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Adult DVD Empire Charged With Obscenity

on Saturday, 24 July 2010. Hits 1370

 
XBIZ Newswire

PITTSBURGH — Right Ascension Inc., which does business as Adult DVD Empire, has been charged with violating obscenity laws

Buttman v. The Man: DC

on Friday, 23 July 2010. Hits 282

Buttman v. The Man: DC's First Big Obscenity Trial in Decades ...

Washington City Paper

But after the trial, jurors were more concerned with what wasn’t in Milk Nymphos: Violence. Rape. Bestiality. Kids. “These people were adults and they were willing. No one put a gun to their head,” Crawford said. “Had they brought a child out in pampers, then we would have been like, hell no,” Mordecai added. In opening arguments, the defense emphasized that the only entity forcing anyone to watch porn is the government. “The movies are not—and are not meant to be—distributed to these 14 strangers sitting in a federal courthouse,” defense attorney Paul Cambria said. The films feature “adults putting on a performance…for another adult, who would make that choice [to watch it] if that were his or her cup of tea.”

So Much For That Obscenity Case

on Wednesday, 21 July 2010. Hits 183


The Am Law Daily

Just as we were getting geared up for the first federal obscenity trial in ... two DVDs and a movie trailer his companies produced violated obscenity laws

Become a member at TABU or British Paul

on Friday, 16 July 2010. Hits 1050

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"Buttman

on Wednesday, 14 July 2010. Hits 836

"Buttman's" porn obscenity trial: Why it matters

Salon

...Is aggressively going after Buttman going to make one of the few profitable industries left in America go away? Of course not. Even a nation founded by Puritans can never tamp down its indomitable desire to get off. But it will be interesting to see what the Obama administration does once these carryover cases from the Bush era are wrapped up. Last year, the Justice Department's move of a porn trial from Montana to New Jersey suggested a quiet push toward more free speech-friendly venues. 

The Trial of John Stagliano

on Tuesday, 13 July 2010. Hits 326

The Trial of John Stagliano

Reason Magazine

But none of this history explains the prosecution of John Stagliano in 2010 for making movies with consenting adults and selling them to other consenting adults. When did his business suddenly become criminal? Why has the power and majesty of the United States government, the financial and personnel resources of the FBI, all joined forces now to try and send Stagliano to prison?

Feminist Constance Penley on Porn, Obscenity, and John Stagliano

Reason TV

(Video) Penley specializes in film history and theory, feminist theory, and cultural studies. She is especially well-known on campus for her controversial classes on pornography, where she analyzes the ways in which blue movies play with moral and social taboos.



Porn Producer Fighting Rare Obscenity Case

on Tuesday, 13 July 2010. Hits 328


The American Lawyer

Stagliano criticized federal obscenity laws as "a bad law partly also because you don't know you're breaking it in advance."

Club

on Sunday, 11 July 2010. Hits 284


Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

The club is owned and operated by the same company that ran the now-closed Club Utopia, a local swingers' club that was at the Harvester building on the ...

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