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Flynt Brothers Battle Old Obscenity Charges
Mar 25, 2004 8:10 AM PSTThe Flynt brothers have once again found themselves an unwelcome pair in Hamilton County, Ohio, after prosecutors presented a strong argument for reinstating obscenity charges that date back to 1999.
Voice Media Files Opposition
Mar 24, 2004 5:00 PM PSTVoice Media filed a response early this week to New Destiny Internet Group's Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) claiming that the allegations were "grandiose" and that they were "concocted to manufacture a federal controversy from a mere contract dispute."
Senators Revise Spyware Bill
Mar 24, 2004 11:15 AM PSTA Senate subcommittee revised a bill this week that broadly targets several aspects of the Internet that lawmakers consider "noxious and harmful." At the top of the committee's list of targets is spyware and adware, which lawmakers believe are becoming the next big scourge on the Internet.
Montana Man Pleads Guilty to Obscenity
Mar 24, 2004 10:01 AM PSTThe man, Gary A. Robinson, was convicted in 2002 on charges of transporting videotapes that depicted bestiality and defecation content from his catalog titled "Susie's Corral." Robinson used the United Parcel Service to transport the tapes.
Largest Internet Raid in Suffolk's History
Mar 23, 2004 9:45 AM PSTAccording to reports, more than 30 suspects have been taken into custody after 60 suspects were initially targeted. The suspects' names came to the attention of child porn task force Operation Queensbury after a list was submitted by the National Crime Squad of credit card numbers had been processed through a known child porn distribution website.
Gay Ban Overturned
Mar 22, 2004 3:27 PM PSTAfter coming close to a countywide ban on homosexuality, the Rhea County commissioners overturned a unanimous vote early last week to ban gay sex.
Playboy Targets Magazine as It Launches French Website
Mar 22, 2004 1:24 PM PSTPlayboy Enterprises Inc. is asking a French court on Tuesday to criminally charge the owner of French women’s weekly Voici for republishing Playboy content. The legal action comes after Playboy expanded its online and wireless content in France this month.
Brits Argue Over Porn Access Age
Mar 22, 2004 11:30 AM PSTLiberal Democrats are pressing hard to change the law so that teens as young as 16 years old will be allowed to access and purchase sexually explicit material, a move that has angered child advocacy and church groups and caused opposing political groups to attack the plan.
Programmer Faces Charges Over ‘Clicks’ Invention
Mar 22, 2004 10:25 AM PSTA Southern California computer programmer faces federal extortion charges of threatening to unleash a software program that would have disrupted a Google advertising program by automating fraudulent “clicks.” He says all he was trying to do was help Google’s business.
EU Expected to Lower Boom on Microsoft
Mar 21, 2004 12:01 PM PSTEuropean Union regulators next Wednesday are expected to force Microsoft Corp. to offer computer makers a version of Windows without its Media Player multimedia software for sale to European consumers. The company most certainly will be handed a huge fine, as well.
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