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Comus Thumbs Announces Changes
Oct 15, 2004 4:13 PM PDTWebmasters have until November 1st before Comus Thumbs raises their prices and discontinues their free version.
China Sentences Four for Porn Websites
Oct 15, 2004 3:01 PM PDTContinuing its assault on adult entertainment, China sentenced four men to up to two-and-a-half years in jail for running a pornographic website, China’s official English-language newspaper reported Friday. The men had been arrested in August during China’s crackdown on Internet pornography.
Playboy Consolidates Online, TV; ‘Mansion’ Is Delayed
Oct 15, 2004 2:00 PM PDTPlayboy Enterprises Inc. on Friday said it will consolidate its existing online, TV and DVD business into a new division headquartered in Los Angeles. Separately, Playboy announced it has delayed its launch of its first video-game release, “Playboy: The Mansion,” until next year.
Is PayPal Discriminating Against Gay-Oriented Websites?
Oct 15, 2004 12:30 PM PDTJust as PayPal resolved the technical problems that plagued it starting late last week, new reports have begun to circulate suggesting that the Internet payment processor may be narrowing its acceptable use policy to exclude gay mainstream websites, XBiz was told Friday.
Internet Media Company PlanetOut Goes Public
Oct 15, 2004 11:00 AM PDTPlanetOut Inc., owner of Gay.com, PlanetOut.com and a slew of other websites, has become the first gay-and-lesbian-directed business to trade its stock on a major exchange.
Criminal Charges Filed Against Ringleaders of Phishing Scam
Oct 15, 2004 9:36 AM PDTFor the first time in cyber history, a group of alleged "phishers" have been charged with running an elaborate scam that tricked consumers into revealing their personal banking information. The charges mark the first time there has been been a criminal case filed against the accused leaders of a phishing gang.
British High Court Rules Against ISPs in P2P Case
Oct 14, 2004 3:30 PM PDTThe London High Court ruled Thursday that Internet Service Providers are required to reveal the names of accused file swappers to the British music industry. ISPs will have 14 days to hand over the names and addresses of individuals accused by the British music industry of illegally sharing music.
Internet Defamation Case Goes to Calif. High Court
Oct 14, 2004 2:30 PM PDTCalifornia’s highest court on Wednesday unanimously accepted a case that will determine whether Internet businesses can be held liable for defamatory website postings. It will hear a civil suit filed by Roger M. Grace, an eBay seller who sued a buyer and eBay after the buyer had posted negative comments about him.
Angel Cassidy, Others to Stage Anti-Bush Rally
Oct 14, 2004 1:30 PM PDTNinn Worx contract girl Angel Cassidy and the "No More Bush Girls" are invading Hustler Hollywood on Saturday to register voters and rally against President Bush. “We’re making a statement by speaking with our bodies,” said Angel. “Sometimes your voice doesn’t get you enough attention.”
XPays Awarded Affiliate Patent from PTO
Oct 14, 2004 12:30 PM PDTXPays announced Thursday that it has been issued an affiliate pooling technology patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers a method, system and computer program for affording "Virtual Affiliates" access to an existing affiliate system.
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Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.
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Could Adult Content Be Banned?
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