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Silverstein Legal helps win online copyright ruling for JuicyAds

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge yesterday sided with JuicyAds and dismissed a lawsuit that accused the adult ad network of profiting from pirate sites that use its service to generate revenue. The case, filed this past summer at Los Angeles federal court by adult publisher ALS Scan, was the first where an ad traffic company stood accused of aiding pirate sites. ALS Scan sued JuicyAds, content delivery network CloudFlare and other third parties for copyright infringement carried out by its users. ALS Scan, in its complaint, said it alerted Juicy Ads 195 times about infringing activities of several customers, but that it took no action in response and continued to offer services. “[J]uicyAds and Cloudflare make money by continuing to do commerce with sites that draw traffic through the lure of free infringing content,” ALS Scan said in the complaint. But JuicyAds moved to dismiss the case on grounds that ALS Scan, a website (“All Ladies Shaved”) that is operated by the parent company that owns MetArt, failed to state a claim for secondary liability against the traffic company. Read the full story on XBIZ.

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Silverstein Legal Helps Tiger Media Duck Porn Co.’s $10M Pirating Suit For Now

Law360, Los Angeles (October 3, 2016, 11:25 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday dismissed Tiger Media Inc. from a pornography producer's $10 million suit claiming the Canadian company operates an ad network supporting websites that illegally distribute its adult content, but granted the porn company permission to file an amended suit. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted Tiger Media’s motion to be dropped from a copyright infringement suit brought by ALS Scan Inc. against eight different companies the pornography provider claims are either websites displaying the infringing adult content or third-party service providers... Read the full article at Law 360.

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Say Hello to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

In October 2015, the European Court of Justice invalidated the International Safe Harbor Privacy Principles which were established in 2000. The Safe Harbor Privacy Principles allowed certified U.S. companies to receive personal data of EU residents in compliance with EU cross-border transfer rules. While many rejoiced the invalidation, numerous legal experts predicted that the invalidated Safe Harbor Privacy Principles would quickly be replaced. The legal experts were right. The EU-US Privacy Shield is a framework for transatlantic exchanges of personal data for commercial purposes between the European Union and the United States. After more than two years of negotiations, on July 12, 2016, the framework was adopted by the European Commission and went into effect the same day. View the full text of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. The U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker and EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová announced the deal together in Brussels. Jourová was quick to point out that the EU-US Privacy Shield is fundamentally different from the previous Safe Harbor arrangement because of the annual joint review, which allows the EU to address any issues as they arise. Jourová went on to say “it brings stronger data protection standards that are better enforced,…

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Silverstein Legal now accepts Paxum Payments

Silverstein Legal is very pleased to announce that in response to client demand, Silverstein Legal now accepts Paxum as a form of payment for legal services in addition to Credit Card, ACH, Wire, PayPal, check and money order. Silverstein Legal’s founding and managing attorney, Corey Silverstein is very excited about the law firm’s new relationship with Paxum and looks forward to continuing to provide Silverstein Legal clients with the best legal representation in the internet, website and informational technology arenas. Please visit the Our Services page to learn about all of the different areas of law that Silverstein Legal practices. Because Silverstein Legal provides legal services to so many websites and online businesses located across the globe, Paxum is just another mechanism to make obtaining website legal services more convenient for the firm’s clients. If you or your business is looking for a website attorney or website lawyer, please contact us today.

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Corey D. Silverstein makes his presence felt at the Qwebec Expo

This year’s annual Qwebec Expo took place from August 4, 2016 – August 7, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This year’s rendition of the tradeshow took place at the Hotel Bonaventure downtown. Per the Qwebec Expo’s website: Celebrating our 13th edition in 2016, QWEBEC-Expo is a trade show and technical conference serving existing and prospective Online Digital Media professionals from all over the world. Held in Montreal, Canada, this annual B2B event acts as an international crossroads for U.S., Canadian and European members of the industry. It provides website owners, operators and webmasters with the information and resources they need to build, maintain, promote, market and grow a successful internet business, in the $15 Billion + per year Market. This is a great opportunity for people, to meet face-to-face, with industry suppliers from the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Europe and other countries. The latest industry technologies, trends, products and services are marketed and displayed. Adult industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein, led an incredibly informative and interactive legal seminar that was attended by some of the most well-known and respected entrepreneurs operating in the internet world. The synopsis of the seminar was: Adult industry attorney, Corey Silverstein, will lead a no holds…

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Let’s Talk Digital Marketing and Law

We had the pleasure to sit down and talk with Corey, owner of the Law Offices of Corey D. Silverstein, P.C.. Corey has extensive knowledge in the digital marketing field. When we asked Corey what he saw as the biggest errors for those just starting out in digital marketing make, he was quick to answer. You Need an Agreement This may seem a matter of common sense in most businesses, but Corey indicates people sometimes underestimate the need for a good agreement in their excitement over opening a digital business. He cautions that it is still a business and must be thought of as such. When asked what type of information is necessary in a good agreement, he named several factors: *Profit/Loss distribution - Everyone gets excited about the prospect of earning money and often don't consider how the profits will be divided. What is even more likely to cause conflict is deciding how a loss will effect each member of the deal. In regards to any business, Corey cautions, even family members need a legally binding agreement when money is involved. *Ending of partnership - What terms are in place if one partner decides to pull out of the…

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Federal Trade Commission Continues to Make Its Presence Felt

Make no mistake about it, if you are an online business operator, legal compliance should be at the top of your list of priorities. For the better part of the past decade I have preached about the importance of being cognizant of the Federal Trade Commission and its various powers. Once again, the FTC is making the front page of newspapers and is a hot topic amongst journalists. On May 9, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released its order on John Fanning’s “Petition for Review of an Order of the Federal Trade Commission.” John Fanning petitioned the 1st Circuit to review the FTC’s summary decision finding Fanning personally liable for misrepresentations made on the website While the court did find that portions of the FTC’s remedial order are overbroad, the court took the time to support the commission’s findings that materially misrepresented the source of its content and its membership benefits. For those of you unfamiliar with the history of the FTC’s investigation and prosecution of, here is some background. From 2009 to 2014, Fanning allegedly operated through his entity, Jerk LLC. was a self-proclaimed reputation management website that amongst other things allowed…

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Adult Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Heads to Miami

From May 31, 2016 – June 3, 2016 – XBiz will be hosting the XBiz Miami Summer Summit at the SLS Hotel in Miami, Florida. This year’s event is expected to be heavily attended and the venue has already sold out. Internet lawyer Corey D. Silverstein has accepted an invitation to travel to and speak at the tradeshow. Mr. Silverstein had this to say: “I'm very pleased to let you all know that I'll be at the show to meet with existing friends and clients and am looking forward to meeting new faces. I'm honored to have been asked to be a speaker at the State of the Industry: A Mid-Year Snapshot seminar on Thursday, June 2, from 3:00pm to 3:50pm with some of the industry's brightest stars (Brad Mitchell, Brian Shuster, Jack Lawson, JC, Larry Walters, Michael Reul, Mitch Farber and Steven Wynyard). Please take the time to attend this speaking event and come prepared with your questions. If you would like to schedule some one-on-one at the show to discuss any of your legal needs, please feel free to reach out at your convenience. Also, please don't be shy. If you see me walking around, stop and introduce…

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