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Thai Police Revoke Visas of Men Facing Porn Charges
Mar 26, 2004 8:19 AM PSTPolice in Thailand have busted an alleged child-sex recruitment network that based their business over the Internet. The owners of one of South-East Asia's biggest gay tourism agencies were believed to have used their travel agency as a front to introduce foreign pedophiles to Thai children.
Suing Offshore Companies Made Easier
Mar 25, 2004 12:30 PM PSTA court case brings light to the apparent invincibility of the thousands of offshore companies which operate websites targeting U.S. webmasters, affiliates and porn surfers. U.S. companies can serve court papers through standard mail to foreign post office boxes.
Internet Gambling Could Be Legalized
Mar 25, 2004 9:00 AM PSTLegalized offshore Internet gambling became closer to reality after a preliminary decision by the World Trade Organization said that U.S. prohibitions on Americans placing bets on the Internet represented an unfair trade barrier.
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.
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Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.
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Could Adult Content Be Banned?
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