XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law
'Girls Gone' Owner Claims Shakedown
Apr 19, 2004 3:50 PM PDT"Girls Gone Wild" producer Joe Francis filed a $25 million lawsuit Monday against a woman who accused him of drugging and raping her at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Francis in his defamation suit also is asking the court to award him $36 he says he spent on hamburgers and fries.
EFF Launches Patent Busting Campaign
Apr 19, 2004 3:23 PM PDTCivil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) took a stand against bad patents Monday by announcing a new campaign to keep the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on its toes and more alert to patent submissions that have chilling effects on Internet innovation and free expression.
Aussie Porn Probe into Indecency
Apr 19, 2004 12:01 PM PDTWhile Australia is typically a very porn-friendly culture with a variety of subscription-based adult entertainment channels that feature hardcore porn via satellite, lawmakers have taken a recent interest in porn content being broadcast into Australia that might be breaking local laws.
Massive Raid For Child Porn
Apr 19, 2004 9:45 AM PDTOver the weekend international child porn task force Operation Ore conducted another massive raid on people who have allegedly been accessing child porn over the Internet. The raid required the manpower of 180 police officers.
Another Look At Dot XXX
Apr 18, 2004 8:00 AM PDTAs the battle over indecency heats up across America, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) handing out record fines to broadcast organizations, many on Capitol Hill are asking what can be done to clean up the Internet – and wondering if the FCC could or should play a role in it.
Webtapping Close to Reality
Apr 15, 2004 1:09 PM PDTThe federal government's petition to apply the same wiretapping surveillance laws to the Internet as the telecommunications industry hit a standstill recently when the Federal Communications Commission's public comment period came to an end, leaving both sides of the issue on 'webtapping' evenly divided.
Acacia Beefs Up Legal Team
Apr 15, 2004 12:24 PM PDTAcacia Research Corp. has expanded its legal team by tapping a seasoned intellectual property attorney to focus on negotiating licensing deals for streaming media technology. The company has filed suit against numerous online adult companies, which have either settled or signed deals.
Maryland Lawmakers Take Stand on Spam
Apr 15, 2004 10:00 AM PDTIndividual states are resorting back to previous anti-spam legislation that existed prior to the federal government's involved in the national spam crisis.
Porn Store Owner Files Suit Against City
Apr 14, 2004 3:08 PM PDTThe owner of an adult video store in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit for what he is calling "unconstitutional and discriminatory" treatment. The owner claims that the county building inspector harassed him in an effort to shut down his business.
U.S. Targets Tax Scam Involving Websites
Apr 14, 2004 12:04 PM PDTThe Justice Department is filing suit to stop a Las Vegas company that allegedly helps its customers claim to have a business with a website, and then improperly claim tax deductions and credits for supposedly "modifying" the site to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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