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Heather Hunter Rap Album Drops Next Week
Jul 3, 2005 6:04 AM PDTFormer Vivid Entertainment contract star Heather Hunter is set to release her first rap album, “Double H: The Unexpected,” on July 12, featuring the talents of Wyclef Jean and produced by DJ Premier and Scott Stortch.
Feds Raid 70 Warez Groups
Jul 2, 2005 12:02 PM PDTCracking down hard on “warez” groups, federal agents completed 70 raids this week as part of “Operation Site Down” and seized more than $50 million worth of pirated videos, games, music and software like Autodesk’s Autocad 2006 and Adobe’s Photoshop.
Role of 2257 Special Master Explained
Jul 2, 2005 6:38 AM PDTWhat on earth is a special master, anyway? That’s a question on a lot of people minds after the Free Speech Coalition delivered a list of its members to a special master for safe keeping in relation to the FSC’s motion against Justice Department enforcement of revised 2257 regulations.
Pipedream Releases 4 New Toys
Jul 1, 2005 11:00 AM PDTToy manufacturer and distributor Pipedream released a rush of new anal stimulation products this week from its Red Light District Toys line and announced plans to debut even more products at the Adult Novelty Manufacturer Expo in Pasadena, Calif., in July, Jennifer Martsolf, director of product development, told XBiz.
As Chinese Open Up About Sex, Government Clamps Down
Jul 1, 2005 10:00 AM PDTWhile China has seen sweeping changes in attitudes and openness about sex and the country has become by far the world’s largest supplier of sex toys, the Chinese government has stepped up efforts to keep its citizens from accessing Internet pornography.
U.S. Reasserts Control Over the Internet
Jun 30, 2005 10:55 PM PDTWith possible consequences including derailment of the proposed .XXX sponsored top-level domain and making ICANN irrelevant, a senior Bush administration official said the federal government will indefinitely retain oversight of the root servers that control traffic on the Internet.
SexTOYsex Adds Custom Sites for Affiliates
Jun 30, 2005 4:57 PM PDTCYBERSPACE – SexTOYsex.com has announced the addition of bondage-fetish, no-video and straight-male sites to its portfolio of custom websites.
FSC Submits Membership List to Special Master
Jun 30, 2005 4:24 PM PDTAs stipulated in last week’s agreement between the Free Speech Coalition and the Justice Department, the FSC has submitted a master list of members to a court-appointed Special Master.
Industry’s Image Makers Weigh In on Acrylic
Jun 30, 2005 3:21 PM PDTMicrosoft, in partnership with Hong Kong graphics company Creature House, has released a beta version of a manipulation program code named Acrylic, which is designed to compete with Adobe's Photoshop. But adult designers don't see it replacing the tried-and-true Photoshop any time soon.
Defiance Lets the Fans Decide
Jun 30, 2005 12:35 PM PDTDefiance Films, the four-month-old company based off Porn Valley’s beaten track in Calabasas, Calif. has added a twist to its production schedule. Once a month, it will open its mailbag and shoot a movie based on fan suggestions.
WEB / TECH NEWS
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