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Cameron Diaz Video Scandal Escalates
Jul 22, 2004 10:02 AM PDTThe legal squabble over the kinky Cameron Diaz S&M video that recently surfaced on the Internet escalated this week with allegations that Seth Warshavsky, the former head of Internet Entertainment Group, is allegedly linked to distribution of the video.
Alleged Spammer Hit With $3.95M Judgment
Jul 21, 2004 3:00 PM PDTA judge has ordered the owner of Pointcom to pay $3.95 million for illegally using Microsoft’s trademarks in “typosquatting” spam messages. Daniel Khoshnood was ordered to stop using Microsoft's trademarks and name, stop spamming, and pay damages and legal fees to the software giant.
Bill to Strip Sex From Movies Inches Forward
Jul 21, 2004 1:21 PM PDTIn a decision that embraces the promises of technology, lawmakers Wednesday voted in favor of a bill allowing filters to comb out sex and obscene material in films. The vote follows a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that said there may have been recent important technological advances.
Obscenity Charges Against Passion Parties Peddler Dropped
Jul 20, 2004 1:05 PM PDTA Texas judge has dropped obscenity charges against Joanne Webb, the Texas housewife who was arrested Nov. 13 in an undercover police sting operation for selling sex toys. Two Johnson County police officers posing as a couple had purchased two dildos from Webb at her husband’s office in Burleson, located near Ft. Worth. Afterwards, Webb was busted and charged with violating Texas’ obscure anti-obscenity law, which bans devices meant to stimulate genitalia.
Gay Webcam Household Forced to Move
Jul 20, 2004 10:51 AM PDTA gay webcam business was asked by a Seminole county judge Monday to relocate after a cluster of residents banded together to oust the successful Internet venture from their neighborhood.
European Court Orders ISP Data Disclosed
Jul 19, 2004 9:20 AM PDTIn a case likely to raise concern about the degree of anonymity on the Internet in the Netherlands, an appeals court in Amsterdam upheld a lower court order requiring Internet service provider Lycos to disclose personal data on one of its subscribers.
Michigan Ready to Toughen Spam Rule
Jul 16, 2004 3:20 PM PDTA bill on the Michigan governor's desk would create a registry of children's email addresses and prohibit the sending of messages about adult products to those addresses.
Federal Judge Shoots Down Violent Video Game Ban
Jul 16, 2004 1:41 PM PDTU.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik shot down a Washington state ban on selling or renting violent video games to minors on June 15. The ban was aimed at prohibiting minors from viewing games that depict the killing or harming of police officers.
Webmaster Released From Prison
Jul 16, 2004 9:01 AM PDTWebmaster Sherman Austin has been released from prison near Tucson, Arizona, where he served almost a year behind bars for posting information on how to make bombs on the left wing website he hosted.
Bush Signs Identity Theft Bill
Jul 15, 2004 10:08 AM PDTCongress and President Bush sent a stern warning to identity thieves Thursday morning along with the promise of added jail time and penalties if they are caught stealing personal identification information from consumers.
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