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Another Look At Dot XXX

Apr 18, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
As the battle over indecency heats up across America, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) handing out record fines to broadcast organizations, many on Capitol Hill are asking what can be done to clean up the Internet – and wondering if the FCC could or should play a role in it.
Webtapping Close to Reality

Webtapping Close to Reality

Apr 15, 2004 1:09 PM PDT
The federal government's petition to apply the same wiretapping surveillance laws to the Internet as the telecommunications industry hit a standstill recently when the Federal Communications Commission's public comment period came to an end, leaving both sides of the issue on 'webtapping' evenly divided.

Acacia Beefs Up Legal Team

Apr 15, 2004 12:24 PM PDT
Acacia Research Corp. has expanded its legal team by tapping a seasoned intellectual property attorney to focus on negotiating licensing deals for streaming media technology. The company has filed suit against numerous online adult companies, which have either settled or signed deals.

Maryland Lawmakers Take Stand on Spam

Apr 15, 2004 10:00 AM PDT
Individual states are resorting back to previous anti-spam legislation that existed prior to the federal government's involved in the national spam crisis.
Porn Store Owner Files Suit Against City

Porn Store Owner Files Suit Against City

Apr 14, 2004 3:08 PM PDT
The owner of an adult video store in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit for what he is calling "unconstitutional and discriminatory" treatment. The owner claims that the county building inspector harassed him in an effort to shut down his business.

U.S. Targets Tax Scam Involving Websites

Apr 14, 2004 12:04 PM PDT
The Justice Department is filing suit to stop a Las Vegas company that allegedly helps its customers claim to have a business with a website, and then improperly claim tax deductions and credits for supposedly "modifying" the site to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

WhenU Challenges Utah Anti-Spyware Act

Apr 14, 2004 9:30 AM PDT
Utah, the first state to pass a law regulating spyware and other advertising software, is facing a court challenge from online advertising company When U, which says the new law set to begin May 3 violates free-speech guarantees and could unfairly harm its business.
Calif. Senator Moves to Block Google's Gmail

Calif. Senator Moves to Block Google's Gmail

Apr 14, 2004 8:30 AM PDT
As Google's newly launched free email program Gmail continues to raise heated issues over privacy rights, California state Sen. Liz Figueroa, a Democrat from Fremont, is throwing her clout into legislation that will block Google's email service from functioning.

FTC Orders ‘SEXUALLY EXPLICIT’ Spam Labels

Apr 13, 2004 4:01 PM PDT
“SEXUALLY EXPLICIT.” That’s what the Federal Trade Commission is requiring all online adult spam email to be labeled on subject lines starting May 19. The Tuesday announcement, in response to a measure by Congress, also ordered the messages themselves not to contain graphic material.

French ISPs Might Be Off the Hook for Content

Apr 13, 2004 11:48 AM PDT
A recent bill being reviewed by French legislators would make Internet Service Providers (ISPs) legally responsible for all content they deliver to users, a potential Pandora's Box, say critics, that could open the floodgates to lawsuits over child pornography and adult pornography, to name just a few of the possible snafus.

OPINIONS & VIEWS

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‘Anything Interactive’ Will Be in Industry’s Future

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Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »
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