lewis has been revealed as the sex tape's main proprietor.
Australia Mobile Porn Faces Stiff Regulation

Australia Mobile Porn Faces Stiff Regulation

Dec 17, 2004 12:15 PM PST
As mobile phone carriers and content providers begin gearing up for what promises to be substantial market demand for mobile porn, the Australian Communications Authority stepped up its plans to protect underage mobile users from accessing illicit material via SMS and mobile carrier portals.
FTC Issues Final Rules on Determining Spam

FTC Issues Final Rules on Determining Spam

Dec 17, 2004 10:02 AM PST
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday issued final criteria determining whether an email that is commercial and also “transactional” is subject to provisions of the Can-Spam Act. The final rules now define what constitutes a commercial email message when the recipient has a “relationship” with the sender.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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 »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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