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The following articles are presented for general informational purposes only, and are not intended as legal advice. Some of the information contained in articles is outdated, or has been rendered moot by subsequent legislation or court action.

Protecting Kids from Adult Materials

Creating Adult Content Outside California

21 Practical Tips for the Beginning Adult Webmaster

Cross Examining Your Counsel

Chokehold on the Gatekeepers

Advertising Online Casinos

Virtual Child Porn Decisions

Celebrity Fakes: Just a Joke or Real Trouble?

Avoiding Legal Traps for Amateur Webmasters

Online Casio Gambling: A Safe Bet or Risky Business?

Video Game Industry Takes Ame at Censorship

Problems with Obscenity Laws

Records Keeping for Foreign Webmasters

Free Speech & Gambling Ads

Television Appearances

Lawrence Walters discusses 'sexting' laws on The View

Lawrence Walters discusses 'sexting' laws on MTV

Larry Walters and Paula Zahn talk about profanity in public on CNN

Mr. Walters discusses federal regulation of adult films with a U.S. Representative on CNBC

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Larry highlights the dangers and legal concerns with the growing trend of 'Sexting' on the Today Show

The Dr. Phil Show
January 8, 2008

O’Reilly Factor
FOX News Channel (October 23, 2006)

The News Hour, with Jim Lehrer
PBS News (October 16, 2006)

Print / Web Articles Containing Quotes from our Attorneys

New Statesman Discusses Google Trends Strategy for Obscenity Cases

Lawrence Walters comments on the Max Hardcore obscenity trial in the St. Pete Times St. Petersburg Times (June 1, 2008)

Larry Walters comments on the development of the adult industry in Florida The Florida Times-Union (December 2, 2007)

Walters’ legal team asks Appeals Court to halt obscenity prosecution against Ray Guhn (November 21, 2007)

Ruling Issued in Ray Guhn Case on Community Standards (October 16, 2007)

Mr. Walters Critiques the Racketeering Prosecution Against Principles RFT News (October 10, 2007)

Comments on the Fletcher Obscenity Prosecution

Edge Boston Contributor (September 28, 2007)

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Topless Protestor (August 13, 2007)

Gamasutra discusses Mr. Walters presentation at the Sex in Video Games Conference Gamasutra (July 4, 2007)

BetOnSports Online Sportsbetting Prosecution May Result in Significant Ruling
Worldonline GamblingLaw (May 2007)

The New Game Censorship Battlefield
NEXT Generation (March 9, 2007)

On Video Game Censorship ( March 9, 2007)

Walters talks to the Banned Magazine about his anti-censorship practice (Jan 15, 2007)

Advertising Gamble: As Crackdown on online betting grows, government sets its sights on Internet bookies marketers
The York Dispatch (October 26, 2006)

President Bush Signs Law Banning Internet Gambling
PBS (October 17, 2006)

Court says yes to breasts (October 16, 2006)

Florida Court Upholds Topless Protest
Associated Press (October 13, 2006)

Gaming Advertising Revenue Loses Vig(or
New York Post (October 13, 2006)

Religious right and sports get their way
The Guardian, (October 13, 2006)

Appellate Court Upholds Florida Woman’s Right to Bare Breasts During Political Protests
YNOTMASTERS, (October 13, 2006)

Judges rule nudity was political
Orlando Sentinel, (October 13, 2006)

The sky isn’t falling on internet gambling
WinnerOnline (October 12, 2006)

Larry Walters Comments on Sex, Censorship and Girls Gone Wild in Pensacola, FL
Independent News (August 17, 2006)

Investment Dealer’s Digest Interviews Walters re Online Gambling Investments
Investment Dealers Digest (Jul 31,2006)

N.Y. Times Discusses the Case with Larry Walters
NY Times (Jul 25,2006)

International Herald Tribune Discusses Online Gambling
International Herald Tribune (Jul 24,2006) Case May be Tough To Win (Jul 19,2006) Discusses International Implications of Online Gambling Ban (Jul 19,2006)

Learn More About Legislative Efforts to Protect Free Speech Worldwide(outdated link)
Yahoo News (Jul 19,2006)

Mr. Walters Comments on Internet Gambling Arrests in USA Today
USA Today (Jul 19,2006)

Congress to Consider Mandatory Age Verification for Adult Sites

Mr. Walters comments on bad faith prosecution in Polk County, Florida
TBO News (March 21, 2006)

