XBIZ | Adult Entertainment Law | Porn Law
Ex-Inmate Commits Felony to Feed Internet Porn Habit
Jun 8, 2004 3:10 PM PDTA man who served a jail term for writing bad checks has found himself once again facing time in the Big House, only this time it was porn that made him do it. A grand jury indicted David A. Regal of stealing money from the McHenry County jail fund to pay for Internet porn.
U.S. Justices: Listserv, Website Operator Immune From Defamation
Jun 8, 2004 9:45 AM PDTU.S. Justices let stand a ruling Monday that a listserv and website operator who posted a third party’s email was immune from a defamation claim under the Communications Decency Act.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Adult Ordinance OK
Jun 7, 2004 9:57 AM PDTU.S. Justices decided Monday that a Colorado city's adult business license ordinance does not violate the First Amendment. The case involves Z.J. Gifts, which opened an adult bookstore doing business as Christal’s in a section of Littleton, Colo., not zoned for adult businesses.
Hearing Extends Dialogue of HIV Outbreak in Porn
Jun 4, 2004 2:29 PM PDTMore than 80 adult industry producers, actors and executives heard testimony from 17 panelists in an attempt to build dialogue after an HIV outbreak in the porn industry. The industry slowed to a crawl last month as five porn actors tested positive for the AIDS virus.
Time Warner Ordered to ID Subscriber Who Sent Fake Emails
Jun 4, 2004 9:17 AM PDTThe Maine Superior Court has ruled that Time Warner Cable must furnish information relating to the identity of the person who was responsible for sending a derogatory message to his neighbors on Christmas Eve.
Sharon Mitchell Won't Testify in Rape Trial
Jun 3, 2004 11:05 AM PDTCo-founder of the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation of Sherman Oaks, Calif. Sharon Mitchell will not testify in the Orange County rape trial involving three young men accused of drugging and raping a young girl on video.
Walters Develops Weapon Against Infringement
Jun 2, 2004 2:42 PM PDTThe age of digital copyright infringement is big business for those who defend and prosecute alleged infringers. But First Amendment lawyer Lawrence G. Walters has come up with a more efficient and inexpensive way for clients to fire the first warning shot against companies that heist copyrighted material and call it their own.
Judge Weighs Testimony From Porn Actresses
Jun 2, 2004 12:06 PM PDTAn Orange County Superior Court Judge is considering allowing testimony from two porn actresses in a rape trial in Rancho Cucamonga involving three teen boys who allegedly raped a girl believed to be unconscious at the time.
Concert Pianist Jailed for Luring Boys Via the Internet
Jun 2, 2004 10:00 AM PDTA concert pianist on tour in South Asia was jailed this week for using the Internet to solicit sex from young Sri Lankan boys.
Porn Company Raided in the Philippines
Jun 1, 2004 12:58 PM PDTThe operator of a website that featured streaming video feeds of Filipina women masturbating on camera was raided by the National Bureau of Investigations.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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