XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law
N.Y. Man Files Suit to Reclaim Pornographic Pictures of Himself
Oct 25, 2004 6:00 AM PDTAn Albany man is waging a legal battle against U.S. and New York Attorney Generals, claiming that laws barring him from possessing childhood photos of himself are unconstitutional. The problem is that the laws pertain to child pornography and the photographs depict him engaging in sexual acts.
Team of Industry Lawyers Challenge 2257 Amendments
Oct 20, 2004 1:27 PM PDTIn anticipation of the federal government publishing Attorney General John Ashcroft's final amendments to current 2257 law, a group of adult industry lawyers have partnered with the Free Speech Coalition to challenge the issue all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
FCC Proposes Oversight, Pioneer Fears Hype at VoIP Conference
Oct 20, 2004 11:05 AM PDTDiscussion of VoIP services dramatically increased in pitch Tuesday as FCC Chairman Michael Powell likened it to the American Revolution while industry pioneer Jeff Pulver expressed serious concern over the hype surrounding the new technology.
Justices Won’t Hear Flynt’s 1st Amendment Challenge
Oct 19, 2004 10:15 AM PDTThe U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a case from Hustler Magazine’s Larry Flynt, who challenged a federal appeals court ruling earlier this year that the First Amendment does not apply to the battlefield.
Australian Police Botch Child Porn Arrests
Oct 19, 2004 6:16 AM PDTIn what is being called the largest child porn raid in the history of Australia, the Child Protection and Sex Crimes Squad is being accused of botching evidence in 30 cases so far, which could result in suspects walking free on a technicality.
Utah Sheriff to Study Porn and Crime Statistics
Oct 18, 2004 1:20 PM PDTSeeking to answer whether a link exists between porn use and crime, a Northern Utah sheriff’s department has decided to begin keeping records, XBiz learned Monday. The department is currently working to develop a set of criteria for when pornography should be documented.
Indonesia Cracks Down On Porn
Oct 17, 2004 10:00 AM PDTPolice in the Indonesian capitol have made a recent series of raids, resulting in the arrests of 82 people alleged to have pornographic videos.
China Sentences Four for Porn Websites
Oct 15, 2004 3:01 PM PDTContinuing its assault on adult entertainment, China sentenced four men to up to two-and-a-half years in jail for running a pornographic website, China’s official English-language newspaper reported Friday. The men had been arrested in August during China’s crackdown on Internet pornography.
Criminal Charges Filed Against Ringleaders of Phishing Scam
Oct 15, 2004 9:36 AM PDTFor the first time in cyber history, a group of alleged "phishers" have been charged with running an elaborate scam that tricked consumers into revealing their personal banking information. The charges mark the first time there has been been a criminal case filed against the accused leaders of a phishing gang.
British High Court Rules Against ISPs in P2P Case
Oct 14, 2004 3:30 PM PDTThe London High Court ruled Thursday that Internet Service Providers are required to reveal the names of accused file swappers to the British music industry. ISPs will have 14 days to hand over the names and addresses of individuals accused by the British music industry of illegally sharing music.
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