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N.Y. Man Files Suit to Reclaim Pornographic Pictures of Himself

N.Y. Man Files Suit to Reclaim Pornographic Pictures of Himself

Oct 25, 2004 6:00 AM PDT
An 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 PDT
In 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 PDT
Discussion 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

Justices Won’t Hear Flynt’s 1st Amendment Challenge

Oct 19, 2004 10:15 AM PDT
The 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

Australian Police Botch Child Porn Arrests

Oct 19, 2004 6:16 AM PDT
In 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

Utah Sheriff to Study Porn and Crime Statistics

Oct 18, 2004 1:20 PM PDT
Seeking 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

Indonesia Cracks Down On Porn

Oct 17, 2004 10:00 AM PDT
Police 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

China Sentences Four for Porn Websites

Oct 15, 2004 3:01 PM PDT
Continuing 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

Criminal Charges Filed Against Ringleaders of Phishing Scam

Oct 15, 2004 9:36 AM PDT
For 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

British High Court Rules Against ISPs in P2P Case

Oct 14, 2004 3:30 PM PDT
The 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.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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