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Illinois Makes 'Revenge Porn' a Felony

Illinois Makes 'Revenge Porn' a Felony

Dec 31, 2014 3:00 PM PST
Illinois has become the latest state to criminalize "revenge porn," crafting what its creators hope will become a model for federal legislation.
Margaret Thatcher Considered Banning Sex Toys

Margaret Thatcher Considered Banning Sex Toys

Dec 31, 2014 10:45 AM PST
Documents just released by the National Archives reveal that when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of England, she considered banning sex toys to protect “public decency” using anti-pornography laws, Newsweek reports.
Calif. Authorities Issue Alert After Possible HIV Gay Porn Shoot Infection

Calif. Authorities Issue Alert After Possible HIV Gay Porn Shoot Infection

Dec 29, 2014 6:47 PM PST
An alert has been issued after a gay porn performer apparently has become infected with HIV. With the announcement, public health officials noted that the use of PrEP might help prevent the transmission of HIV on the porn set
Hardcore to Bid for Once-Seized MaxHardcore.com Domain

Hardcore to Bid for Once-Seized MaxHardcore.com Domain

Dec 29, 2014 8:55 AM PST
Max Hardcore — the porn actor, producer and director whose MaxHardcore.com domain was seized after he was convicted on obscenity counts and spent 30 months of a 46-month federal prison sentence — wants his signature domain back.
Amazon to Get Experts' Identities in Fyre TV Trademark Battle

Amazon to Get Experts' Identities in Fyre TV Trademark Battle

Dec 28, 2014 12:00 PM PST
Amazon Inc. has a right to know the identity of non-testifying experts in Fyre TV's trademark battle over the use of the name Fire TV, according to a ruling this week.
MyRedBook Operators Plead Guilty to Prostitution Charges

MyRedBook Operators Plead Guilty to Prostitution Charges

Dec 26, 2014 2:28 PM PST
The two operators of MyRedBook.com and SFRedBook.com — the pair of escort websites that were seized by federal authorities in June — have both plead guilty to charges of facilitating prostitution over the Internet. The guilty pleas represent the first two federal convictions for online operators who knowingly allowed prostitution over the Internet.
China Reflects on 2014 Anti-Porn Achievements

China Reflects on 2014 Anti-Porn Achievements

Dec 26, 2014 12:00 PM PST
China's anti-pornography authorities on Thursday announced that it had confiscated a total of 15.79 million illegal publications in 2014.
German Star Julia Pink Appeals Ruling Dismissing Case Against Church

German Star Julia Pink Appeals Ruling Dismissing Case Against Church

Dec 26, 2014 10:32 AM PST
German porn star Julia Pink has decided to appeal a ruling that dismissed a lawsuit against a church that fired her from her day job as a school teacher and supervisor of adults with disabilities.
Japanese 3D 'Vagina Artist' Faces 'Obscenity' Charges

Japanese 3D 'Vagina Artist' Faces 'Obscenity' Charges

Dec 24, 2014 12:37 PM PST
Megumi Igarashi, the artist who was arrested in July for distributing 3D printable design files of her vagina, was charged with violating Japan's "obscenity" laws today.
Judge Won't Dismiss Privacy Suit Against Facebook

Judge Won't Dismiss Privacy Suit Against Facebook

Dec 24, 2014 9:50 AM PST
A federal judge yesterday refused to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that claims Facebook illegally scans privates messages for targeted advertising purposes.

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