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Free Speech Coalition Names New Board Members

Free Speech Coalition Names New Board Members

Jan 10, 2005 10:49 AM PST
The Free Speech Coalition named six new 2005 board of directors on the tail end of this year's Internext, with only one new member and five incumbents reelected.
ASACP Honors Lawrence Walters With Annual Service Recognition Award

ASACP Honors Lawrence Walters With Annual Service Recognition Award

Jan 7, 2005 3:31 PM PST
During the 3rd annual XBiz Awards at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, Adult Sites Against Child Pornography presented its 2005 Annual Service Recognition Award to veteran First Amendment attorney Lawrence G. Walters.
Attorney Wants Sex Aid Case Heard by Supreme Court

Attorney Wants Sex Aid Case Heard by Supreme Court

Jan 6, 2005 4:10 PM PST
Attorneys representing the owner of an adult shop and four women who claim that their lives would be diminished without the aid of vibrators are seeking to set the U.S. Supreme Court abuzz and bring sex toys before the highest court in the land.
Bell Companies Stifle Broadband Growth, Critics Say

Bell Companies Stifle Broadband Growth, Critics Say

Jan 5, 2005 2:46 PM PST
Large regional telecommunication companies are attempting to stop small cities and town from creating their own broadband networks, according to the mayor of rural Lafayette, and using the aid of the FCC to do it.
SuprNova Leader Crafts New P2P Program

SuprNova Leader Crafts New P2P Program

Jan 5, 2005 11:56 AM PST
Scant weeks after the entertainment industry hamstrung the BitTorrent community by bringing down its most popular torrent indexes with a legal blitzkrieg, members of the peer-to-peer community have risen up and begun work on a new software designed to circumvent methods currently used to capture file sharers.
Pomarico to Be Sentenced In Child Abduction Case

Pomarico to Be Sentenced In Child Abduction Case

Jan 4, 2005 1:00 PM PST
An attorney for Marissa Pomarico, better known as “Jewel Affair” in the adult industry, pleaded with the New York Supreme Court this week, asking that his client’s traumatic childhood be taken into account Thursday when she is sentenced for her role in the abduction of her sister’s children from a foster home and fleeing across the country.
Nassau County Warned of Impending Adult Business Battle

Nassau County Warned of Impending Adult Business Battle

Jan 3, 2005 9:00 AM PST
Sparks flew at a recent Nassau County Commissioners meeting with well-known adult industry attorney Lawrence G. Walters warning that ordinances aimed at stopping a proposed adult store from opening in a local mall would be quickly tossed out by a court and cost the county large legal fees.
Pop-Ups Do Not Equal Spam, Court Rules

Pop-Ups Do Not Equal Spam, Court Rules

Jan 1, 2005 12:03 PM PST
An attorney who drew criticism for filing over a thousand lawsuits against spammers and asking for $6,500 to settle was dealt a blow on Thursday when the Utah Court of Appeals decided that pop-up advertising are decidedly different than spam.
LokiTorrent Digs In Heels for Legal Battle

LokiTorrent Digs In Heels for Legal Battle

Dec 31, 2004 3:00 PM PST
The first legal battle against the movie industry’s war on BitTorrent index sites has begun in Texas, led by Columbia Pictures, Disney Enterprises and Twentieth Century Fox, with a federal lawsuit filed against the owners of LokiTorrent.com.
Spammers Fined for First Time in Holland

Spammers Fined for First Time in Holland

Dec 29, 2004 3:26 PM PST
Dutch telecommunications regulator OPTA for the first time has divvied out fines for spam originating in Holland. One of the fines involved spam, or spamberichten, sent to mobile phones via SMS that automatically billed recipients $1.50.

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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