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Hawaii May Outlaw Sex Tours
May 2, 2004 12:45 PM PDTHawaii’s Legislature this week will decide the fate of a bill designed to halt the Internet and brick-and-mortar sales of sex tours. Travel agents in Hawaii caught offering, booking or selling a sex tour would face felony charges and up to five years in prison under a bill.
UK Warning Over Bogus Domain Name Offers
May 2, 2004 8:00 AM PDTThe British Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued an advisory to small businesses concerning a rash of fraudulent domain name registration scams.
RIAA Hungry For More
May 1, 2004 8:00 AM PDTThe Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is at it again, suing another 477 US citizens that the association accuses of "illegally" sharing music files.
Cambodia Fearing Gary Glitter Link
May 1, 2004 6:43 AM PDTGlam rock icon Gary Glitter who is a convicted child porn felon has returned to Cambodia but faces a government that wants him out. Cambodian officials are concerned about the message Glitter's presence sends out about the country, which has a reputation as a haven for sex tourists.
Tropical Paradises Challenge Internet Gambling Ban
Apr 30, 2004 6:44 PM PDTWith backing from the World Trade Organization, the islands of Antigua and Barbuda have taken a stand behind an earlier WTO ruling stating that the U.S. has no right to enforce a ban on Internet gambling.
A Felony Could Be Coming to a Theater Near You
Apr 30, 2004 12:42 PM PDTThe days of toting a camcorder into a movie theater to capture the latest blockbuster release are close to extinction, at least that is the intention of a Senate Judiciary committee that pulled out the latest legal stops this week against movie pirates.
Senate Finally Backs Internet Tax Ban
Apr 30, 2004 11:36 AM PDTAfter laboring over the issue of Internet taxation since November 2003, the U.S. Senate voted 93 to 3 to give the ban on taxing high-speed, wireless and dial-up services another four years.
Google: FBI Has No Involvement With Gmail
Apr 30, 2004 10:40 AM PDTGoogle has denied working with the FBI in relation to the development of its Gmail email service set to be launched within six months. The search engine responded after the Electronic Privacy Information Centre submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for FBI records.
Feds Followed the Money in Spam Lawsuit
Apr 29, 2004 2:38 PM PDTEven in the high-tech information age, sometimes the most basic investigative tactics pay off. In the recent case of the federal government's naming of four suspects accused of violating the terms of the Can-Spam Act of 2004, investigators are saying that all they did was "follow the money."
Court to Rehear Key Website Jurisdiction Case
Apr 29, 2004 11:46 AM PDTAn appeals court has decided to rehear a previous decision that held that a retailer's operations are sufficient to support jurisdiction in California, even though the company has no physical presence in the state. Gator.com had sued L.L. Bean over pop-up ad rights.
WEB / TECH NEWS
The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement
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