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Acacia Signs a Pair of Deals
Jul 6, 2004 9:32 AM PDTAcacia Technologies Group settled a patent infringement lawsuit this week with Central Valley Cable TV and added the first cable licensing agreement to its roster of Digital Media Transmission licensees. The patent holder also licensed dozens of corporate and e-learning institutions.
Report: $1.5 Million Howard Stern Fine Imminent
Jul 2, 2004 1:26 PM PDTTrade publication Broadcast & Cable reports 18 Infinity Broadcasting Corp. stations that have been airing Howard Stern's radio show will be fined $1.5 million for alleged obscenities.
Federal Appeals Court Allows Email Interception
Jul 1, 2004 9:24 AM PDTA federal appeals court ruling this week could open the door to further interpretations of the federal Wiretap Act that could erode personal privacy rights. In a decision by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with potentially profound implications, the court upheld a federal judge's dismissal last year of a wiretapping charge against a former Interloc vice president.
COPA Ruling Relied on Filtering Promises
Jun 30, 2004 8:15 AM PDTTuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Child Online Protection Act was solely based on technology, adult industry attorneys and Internet experts say. Technology such as filtering software may better protect children from unsavory material than laws like COPA, the court said in its 5-4 ruling.
'Girls Gone Wild' Producer Faces Underage Lawsuit
Jun 29, 2004 10:33 AM PDTJoe Francis, the founder of the brand "Girls Gone Wild," has once again found himself in trouble with the law, adding to a year of ongoing litigation, police run-ins, and drug trafficking allegations.
In Victory for Adult, High Court Rejects COPA
Jun 29, 2004 9:13 AM PDTThe online adult industry escaped a potential punishing blow Tuesday as U.S. justices ruled that a law meant to punish pornographers who peddle adult material to web-surfing kids is probably an unconstitutional restraint on free speech.
Ruling Over Offshore Online Adult Companies Withdrawn
Jun 28, 2004 11:00 AM PDTWithout comment, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday has thrown out a March decision that brought to light the invincibility of thousands of offshore companies that operate websites targeting U.S. porn surfers.
Porn Driver Gets 30 Days
Jun 28, 2004 10:14 AM PDTAndre Gainey, a Schenectady man who was arrested for watching a porn DVD while driving, has been sentenced to 30 days. Gainey was arrested in February when he drove past a police station playing porn on three in-car screens.
Spyware Bill Would Punish Offenders
Jun 26, 2004 8:00 AM PDTAs Congress is trying to come to grips with the changing face of technology and its impact on privacy and digital-age criminal activity, the House Energy and Commerce Committee moved to recommend the Safeguard Against Privacy Invasions Act and Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act.
Bloodless, 20-Minute HIV Tests OKd for Wider Use
Jun 25, 2004 2:22 PM PDTIn a decision that may help the porn industry, the Bush administration said Friday that it will permit wider use of an oral test for the AIDS virus that gives results in 20 minutes. OraQuick, manufactured by OraSure Technologies Inc., does not require blood.
WEB / TECH NEWS
E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools
Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted...
Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance
Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality...