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Calif. Senate Greenlights Anti-Piracy Bill

May 20, 2004 1:15 PM PDT
The California Senate approved a bill this week that could put a damper on businesses and individuals that distribute copyrighted material for profit.

Former Playboy Editor Sues; Awards Show Slated for Monday

May 20, 2004 12:54 PM PDT
In Playboy’s search for younger readers ages 18 to 34, a former editor alleges he was tossed from the publication because of age. Meanwhile, the Playboy Foundation said it will recognize winners of the 25th Anniversary Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards at a Monday dinner.

Electacash Offering Canadian Check Processing

May 20, 2004 11:33 AM PDT
Electracash Inc. announced today that they have been granted the permission from the Canadian Payments Association and the Toronto Dominion Bank to offer Canadian check processing for their merchant base.

BChosting in Deal With Edge

May 20, 2004 11:24 AM PDT
Combining the performance and reliability of BChosting.com servers with the industry specialization of Edge Productions creates a winning combination.
Father of the Web Denounces New sTLDs

Father of the Web Denounces New sTLDs

May 20, 2004 9:40 AM PDT
The founder of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, recently knighted by the Queen of England, denounced the introduction of new sponsored Top-Level Domains (sTLDs) Wednesday at the13th annual International World Wide Web Conference.
Markman Hearing Recesses Until July

Markman Hearing Recesses Until July

May 20, 2004 8:30 AM PDT
In the ongoing legal battle between Acacia Research Corp. and adult Internet defendants, the Markman Hearing recessed around 3 p.m. Wednesday, ending a day early after only two days of patent presentations by opposing attorneys. The pre-trial hearings were recessed until July.
TopBucks Adds Gay, Anal Niche Sites

TopBucks Adds Gay, Anal Niche Sites

May 19, 2004 3:42 PM PDT
Finding success in streaming gay reality sites, TopBucks said Wednesday it added GayBlindDateSex.com, which includes blind-date storylines. The company also launched HerFirstAnalSex.com, which provides streaming media of anal virgins.

Super High-Speed Fiber Coming Soon

May 19, 2004 1:33 PM PDT
If you live in Keller, Texas, you will be one of the lucky ones. Why so? Verizon Communications Inc. will be rolling out fiber-optic Internet access that will essentially give you lightening-fast service.

Max Hardcore on Obscenity Victory

May 19, 2004 12:58 PM PDT
The following is my statement concerning my recent victory on obscenity charges over the State of California, brought by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, represented by Michelle Anderson.

Feds Ramp Up Obscenity Strategy

May 19, 2004 12:39 PM PDT
Members of the adult entertainment industry have long speculated that a flurry of federal obscenity prosecutions have been teetering over their heads ever since President George Bush took office in 2000.

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On

On Nov. 8, we had one of the most momentous — and to political observers, improbable — victories in the history of our industry. We defeated, by popular vote, a purportedly progressive measure... More »

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »
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