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VeriSign Sued for $100 Million

Sep 19, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
An Internet search company contends that Mountain View, Calif.-based VeriSign has been routinely redirecting misspelled IP and email addresses back to its own search site SiteFinder and in doing so has been stealing revenue.

ICANN Renewed

Sep 18, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, more commonly known as ICANN, renewed its Memo of Understanding this week with the U.S. Department of Commerce to privatize the DNS.

Cadet Ran Porn Site

Sep 18, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet was charged this week with running a porn site from his dormitory room at a prestigious Colorado Springs air force academy. He faces a court martial and up to 14 years in prison.

Europe Says No Spam

Sep 18, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
In three separate government mandates, an international anti-spam movement is officially underway in Australia, Italy, and Britain, and fingers are pointing at the U.S. to help curb the worldwide blight of unwanted emails.

Tax Ban Update

Sep 17, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
The U.S. House of Representatives took the heat off the Internet industry today by deciding to pass a bill that will indefinitely extend the moratorium on Internet taxation and remove a grandfather clause that exempts certain states from the ban.

Acacia's New Contracts

Sep 17, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
Controversial Acacia Media Research chalked up two new licensing deals within the adult entertainment industry amid a growing rift between porn purveyors and the holder streaming media patents. Those companies are: Interactive Gallery and Dellwood Holdings.

Tax Ban in Question

Sep 16, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
In what could create a dramatic shift for many facets of online industry reliant on untaxed e-commerce transactions, The U.S. House of Representatives will decide whether to amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) of 1998 that expires Nov. 1.

Hacker Taken into Custody

Sep 12, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
A hacker suspect who allegedly engaged in an industry-wide shakedown of adult websites was taken into custody in Israel, the Israeli media reported. Although it has not yet been determined whether Vladmir Pavlov is in fact the hacker known to the adult world as "Deepsy"

Acacia Adds Charges

Sep 12, 2003 12:00 AM PDT
The latest development in the Acacia Media Research lawsuit against members of the adult entertainment industry that use video streaming technology took a surprising turn this week following a significant motion by the U.S. District Court.

State Porn Law Goes In Effect

Jan 1, 2003 12:00 AM PST
A law goes into effect Jan. 1 that will require store owners to conceal adult entertainment content from the general public, although free speech advocates are already up in arms over the law's potential threat to the First Amendment

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