It began with its "CocoBoyz" website showcasing African-American men in nude and erotic photos and videos. InFlava Works started "Thugboy", and a year later expanded with the creation of the "CocoDorm. It has a chat room with video chat capabilities to its users.
The CocoDorm is a live, interactive residence where models are hired to live together in a dorm-like environment. Blatino Awards[ edit ] In MayFlava Works announced that it was launching the FlavaMen Blatino Awards, which will honor ethnic clubs, adult performers, and websites in a variety of.
The Chicago controversy[ edit ] Ina report surfaced from the Chicago Department of Public Health, which alleged that there was a high level of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, among the models of the Cocodorm. Allegations were also made that the CocoDorm models were engaging in bareback sex.
The Miami Department of Code Enforcement visited the residence on May 8,and imposed five citations: Illegal rooming house. Flava Works denied these allegations, on the grounds that the company was chqt charging any of its models for rent while they were residents in the CocoDorm. Adult entertainment not permitted in C-1 zone property.
Flava Works responded stating that they do not run an "Adult Entertainment" service on the property. Flava Works maintained in response that the property's landscape was well maintained and cleaned.
Failure to maintain lot in safe, clean condition; not allowing accumulation of debris, trash or dense growth of grass. Flava Works maintained that the mimai was in good condition.
Illegally operating a business in a residential zone. Flava Works responded that the company was not operating a business at the property; all business activities and Internet servers are located off-site. On August 13,and after "three acrimonious public meetings … in sessions going past midnight,  Miami's Code Enforcement Board ruled that Flava Works was "illegally running an adult entertainment business out of a single-family home … and ordered that those operations cease.
Latinp judge ruling on the Voyeur Dorm case came to the conclusion that the residence provided no "offer[ing] [of chat latino miami entertainment] to members of the public.
Here, although the performers are paid to be at the residence and captured on video, the processing and transmitting of the resulting images is chat latino miami at a different location; a location not at issue in this case. The report indicated that the City of Miami's intended to appeal the decision  The city appealed, and in June the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that regardless of whether the CocoDorm was an adult entertainment establishment, it was latuno business operation, and Miami zoning ordinances forbid operating a business in a residential zone.
The court distinguished the Voyeur Chqt case by pointing out that the latter involved a Tampa ordinance against adult entertainment establishments, not business operations in general.
Flava Works Inc. Gunter lawsuit[ edit ] Main article: Flava Works Inc. This case became an important case in copyright law as it shows the boundaries of the safe harbour provisions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The case resulted in a preliminary injunction in favor of Flava Works.