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PayPal Slapped With $150,000 Fine
Mar 9, 2004 11:24 AM PSTOnline 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.
‘Operation Predator’ at 2,000 Arrest Mark
Mar 9, 2004 8:14 AM PSTOperation Predator has netted more than 2,000 arrests worldwide, including arrests of U.S. citizens who have traveled abroad to have sex with minors, people charged with molesting mentally impaired children, and those who smuggled foreign children into the U.S. to work as prostitutes, as well as those who manufacture or distribute child pornography on the Internet.
Eolas Patent Rejected
Mar 8, 2004 10:58 AM PSTIn a landmark decision that could have far-reaching implications for other pending patent infringement lawsuits, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected the validity of a 1998 patent licensed to Eolas Technologies Inc. The decision announced Monday is not yet finalized and could be subject to change if an investigation proves fruitless.
Senate Closer to Indecency Bill
Mar 8, 2004 8:29 AM PSTThe U.S. Senate Commerce Committee plans to finish work on a broadcast indecency bill on Tuesday and send it to the Senate floor, where it is expected to pass overwhelmingly.
‘Shock Jocks’ Facing Proposed Fines
Mar 5, 2004 2:00 PM PSTThe FCC is proposing fines against many of the nation’s major radio companies for carrying well-known “shock jocks,” according to a report
Porn Writer Off The Hook
Mar 5, 2004 1:00 PM PSTA writer who fictionalized the torture and molestation of children was dismissed of child pornography charges this week after a judge decided that he was being held to the same legal standards as those who abuse real children.
Judge Says Kazaa Raid 'O.K'
Mar 5, 2004 11:00 AM PSTSharman Networks, owner of peer-to-peer network Kazaa, was again shunned by the Aussie court system when a judge ignored a request to overlook evidence gathered from a raid of its offices.
Israel Court Greenlights Soft Porn
Mar 4, 2004 4:00 PM PSTEnding years of legal battles between satellite and cable TV operators, Israel’s highest court ruled that television stations can broadcast softcore porn
First Amendment Lawyers Summoned
Mar 4, 2004 3:00 PM PSTThere has been widespread speculation that the Bush Administration is more than likely to come out with guns blazing at some point prior to the presidential election
FBI Targets Child Porn Suspects
Mar 3, 2004 2:00 PM PSTThe FBI has expanded a program to seek out Internet child pornographers by disseminating photographs of alleged suspects over the Internet
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Xgen Products Celebrates 7-Year Anniversary
In August, Xgen Products celebrated its seventh anniversary with a special promotion. The winner of Xgen’s Lucky 7 raffle, Xgen announced in late July, would win a three-day, two-night trip for two...
WIA Profile: Kristi Greer
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of...
Q&A: Dorr’s Ivan Ho Discusses Launch of Luxury Toy Line
Dorr made its debut with a sophisticated selection of vibrators and an “advanced intimate toy care system” with a UV light for disinfection. Dorr is a manufacturer, design house, engineering...