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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.
Jenna Joins Acacia Defense Group
May 6, 2004 3:47 PM PDTJenna Jameson tossed her hat into the ring today in the battle against Acacia Media Technologies Corporation. The porn superstar has been affiliated with the defense group for some time now, ever since she was named in class action lawsuit filed by Acacia in December 2003.
Porn Spammers Settle With FTC
May 6, 2004 2:06 PM PDTThe Federal Trade Commission has settled a lawsuit against the former owners – Brian Westby of Ballwin, Mo., and Martijn J. Bevelander of the Netherlands – of a “Married But Lonely” adult website for using deceptive spam to drive its business.
Panel Hears Fraud Schemes Involving Porn
May 6, 2004 11:48 AM PDTA House panel was told that the “early adopters” of the Internet have seized on opportunities against consumers – and most of the fraudulent activity involves online porn. The Federal Trade Commission’s director spoke at a hearing titled, “Online Pornography: Closing the Doors on Pervasive Smut.”
Beer Ads Humbled by Indecency Probe
May 6, 2004 10:55 AM PDTThe far-reaching implications of the federal indecency probe set off by Howard Stern, rock star Bono, and Janet Jackson is beginning to take effect on the advertising world.
Woman Tied to Taylor Summers' Death Seeks Release
May 6, 2004 8:04 AM PDTThe assistant to photographer and murder suspect Anthony Frederick made a brief court appearance on the heels of charges stemming from the disappearance and brutal murder of porn actress Taylor Summers. Jennifer Mitkus allegedly lied to investigators shortly after Summers' disappearance.
FBI Hunts for Sasser Author
May 5, 2004 1:40 PM PDTThe hunt is on for the author of the latest malicious virus known as Sasser after a four-day massacre (and counting) of the Internet that has left millions of infected computers and networks in its path of destruction.
WEB / TECH NEWS
Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment
The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The...
Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly...