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Phoenix Proposes Ban on Removing Web Filters
Aug 31, 2004 11:16 AM PDTThe Phoenix City Council is considering passing regulations that would make it illegal for adults to remove filters from public library computers that block access to some Internet sites. Mayor Phil Gordon plus most councilmembers reportedly want to take swift action on the measures.
After Losing Suit, VeriSign Files Another ICANN Complaint
Aug 31, 2004 10:00 AM PDTVeriSign Inc. has decided to continue its antitrust claims against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers despite having a similar case thrown out last week in U.S. District Court, XBiz has learned.
Spike Lee Wins Cybersquatting Case
Aug 29, 2004 9:00 AM PDTArbitrators have handed acclaimed movie director Spike Lee a victory in his battle against Mercedita Kyamko, a cybersquatter based in the Philippines, who was using Lee's name in a domain that redirects unsuspecting surfers to an adult web site.
DOJ Acts Against P2P Copyright Piracy
Aug 28, 2004 10:00 AM PDTAttorney General John Ashcroft has announced details of "Operation Digital Gridlock." Calling the protection of America's intellectual property "a priority for the Department of Justice," he outlined the creation of the Intellectual Property Task Force and its subsequent successes.
FSC Responds to 2257
Aug 27, 2004 2:08 PM PDTThe Free Speech Coalition has filed its public comment to the Justice Department’s proposed changes to 2257 regulations. The 23-page response of the adult industry’s trade association includes recommendations as to how Justice’s proposals regarding the adult material and recordkeeping labeling law can be more practical and secure.
Pentagon Suspected of Porn Bombing
Aug 27, 2004 12:12 PM PDTThe Defense Department is suspected of bombarding a Wisconsin website with porn. As a result, KenoshaOnline has been forced to shut down its anonymous posting forum. The site's administrator, John Norquist, estimated that there have been up to 300 porn bomb attacks so far.
VeriSign Loses ICANN Lawsuit
Aug 27, 2004 11:04 AM PDTThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers claimed victory in a legal battle with domain registrar VeriSign after a federal judge dismissed claims that ICANN had misused its power as the Internet's governing body.
EMI’s Anti-Piracy Tech for CDs Boomerangs
Aug 26, 2004 1:38 PM PDTAn attempt to protect music from copyright infringement online has backfired on the British recording label EMI Group. The digital rights management technology that EMI used to prevent CD piracy and the uploading of music onto the Internet has landed the British company in a French court.
2257 Public Commentary Period Closes
Aug 25, 2004 2:22 PM PDTThe two-month period for public commentary regarding the Justice Department’s proposed changes to 2257 regulations closed on Aug. 24. The comments, which were solicited by Attorney General John Ashcroft’s Justice Department, had to be submitted in writing and transmitted via email, fax or snail mail.
Hustler Hollywood Pleads Not Guilty
Aug 24, 2004 1:30 PM PDTOn Aug. 23, Hustler Hollywood pleaded not guilty in a Fayette County District Court. The sex boutique was charged on July 29 with violating a county zoning ordinance that prohibits adult-related venues - from bookstores to strip clubs - from doing business near Interstate highway interchanges.
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