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Sep 25, 2015

UMCP study: men’s, women’s attitudes on porn growing apart

Sociologists at the University of Maryland, College Park have found that while Americans have generally become more accepting of pornography over the past decades, men and women have grown more divided on the issue. A study led by Ph.D student Lucia C. Lykke looked at the shifting attitudes toward pornography between 1975 and 2012 using […]

Sep 18, 2014

John Doe fights back

“John Doe 1” received the letter on behalf of Metro Media Entertainment LLC in May 2012. He, along with 46 other John Does, was being accused of violating federal copyright laws by illegally downloading a film. A pornographic film.

Nov 12, 2012

Law blog roundup

Welcome to a Monday on which we continue to give thanks to those who fought to protect the freedom we hold so dear.

Sep 12, 2012

‘Ben & Cherry’s’ porn movies withdrawn after suit

NEW YORK — A California company that produced X-rated films based on popular Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors has agreed to pull the movies from store shelves and destroy materials related to them. A federal consent order was filed Tuesday in Manhattan. It describes how Rodax Distributors and Caballero Video in North Hollywood, Calif., […]

Sep 10, 2012

Ben & Jerry’s fights for naked truth

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is not being so sweet to a film company it says is infringing on its trademarks.

Feb 21, 2012

Law blog roundup

After a day of honoring American presidents, the blog roundup returns to a nation founded on the rule of law. — Will Failing Law Schools make the best-seller list? — Federal judge rules in case of pornography, pirates and (intellectual) property. — Alleged housing scam could carry life sentence for California defendant. — Declaration of […]

Dec 9, 2011

To thwart porn, colleges are buying up .xxx sites

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The University of Kansas is buying up website names such as and But not because it’s planning a Hot Babes of Kansas site or an X-rated gallery of the Nude Girls of the Land of Aaahs. Instead, the university and countless other schools and businesses are rushing to prevent […]

Oct 17, 2011

Fired brother sues Hustler publisher for $20M

CINCINNATI — The estranged brother of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is suing him in Ohio for $20 million, saying he was wrongly fired from his job at Flynt’s pornography company. Jimmy Flynt says his brother stopped paying him his $250,000 annual salary in 2009 as part of an effort to squeeze him out of […]

Oct 26, 2010

Maryland man pleads guilty in child porn case

A man accused of sexually abusing children and making videos of the abuse with the help of his fiancée pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday and will receive a sentence of at least 50 years. U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein described the case as “bizarre” and “extreme” even in the realm of child pornography and […]

Sep 10, 2010

Ex-worker charged with hacking company’s network

A former drug abuse program worker accused of hacking his colleagues’ e-mail accounts and causing a pornographic image to pop up during a presentation from his boss has surrendered. Fifty-one-year-old Walter Powell is scheduled to have a bail review Friday afternoon on several counts of unauthorized access to computers and unauthorized possession of pass codes. […]

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