Bugs and bungling slow major Internet name expansion

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Next week, the public will get its first look at the proposed list of new Web domains in the largest-ever expansion of the Internet’s naming system. We’re headed way beyond .com and .org — get ready for .google, .sex and thousands more. But you won’t be clicking your way to those […]

 

Porn is in rude health

Porn is in rude health

The conventional wisdom is that porn is in crisis. Decreasing profits, increased piracy and a flood of free and amateur porn on the internet are the culprits and, the story goes, the industry is haemorrhaging money. In a recent Guardian article, filmmaker Louis Theroux went as far as to argue that the industry was “fighting […]

 

L.A. City Council to Hear Status of Condom Ordinance on Wednesday

L.A. City Council to Hear Status of Condom Ordinance on Wednesday

LOS ANGELES — City Council on Wednesday will hear a city official’s request for a 90-day extension to craft rules regulating porn productions within Los Angeles city limits. The city’s Adult Film Industry Working Group — a panel composing of nearly a dozen city, county and state officials — has met three times already to […]

 

Web veteran wants to be boss of dot-sucks

This could potentially be a bad thing. Can you imagine a dot sucks in the hands of that bad check taking crosseyed hooker Monica Foster? OTTAWA — A man who helped secure the dot-ca domain name for Canada now wants to bring dot-sucks to the world. Rob Hall, chief executive of Ottawa’s Momentus Corp. and […]

 

After Kim Dotcom Asks for Defense Evidence, FBI Claims MegaUpload Had Child Porn

After Kim Dotcom Asks for Defense Evidence, FBI Claims MegaUpload Had Child Porn

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has found himself in the legally surreal position of demanding that he be provided the evidence against him to build his own case. Shortly after, the FBI commented to the media that they are investigating child pornography on the servers. That’s only a small start of some of the details that […]

 

Investment Firm Tops Manwin’s Bid for New Frontier Media

BOULDER, Colo. — New Frontier Media today received a sweetened bid by investment company Longkloof Ltd. for the adult transactional TV company. Longkloof’s bid of $1.75 a share for shares it doesn’t already own tops a competing bid by Manwin, which has offered $1.50 a share. Longkloof, New Frontier Media’s largest shareholder at 15.9 percent, […]

 

L.A. Condom Panel Asks for 90 Days, Cites ‘Complexities’

LOS ANGELES — The city administrative officer has asked for a 90-day extension to report back to City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa over rules implementing the new condom ordinance targeting adult performers. The request, made in a memo obtained by XBIZ, cited “complexities of this issue” and asks the City Council and mayor to […]

 

We are powerless against porn in a new digital era

Legal, cultural or policy frameworks may apply in the real world, but are hopeless as we increasingly step more into virtual life It’s a curious thing, for anyone with a sense of the historic, to be living midway through a genuine revolution. Few people would now dispute that our often painful transition to a digital […]