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AskJolene Hit With BMW Cease-and-Desist Demand

AskJolene Hit With BMW Cease-and-Desist Demand

Oct 12, 2004 1:27 PM PDT
German 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

U.S. Justices Reject Appeal Over ISP Disclosure

Oct 12, 2004 10:00 AM PDT
In 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

Chinese Officials Make Sweeping Porn Arrests

Oct 11, 2004 2:50 PM PDT
In 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

New Canadian Child Pornography Bill

Oct 10, 2004 10:00 AM PDT
Liberals 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

AdultShop Sues Over Processing Woes

Oct 9, 2004 9:00 AM PDT
In 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 PDT
Movies 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

Second Spyware Bill Adds Prison Time to Penalty

Oct 7, 2004 2:04 PM PDT
As 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.
Evasive Angles, TT Boy Appeal Cal-OHSA Citations

Evasive Angles, TT Boy Appeal Cal-OHSA Citations

Oct 7, 2004 11:05 AM PDT
After being hit by steep fines from Cal/OSHA on Sept. 17 for allegedly failing to protect employees from health hazards on the film set of "Split That Booty 2," Evasive Angles and TTB Productions have filed a letter of intent to appeal the decision.
First Amendment Attorney Gives City $92,000 Option

First Amendment Attorney Gives City $92,000 Option

Oct 7, 2004 6:00 AM PDT
In its battle with Imperial Showgirls, Pico Rivera has spent nearly $400,000 in legal costs fighting the strip club, which sued in January 2002 after officials tried to shut it down. Now the city has been given a chance to save $92,000 in legal fees.
L.A. County Health Dept. Issues Letter to Producers

L.A. County Health Dept. Issues Letter to Producers

Oct 6, 2004 11:25 AM PDT
The L.A. County Health Dept. issued a letter this week containing recommendations for the use of condoms on adult film sets. The letter was issued by the office of Jonathan E. Fielding, M.D., director of public health.

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