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Markman Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday

Markman Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday

May 17, 2004 3:29 PM PDT
In the continuing counter-suit between the adult entertainment defense team and Acacia Media Technologies, a three-day Markman hearing is scheduled for May 18. Among the eight phrases and terms of Acacia's patents on the Markman agenda, only five have so far been heard by the judge.

Court Rules in Foreign Infringement Case

May 17, 2004 3:08 PM PDT
Don’t expect the U.S. Supreme Court to help if a foreign business appropriates your adult content. At least that’s what U.S. justices indicated with Monday’s ruling involving intellectual property theft.

EFF Injected With New Funding to Bust Patents

May 14, 2004 3:40 PM PDT
Attempting to put the brakes on patents that are overly broad, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said it will ramp up efforts to have the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examine some patents. Meanwhile, a patent case against adult webmasters continues next week in U.S. District Court.

Man Sent to Jail for Nude Photos of Girlfriend

May 14, 2004 9:39 AM PDT
A young Canadian man has been sentenced to jail time for taking pictures of his underage girlfriend and posting them on the Internet.
Former Police Chief Makes Condom-Only Motion

Former Police Chief Makes Condom-Only Motion

May 13, 2004 2:44 PM PDT
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks, former chief of police for the City of Los Angeles, put forth a motion this week that all adult film actors should be required to wear condoms during filming. The motion is currently headed to the city's Arts, Park and Health Committee where it will be reviewed as potential legislation.

Sweeping Bill Targets Nefarious Website Owners

May 13, 2004 11:36 AM PDT
The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved a bill that targets website operators who deliberately register inaccurate domain name information. The bill, HR 3754, is of particular interest to the online adult industry, which, for the most part, relies on inaccurate data to shield actual identities.
DMCA Poised for Facelift

DMCA Poised for Facelift

May 13, 2004 10:58 AM PDT
A House of Representatives subcommittee met Wednesday to review aspects of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which makes it a crime to circumvent anti-piracy measures built into most commercial software. The DMCA also outlaws the manufacture, sale, or distribution of code-cracking devices.
Anti-Video Voyeurism Federal Bill Moves Forward

Anti-Video Voyeurism Federal Bill Moves Forward

May 12, 2004 4:18 PM PDT
A federal panel on Wednesday voted to approve the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act, which outlaws "upskirt" photos and other forms of voyeurism made possible by cell-phone cameras and other miniaturized technology.
Child Porn Task Force Arrests 13 Suspects

Child Porn Task Force Arrests 13 Suspects

May 12, 2004 3:39 PM PDT
Child 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

Hearing Will Extend Dialogue of Dead Porn Bill

May 11, 2004 3:54 PM PDT
Assemblyman 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.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »

2017 Outlook: Viewpoints of Top Industry Trends

Executives from the leading businesses of the online adult entertainment industry recently weighed in the question, “What do you see as the likely top trends that will influence the industry?”... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »
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