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N.C. Judge Rules Against Telecoms in Fiber Dispute
Feb 1, 2005 11:00 AM PSTAn 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
Feb 1, 2005 6:03 AM PSTThe 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
Jan 31, 2005 10:36 AM PSTAfter 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
Jan 27, 2005 10:43 AM PSTRep. 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
Jan 27, 2005 6:00 AM PSTThe 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
Jan 25, 2005 1:30 PM PSTCalifornia 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
Jan 24, 2005 3:17 PM PSTPenthouse 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 PSTTrading 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
Jan 24, 2005 11:23 AM PSTFriday’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
Jan 24, 2005 6:01 AM PSTThe 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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