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Vivid Threatens Farrah Abraham With Legal Recourse
Feb 28, 2014 3:00 PM PSTIt seems Vivid has finally gotten fed up with tabloid sensation Farrah Abraham, sending her cease-and-desist letter after hearing her shocking comments about the 'Backdoor Teen Mom' sex tape promo tour.
Georgia High Court Tosses 'Sexting' Case
Feb 25, 2014 3:15 PM PSTGeorgia's highest court has dismissed an obscenity case against a man who sent a woman an unsolicited photo of his tattooed penis in a text message.
Mt. Gox Halts Bitcoin Transactions, Site Disappears
Feb 25, 2014 12:00 PM PSTMt. Gox, the once-dominant trading platform for the bitcoin cryptocurrency, today said it has stopped all transactions "for the time being in order to protect the site and our users."
42 State Attorneys General Support Patent Reform
Feb 25, 2014 11:00 AM PSTAttorneys general of 42 states yesterday called on the U.S. Senate to pass meaningful patent reform.
Taiwan Covers Japanese Porn Under Copyright Protection for 1st Time
Feb 24, 2014 12:00 PM PSTTaiwan's Intellectual Property Court sentenced two men to six months in jail for selling pirated Japanese adult videos, with the judge ruling that some of the videos contained what it deemed “original dramatic content.”
Harmony Films Releasing 'Young Harlots — Girls Dorm'
Feb 21, 2014 12:30 PM PSTHarmony Films, the U.K.-based adult film producer, has announced the upcoming release of its first girl-on-girl lesbian action movie, “Young Harlots — Girls Dorm.”
LeaseWeb Sued for Allegedly Hosting Pirated Content
Feb 20, 2014 4:00 PM PSTAdult entertainment brand Perfect 10 has fingered LeaseWeb in a federal lawsuit, accusing the hosting provider of being in cahoots with a number of websites that host pirated copies of its copyrighted images.
GoDaddy Can't Strike Restitution, Attorneys Fees in 'Parked Pages' Case
Feb 20, 2014 12:45 PM PSTIn another stinging defeat for GoDaddy, a federal court last week denied the domain registrar's attempt to strike the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' request for restitution and attorneys fees in a lawsuit alleging its Parked Pages program was involved in a cybersquatting scheme.
New Calif. Porn-Condom Bill Moves Forward
Feb 18, 2014 3:45 PM PSTCalif. Assemblyman Isadore Hall's latest bill to mandate barrier protection for all porn productions shot in the state recently moved forward at the state Capitol.
Operator of 'Revenge Porn' Site WinByState Arrested
Feb 17, 2014 4:15 PM PSTThe operator of WinByState.com, a "revenge porn" website that posted sexually explicit photos and allegedly extorted victims for as much as $250 each to remove the illicit content, has been arrested.
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Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
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Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances
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A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
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