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FTC Attacks Spyware Marketers Exploiting Flaws in Internet Explorer
Oct 13, 2004 2:00 PM PDTThe Federal Trade Commission has been granted a temporary restraining order against several software companies based in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania that allegedly infected computers with spyware and then tried to sell surfers the solution.
Acacia, Defense Group Have Another Day in Court
Oct 13, 2004 10:32 AM PDTIn the post-Markman hearing process of patent litigation between Acacia Technologies Group and the Joint Defense Group – representing more than a dozen adult industry defendants – a hearing took place yesterday in San Jose, Calif. and according to both sides, no landmark rulings occurred.
Sex Shop Worker Avoids Obscenity Sentence
Oct 13, 2004 9:00 AM PDTA sex shop owner avoided an obscenity sentence this week when a judge ruled that a state ban on sex toys is unconstitutional and granted the defense's motion to dismiss the case. Sergio Acosta was arrested in September 2003 and charged with obscenity for selling sex devices at his adult bookstore.
AskJolene Hit With BMW Cease-and-Desist Demand
Oct 12, 2004 1:27 PM PDTGerman car maker BMW has sent a cease-and-desist demand to online adult search engine AskJolene.com over a number of links offered on its site, XBiz has learned. “If we give in to BMW's claim, other search engines will have a problem as well,” says AskJolene’s marketing manager.
U.S. Justices Reject Appeal Over ISP Disclosure
Oct 12, 2004 10:00 AM PDTIn a resounding win for electronic freedom advocates, U.S. Justices on Tuesday rejected an appeal to force Internet service providers to turn over the names of possible copyright violators.
Chinese Officials Make Sweeping Porn Arrests
Oct 11, 2004 2:50 PM PDTIn a follow-up to the Chinese government's pledge to wipe the Internet clean of porn, government officials announced Monday that 1,125 websites have been shut down and 445 persons allegedly affiliated with operating porn sites have been taken into custody.
New Canadian Child Pornography Bill
Oct 10, 2004 10:00 AM PDTLiberals have tabled a modified child protection bill in the House of Commons that would turn up the heat on child pornography and voyeurism, tripling prison terms for offenders from six months to eighteen months.
AdultShop Sues Over Processing Woes
Oct 9, 2004 9:00 AM PDTIn another example of fallout over the ongoing uncertainty over credit card processing issues, AdultShop.com has initiated a multi-million dollar lawsuit against two Australian businessmen.
Industries Petition Supreme Court Over P2P
Oct 8, 2004 3:46 PM PDTMovies studios and record companies filed a joint petition to the United States Supreme Court today, asking that the court overturn a series of recent controversial court decisions that have favored file-swappers and peer-to-peer networks.
Second Spyware Bill Adds Prison Time to Penalty
Oct 7, 2004 2:04 PM PDTAs lawmakers make a mad dash to resolve the looming issue of spyware, the House of Representatives passed a second spyware bill that would add prison time to penalties incurred for installing software programs that monitor Internet users and their activities.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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...
E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools
Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted...