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Federal Circuit to Rehear Key Trademark Case

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will soon hear oral arguments in a case that could possibly change the outcome of trademark registrations for companies that seek approval for “immoral and scandalous” marks.

9th Circuit: Fair Use Must Be Weighed Before Issuing DMCA Notice

In a decision of particular interest to adult content and tube site owners, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has found that copyright owners must consider the fair use doctrine before sending Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to online hosts.

YouTube Sensation Goes After Ex in U.K. ‘Revenge Porn’ Case

YouTube sensation Chrissy Chambers, who says an ex-boyfriend posted sexually explicit videos of her on about 35 user-generated adult tube sites without consent, has taken aim at the ex and seeks to make legal history in England as the first person to seek civil damages and criminal prosecution in a “revenge porn” case.

Xnxx.com Wins 4 More Cybersquatting Cases

The company that operates adult tube site Xnxx.com has been handed four more domain names as a result of recent victories at WIPO, which adjudicated its cybersquatting claims.


Ask the Attorneys: What Lies Around the Corner in 2015?

Hacking, malicious attacks, data theft and piracy were making headlines in 2014 on a daily basis and I believe that in 2015 the trend will continue. Regardless of their motives, hackers and pirates continue to adapt to advancements in data security and become more aggressive.

Rhett Pardon ·

RapidShare Plans to Close Shop, But Will It Rebrand Instead?

Yesterday’s news that RapidShare would be closing its file-locker services has some scratching their heads, with some even considering that its operators will just rebrand and continue on.


Adult Biz & the Law: Violations and the Violated

In early November, Uber found itself under fire for a number of privacy violations and frankly chilling suggestions of how it can use its data. One of Uber’s executives admitted spying on a journalist, and reports leaked out about how Uber used its “God view” ability to watch well-known passengers’ whereabouts as a mere party trick.

Marc Randazza ·

Randazza Attends WIPO Domain Name Institute

Adult entertainment industry attorney Marc Randazza recently attended an intensive workshop on domain name disputes in Geneva, Switzerland.

Obama Calls on FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

President Obama today called on the FCC to preserve "a free and open Internet" by enforcing the principle of treating all traffic the same way and forgetting about a proposal to add virtual toll roads.

Former Porn Star Found Guilty of Insider Trading Has Web Link Removed

A web link to a Telegraph story of a former male porn star busted for insider trading has been removed by Google as part of the "right to be forgotten" directive. But the link removal likely has amplified the story of Tim Blackstone, who starred in such British porn films of the 1970s as "Desire," "Non-Stop Spunker" and "Gypsies Curse."

As Numbers of gTLDs Rise, So Do Cybersquatting Claims

New generic top-level domain names are now flooding the Internet, creating opportunities for many businesses but also causing concerns with brand holders, including adult entertainment companies.

WIPO Arbitrators Order 2 Porn Domains Transferred

The parent company of XNXX.com recently received another victory over a domain name after arbitrators at WIPO agreed that operators of XNXX.pro registered it in bad faith. Another case at WIPO involved NudeCam4.com.


Is It Legal to Shoot Porn in Your State?

This is the first of a series of articles comparing and contrasting the legal, political, and economic landscapes in California, Nevada, and Florida as they relate to adult film production.


Loss of Pinterest Trademark in the E.U. Holds Lessons for Adult Companies

Everyone has heard of Pinterest, right? Well who do you think owns the trademark to "Pinterest”? The answer depends upon which country you're in, and it might surprise you.

Marc J. Randazza ·

Bloggers Get 1st Amendment Protections in Defamation Suits

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously overturned a defamation award against blogger Crystal Cox.

Randazza Completes IP Law Masters Program in Italy

Adult entertainment attorney Marc Randazza has announced that he recently completed his masters of law in intellectual property in Turin, Italy.

Woman Sues Best Buy Over Photos on Revenge Porn Site

A woman sued Best Buy, alleging employees obtained explicit photos of her from her cell phone and posted them on UGotPosted.com, once again putting the revenge porn site under fire.

Craig Brittain Says He Is Retiring From Revenge Porn, Shutters 2 Sites

Revenge porn sites ObamaNudes.com and IsAnyBodyDown.com were shuttered by their own co-owner, Craig Brittain.

Revenge Porn Site UGotPosted.com Accused of Violating 2257

Adult entertainment attorney Marc Randazza filed two civil cases against revenge porn site UGotPosted.com on counts of distributing child pornography and failing to comply with 18 U.S.C. § 2257.

Adult Industry Attorney Marc Randazza Bests Dershowitz, Wins Right to Broadcast Trial

Adult industry attorney Marc Randazza has struck another blow for First Amendment rights, this time taking on famed criminal lawyer Alan Dershowitz and the Las Vegas Sands Corp.