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Illinois Makes 'Revenge Porn' a Felony
Dec 31, 2014 3:00 PM PSTIllinois 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
Dec 31, 2014 10:45 AM PSTDocuments 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
Dec 29, 2014 6:47 PM PSTAn 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
Dec 29, 2014 8:55 AM PSTMax 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
Dec 28, 2014 12:00 PM PSTAmazon 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
Dec 26, 2014 2:28 PM PSTThe 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
Dec 26, 2014 12:00 PM PSTChina'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
Dec 26, 2014 10:32 AM PSTGerman 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
Dec 24, 2014 12:37 PM PSTMegumi 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
Dec 24, 2014 9:50 AM PSTA 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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