Score one for the industry and the Free Speech Coalition! The AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s misguided attempt to require porn performers to wear condoms has hit a major snag. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has dismissed their petition saying that the government knows how to deal with public health issues and that the use
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Online piracy had gotten the French government so edgy that they resort to exercising some tough love to its citizens. If individuals are caught downloading and patronizing pirated material, they will have their time in court to be reprimanded, or, worse, sentenced for jail time.
Where China has been effective in weeding out internet porn, they have no such luck with its mobile counterpart. The always informative Kathee Brewer reports the snags that China's anti-porn campaign has to disentangle itself from in dealing with porn on mobile devices. At this point, it is only sheer will of those supporting the cause that seems to push this agenda forward.
Tom Hymes doesn't outwardly editorialize but he can sneak in his two cents' worth in his article about China's wholesale shuttering of porn sites in Chinese cyberspace. So far, their handiwork had led them to close down 13,000 porn sites and arrested 5,400 suspects related to porn in China.
Sometimes we tend to forget that the porn industry doesn't just operate in the US and Europe. There are also porn producers in far off countries like the Philippines and Vietnam. Though they operate on the same set of rules, they also have to contend with more stringent moralistic anti-porn laws. What happened to its owners would not happen to anyone here in the US.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government was accused Monday of initiating a prosecutorial strategy against John Stagliano that is "vindictive, retaliatory and improper."
The accusations were made by Stagliano attorneys, who are seeking to have his obscenity case dismissed.
You know what the problem with legislation in governments? They create laws that sound good in paper but never good in reality. Take this new anti-porn laws in Indonesia, for instance. The law supposedly persecutes any form of pornographic material. In order to put teeth into the law, they have arrested a bunch of exotic dancers and the club manager where they work.
Okay, I have watched prior episodes of now defunct Big Brother Australia and what happens in that show is worthy enough for a few scenes in porn. Things can get raunchy at a drop of a hat! And to think that's free television. So I am not surprised when something like this happens.
Mike Dickinson speaks about how government officials have also contributed to the recession in small town America, and is continuing to make matters worse. According to Dickinson, people like House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) created an environment that makes it difficult for small scale businesses -- especially those from the adult industry -- to legitimately set up shop.
And world government's wave of porn censorship continues. This time it's in India. Sue Denim writes an article about an amendment of their Information Technology Act that prohibits the publication of sexually explicit material in newsstands and in the Internet.