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Iowa Man Convicted for Piracy, Faces 15 Years
Dec 26, 2004 12:06 PM PSTAn Iowa man accused of large-scale copyright infringement through what is known as a "warez" group is the first person convicted under piracy task force Operation Fastlink, federal authorities announced Friday.
FTC Examines Patent System Reform
Dec 26, 2004 6:00 AM PSTIn a move sure to please adult webmasters who feel victimized by Acacia's DMT patent claims, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Academies' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association will consider patent reform.
Search Engines Ordered to Block Porn in China
Dec 24, 2004 12:01 PM PSTChina’s official Internet regulatory group has imposed new rules forcing search engines to reject adult content. The new regulation bars search engines from collecting, disseminating or linking to any websites with “illegal or inappropriate” content, and that includes all pornography.
Former Aussie Diplomat Faces Thai Court’s Child Porn Ruling
Dec 23, 2004 2:30 PM PSTA former Australian diplomat accused of distributing child pornography for trade will have his fate decided by a Thai court Friday. Robert Scoble, 56, was once described by colleagues as a “witty, urbane, and politically shrewd” diplomat.
Cyprus Prohibits Sale Of Adult Material
Dec 23, 2004 12:15 PM PSTCypriot police are cracking down on the sale of adult magazines and DVDs at kiosks and souvenir shops in the country and announced that anyone found displaying or selling sexually explicit items after Dec. 27 will be charged with a crime, according to press reports.
Porn Stars Cummings, Jeremy Cited in FCC Ruling
Dec 23, 2004 10:00 AM PSTExplicit interviews with porn stars Dave Cummings and Ron Jeremy will cost a Kansas radio operator $220,000 in indecency fines, the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday.
Federal Judge Refuses Spam Guilty Plea
Dec 23, 2004 6:00 AM PSTA federal judge rejected the guilty plea of a former America Online employee who allegedly stole nearly 100 million email addresses and sold them to spammers, saying that he wasn’t sure the employee had actually committed a crime.
India Obscenity Arrest Sparks Global Uproar
Dec 22, 2004 11:06 AM PSTWith 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
Dec 22, 2004 6:00 AM PSTContentGuard 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
Dec 21, 2004 12:04 PM PSTThe 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.
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...
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...