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N.C. Judge Rules Against Telecoms in Fiber Dispute

N.C. Judge Rules Against Telecoms in Fiber Dispute

Feb 1, 2005 11:00 AM PST
An appellate court ruled recently that a North Carolina town should be allowed to use municipal resources to provide high-speed Internet access to local users, landing the first blow against telecommunications companies that have been trying to maintain a hold on broadband access.
L.A. County Shuts Down HIV Testing in Bathhouses

L.A. County Shuts Down HIV Testing in Bathhouses

Feb 1, 2005 6:03 AM PST
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation staged a press conference Monday in front of its administrative offices in response to the L.A. County Health Department's decision to shut down AHF's AIDS and STD testing and services.
Acacia Finalizes Acquisition of Patent Portfolio

Acacia Finalizes Acquisition of Patent Portfolio

Jan 31, 2005 10:36 AM PST
After signing a binding Letter of Intent in mid-December, Acacia Research Corp, parent company of Acacia Technologies Group, announced Monday that it has finalized the acquisition of 27 patent portfolios held by Global Patent Holdings.
Congress Makes Spyware Top Priority

Congress Makes Spyware Top Priority

Jan 27, 2005 10:43 AM PST
Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., reintroduced federal anti-spyware legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have vowed to put the bill on the fast track.
Proposed Mo. Law to Ban Under-21 Models

Proposed Mo. Law to Ban Under-21 Models

Jan 27, 2005 6:00 AM PST
The Missouri state Legislature is considering a bill that would force a 20 percent tax on revenues of adult video stores, strip clubs and other adult businesses, charge $5 fee for each person entering their doors, and outlaw anyone under the age of 21 from being employed by nude modeling studios.
Calif. Bill to Outlaw P2P Program Distribution

Calif. Bill to Outlaw P2P Program Distribution

Jan 25, 2005 1:30 PM PST
California state Sen. Kevin Murray has introduced legislation that will punish the creators, distributors and promoters of file-sharing software with fines and jail time for each instance of copyright violation found on the network.
SEC Charges Penthouse, Others With Fraud

SEC Charges Penthouse, Others With Fraud

Jan 24, 2005 3:17 PM PST
Penthouse International Inc., former Penthouse officer Charles Samel and former Penthouse shareholder Jason Galanis were charged with accounting fraud Monday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The scheme, the SEC said, converted a $1 million quarterly loss to a profit.

IBD Stock Trading Halted, Forced to Acquire IBill

Jan 24, 2005 1:30 PM PST
Trading on all stock of media holding company Interactive Brand Technologies, which had recently been informed of its imminent delisting from the American Stock Exchange, was halted last week after it was forced to complete its acquisition of third-party payment processor iBill.
Extreme Associates Ruling Isn’t Necessarily Victory for Adult

Extreme Associates Ruling Isn’t Necessarily Victory for Adult

Jan 24, 2005 11:23 AM PST
Friday’s federal court decision dismissing obscenity charges against the owners of Extreme Associates Inc. presents a victory for Rob Black and partner Janet Romano, buts its implications for adult industry as a whole remain up in the air, a legal expert says.
Supreme Court Sets Date for Grokster Case

Supreme Court Sets Date for Grokster Case

Jan 24, 2005 6:01 AM PST
The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in MGM v. Grokster, a case that will decide whether peer-to-peer software companies and file-sharing networks are responsible for the actions of end users, on March 29.

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