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Justice Department Struggles to Retain Control of Patriot Act
Jul 14, 2004 8:15 AM PDTIn the final stretch for the Bush Administration to keep the controversial Patriot Act intact before sections of it are slated to expire, the Justice Department stood before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday with a 29-page report.
Paris Hilton Loses Privacy Case
Jul 13, 2004 1:00 PM PDTHotel heiress and naughty party girl Paris Hilton took a hit from a Los Angeles court this week after a judge dismissed Hilton's $30 million privacy invasion lawsuit against Kahatani Ltd., a Panama City, Fla.-based porn company.
'Markman' Ruling Issued
Jul 13, 2004 10:41 AM PDTThe long-awaited "Markman ruling" was issued by Judge James Ware late Monday evening and the results are mixed for both the defendants, New Destiny Internet Group et all, and the plaintiff, Acacia Media Technologies.
Federal Court Won’t Rehear Adult Ordinance
Jul 13, 2004 8:13 AM PDTA federal appeals court on Monday refused a petition to rehear a case seeking to strike the city of Spokane’s ordinances regulating existing adult-oriented businesses. The case involved World Wide Video, which has four retail shops in the Spokane area that sell all types of adult products, from DVDs to books to adult toys.
Prosecutors Try to Halt ISP Suit During Child Porn Probe
Jul 12, 2004 10:02 AM PDTProsecutors in Pennsylvania have asked a judge to freeze a free speech lawsuit brought by an Internet service provider while a grand jury probes whether the company and its subsidiary distributed child pornography.
Police Charge Microsoft Worker With Stealing Data
Jul 9, 2004 3:28 PM PDTSearch engine Alta Vista reached a victory Friday with the arrest of a Microsoft Corp. employee accused of stealing its corporate data. Alta Vista is owned by Microsoft competitor Overture Services, Inc., which is owned by Yahoo, Inc.
Adobe Gets Nailed for Patent Infringement
Jul 9, 2004 8:15 AM PDTTech giant Adobe Systems has been hit with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by four Colorado-based inventors, Jeffrey Alan Hughes, Lai-Chong May Chan, Richard Stephen Elliott, and Robert William Pinna.
Nevada Residents Spar Over Brothels
Jul 8, 2004 12:24 PM PDTTo brothel or not to brothel, that is the question for many Nevada residents this week as they spar over whether to add a question to the November ballot that would effectively kill off the brothel industry in part of the only state with legalized prostitution.
JPEG Patent Lawsuit Gets Hot
Jul 7, 2004 11:57 AM PDTMore than 20 of the most powerful U.S. technology companies filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming that a JPEG patent held by Austin, Texas-based Forgent Networks is being wrongly enforced.
Acacia Class-Action Hearing Postponed
Jul 6, 2004 3:01 PM PDTThe adult industry may have bought itself a little more time when it comes to a motion set forth by Acacia Technologies Group to sue the entire adult entertainment industry. A class certification hearing scheduled for Wednesday between lawyers representing Acacia and defendants has been delayed.
WEB / TECH NEWS
Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment
The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The...
Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly...