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Court: Prisoners Can Access Internet Materials

Court: Prisoners Can Access Internet Materials

Apr 21, 2004 8:15 AM PDT
It's tough to be a prisoner, but why shouldn't the electronic age come to penitentiaries? The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld an injunction that ruled the California Department of Corrections must allow access to electronically generated mail while incarcerated.
L.A. Official: AIM Won't Be Subpoenaed

L.A. Official: AIM Won't Be Subpoenaed

Apr 20, 2004 6:30 PM PDT
Despite published reports on some online adult sites that it would seek confidential medical documents, a Los Angeles County official told XBiz the agency won't subpoena records of Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, the Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based clinic which tests adult content actors.

RayVeness Petitions Congressman

Apr 20, 2004 2:10 PM PDT
Veteran adult actress RayVeness made a formal petition to Congressman Brad Sherman to talk to her and other concerned citizens about issues facing the adult entertainment industry, in particular raising the age requirement for adult performers from the age of 18 to 21.

Media Groups Want FCC Ruling Reversed

Apr 20, 2004 11:29 AM PDT
Following the Federal Communications Commission tough stance on indecency, certain members of the media including Fox Entertainment Group, Viacom, Radio One, and People for the American Way have asked the FCC to reconsider a recent ruling that they feel creates a "chilling effect" on their industry and stifles free speech.
Officials Want Mandatory Condom Policy

Officials Want Mandatory Condom Policy

Apr 20, 2004 11:17 AM PDT
California officials are set to lower the boom on adult content companies, deciding to begin inspections on production sets after two actors contracted the AIDS virus. They also said that existing workplace rules give them the authority to require condom use for adult productions.

Sex.com Reaches Finish Line

Apr 20, 2004 9:58 AM PDT
Sex.com owner Gary Kremen reached a final settlement Monday following a prolonged six-year legal battle with registrar VeriSign, formerly Network Solutions Inc.
Court Doesn’t Buy Pedophile’s First Amendment Claim

Court Doesn’t Buy Pedophile’s First Amendment Claim

Apr 20, 2004 8:05 AM PDT
In a novel case which tests rights of pedophile stalkers on the Internet, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that a defendant who solicits a minor to engage in sexual activity can be convicted even though his accuser is not an actual minor.
'Girls Gone' Owner Claims Shakedown

'Girls Gone' Owner Claims Shakedown

Apr 19, 2004 3:50 PM PDT
"Girls Gone Wild" producer Joe Francis filed a $25 million lawsuit Monday against a woman who accused him of drugging and raping her at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Francis in his defamation suit also is asking the court to award him $36 he says he spent on hamburgers and fries.

EFF Launches Patent Busting Campaign

Apr 19, 2004 3:23 PM PDT
Civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) took a stand against bad patents Monday by announcing a new campaign to keep the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on its toes and more alert to patent submissions that have chilling effects on Internet innovation and free expression.
Aussie Porn Probe into Indecency

Aussie Porn Probe into Indecency

Apr 19, 2004 12:01 PM PDT
While Australia is typically a very porn-friendly culture with a variety of subscription-based adult entertainment channels that feature hardcore porn via satellite, lawmakers have taken a recent interest in porn content being broadcast into Australia that might be breaking local laws.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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