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Child Porn Task Force Arrests 13 Suspects
May 12, 2004 3:39 PM PDTChild 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
May 11, 2004 3:54 PM PDTAssemblyman 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 PDTA 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
May 11, 2004 8:11 AM PDTThe 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 PDTThe 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
May 10, 2004 8:13 AM PDTA 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...
May 8, 2004 2:45 PM PDTAt 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
May 7, 2004 1:05 PM PDTJust 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 PDTAdult 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
May 6, 2004 4:43 PM PDTThe 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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