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Domain Name Bundle Sell for $155 Million

Domain Name Bundle Sell for $155 Million

Feb 23, 2005 3:00 PM PST
Internet advertising startup Marchex Inc. has closed its $164.2 million purchase of various assets from Name Development Inc., a company that specializes in direct navigation markets and allegedly controls domain portfolios belonging to domain name tycoon Yun Ye of Ultsearch.
Alleged Spammer Sues Accuser

Alleged Spammer Sues Accuser

Feb 23, 2005 2:02 PM PST
A man accused of flooding Usenet groups with thousands of sexually explicit spam messages is suing his accuser for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional interference with a business. The suit, filed on behalf of John Doe, centers around defunct adult website Sexzilla.com.
New Frontier Finds Growth in Explicit VOD

New Frontier Finds Growth in Explicit VOD

Feb 23, 2005 12:50 PM PST
Despite claims of new video-on-demand competition, a New Frontier Media official said Tuesday that the company is riding a wave of profitability and that more explicit content is the cash king.
ClubJenna Signs Two New Contract Girls

ClubJenna Signs Two New Contract Girls

Feb 23, 2005 11:30 AM PST
Jenna Jameson continues to build her stable of exclusive performers with the signing of two more ClubJenna contract girls. Canadian Jesse Capelli is a former Perfect 10 girl, while Mckenzie Lee once hosted a TV talk show in the United Kindom.
Select ICQ Servers Down

Select ICQ Servers Down

Feb 23, 2005 10:11 AM PST
Networking problems plagued a select number of ICQ users Wednesday morning as parent company America Online reported problems with its ICQ servers, resulting in a temporary loss of contact names and a flurry of board chat and concern from Internet professionals.
Web Services Group Under Fire For New Patent Policy

Web Services Group Under Fire For New Patent Policy

Feb 23, 2005 7:00 AM PST
A heated war is being waged through email and in the press between a group responsible for web services standard setting and a coalition of open-source supporters who feel the organization’s new intellectual property policy is meant to destroy the free software and open-source community.
UN Seeks Control of the Internet

UN Seeks Control of the Internet

Feb 23, 2005 6:04 AM PST
In a scenario that seems to have been ripped from a conspiracy theorists list of worst fears, a special United Nations-sponsored panel is pushing for U.N. control of cyberspace and international rules governing everything from distribution of domain names to spam-fighting measures.
Pentagon Blockades Naked Soldier Website

Pentagon Blockades Naked Soldier Website

Feb 22, 2005 3:00 PM PST
The Pentagon has begun to block soldiers in Iraq from accessing NowThatsFuckedUp.com, an adult message board that featured nude photos of female soldiers stationed in the war-torn country.
NYC Vendors Selling Adult Site Access to Kids

NYC Vendors Selling Adult Site Access to Kids

Feb 22, 2005 1:50 PM PST
A New York Daily News investigation has found that newsstands and corner grocery stores have been selling prepaid Internet porn cards to minors. The paper enlisted the services of two teenage boys to purchase the cards, which are clearly printed with an 18-and-over warning.
Utah Law to Fund Anti-Adult PSAs

Utah Law to Fund Anti-Adult PSAs

Feb 22, 2005 12:30 PM PST
A new bill facing close scrutiny by the Utah Legislature’s Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel calls for public service announcements warning Utah citizens about “the dangers of the Internet,” and also provide for the creation of a state-controlled adult content registry.

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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