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Italy Declares War on Child Porn
Nov 8, 2004 10:54 AM PSTPart of U.S.-led Operation Predator, Italian police raided dozens of homes over the weekend and located an estimated 96 child porn suspects, mostly middle-aged, upper middle-class men. The investigation took nine months to come to fruition, although no arrests have yet been made.
Book Ruling Postponed Pending Court Decision
Nov 7, 2004 8:00 AM PSTA defiant Elizabeth Book told Volusia County, Florida, Judge David D. Beck that she will continue exercising her constitutional rights by publicly showing her breasts despite the city's ban on public nudity.
Titan Media, Again, Wins Infringement Judgments
Nov 5, 2004 3:00 PM PSTTitan Media continues on a blistering pace demanding compensation and filing suits against copyright infringers. Parent company Io Group Inc. on Friday announced more than $100,000 won in default judgments against a company and individual.
FSC Prepares to Fight for Adult Industry Rights
Nov 5, 2004 12:30 PM PSTAlthough the election is over and business continues, it's not "business as usual for those of us in the adult entertainment industry," or so says the message coming from the Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade organization that is getting ready to fight for our rights.
Dute Pleads Guilty to Attempted Obscenity Pandering
Nov 4, 2004 2:30 PM PSTHomemade porn star Jennifer Dute pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted pandering obscenity on Thursday morning and was sentenced to six months in jail. Dute had been originally convicted in October of 2002 for selling a series of homemade videos in which she had sex with multiple partners.
Ashcroft to Resign Before January, Aides Say
Nov 4, 2004 1:00 PM PSTSources close to Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday that Ashcroft is expected to resign from his post before President George W. Bush’s inauguration in January. Ashcroft, 62, entered office pledging to use federal obscenity laws to aggressively combat the adult industry.
Movie Industry Threatens to Sue File-Sharers
Nov 4, 2004 11:39 AM PSTAfter years of badgering Congress to take more aggressive action against digital piracy on all fronts, the MPAA is reportedly on the verge of waging a lawsuit campaign against Internet users who download copyrighted versions of digitized films over peer-to-peer networks.
Federal Copyright Case Cites 'Perfect 10' Ruling
Nov 4, 2004 10:12 AM PSTIn a case of particular interest to adult webmasters, a federal court has allowed evidence of “archived” versions of content stored at a third-party website. The pretrial copyright decision was influenced by the Perfect 10 Inc. vs. Cybernet Ventures Inc. decision in 2002.
Scottish Parliament Committee Backs Pornography Research Plan
Nov 4, 2004 8:13 AM PSTSuggesting that pornography incites sexual hatred in the same way that other types of material can incite racial hatred, the Scottish Equal Opportunities Committee backed a proposal urging parliament to make pornography illegal.
Woman Protestor Argues First Amendment Rights
Nov 3, 2004 2:00 PM PSTElizabeth Book, the activist who was arrested for exposing her breasts during a protest at Bike Week in Daytona Beach last March, will go to trial on Thursday, Nov. 5, and argue that police officers violated her First Amendment rights by arresting her.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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