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11th Circuit Upholds Ga. City's Sex Toy Ban — for Now
Aug 5, 2016 12:04 AM PDTThe 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week sided with the city of Sandy Springs, Ga., in its battle against retailers that sell sex toys, upholding the municipality’s ban on the sale of sexually explicit merchandise.
TEXXXAS Announces New Location for Houston Convention
Aug 2, 2016 1:27 PM PDTThe organizer for Houston adult entertainment convention TEXXXAS has found a new home — its third in as many weeks.
Updated: Derrick Burts Claims Prop 60 Opponents Are Spreading Lies
Aug 1, 2016 4:04 PM PDTDerrick Burts, the former gay porn star who said he contracted HIV from another performer in 2010, has filed a lawsuit charging certain porn stars and a California lawmaker are intentionally spreading lies about Prop 60 to voters.
Trump Signs Pledge to Crack Down on Porn If Elected
Aug 1, 2016 2:03 PM PDTIn a development that could sway stakeholders in the industry, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump signed a pledge two weeks ago stating he would aggressively enforce existing laws that prevent the sexual exploitation of children, including federal obscenity laws, child pornography laws, sexual predation laws and the sex trafficking laws.
ASACP Honors Featured Sponsors For August
Aug 1, 2016 11:58 AM PDTThe Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) has announced its featured sponsors for August: ImLive.com and DatingGold.
Gawker Media's Nick Denton Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Aug 1, 2016 11:23 AM PDTGawker Media founder Nick Denton filed Chapter 11 personal bankruptcy protection on Monday in order to prevent Hulk Hogan from attempting to seize his assets.
FSC: Authorities Announce Hack of 25 Porn Sites
Jul 29, 2016 12:34 PM PDTThe FBI today notified the Free Speech Coalition that 25 adult sites have been hacked, allowing content to be stolen and uploaded to torrent sites.
Porn Studies Releases Special Issue on Porn and Labor
Jul 28, 2016 5:36 PM PDTPorn Studies, the Routledge-published scholarly journal on the effects of cultural and historical porn, has released “Porn Labor.”
Chaturbate Takes Down Another Cybersquatter
Jul 28, 2016 9:32 AM PDTChaturbate.com was recently victorious in its pursuit of the domain Chaturbate.video, which offered recorded adult cam fare.
MetArt Asks Appeals Court to Revive Infringement Case
Jul 26, 2016 3:22 PM PDTThe MetArt Network recently filed an appeal after a federal judge granted summary judgment to defendant Sun Social Media Inc., which operates a number of adult tube sites including PlayVid.com and FeedVid.com that had been fingered for copyright infringement.
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