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P2P Firms Didn’t Violate Copyright Laws, U.S. Court Says

P2P Firms Didn’t Violate Copyright Laws, U.S. Court Says

Aug 19, 2004 3:20 PM PDT
In 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 PDT
A 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 PDT
A 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 PDT
Hustler 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

Exotics.com Alleges Stock Fraud in $100M Suit

Aug 17, 2004 10:42 AM PDT
Exotics.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 PDT
Australia’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

PSW Files Antitrust Suit Against Credit Card Firms

Aug 16, 2004 3:35 PM PDT
Online 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

Legislator to Adult: Use Condoms or Risk Action

Aug 16, 2004 11:55 AM PDT
California 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

Google Founders’ Playboy Interview Is Probed by SEC

Aug 13, 2004 8:07 AM PDT
As 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 PDT
China’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.

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