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Australia Contemplates Rules for Dial-a-Porn

Apr 10, 2004 9:52 AM PDT
Australian officials are scrambling to draft new rules for providers of new technology that allows cell phone users to connect to adult porn via a 1 (900) number. The porn video images will be available in Australia on next-generation cell phones later this year.

ICANN Claims VeriSign Against Free-Speech

Apr 10, 2004 7:00 AM PDT
On Monday, ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will file a motion designed to block Mountain View, California, based VeriSign's antitrust lawsuit on the basis that the suit violates California's SLAPP law.

Broadband Monopolies to Continue With Order

Apr 9, 2004 2:51 PM PDT
A federal appeals court decision that could have forced cable companies to offer customers a choice of high-speed Internet service providers was suspended. Friday’s motion means, for now, that cable providers will continue to have local monopolies over broadband Internet access.

Copyright Doesn’t Cover All of Internet, Court Rules

Apr 9, 2004 12:12 PM PDT
A federal judge has decided that a company's Internet-searching software program did not infringe on copyrights held by another website. The case has been closely watched by U.S. webmasters – both adult and mainstream – because more companies are compiling their own private search engines.
Clear Channel Fires Howard Stern After FCC Sanction

Clear Channel Fires Howard Stern After FCC Sanction

Apr 8, 2004 3:43 PM PDT
Clear Channel Communications Inc. fired Howard Stern on Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission proposed $495,000 in indecency fines. Regulators are reserving the right to go after additional fines related to the same show and perhaps others as well.
Second Acacia Hearing On Friday

Second Acacia Hearing On Friday

Apr 8, 2004 12:56 PM PDT
The second Markman Hearing will be held tomorrow, April 9, in Santa Ana as the adult industry defense group goes up against Acacia Technology Group over a handful of Digital Media Technologies (DMT) patents that relate to streaming audio and video over the Internet.

Habeas Beats Spammer With Poetry

Apr 7, 2004 12:39 PM PDT
Anti-spam firm Habeas Inc. won a judgment over spammer William "Billy" Carson this week, marking the company's second legal pursuit of spammers.

Can Trademarks Be Used in Search Terms?

Apr 7, 2004 12:29 PM PDT
The latest case on trademarks used in sponsored-link advertising involves a pet store owner who claims Google, Kanoodle and Overture have illegally sold advertising tied to the “Pets Warehouse” name he says he owns because he succeeded in obtaining a trademark registration.
ICANN Moves to Dismiss Antitrust Charges

ICANN Moves to Dismiss Antitrust Charges

Apr 7, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
Life hasn't been easy for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) this past year. A cluster of world governments are looking to take power from the Internet governing body, and antitrust squabbles with registrar VeriSign have landed ICANN in hot legal water.
Stern Reportedly Near a Huge FCC Sanction

Stern Reportedly Near a Huge FCC Sanction

Apr 6, 2004 4:26 PM PDT
It is reported that Paris Hilton is going to nail Howard Stern. The Federal Communication Commission is preparing a six-figure proposed fine for the “King of All Media” shock jock for his one-hour show last February discussing explicit activities between Hilton and one-time lover Rick Solomon.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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