Legal

JuicyAds Claims Victory in Domain Squatting Suit

GENEVA, Switzerland—Adult traffic service JuicyAds reports that it was handed an “absolute victory” last week by the World Intellectual Property Organization in a suit concerning squatting on a registered domain containing its name. The disputed domain name “juicyads.online” was registered in May 2020 by the defendant, “Manas Biswal” (who also uses the moniker “Profitz” according […]

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Creator Files Copyright Lawsuit Against Thothub.tv, Cloudflare

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—OnlyFans creator Deniece “Niece” Waidhofer yesterday filed a copyright lawsuit against Thothub.tv for allegedly scraping and spreading her images on its website. Waidhofer, in her suit’s 91-page complaint that also alleges RICO violations, said her seminude and non-nude content has been “leaked” all over the internet after material intended only for OnlyFans and […]

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9th Circuit Rejects Stormy Daniels’ Trump Defamation Suit Appeal

LOS ANGELES—More than two years after a lower court judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals slapped down Daniels appeal of the Judge James Otero’s decision, in a hearing at the Ninth Circuit’s Pasadena, Calif., courtroom on Friday, Politico reported. The lawsuit stemmed from an […]

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FSC, Agents Team on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Protocol

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) announced Friday afternoon that it has reached an agreement with a contingent of major adult talent agents for a formal process of identifying COVID-19 exposures that occur outside the Performer Availability Screening Service (PASS) system. The full announcement follows: FSC has recently learned of several incidents in which performers […]

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13 CA Strip Clubs Sue for Emergency Injury Disaster Loans

SAN FRANCISCO—If there’s one group of businesses the Small Business Administration would apparently like to forget during the pandemic-caused economic crisis, it’s adult businesses, and these businesses have generally not only been barred from securing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, but 13 California clubs are having similar trouble obtaining a different kind of loan: Emergency […]

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Trump Administration Instructs FCC To ‘Review’ Section 230

LOS ANGELES—This week the Trump administration, on the heels of his executive order in May, requested via the National Telecommunications and Information Agency—a branch of the Commerce Department—that the Federal Communications Commission review Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. The CDA serves as the foundation of online free expression. Section 230 allows free […]

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Kink.com, BIPOC Performers & Educators Schedule Online Seminars

SAN FRANCISCO—Online content producer Kink.com has entered into a partnership with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) performers, activists and educators to create a week of online panels focusing on issues of race, representation and power in the adult industry and the kink community. “Flip the Script” week, as it’s being called, will provide […]

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Talent Testing Service to Host COVID Testing Q&A Sessions Next Wk

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Adult industry testing outfit Talent Test Service (TTS) announced Thursday that it will hold three Zoom meetings next week to answer questions regarding testing for COVID-19 and the impact of current health and safety guidelines on the adult production community. The meetings will be held Monday, August 3; Tuesday, August 4; and Wednesday, August […]

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Netlook Issues Statement on Accusations in CzechCasting Case

PRAGUE—Netlook, the parent company of Czech Republic-based adult website CzechCasting.com, issued a statement Wednesday regarding the arrests of and charges against Netlook owner Martin Stiborek and several others the week of July 13 in connection with the site. The charges include human trafficking, sexual coercion and rape. The statement from Netlook follows: During the production […]

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‘Naked’ Condom Maker May Get Its Trademark Stripped

WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court has reversed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision over an attempt to cancel registration for the mark “Naked” for condoms. In its decision handed down Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Australian Therapeutic Supplies Pty. Ltd. has “a real interest” in cancelling the registration for […]

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