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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.
Ohio Attorney Resigns After Chat Logs Posted

Ohio Attorney Resigns After Chat Logs Posted

Nov 23, 2004 1:00 PM PST
A Cincinnati attorney resigned from his job last week after an online child abuse advocacy group posted a sexually explicit conversation the man had with a person posing as a 13-year-old girl.
Hewlett-Packard and Bank of Ireland Squabble Over Porn

Hewlett-Packard and Bank of Ireland Squabble Over Porn

Nov 23, 2004 6:01 AM PST
In a case that has pitted the Bank of Ireland against Hewlett Packard, neither party is willing to pick up the bill in the aftermath of an adult-related scandal that managed to rock the esteemed banking institution to its very core.

Webmaster Access Legal Panel Offers Cautious Optimism

Nov 22, 2004 12:30 PM PST
The reelection of President George W. Bush and the prospect of another conservative administration looming on the horizon should probably not be viewed as the coming apocalypse for the adult entertainment industry, according to panelists at Webmaster Access’ Legal Issues seminar on Saturday.

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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