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Google Sues Company for Click Fraud

Google Sues Company for Click Fraud

Nov 18, 2004 2:37 PM PST
Internet search giant Google Inc. filed a lawsuit against one of its AdSense Online clients this week, claiming the company defrauded the search company by clicking on its own ads multiple times.
Microsoft Puts Linux Fear in Asia

Microsoft Puts Linux Fear in Asia

Nov 18, 2004 2:00 PM PST
Feeling the gradual encroachment of Linux adoption on what was once solid Microsoft turf, the software giant has taken an offensive stance in Asia and is reportedly warning governments in China, Japan and South Korea that patent infringement lawsuits could result if they make the migration from Microsoft to Linux.
Arkansas 'Harmful to Minors' Law Declared Unconstitutional

Arkansas 'Harmful to Minors' Law Declared Unconstitutional

Nov 18, 2004 12:50 PM PST
A federal judge struck down a state law Wednesday that barred any public venue from shelving material that could be considered “harmful to minors,” declaring the law overbroad and a form of unconstitutional prior restraint.
L.A. Judge Holds Court in a Strip Club

L.A. Judge Holds Court in a Strip Club

Nov 18, 2004 6:00 AM PST
Judge Kevin Ross is under fire for a host of potential ethics issues, including holding court in a strip club over a controversy involving a “Miss Wet on the Net” contest, which included a wet T-shirt competition and a “wet spelling bee” in which contestants were required to spell “titillate.”
VeriSign Suit Heats Up; ICANN Wants to Dissolve Its Structure

VeriSign Suit Heats Up; ICANN Wants to Dissolve Its Structure

Nov 17, 2004 12:01 PM PST
VeriSign Inc. has violated the terms of its .com registry agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, according to a cross-complaint filing in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Court Asks for Evidence in ISP-Child Porn Probe

Court Asks for Evidence in ISP-Child Porn Probe

Nov 17, 2004 10:01 AM PST
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, ruling in an emergency application, has ordered an evidentiary hearing to determine if a grand jury probe can proceed against an Internet service provider that has been charged with distributing child pornography.
Former Australian Diplomat Faces Thai Pornography Charges

Former Australian Diplomat Faces Thai Pornography Charges

Nov 17, 2004 6:00 AM PST
A Bangkok court on Wednesday is scheduled to view eight pornographic videotapes and 12 gay magazines during the trial of former Australian diplomat in what some are calling just “the tip of the iceberg” of a ring of pedophiles centered on the Australian diplomatic service.
DormAngels Removes Local College References

DormAngels Removes Local College References

Nov 16, 2004 3:15 PM PST
An adult website that featured photographs of local college girls has decided to remove references to the University of Washington to avoid possible legal troubles. The three-year-old DormAngels.com at one time included images taken at recognizable spots on the UW campus.
U.K. Porn Hoarder Sentenced to 10 Months

U.K. Porn Hoarder Sentenced to 10 Months

Nov 15, 2004 10:21 AM PST
Apparently Warren Hutton had a lot of time on his hands. When police raided his home earlier this year, they found an extraordinary number of pornographic images on his PC. He had gathered 116,994 on his computer equipment, including 1,135 involving children.
Dell Faces E-Commerce Patent Suit

Dell Faces E-Commerce Patent Suit

Nov 13, 2004 10:00 AM PST
Dell Computer is being charged with patent infringement in a landmark intellectual property case that could impact online adult merchants and other e-commerce operators who do business "across borders" as well.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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