Adult Entertainment Law

This is a pretty familiar story line. A businessman wants to open a strip club. Some members of the local community decide that they do not want that kind of thing in their town. The resistance is usually faith-based (which is where the wheels really come off)....

A few weeks ago, I declared that I have two rules for porn: Rule #1: The subjects must be adults Rule #2: The subjects must be consenting adults I am not sure if I should add this as a third rule: Proposed Rule #3: The subjects should not be in a...

Anonymous has now targeted Hunter Moore. In a release published today, Anon writes: Greetings citizens of the world, We are Anonymous. This is a call to all Anonymous worldwide, you have a chance to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of bullied teenagers and protect them from...

[caption id="attachment_3834" align="alignright" width="200"] Steve Swander, R.I.S.[/caption] We lower the Satyricon's flag to half mast today in honor of Steve Swander, the Immediate Past President of the First Amendment Lawyers' Association. Mesothelioma took his life at 3:45 AM today. His practice was based in Fort Worth, Texas, where the...

Measure B passed. And, by now, everyone knows that Los Angeles will now require condoms in porn production. Cue the reporters calling me incessantly asking the same question: "Will this now push the porn industry to move to Las Vegas?" Because that is everyone's theory. The answer...

Back in April, I wrote an article "Challenging The Copyrightability Of Porn" (html version - digital mag version) This was to confront a growing chorus of voices questioning whether porn can be copyrighted. You likely don't need to read my article to know where I come down on it. ...

Former New York state prosecutor Alisha Smith, who helped secure a $5 billion settlement from Bank of America, was unceremoniously suspended from her job because she spent her spare time as a dominatrix. She was suspended from her job because the New York Post questioned whether she was paid...

She take my money, well I'm in need Yeah she's a triflin' friend indeed Oh she's a gold digger way over time That digs on me An exotic dancer by the stage name "Ms. Behaved" sought to be a class representative in a class action against Fantasy Topless in Colton, California. ...