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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Makes Cyber Leap
Sep 23, 2004 1:30 PM PDTOften criticized for its outdated procedures and questionable oversight of the patent application process, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made strides recently to move its system into the electronic age as part of its "21st Century Strategic Plan."
Former Screw Publisher’s Plea Motion Denied
Sep 23, 2004 10:39 AM PDTFormer Screw magazine publisher Al Goldstein suffered a legal setback recently when a motion to vacate his guilty plea in a harassment case was denied. Goldstein pled guilty to three counts of aggravated harassment and one count of stalking last year while on more than a dozen medications.
IBill's Motion Against First Data Denied
Sep 22, 2004 2:33 PM PDTAs beleaguered payment processor iBill continues to process payments amid looming uncertainty, Judge Orin Kitzes of the New York State Unified Supreme Court issued a motion denying its request for a preliminary injunction against credit card processor First Data Merchant Services Corp.
Porn Mogul Sentenced to Federal Prison
Sep 20, 2004 10:16 AM PDTThe owner of 27 adult-oriented businesses was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison last week and ordered to forfeit $8.1 million in property after he pleaded guilty to racketeering, obscenity and fraud charges, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice.
Massive Child Porn Sting Rocks Switzerland
Sep 17, 2004 1:37 PM PDTIn what officials are calling one of the largest child porn raids since 2002, ten people have so far been arrested in Switzerland for their involvement with website operations that allegedly distributed child porn. The raid was the result of a coordinated effort by police officials in more than 120 countries.
FBI Seizes $87 Million in Fake Software
Sep 17, 2004 11:18 AM PDTFBI agents seized close to $87 million in counterfeit software and fingered 11 people for conspiracy to distribute the pirated software, officials said Thursday.
Cal/OSHA Fines Adult Video Companies
Sep 17, 2004 10:57 AM PDTThe California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has issued steep fines against two porn companies for allegedly failing to protect three employees from health hazards on the film set of "Split That Booty 2," which starred Darren James, Jessica Dee and Lara Roxx.
Court Says Use of Metatags by Rival Unlikely to Confuse
Sep 16, 2004 10:36 AM PDTIn a case of interest to mainstream and adult webmasters, a federal court has ruled that a competing company doesn’t commit trademark infringement by using a rival’s trademarks in metatag coding of its website to alert potential customers searching for the availability of a rival’s goods.
Judge Says Mich. Porn Law Is Constitutional
Sep 14, 2004 8:49 AM PDTA federal court ruled Monday that Michigan’s state law barring pornographic material to minors is constitutional. The law, known as 2003 Michigan Public Act 192, imposes criminal liability on those who “knowingly disseminate or distribute sexually explicit material that is harmful to minors.”
Acacia Files Lawsuits Against 19 Cable Companies
Sep 13, 2004 10:55 AM PDTAcacia Technologies Group filed lawsuits against 19 small and medium cable companies for alleged infringement on its Digital Media Transmission patents.
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Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments
Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented...
AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth
The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW...