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Craigslist Prostitution Heyday is Over…Maybe

On May 17, 2009 By JETLaw

Earlier this week, Craigslist announced plans to eliminate its erotic services category, creating a new “adult services” category in its place. This announcement came just a month after the killing of a masseuse who advertised on Craigslist.

Craigslist plans to pre-screen the ads that are posted to its new adult services [...]

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Comic Book Collector Faces Obscenity Charges

On December 30, 2008 By JETLaw

Christopher Hadley, a comic book collector, currently faces up to 20 years in prison for possession of manga. Hadley’s collection, which police inspected after he received a shipment of books from Japan that the postal inspector thought contained objectionable content, contained some materials that the government deems “obscene” under the PROTECT Act (18 U.S.C. [...]

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By continually providing Chinese authorities with requested information, Yahoo!, Inc.’s involvement in China has led to the imprisonment of several Chinese democratic reform supporters over the years. Wang Xiaoning, a citizen and resident of China, experienced this state of affairs first hand when the Chinese government sentenced him to ten years in prison [...]

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