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Can Trademarks Be Used in Search Terms?
Apr 7, 2004 12:29 PM PDTThe 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
Apr 7, 2004 8:00 AM PDTLife 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
Apr 6, 2004 4:26 PM PDTIt 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.
RIAA Handed Another Setback to Bundle Cases
Apr 2, 2004 3:09 PM PSTAnother federal judge has ruled that suspected file sharers brought into court can’t be bundled into one suit. It’s the second such ruling that is making it more difficult for the Recording Industry Association of America to sue swappers.
Hustler Publisher, Brother Win Another Round in Ohio
Apr 2, 2004 11:53 AM PSTProsecutors in Ohio can’t reinstate pandering obscenity charges against Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and brother Jimmy. The case goes back nearly five years when the Flynts were set to face trial, charged in a 15-count indictment with selling sexually obscene videos at Hustler News & Gifts.
Decision Gives ISPs Access to Cable Broadband Lines
Apr 2, 2004 10:12 AM PSTA federal appeals court decision to refuse to rehear a key ruling concerning cable broadband service is certain to invite more competition – and perhaps lower prices – among high-speed providers.
EU Tightening Spam, Cookie Governance
Apr 1, 2004 4:25 PM PSTThe European Union has given eight countries a second warning Thursday to enact privacy legislation governing spam and cookies. According to a statistics, nearly 80 percent of spam originates from North America and about 53 percent of all email in the EU is unsolicited commercial email.
Feminists Want Porn Tax
Mar 31, 2004 11:33 AM PSTPornography and violent video games promote inequality for women, says a group of Canadian feminists who are calling for a special tax on porn and games as a way to supplement government revenue and provide more funds for social services.
Online Adult Icon to Give Insight to Attorneys
Mar 31, 2004 11:05 AM PSTOnline adult mogul Gary Kremen, who fought successfully to keep domain name Sex.com in a 6-year battle that wound its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak to attorneys in San Francisco on intellectual property and the Internet.
Sweet's Obscenity Case Lingers On
Mar 31, 2004 9:42 AM PSTSweet, the president of Sweet Entertainment Group, was arrested in 2002 with three other members of his business and charged with six counts of obscenity based on eleven fetish videos from the SadoSlaves.com Library, according to P.G. Kent Snowsell, head of legal affairs for Sweet Entertainment.
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