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2011-04-08 07:03:00

NEW YORK, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In order to protect American families from an onslaught of indecency on network television, the U.S. Department of Justice must appeal the July 2010 2nd Circuit decision in Fox Television Stations, et al., v. FCC (lead Circuit Court docket is 06-1760) which invalidated the FCC broadcast indecency policy, according to Morality in Media general counsel Robert Peters. Morality in Media has filed three amicus briefs in the case in support of...

2011-02-23 10:00:00

John Stagliano to 'Pornography Harms': Get Your Facts Straight! LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, noted adult film pioneer and first amendment activist John Stagliano decried the recent attacks on personal liberties by self-styled moral crusaders who are taking their own liberties with the truth about pornography's impact on society. This week, the group "Pornography Harms" continued its campaign to ban free speech and adult entertainment through a letter...

2010-04-22 19:04:00

President and Director of Corporation Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Webe Web Corporation, a Florida corporation and the registered owner of several websites, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to produce child pornography and 16 counts of transporting child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance of the Northern District of Alabama....

2010-04-16 10:44:00

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch challenged Attorney General Eric Holder about his administration's policy of the enforcement of Federal obscenity laws, more commonly known as hard-core adult pornography. Such content, which includes depictions of graphic sex acts, group sex, bestiality, torture, incest, and excretory functions, has proliferated on the Internet with very little push back from...

2009-09-11 14:19:00

Authorities in Winona, Minn., said a man was cited under a seldom-enforced 1887 city code banning profanity in public. Police said Lucas Charles Wilcox, 19, allegedly shouted vulgarities at police who gave him a ticket for drinking at a party Wednesday, resulting in citations for swearing in public and being a public nuisance, the Winona Daily News reported Friday. No person shall, in the city, in any place of public resort or within the hearing of other persons, use any obscene language,...

2009-07-15 16:46:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind case, Chilton County, Ala., resident Jerry Alan Penton, age 37, was sentenced today to 480 months in federal prison under a new federal law that targets the use of child pornography to break down a child's defenses to illegal sexual contact - a practice commonly known as grooming. The sentence is the culmination of a multi-year investigation by agents of the FBI into allegations that Penton sexually abused two...

2009-07-01 15:53:00

California-based Company Mailed and Distributed Obscene Materials Via the Internet PITTSBURGH, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A California-based company that produced and distributed obscene materials and its owners were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh today for violating federal obscenity laws, U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan announced. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster sentenced Extreme Associates, Inc., co-owners Robert Zicari, aka Rob Black, 35, and his wife,...

2009-04-01 18:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rudy Frabizio, 46, of Acton, Mass., was convicted today of possession of child pornography, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan of the District of Massachusetts. Frabizio was found guilty after a seven-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston. Evidence presented at trial by government prosecutors showed that the...

2009-02-03 15:02:06

A New Delhi high court judge has dismissed an obscenity charge against a married couple in India who kissed in public, observers say. Wondering how police could have brought charges against an expression of love by a young married couple, Judge S. Muralidhar quashed the criminal proceedings against the 28-year-old man and his 23-year-old wife, the BBC reported Tuesday. New Delhi city officials had begun criminal proceedings against the couple for sitting in an objectionable position near a...

2009-01-05 16:25:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to news sources, on Monday China launched a crackdown on Internet pornography, targeting online portals and search engines such as Google. According to a statement issued by NPR, "The crackdown focused on pornography but is part of a larger Chinese effort to control freedom of expression..." Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media, issued the following statement: China is to be commended for cracking down on Internet...


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