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Decision Gives ISPs Access to Cable Broadband Lines

Decision Gives ISPs Access to Cable Broadband Lines

Apr 2, 2004 10:12 AM PST
A federal appeals court decision to refuse to rehear a key ruling concerning cable broadband service is certain to invite more competition – and perhaps lower prices – among high-speed providers.

EU Tightening Spam, Cookie Governance

Apr 1, 2004 4:25 PM PST
The European Union has given eight countries a second warning Thursday to enact privacy legislation governing spam and cookies. According to a statistics, nearly 80 percent of spam originates from North America and about 53 percent of all email in the EU is unsolicited commercial email.
Feminists Want Porn Tax

Feminists Want Porn Tax

Mar 31, 2004 11:33 AM PST
Pornography and violent video games promote inequality for women, says a group of Canadian feminists who are calling for a special tax on porn and games as a way to supplement government revenue and provide more funds for social services.

Online Adult Icon to Give Insight to Attorneys

Mar 31, 2004 11:05 AM PST
Online adult mogul Gary Kremen, who fought successfully to keep domain name Sex.com in a 6-year battle that wound its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak to attorneys in San Francisco on intellectual property and the Internet.

Sweet's Obscenity Case Lingers On

Mar 31, 2004 9:42 AM PST
Sweet, the president of Sweet Entertainment Group, was arrested in 2002 with three other members of his business and charged with six counts of obscenity based on eleven fetish videos from the SadoSlaves.com Library, according to P.G. Kent Snowsell, head of legal affairs for Sweet Entertainment.
Summit Over Indecency Scheduled Today

Summit Over Indecency Scheduled Today

Mar 31, 2004 8:22 AM PST
The nation’s broadcasters scheduled a closed-door summit with the Federal Communications Commission today to talk about possible programming changes as pressure mounts to clean up the airwaves. FCC Chairman Michael Copps said the agency may start revoking the licenses of stations that repeatedly air indecent programs.
Police: ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Mogul Is Probed for Rape

Police: ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Mogul Is Probed for Rape

Mar 30, 2004 5:44 PM PST
Joe Francis, who hit it big with the production of the ''Girls Gone Wild'' series, is being investigated by Miami Beach Police for allegations of rape. Police say they are probing allegations by a Texas woman he invited to his South Beach hotel room earlier this month.

Teen Girl Arrested For Making Child Porn

Mar 30, 2004 2:23 PM PST
In a rare reversal of order, a teen girl who took nude photos of herself and then posted them on the Internet has been arrested for child porn, authorities reported Tuesday.
Two Men Charged With Obscenity

Two Men Charged With Obscenity

Mar 30, 2004 9:54 AM PST
One of two men charged with distributing obscene videos pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court. Thomas W. Lambert is facing a nine-count indictment for selling and shipping rape and sodomy videotapes via a catalog business.
Digital Envoy Says Google Went Too Far

Digital Envoy Says Google Went Too Far

Mar 29, 2004 5:00 PM PST
Artificial intelligence firm Digital Envoy has filed suit against Google, alleging the search engine giant on its own expanded its licensing agreement of a program called AdSense. The suit involves technology that targets ads to specific users.

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