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Legal Fight Over FriendFinder Acquisition Apparently Settled

Thu, Aug 27 2009 12:30pm PDT
Penthouse Media Group apparently has settled with Broadstream Capital Partners, which alleged it breached a joint venture deal over the purchase of FriendFinder.

Arrow Suit Against VCX to Include ‘Devil’ Series

Wed, Aug 26 2009 02:45pm PDT
Arrow Productions has expanded its "Deep Throat" trademark and copyright infringement suit. Now it has added “The Devil in Miss Jones” series to its complaint.

Conan O’Brien Visits Vivid HQ for ‘Tonight Show’ Segment

Wed, Aug 26 2009 02:00pm PDT
Located virtually across the street from where “The Tonight Show” is taped in Universal City, Vivid Entertainment rolled out the welcome mat to host Conan O’Brien for a segment that aired last night on NBC.

FriendFinder CEO Says Playboy Never Was in Running to Buy Various Inc.

Wed, Aug 26 2009 11:30am PDT
Rumors that Playboy was looking to buy Various Inc., the then-parent of FriendFinder, two years ago are false, according to FriendFinder’s CEO.

L.A. County: Public Need for Intervention in Porn Biz ‘Minimal’

Tue, Aug 25 2009 01:15pm PDT
The L.A. County Department of Public Health has plainly stated in response to a lawsuit filed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that it doesn’t see a compelling public interest to require the use of condoms in adult movie production.

Suit: Facebook Invades Privacy, Sells Personal Data

Tue, Aug 25 2009 01:00pm PDT
New allegations reveal that Facebook permits third parties access to mine information without users' knowledge or consent. Facebook also has approved placing sexually oriented ads, a suit says.

Magna Publishing Purchases Club Magazines

Tue, Aug 25 2009 08:00am PDT
Magna Publishing Group, publishers of men’s sophisticate titles, has purchased Club, Club International and other adult magazines from Club Media Inc., XBIZ has learned.

New Sensations Draws Fire From 20th Century Fox Over ‘X-Files’ Parody

Mon, Aug 24 2009 04:45pm PDT
Digital Sin/New Sensations has agreed to change the name of its forthcoming “dark parody” of the “X-Files” after receiving a cease and desist letter from 20th Century Fox.

U.S. Wants to Exclude Stagliano’s Views on Obscenity Laws

Mon, Aug 24 2009 03:45pm PDT
Justice Department attorneys filed a pre-trial motion Friday to exclude from evidence Evil Angel founder John Stagliano’s personal views he made public after he was indicted on seven counts of obscenity.

Torture Portal Obscenity Trial to Begin in October

Thu, Aug 20 2009 09:00am PDT
Pornographer Barry Goldman’s obscenity case has been put on a fast track, with a trial date set for Oct. 27.
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