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File-Sharers Face Harsh Warning
Mar 15, 2004 3:21 PM PSTFile-sharers, one of the most persecuted groups of Internet users, could soon face harsh warnings from state lawmakers that file-sharing activity is a form of aiding and abetting deceptive business practices.
Website Owner Not Worried Over Infringement
Mar 15, 2004 2:40 PM PSTA new adult search engine launched Monday spoofs the Yahoo.com name. The owner of YaSexHoo.com, who goes by the name Dill Dough, says he’s not worried about trademark infringement.
Acacia Bags the Bunny
Mar 15, 2004 10:25 AM PSTAcacia Technologies Group started off the week with a major adult entertainment player under its wing. The patent holder announced Monday that it had licensed its streaming media technology to Playboy Enterprises Inc. and its online property Playboy.com.
U.S. Agencies Want a Snooper Highway
Mar 15, 2004 7:30 AM PSTA new proposal would create sweeping new wiretap rules for the Internet. The Justice Department, along with the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, are seeking to require all new Internet applications and services be wiretap-ready before they are introduced to the market.
Veteran Cop Busted for Child Porn
Mar 13, 2004 1:07 PM PSTSgt. Matthew Lavern Guy was a 17-year veteran of the Kent Sheriff's Department and a family man, although in his spare time, the sergeant cruised the Internet under the name 'cop284' looking for underage boys.
Ron Jeremy Conversation Costs Radio Chain
Mar 12, 2004 2:46 PM PSTThe Federal Communications Commission proposed a $247,500 fine against several stations owned by Clear Channel Communications Inc. for a conversation on the sexual practices of a caller and those of porn star Ron Jeremy.
Brits Still Enraged Over Violent Porn
Mar 12, 2004 11:26 AM PSTThe family of Jane Longhurst continues to hold a political vigil with the British Government over the murder of their daughter Jane at the hands of a man who was obsessed with necrophilia porn websites.
New Proposal Would Ax Guccione
Mar 12, 2004 10:09 AM PSTThe saga continues over Bob Guccione and the Penthouse empire. Marc Bell, who leads an equity group seeking to take over the adult magazine, filed a plan in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York to fire the 73-year-old Guccione without compensation.
Man Indicted For Transporting Porn
Mar 12, 2004 8:45 AM PSTA man who transported porn DVDs into Alabama is now facing obscenity charges, state officials announced Thursday. A grand jury indicted Harold Foote Hoffman II on two counts of mailing porn DVDs across state lines.
Father Peeved Over School Porn Pics
Mar 11, 2004 11:15 AM PSTThe father of a high school student filed federal charges against school employees who allegedly used the school computers to email "pornographic" photos of his daughter to each other and to students in the school.
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