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Google Wins Key Decision in AdWords Dispute
Dec 15, 2004 11:52 AM PSTGoogle Inc. can continue to sell ads triggered by searches using trademarked company names. The federal court decision represents a major legal victory for the search engine giant and its customers — mainstream and adult — that rely on associating terms and phrases with their products and services online.
São Tomé Demands Percentage of CCTLD Adult Website Profits
Dec 15, 2004 6:00 AM PSTThe tiny island nation of São Tomé and Principe, which floats off the western edge of Africa, is demanding a share of all income earned off the 307,000 adult web pages attributed to it in a recent survey by Secure Computing.
MPAA Prepares Lawsuits Against Server Operators
Dec 14, 2004 2:00 PM PSTThe frontal assault against movie piracy gained speed Tuesday after members of the Motion Picture Association of America announced plans to launch a slew of civil lawsuits against computer server operators that aid users in downloading pirated digital content.
Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Adult Bookstore
Dec 13, 2004 11:39 AM PSTThe 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an adult bookstore on Friday, finding that Grand Rapid city zoning ordinances meant to restrict adult businesses are unconstitutional.
Justices Decide to Take Up P2P Case
Dec 13, 2004 6:04 AM PSTThe U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether peer-to-peer file-sharing services can be held liable for copyright infringement. The court on Friday agreed to hear the arguments of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios vs. Grokster and StreamCast Networks.
Congress Shelves Online Piracy Bill
Dec 12, 2004 10:00 AM PSTCongress has adjourned for the year before increasing the penalties for online piracy and movie bootlegging; in what some observers see as a rebuff of Hollywood, and the major record labels – and interpret as a promising sign for consumers.
New Camera Phone Voyeurism Law
Dec 11, 2004 10:00 AM PSTHigh-tech voyeurs will have to rethink their ways if President Bush signs into law S.1301, "A bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to prohibit video voyeurism in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and for other purposes."
Spain, Venezuela Ramp Up Broadcast Obscenity Rules
Dec 10, 2004 12:40 PM PSTSpain and Venezuela both cracked down on obscenity over the airwaves this week by imposing new regulations for broadcasters. In recent years, cutthroat competition between Spanish-language channels has led producers to look for programs containing sexy and reality sex TV.
Kazaa CTO Denies Ability to Block Child Porn
Dec 10, 2004 11:30 AM PSTLitigation between the United States music industry and Sharman Networks took a significant turn in Australian Federal Court this week after the company's chief technology officer denied Kazaa's ability to block the peer-to-peer distribution of child pornography.
Inmate Sues Prison System For Adult Magazines
Dec 10, 2004 10:10 AM PSTA Minnesota inmate sued the Department of Corrections this week, claiming that denying inmates the ability to read sexually explicit magazines violates their First Amendment right.
WEB / TECH NEWS
Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.
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Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start
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