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Google Wins Key Decision in AdWords Dispute

Google Wins Key Decision in AdWords Dispute

Dec 15, 2004 11:52 AM PST
Google 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 PST
The 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

MPAA Prepares Lawsuits Against Server Operators

Dec 14, 2004 2:00 PM PST
The 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

Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Adult Bookstore

Dec 13, 2004 11:39 AM PST
The 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

Justices Decide to Take Up P2P Case

Dec 13, 2004 6:04 AM PST
The 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

Congress Shelves Online Piracy Bill

Dec 12, 2004 10:00 AM PST
Congress 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

New Camera Phone Voyeurism Law

Dec 11, 2004 10:00 AM PST
High-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

Spain, Venezuela Ramp Up Broadcast Obscenity Rules

Dec 10, 2004 12:40 PM PST
Spain 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

Kazaa CTO Denies Ability to Block Child Porn

Dec 10, 2004 11:30 AM PST
Litigation 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

Inmate Sues Prison System For Adult Magazines

Dec 10, 2004 10:10 AM PST
A 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.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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... More »

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... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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