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German Version of Firefox in Hot Water

German Version of Firefox in Hot Water

Nov 24, 2004 6:00 AM PST
After promising to offer a browser free of adware and spyware – a feature that made Firefox instantly favored by a large sector of the online community – the German version of the popular open-source browser is being heavily criticized for using adware.
Viacom Agrees to Settle Indecency Fines for $3.5 Million

Viacom Agrees to Settle Indecency Fines for $3.5 Million

Nov 23, 2004 3:00 PM PST
The Federal Communications Commission reached an agreement with Viacom Inc. Tuesday to settle a slew of indecency violation investigations for roughly $3.5 million, according to consent decrees published on the federal regulator’s website.
Ohio Attorney Resigns After Chat Logs Posted

Ohio Attorney Resigns After Chat Logs Posted

Nov 23, 2004 1:00 PM PST
A Cincinnati attorney resigned from his job last week after an online child abuse advocacy group posted a sexually explicit conversation the man had with a person posing as a 13-year-old girl.
Hewlett-Packard and Bank of Ireland Squabble Over Porn

Hewlett-Packard and Bank of Ireland Squabble Over Porn

Nov 23, 2004 6:01 AM PST
In a case that has pitted the Bank of Ireland against Hewlett Packard, neither party is willing to pick up the bill in the aftermath of an adult-related scandal that managed to rock the esteemed banking institution to its very core.

Webmaster Access Legal Panel Offers Cautious Optimism

Nov 22, 2004 12:30 PM PST
The reelection of President George W. Bush and the prospect of another conservative administration looming on the horizon should probably not be viewed as the coming apocalypse for the adult entertainment industry, according to panelists at Webmaster Access’ Legal Issues seminar on Saturday.
Child Porn Charges Stem From Memory-Chip Seizure

Child Porn Charges Stem From Memory-Chip Seizure

Nov 22, 2004 10:55 AM PST
Four loaded memory sticks containing images of sexually explicit images was all it took for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Los Angeles International Airport to arrest a San Diego man on child porn charges.
Perfect 10 Sues Google, Claims Infringement

Perfect 10 Sues Google, Claims Infringement

Nov 20, 2004 12:14 PM PST
In one of the first claims of its kind against Google, online adult company Perfect 10 filed a suit against the search engine, claiming it provides surfers with unauthorized links to images of Perfect 10’s nude models.
Grouper Limits File-Sharers to a Select Few

Grouper Limits File-Sharers to a Select Few

Nov 19, 2004 1:58 PM PST
As Hollywood and record companies continue to worry about copyright infringement over the Internet, a California startup has released a new program designed to let a controlled group of Internet users to form a closed network in which they can share home videos and digital photos with each other.
Congress Blocks Tax on Internet Connections

Congress Blocks Tax on Internet Connections

Nov 19, 2004 12:17 PM PST
Congress on Friday blocked taxes on consumer Internet connections. The bill, which will now be sent to President Bush for his signature, also blocks multiple state and local taxes from being imposed on merchandise and services purchased over the Internet, including online adult content.
Owners of Adult Catalog Business Are Sentenced

Owners of Adult Catalog Business Are Sentenced

Nov 19, 2004 9:57 AM PST
The Justice Department has announced that an Ohio couple who ran an adult-content catalog business Goosebump Graphics have been sentenced to prison on charges of mailing and transporting obscene material.

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