Polk County Sheriff Claims Jurisdiction Over All Adult Websites, Regardless of Location
The Ledger (December 23, 2005)

Rolling Stone Magazine asks tough questions about the Wilson prosecution
Rolling Stone (December 5, 2005)

Lakeland Ledger profiles Lawrence Walters in Chris Wilson case

The Ledger (November 25, 2005)

Obscenity Standards Debated in Polk County Case
The Ledger (November 25, 2005)

Read the Chris Wilson story
The Ledger (October 8, 2005)

Mr. Walters comments on Internet gambling advertising laws
Wall Street Journal (February 24, 2005)

Mr. Walters comments in Business Week on the Free Speech battle in the online gambling advertising industry.
Business Week Online (February 18, 2005)

Walters Receives ASACP Service Recognition Award, (January 11, 2005)

Attorney Launches Website Encouraging Absentee Voting, Orlando Business Journal (July 23, 2004)

Inside the Dark Corners of the Net, (September 24, 2004)

Casino City is Upping its Bet, (February 18, 2004)

Raid Finds Alleged “Sex Dungeon”, St. Petersburg Times (February 19, 2004)

Legal Threats Stalk Adult Sites, (June 15, 2004)

Prosecutors Seek Conservative Venues for Porn Trials, Pittsburg Tribune Review (May 18, 2004)

Legal Loopholes Protect Video Voyeurs, (February 8, 2004)

Women Sue to March Topless During Protest in Daytona Beach, (March 5, 2004).

Ad Crisis Takes Center Stage at GIGSE, Interactive Gaming News (May 26, 2004)

Captured on Film -- Trophy photos of prisoners are becoming a problem for the military, San Diego City Beat (December, 2004)

Visa’s Porn Crackdown, (May 1, 2003)

Boom Times Have Passed for Online Porn, (May 4, 2002)

"How Far is Boss's Reach?" ABA Journal (December, 2000)

Mr. Walters comments on the new wave of anti-voyeurism laws with Wired

Gambling Advertising Lawsuit Evaluated

Mr. Walters comments on the U.S. threats against Online Gambling sites in the New York Times.

Mr. Walters takes over the Legal Panel of the local ACLU, Orlando Weekly, May 9, 2003.

Read the Orlando Weekly story about police abuse at the Boardroom (outdated link).

Webmasters Form Trade Group: Orlando Business Journal (July 22, 2002)

Obscene Bumper Sticker Case Dropped: (November 19, 1999)

Linking Threats Under Radar: CNET (July 3, 2002)

Newspaper Article discusses Mr. Walters' constitutional challenge to Net Predator law

“Sex Sites and Self Regulation” Wired News (August 10, 1998)

"Souped-up Chips collide with Copyright" Orlando Business Journal, July 27, 2001.

"Graduate who Makes a Mint from Web Porn" Scottish News of the World, August 19, 2001.

"Lawyers to Newbies: Get an Attorney" AVN Online, September, 2001.

"Free Speech and the Internet," First Amendment Lawyers Association Handbook, © August 2000, February 2001.

"Indecent Leisure," Playboy, February 2001

"Officials give OK to adult boutique," Daily Southtown, January 29, 2001

"X-tracurricular Activities," Business 2.0, January 23, 2001

"Internet Law in Florida", Lorman Education Services, © February, 2001

Internet Ethics, Internet Research in Florida, Lorman Education Services (c 2001).

"How far is Boss's Reach?" ABA Journal, December 2000

"Personal Jurisdiction and Commercial Law of the Internet", The Law of the Internet in Florida, N.B.I. © 2000

"Lure of Internet Causes Woes at Work," San Francisco Chronicle, November 13, 2000

"Art or Ad?: A Flap Over a Mural," Florida TrendMagazine, November 2000

"Lakeland Case Enters Uncharted Legal Territory," Associated Press, October 27, 2000

"Crackdown Coming on Workers' Off-Duty Activities," Kiplinger Business Forecasts, September 12, 2000

"Web Adds New Wrinkle to Company Concerns About Off-Duty Conduct," Human Resources Report, August 7, 2000.

"County Faces Lighting Suit: Beach Group Says Ordinance Violates Rights," The News-Journal, April 29, 2000

"Adult Industry Update, Monthly Article,"

Copies of articles can be provided upon request.

Metro Orlando Office

Lawrence G. Walters, Esq. Walters Law Group
195 W. Pine Ave.
Longwood, FL 32750-4104
Voice: 407.975.9150
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Fax: 407.774.6151

"Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population."
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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