Adult Sites Urge Dismissal of '.XXX' Antitrust Counterclaims
By Matthew Heller
Law360, Los Angeles (February 15, 2013, 7:50 PM ET) -- Two operators of adult content websites urged a California federal judge Friday to dismiss antitrust claims brought by ICM Registry LLC, saying the domain registry service cannot show it was injured by their attack on its registration of “.xxx” top-level domain names.
Manwin Licensing International SARL and Digital Playground Inc. argued ICM did not have standing to bring counterclaims to the antitrust action they filed in November 2011 because it has suffered no harm in any of the markets it accused them of monopolizing. ICM has...