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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.
Jenna Joins Acacia Defense Group

Jenna Joins Acacia Defense Group

May 6, 2004 3:47 PM PDT
Jenna 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 PDT
The 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 PDT
A 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 PDT
The 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

Woman Tied to Taylor Summers' Death Seeks Release

May 6, 2004 8:04 AM PDT
The 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 PDT
The 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.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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... More »

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... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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