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Exotics.com Alleges Stock Fraud in $100M Suit

Exotics.com Alleges Stock Fraud in $100M Suit

Aug 17, 2004 10:42 AM PDT
Exotics.com has filed a suit asking for $100 million in damages against a number of licensee affiliates, an investment bank, 200 John Doe partners and others over an alleged stock manipulation scheme. Exotics.com is an online adult classified ad service that features escorts and modeling in metropolitan areas.

Tough Porn Restrictions Proposed in Australia

Aug 16, 2004 3:44 PM PDT
Australia’s Labor Party is considering draconian new restrictions on adult Internet. The proposal would require all Internet Service Providers to install filters that would block triple-X content from being transmitted to home computers.
PSW Files Antitrust Suit Against Credit Card Firms

PSW Files Antitrust Suit Against Credit Card Firms

Aug 16, 2004 3:35 PM PDT
Online credit-card processing company PSW filed suit Monday, alleging that MasterCard and Visa broke state and federal antitrust laws after it was forced to pay higher prices for network services, pay excessive fees and comply with unknown, continuously changing, rules.
Legislator to Adult: Use Condoms or Risk Action

Legislator to Adult: Use Condoms or Risk Action

Aug 16, 2004 11:55 AM PDT
California Assemblyman Paul Koretz is calling for mandatory condom use in the porn industry for all performances of non-oral sexual intercourse. If Porn Valley doesn't comply, it could open doors for the “Legislature to exercise its authority."
Google Founders’ Playboy Interview Is Probed by SEC

Google Founders’ Playboy Interview Is Probed by SEC

Aug 13, 2004 8:07 AM PDT
As the auction for Google Inc.’s shares in its initial public offering begins today, a Securities and Exchange Commission probe has already started over an interview the co-founders conducted with Playboy magazine.

China’s Anti-Porn Purge Spreads to Print

Aug 11, 2004 3:37 PM PDT
China’s national campaign against Internet pornography has moved offline to the print media. At a national literary conference the China Publishing Group called on Chinese publishers to adhere to the country’s anti-porn laws.
Ruling in ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Name Game

Ruling in ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Name Game

Aug 11, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
A judge has ruled that a 19-year-old woman who is suing the makers of the “Girls Gone Wild” video must give Mantra Films her name. However, Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge Steve Wilson also stipulated that the teenager does not have to disclose her name to the public and news media.

New Destiny Internet Group Granted Injunction

Aug 10, 2004 3:24 PM PDT
An arbitration judge granted New Destiny Internet Group a preliminary injunction against Voice Media Inc. Tuesday, in addition to a motion to amend alter ego claims, which will enable the plaintiff to assert relief against individuals named in the case.

Perfect 10 Lawsuit Tossed

Aug 10, 2004 11:00 AM PDT
After suing Visa and MasterCard in January for contributory and vicarious infringement, the owner of Perfect 10 Inc., Norman Zada, saw his case tossed by a judge from the U.S. District Court for Northern California.
City Can’t Toss Strip Club Out of Mall — U.S. Judge

City Can’t Toss Strip Club Out of Mall — U.S. Judge

Aug 9, 2004 11:00 AM PDT
In an order last week, a federal judge ruled that the Southern California city of Pico Rivera cannot bar the Imperial Showgirls strip club from operating in a local mini-mall because there are no other locations within the city in which it could effectively do business.

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