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Broadcast Indecency Complaints on Rise

Mar 19, 2004 12:18 PM PST
In the past six months alone, the Federal Communications Commission has levied more than $1.55 million in fines. From January 2001 through October 2003, the commissioners proposed just $247,500 in penalties.

Saudi Gov Bans Gay Websites

Mar 19, 2004 10:46 AM PST
The Saudi Government continued its censorship identity crisis this week by finally deciding to ban all international gay and lesbian websites, including a local website called gaymiddleeast.com (GME), a supplier of news and information for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community of the middle east.

Missouri Removes Porn Billboards

Mar 19, 2004 9:43 AM PST
According to reports, two separate bills were recently approved by the state House and Senate that aim to ban the majority of highway billboards, which in certain parts of the state have become a public nuisance.
YaSexHoo.com Owner Says Site Will Be Shut Down

YaSexHoo.com Owner Says Site Will Be Shut Down

Mar 19, 2004 8:30 AM PST
YaSexHoo.com’s owner said Friday that its domain registrar will be shutting its site down within two days. Earlier this week owner Dill Dough said he wouldn’t be worried about infringement. He cited a similar twist on the popular Google.com search engine with Booble.com, which launched in January.
Louisville Strip Clubs File Suit

Louisville Strip Clubs File Suit

Mar 18, 2004 8:01 AM PST
A group of strip club owners grouped together this week to file a lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court against local police and the department of Alcohol Beverage Control after agents raided their offices on multiple occasions, damaged property, and allegedly harassed and searched employees and customers.

Kazaa Source Code In Question

Mar 17, 2004 11:55 AM PST
Kazaa, the file-sharing network software owned by parent company Sharman Networks, is up to its neck in litigation, and now from a man who claims to be the original author of Kazaa's source code.
Former News Anchor Settles

Former News Anchor Settles

Mar 17, 2004 10:46 AM PST
Catherine Bosley, the TV news anchor whose nude pictures surfaced on the Internet in January while taking part in a wet T-shirt contest, has settled with two Internet companies.
Child Porn Expert Also An Abuser

Child Porn Expert Also An Abuser

Mar 16, 2004 12:35 PM PST
A man with an established professional reputation as an expert on child pornography and pedophiles went to jail this week for sexually assaulting young children. The man pleaded guilty to 21 counts of sexually abusing three young girls over a period of three years.

Online Gambling Feels the Heat

Mar 16, 2004 10:54 AM PST
The federal government flexed its legal muscle this week by putting out a warning to U.S. companies that promote offshore gambling websites. The feds are particularly wary of the promotion of Internet casinos and sports betting operations that operate outside of the U.S.

Operation Ore Nets 1,200 Cases

Mar 16, 2004 8:03 AM PST
British authorities said Monday that Operation Ore has netted more than 1,200 child pornography cases to date.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

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