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Obscenity Prosecutor Retires

Obscenity Prosecutor Retires

Mar 10, 2004 4:04 PM PST
An Ohio prosecutor whose specific duties were to fight obscenity has retired. With the retirement last month, the special unit to fight hardcore porn has disbanded. Steve Tolbert, who was tapped in 2001 to help Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper fight obscenity, has been replaced by Glenn Rossi.

Indictments Outline Web Hosting Plan

Mar 10, 2004 10:58 AM PST
Lexitrans Inc. and other shell companies were used to help run adult Internet sites and 900 numbers that advertised free trials but charged customers anyway, according to new indictments made last month.
Girls Gone Wild Beats Child Porn Rap

Girls Gone Wild Beats Child Porn Rap

Mar 10, 2004 10:48 AM PST
Girls Gone Wild owner and producer Joe Francis got off the hook on a child porn charge this week after a judge decided that featuring an underage girl on a Girls Gone Wild videotape was not a child porn offense.

Teacher Gets Nabbed For Kid Porn

Mar 10, 2004 8:19 AM PST
A school teacher with a child porn conviction that dated back to a 1999 arrest, was busted this week for possessing what prosecutors are calling "extraordinarily violent" child pornography.
Bill Tightening Indecency Rules OKd

Bill Tightening Indecency Rules OKd

Mar 10, 2004 8:15 AM PST
The Senate Commerce Committee approved a measure that would make it more expensive for broadcasters to air something indecent. The bill raises fines and requires regulators to consider each indecent utterance a violation, which could sharply boost penalties.

Morgan Sommer Joins ASACP Advisory Council

Mar 9, 2004 5:01 PM PST
ASACP is pleased to announce that Morgan Sommer, Co-Founder of Cybersocket, joined the ASACP Advisory Council (AC).

On the Lookout for Porn Traders

Mar 9, 2004 3:11 PM PST
The U.S. Forest Service is contemplating punishment for 65 employees who have been sharing sexually explicit material through their government-issued computers and email addresses.
Gaming Sites Face Cyber Extortion

Gaming Sites Face Cyber Extortion

Mar 9, 2004 1:24 PM PST
The ill-fated online gambling industry, while one of the most lucrative industries in the history of the Internet, aside from the porn industry, has been plagued with setbacks, federal regulations, credit card processing snafus, and now a recent wave of cyber extortion that has put a major crimp in the side of many online gaming sites.

EU Assembly Passes New Piracy Rules

Mar 9, 2004 1:21 PM PST
The European Union Parliament passed a bill Tuesday that is intended to sharply reduce piracy of digital media products.

PayPal Slapped With $150,000 Fine

Mar 9, 2004 11:24 AM PST
Online payment service PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, got slapped with a $150,000 fine on Tuesday following an investigation helmed by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. PayPal will also be required to pay costs associated with the investigation.

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