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Music Industry Files More Lawsuits

Jun 22, 2004 1:53 PM PDT
The Recording Industry Association of America continued its prolonged rollout of lawsuits against Internet file-sharers Tuesday, this time tallying up 482 lawsuits against computer users suspected of copyright infringement.

Senate to Vote on Banning Gay Marriage

Jun 21, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
The controversy over gay and lesbian marriages might meet with an unpopular resolution in the Senate in mid-July as lawmakers consider a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The proposed amendment states that marriage in the U.S. will only be recognized as involving a man and a woman.
RIAA Petitions FCC To Regulate Digital Radio

RIAA Petitions FCC To Regulate Digital Radio

Jun 19, 2004 9:00 AM PDT
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is determined to prevent consumers from listening to digital radio broadcasts – that is unless they use devices pre-approved by the industry group.
Entertainment Companies Appeal to State Lawmakers to Stop P2P's

Entertainment Companies Appeal to State Lawmakers to Stop P2P's

Jun 18, 2004 1:37 PM PDT
Representatives for the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America are looking to supplement their pursuit of copyright infringers by appealing to state lawmakers to pay more attention to consumer protection issues.
J.M. Productions Targets Alleged Infringer in Suit

J.M. Productions Targets Alleged Infringer in Suit

Jun 18, 2004 1:05 PM PDT
J.M. Productions has filed a suit against Kaytel Video Distribution, owner Alain Elmaleh and others for copyright infringement and unfair competition for video and images allegedly sublicensed to AdultBouncer.com without permission.

Senator: Federal Website Hosts Porn Enron Emails

Jun 17, 2004 3:27 PM PDT
The U.S. government publishes porn. It may be inadvertent, but a senator from Washington state says a website operated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission contains links to pornographic emails written by Enron Corp. employees.

FTC Details Defendants’ ‘Phishing’ Expedition

Jun 17, 2004 1:26 PM PDT
The Federal Trade Commission said several operators who used spam and copycat websites to con consumers into turning over financial data have agreed to settle federal charges. The settlements announced Thursday will bar the two unnamed “phishing” defendants from sending spam for life and cost them each $125,000.
FightThePatent Launches 2257Lookup.com

FightThePatent Launches 2257Lookup.com

Jun 15, 2004 1:16 PM PDT
With the recent announcement from Attorney General John Ashcroft that 2257 records inspections might soon become a tool for federal prosecutors, many webmasters are wondering how to dig themselves out of the quagmire of paperwork and record keeping to stay in the clear.

FTC Puts ‘Do-Not-Spam’ Registry on Hold

Jun 15, 2004 9:48 AM PDT
Fearing that spammers would mine a “do-not-spam” registry and look for new victims, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it won’t immediately create a national list. In a study, the regulators concluded that it would be "largely powerless to identify those responsible for misusing the registry," which might generate even more unsolicited sales pitches across the Internet.

Ashcroft Wants to Tighten 2257 Rules

Jun 15, 2004 9:13 AM PDT
Attorney General John Ashcroft announced a proposed rule for porn, tightening the list of acceptable forms of identification for performers in sexually explicit videos, books, magazines and websites.

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