XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law
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.
China Sentences Man to More Than Ten Years In Jail For Adult Website
Nov 3, 2004 12:00 PM PSTA Chinese adult webmaster was sentenced to more than ten years in prison this week for his participation in hosting and spreading online pornography in China. Zhang Hongqiang was convicted after he created a website called “Adult Empire” and sold disks of content from it.
Bush Wins; Webmasters Brace Themselves
Nov 3, 2004 8:58 AM PSTOn the heels of President Bush's acceptance speech, the adult webmaster community is already bracing for four more years of his administration. On Wednesday morning, Sen. Kerry phoned Bush to concede the presidential election, a White House aide said.
Three-Dimensional Patent Holder Takes Gamers to Court
Nov 3, 2004 6:00 AM PSTSimilar to the recent patent infringement war waged against the online adult industry by Acacia Technologies Group, the gaming industry was faced with a formidable threat this week when a Texas law firm filed a 3-D patent infringement lawsuit.
Attorney for Extreme Associates Asks for Obscenity Case Dismissal
Nov 2, 2004 2:15 PM PSTDefense counsel for indicted adult film producer Rob Black argued in U.S. District Court Monday that federal obscenity laws are unconstitutional and infringe on a person’s right to privacy. Asking for the case to be dismissed, his attorney stated that an individual's right to possess pornography extends to distribution.
Xplor Granted Injunctive Relief to Protect Homegrown Name
Nov 2, 2004 12:53 PM PSTXplor Media Group, owner of the Homegrown Video trademark, was granted injunctive relief on Nov. 1 by Judge Consuelo Marshall to prevent defendants Voice Media, Inc., Trade News NV and Internet Business Services from using the Homegrown trademark in their business practices.
Superintendent, LAUSD Sue Adult Webmaster
Oct 29, 2004 10:00 AM PDTSuperintendent Roy Romer and the Los Angeles Unified School District sued a man Thursday for setting up gay adult websites on a variety of domains named after L.A. government officials.
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