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Congressmen Push Email Privacy Act

Jul 27, 2004 9:52 AM PDT
Four members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced the Email Privacy Act for congressional consideration. The proposed law would stiffen the eavesdropping statutes already on the books, and “modernize America's privacy laws,” stated Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., a cosponsor of the bill.

Bill Targeting P2P Circumvents 'Betamax' Ruling

Jul 26, 2004 2:36 PM PDT
The federal Copyright Office is backing legislation that would create a new form of copyright liability for “intentionally inducing” infringement. The bill, which targets peer-to-peer network operators like Kazaa, is a "threat to creativity," an industry official says.

FBI Fingers ‘John Doe’ Child Porn Suspect

Jul 26, 2004 10:41 AM PDT
A federal grand jury indicted an unidentified “John Doe” on Friday for transporting child pornography over the Internet. “We have photos of the defendant, and we are asking for the public’s assistance to identify this man,” the Justice Department’s Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Wray told XBiz.
Snipermail.com Owner Scott Levine Indicted on 144 Counts

Snipermail.com Owner Scott Levine Indicted on 144 Counts

Jul 26, 2004 8:43 AM PDT
Spammer Scott Levine, known by the adult webmaster community for his notorious email marketing techniques, has been charged by a federal grand jury with 144 count of conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, and obstruction of justice, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday.
Microsoft, Apple Face Patent Lawsuit

Microsoft, Apple Face Patent Lawsuit

Jul 24, 2004 10:00 AM PDT
It's not Acacia this time, but a UK company known as BTG, who's throwing the legal punches in a battle over the use of automatic web update services. And unlike Acacia, BTG is not bullying up on smaller companies in hopes of building a war chest for future litigation, but going straight after the heavy-hitters of the personal computer world: Microsoft and Apple.

Las Vegas Sex Club Sues County Over Internet Porn

Jul 23, 2004 3:01 PM PDT
A Las Vegas sex club is suing the Clark County Business License Department, which cited the Green Door twice last February for operating an adult theater without a license. The misdemeanor citations were based on the e-porn customers can view at booths inside of the swingers’ club.

Cyber Blackmail Scheme Uses Child Porn as Bait

Jul 23, 2004 10:31 AM PDT
A new cyber blackmail trend that security experts believe is generating from hackers in Russian and Eastern Europe is using child porn as a weapon to bilk users out of money.
Clear Channel Sues Howard Stern

Clear Channel Sues Howard Stern

Jul 23, 2004 8:12 AM PDT
Clear Channel Communications has sued Howard Stern and his distributor, Infinity Broadcasting. Clear Channel’s $3 million countersuit seeks compensation for lost advertising revenue and $1.75 million related to fines.
DMCA ‘Safe Harbors’ Broadened With Ruling

DMCA ‘Safe Harbors’ Broadened With Ruling

Jul 22, 2004 1:19 PM PDT
A recent federal court decision involving an adult site operator against several Internet companies is certain to muddy the “safe harbors” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Australian Anti-Spam Law Takes Toll

Jul 22, 2004 12:49 PM PDT
Australia’s 2003 Spam Act is taking a toll on electronic junk mail Down Under. The anti-spam law has apparently resulted in the closure of major Aussie spammers of unsolicited cyberporn and ads for various mainstream products and services.

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