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P2P Firms Didn’t Violate Copyright Laws, U.S. Court Says
Aug 19, 2004 3:20 PM PDTIn a major blow to copyright holders, Grokster Ltd. and StreamCast Networks Inc. have been ruled not legally responsible for the swapping of content through their file-sharing software.
Sheriff Deputy Killed in Child Porn Raid
Aug 19, 2004 2:21 PM PDTA child porn raid that went awry resulted in the death of a Broward County sheriff's deputy Thursday, police reported. Another officer was also wounded.
Hearing Set for Acacia vs. Joint Defense Group
Aug 18, 2004 1:43 PM PDTA series of dates have been set in the patent litigation process between Acacia Technologies Group and the group of adult companies that countersued the patent holder over infringement allegations.
Hustler Hollywood Prevails in Federal Court
Aug 18, 2004 11:20 AM PDTHustler Hollywood has won a key legal round in federal court. U.S. District Judge Karl Forester has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that the sex boutique’s manager, Jimmy Flynt, had lodged against the Lexington council.
Exotics.com Alleges Stock Fraud in $100M Suit
Aug 17, 2004 10:42 AM PDTExotics.com has filed a suit asking for $100 million in damages against a number of licensee affiliates, an investment bank, 200 John Doe partners and others over an alleged stock manipulation scheme. Exotics.com is an online adult classified ad service that features escorts and modeling in metropolitan areas.
Tough Porn Restrictions Proposed in Australia
Aug 16, 2004 3:44 PM PDTAustralia’s Labor Party is considering draconian new restrictions on adult Internet. The proposal would require all Internet Service Providers to install filters that would block triple-X content from being transmitted to home computers.
PSW Files Antitrust Suit Against Credit Card Firms
Aug 16, 2004 3:35 PM PDTOnline credit-card processing company PSW filed suit Monday, alleging that MasterCard and Visa broke state and federal antitrust laws after it was forced to pay higher prices for network services, pay excessive fees and comply with unknown, continuously changing, rules.
Legislator to Adult: Use Condoms or Risk Action
Aug 16, 2004 11:55 AM PDTCalifornia Assemblyman Paul Koretz is calling for mandatory condom use in the porn industry for all performances of non-oral sexual intercourse. If Porn Valley doesn't comply, it could open doors for the “Legislature to exercise its authority."
Google Founders’ Playboy Interview Is Probed by SEC
Aug 13, 2004 8:07 AM PDTAs the auction for Google Inc.’s shares in its initial public offering begins today, a Securities and Exchange Commission probe has already started over an interview the co-founders conducted with Playboy magazine.
China’s Anti-Porn Purge Spreads to Print
Aug 11, 2004 3:37 PM PDTChina’s national campaign against Internet pornography has moved offline to the print media. At a national literary conference the China Publishing Group called on Chinese publishers to adhere to the country’s anti-porn laws.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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