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Child Porn Task Force Arrests 13 Suspects

Child Porn Task Force Arrests 13 Suspects

May 12, 2004 3:39 PM PDT
Child porn task force Operation Ore announced the arrests of 13 suspects Tuesday accused of downloading and distributing child pornography. The task force is in the midst of an ongoing investigation into people suspected of being involved in the illegal trafficking of child porn.
Hearing Will Extend Dialogue of Dead Porn Bill

Hearing Will Extend Dialogue of Dead Porn Bill

May 11, 2004 3:54 PM PDT
Assemblyman Tim Leslie’s bill to regulate the porn business may be dead, but dialogue on what to do with the industry lives on. Assemblyman Paul Koretz called for a hearing to extend discussion of a bill which would have mandated testing of performers before production on an adult film can begin.

Malibu Online Adult Operator Sentenced in Scam

May 11, 2004 10:18 AM PDT
A renegade online adult operator was sentenced Monday to more than 11 years in federal prison as a result of a scam that defrauded 900,000 credit card holders. The operation by Kenneth Taves, called NetFill, and has become the largest Internet fraud to date that has resulted in a conviction.
Woman Tied to Porn Star’s Death Won’t Be Released

Woman Tied to Porn Star’s Death Won’t Be Released

May 11, 2004 8:11 AM PDT
The woman charged with lying to police about porn star Taylor Summers’ death won’t be released from county jail, a judge ruled late last week. Described as a transient prostitute, Janet Mitkus has been charged with unsworn falsification and hindering apprehension.

Patent Hopes to Save Content From Pirates

May 10, 2004 10:53 AM PDT
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week issued a software patent that creates bogus files with attributes – such as file names and description tags – that make them appear as the real thing but are genuine low-quality recordings or movies.
Sex Signage Could Be Banned

Sex Signage Could Be Banned

May 10, 2004 8:13 AM PDT
A bill that places a statewide ban on billboards promoting sex clubs, sex shops, and strip clubs got final approval from the Missouri Legislature Friday. The bill is now awaiting Gov. Bob Holde's signature.
The Feds They Are A' Coming...

The Feds They Are A' Coming...

May 8, 2004 2:45 PM PDT
At the legal seminar held as part of Webmaster Access' Atlanta 2004 show, noted first amendment attorney J.D. Obenberger entertained, educated -- and sometimes alarmed -- the audience with his outline of the past, and possible future direction, of obscenity prosecutions in America:
Nevada Brothel Peeved Over Ad Policy

Nevada Brothel Peeved Over Ad Policy

May 7, 2004 1:05 PM PDT
Just outside of Carson City, where prostitution and gambling are legal, sits one of the most famous brothels, and also one of the oldest. But business at the 50-year-old Bunny Ranch took a turn this week when brothel owner Dennis Hof found that small town life is rife with contention.

YasexHoo Search Engine Changes Name

May 7, 2004 10:43 AM PDT
Adult search engine parody site YasexHoo has finally changed its name after a near miss with Yahoo Inc. over trademark infringement.
U.S. Probes IBill, 2 Other Billing Processors

U.S. Probes IBill, 2 Other Billing Processors

May 6, 2004 4:43 PM PDT
The Justice Department is investigating iBill, one of the largest online adult billing processors. The probe is apparently looking at possible antitrust violations and seeks to determine whether two competing online adult payment providers, as well as iBill, collaborated to set those fees.

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