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FTC Settles With Pop-Up Ad Company

FTC Settles With Pop-Up Ad Company

Aug 3, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
The Federal Trade Commission has reached an out-of-court settlement with D Squared Solutions LLC to stop barraging the Internet with pop-up ads. D Squared advertised its software to block the pop-up ads it was transmitting – unsolicited - to users online.

Postal Inspectors Investigate Porn Mail Scheme

Aug 2, 2004 10:56 AM PDT
Up to 40 residents have received unsolicited porn along with a moneymaking scheme in their home mailboxes. Postal inspectors are investigating what appears to be a violation of federal laws.
Big-Time Pill Spammer’s Operations Shut Down

Big-Time Pill Spammer’s Operations Shut Down

Aug 2, 2004 9:49 AM PDT
The Federal Trade Commission shut down a spammer and froze his assets, using the Can-Spam Act to put a stop to his mass mailings. Creaghan A. Harry of Boca Raton, Fla., is "responsible for what likely amounts to millions of illegal spam messages," the FTC said.
ISPs Can Be Sued for Releasing Data Without Signed Warrant

ISPs Can Be Sued for Releasing Data Without Signed Warrant

Aug 1, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
A recent federal court ruling opens ISPs to civil liability when they reveal personal information on Internet users and businesses without a signed warrant.
Mantra Nailed Over Alleged Improprieties

Mantra Nailed Over Alleged Improprieties

Jul 31, 2004 10:30 AM PDT
Mantra Films Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $1.1 million to settle claims it shipped unordered products and then charged customers. The settlement returns more than $548,000 to people who received "Girls Gone Wild" videos or DVDs and returned them but did not get a refund.

FTC Settles With Internet Marketing Firm

Jul 30, 2004 11:43 AM PDT
In one of the first legal maneuvers by the Federal Trade Commission to address pop-up ads, the agency said it settled with San Diego-based D Squared Solutions LLC, which agreed to stop bombarding web surfers with advertisements.
Hustler Hollywood Goes to Court Today

Hustler Hollywood Goes to Court Today

Jul 30, 2004 8:32 AM PDT
Hustler Hollywood’s legal battle against an anti-adult zoning ordinance is scheduled to go to a federal court today. Jimmy Flynt is seeking a temporary restraining order so that the latest outlet of the national sex store chain can sell sexually explicit materials.
Court OKs Alabama’s Ban on Sale of Sex Toys

Court OKs Alabama’s Ban on Sale of Sex Toys

Jul 29, 2004 10:31 AM PDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a 1998 Alabama law banning the sale of sex toys in the state. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Alabama can police the sale of adult novelties that include "any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.”
Ukraine Police Bust Child Porn Ring

Ukraine Police Bust Child Porn Ring

Jul 29, 2004 8:30 AM PDT
Police in the former Soviet republic of the Ukraine have closed down a so-called modeling agency that photographed up to 1,500 female minors. The images were then transmitted to North America over the Internet, said Vitaly Yarema deputy head of the Interior Ministry’s crime investigation unit.

Calif. Website ‘Distributors’ Not Immune From Defamation Suits

Jul 28, 2004 9:39 AM PDT
In a case of particular interest to website companies operating in California, the state’s Court of Appeal said that operators who knowingly repeat a defamatory remark are not immune from liability under the Communications Decency Act because the CDA does not immunize distributors.

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