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Kevin Martin Picked to Helm FCC

Kevin Martin Picked to Helm FCC

Mar 17, 2005 1:41 PM PST
Following Michael Powell's contentious term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, President Bush has handpicked socially conservative Republican Kevin Martin as his replacement.
Brownback Fingers Entire Adult Industry, Not Just the Extreme

Brownback Fingers Entire Adult Industry, Not Just the Extreme

Mar 17, 2005 12:30 PM PST
Immediately following yesterday's "Obscenity Prosecution and the Constitution," hearing chaired by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), the Free Speech Coalition put out the call that Brownback is actively urging lawmakers to draft new obscenity legislation.
California Rejects No-Porn-Onboard Proposal

California Rejects No-Porn-Onboard Proposal

Mar 17, 2005 6:00 AM PST
A bill that would have made it illegal to watch adult videos while cruising the state's highways was shot down by the California State Assembly. However, the assemblyman who introduced the bill said he plans to push the issue, adding, “When you display [porn] where people can see it while they're driving, that's inappropriate.”
Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Obscenity Hearing

Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Obscenity Hearing

Mar 16, 2005 3:01 PM PST
Examining the constitutional context for obscenity prosecution, scholars Patrick Trueman of the Family Research Council and Robert Destro of Catholic University gave testimony Wednesday before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights.
Senator Who Targeted Pay-TV Now Aims at Online Adult

Senator Who Targeted Pay-TV Now Aims at Online Adult

Mar 16, 2005 10:07 AM PST
Sen. Ted Stevens, the Republican from Alaska who is attempting to pave way for regulators to have the right to regulate content on pay-TV stations, has expanded his target to limit free speech. This time it is the Internet.
Tera Patrick Sues Escort Agency

Tera Patrick Sues Escort Agency

Mar 16, 2005 8:00 AM PST
Vivid Entertainment contract starlet Tera Patrick is reportedly suing a Los Angeles-area escort agency for using her image in its advertising without her permission. Copy beneath the ad read, “Tera Patrick available for in/out call, call me direct.” Patrick, however, insists she has no affiliation with the agency and does not do escort work.
Goalie Entertainment Facing Federal Obscenity Charges

Goalie Entertainment Facing Federal Obscenity Charges

Mar 15, 2005 10:47 AM PST
A federal grand jury has returned a 23-count indictment against Denver-based adult retailer Edward Joseph Wedelstedt, his wholly owned adult retail chain, Goalie Entertainment Holdings Inc., and six others on racketeering, obscenity and tax charges. Prosecutors are seeking to seize at least $48 million in assets related to the case.
Judge Orders 'Girls Gone Wild' to Cease Production of Video

Judge Orders 'Girls Gone Wild' to Cease Production of Video

Mar 14, 2005 2:52 PM PST
A Florida judge has ordered Joe Francis, producer of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series, to cease production and distribution of a tape that features the images of two women Francis is currently in a legal dispute with.
Congress Pushes Tighter Online Data Security

Congress Pushes Tighter Online Data Security

Mar 13, 2005 12:11 PM PST
Responding to a spate of large-scale data security breaches at ChoicePoint, Bank of America and LexisNexis, both Democratic and Republican members of Congress are calling for legislation that would require information brokers and subscription websites to do a better job of protecting personal information on their databases.
 Cell Phone Voyeur Sentenced

Cell Phone Voyeur Sentenced

Mar 10, 2005 1:46 PM PST
A man who used his cell phone to take “upskirt” photos of a 13-year-old girl was sentenced on March 8 to three years’ probation. The girl’s mother caught Daniel Reinker snapping the photos at a grocery store. Meanwhile, a New York man was the first to be convicted of a felony under that state's new voyeur law.

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