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Alabama Federal Judge Denies Section 230 Immunity to MindGeek, Claims Pornhub is a Publisher

Earlier today, an Alabama federal judge shut down MindGeek’s petition to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by Jane Does over content posted on Pornhub that allegedly depicts instances of their human trafficking. The judge claimed that Section 230 protections over third party content do not apply to MIndGeek because the company “exert[ed] extensive control over the development of pornographic content on their websites.” This is a highly unusual decision, which sidesteps a discussion of the nuances Section 230 by making the unprecedented blanket claim that Pornhub was a publisher -- not a platform – thus thereby assigning liability to them for any third-party content posted on the tube site. #myadultattorney Corey D. Silverstein had this to say about this development: "Thankfully, Judge Coogler’s erroneous decision will not be the final word in this case. The 11th Circuit, if/when is given the opportunity, will hopefully correct this wrong. This is just another example of the continued attacks and attempts to narrow the protections offered by Section 230 — the very law that has allowed the evolution of the free sharing of information on the internet. I continue to find these decisions and lawmakers attempts (EARN IT Act) to narrow and…

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Corey D. Silverstein to Lend Legal Expertise During #interNEXT 2022

The industry’s foremost legal expert will be presenting two educational seminars during the Las Vegas event. Cyberspace (January 10, 2022) - Adult Industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein, the driving force behind and Adult.Law, will be speaking during two educational events during this year’s #interNEXT Expo. First, Silvestein will be presenting a “Legal 101 for Content Creators” on Saturday January 15th at 2 pm PT. In today’s industry, conventional content creation has been practically replaced by content creators going into business for themselves. This seminar will focus on the legal fundamentals that every content creator needs to know – including setting up a business, protecting intellectual property, utilizing proper documentation, and avoiding the many legal pitfalls associated with content production – and is perfect for all content creators, whether new to the industry or veterans. Silverstein will also be speaking during the “Legal Industry Updates” alongside attorney Larry Walters on Sunday January 16th at 11:00 am PT. Website operators and content publishers have been under siege by new Mastercard rules, while mainstream media continues to target adult entertainment businesses. Further, Section 230 is under constant attack, and new data privacy trolls are testing the online adult entertainment industry. This “big…

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Corey D. Silverstein, Jada Kai Invite Creators to ‘Level Up’ Legal Awareness

Silverstein and Kai will be discussing legal realities for content creators during XBIZ LA 2022! Cyberspace (December 22, 2021) - Attorney Corey D. Silverstein and industry icon Jada Kai will be discussing legal realities for content creators during XBIZ LA 2022. “Level Up: Law, Resources & Reality for Content Creators” will happen on Wednesday January 5 at 12 pm PT. The event will be moderated by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals. As an independent content creator in today’s adult entertainment landscape, having a solid legal backing and working understanding of one’s rights and obligations as a business are more important than ever. Combining that legal knowledge with everyday good business practices are a key to success. Silverstein, the driving force behind Silverstein Legal and Adult.Law, will unpack the ins-and-outs of legal issues facing independent content creators today, as well as share resources available via subscription-based legal service Adult.Law. “In today’s world of increased banking and processing scrutiny, it’s time to get serious about the proper documentation that independent content creators need to maintain in order to be fully compliant,” Silverstein said. “This seminar is designed for all content creators, from people who are new-to-the-industry to industry veterans. This special workshop cannot be…

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Attorney Corey D. Silverstein to Infuse XBIZ LA with Legal Expertise

Silverstein will be participating in four educational events during XBIZ LA 2022! Cyberspace (December 20, 2021) - Attorney Corey D. Silverstein is aiming to infuse XBIZ LA 2022 with legal expertise! Silverstein, the driving force behind and Adult.Law, will be participating in an unprecedented four educational events during next month’s in-person tradeshow event. He is also nominated for a 2022 XBIZ Exec Award in the “Community Figure of the Year” category. On Tuesday January 4, Silverstein will join the Mindbrowse event, “Anti-Porn Activism in a Pro-Sex World.” Organized and moderated by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, this discussion will address current tensions existing between the adult industry and wider society. The event, which begins at 3 pm that day, will be live broadcast courtesy of On Wednesday January 5, Silverstein will be present during three total events. First, at noon, Silverstein will share legal insights specifically for artists, creators, and online sex workers during “Level Up: Law, Resources & Reality for Content Creators.” Silverstein will unpack the ins-and-outs of legal issues facing independent content creators today, as well as share resources available via subscription-based legal service Adult.Law. Iconic superstar Jada Kai will join Silverstein during this event. Next, Silverstein will…

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Corey D. Silverstein to Speak at Pineapple Support’s Mental Health Summit

Silverstein will speak to wider legal issues and the state of the industry during the virtual event on December 16, 2021. Cyberspace (December 7, 2021) - Attorney Corey D. Silverstein is slated to speak during two separate events held as part of Pineapple Support’s 3rd Annual Mental Health Summit. Silverstein, the driving force behind and Adult.Law, will provide a legal update at 10 am PT on December 16. He will also join a panel of “industry insiders and corporate leaders” to discuss the impact of 2021, predictions for 2022, and strategies to ensure more security in front of and behind the camera at 2 pm PT that same day. “Pineapple Support’s Mental Health Summit is an incredible event, and I’m excited to be able to participate and donate my time and expertise,” Silverstein said. “I’m planning to make this a very special presentation and am happy to announce that attorney Lawrence Walters will also be presenting during the legal update.” The Pineapple Support Mental Health Summit 2021’s stated focus is “resilience, support, security, and planning for the future.” “After the previous turbulent few months and a number of significant legal updates, we are particularly honored to have the adult…

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Corey D. Silverstein Nominated for 2022 XBIZ Exec Award

Intelligent, iconic, and feisty, the industry’s premier attorney has been aptly nominated for XBIZ’s ‘Community Figure of the Year’ award. Cyberspace (November 10, 2021) - Attorney Corey D. Silverstein has been nominated for a 2022 XBIZ Exec Award. Intelligent, iconic, and feisty, the industry’s premier attorney has been aptly tapped for the “Community Figure of the Year” category. Silverstein, the driving force behind and Adult.Law, is one of ten nominees. “The XBIZ Exec Awards nominees are selected by industry voting, so it is really cool to be recognized by my peers,” Silverstein said. “It’s an honor to have been selected with a group of the industry’s hardest working people.” Silverstein continued, “Winning this award would be awesome, but the nomination alone is very special. Congrats to all of the nominees!” The XBIZ Exec Awards will be presented as part of the annual XBIZ Honors ceremony on Wednesday January 5, 2022 at the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Hollywood. The annual XBIZ Exec Awards honor the best of the best from the adult business community for their outstanding creativity and leadership, celebrating exceptional career achievement across a wide variety of prominent industry roles. Nominees are selected based on a range of…

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Grand Jury Deliberating Ron Jeremy Case in LA – Why?

A grand jury met earlier this week in a Los Angeles-area courthouse to consider accusations of multiple counts of sexual assault against performer and industry personality Ron Jeremy. Industry news reported that the grand jury was convened in secrecy, with the prosecution presenting testimony from some of the people cited in the indictments. This may have included both victims and witnesses. Adult entertainment attorney Corey D. Silverstein offered some insights, explaining the purpose and significance of a grand jury reconvening. “The purpose of a grand jury being reconvened would typically mean that new evidence has surfaced that the state wishes to present for the purpose of either adding additional charges, potentially additional victims or potentially raising some of the charges,” Silverstein explained. Charges against Jeremy now involve 23 victims. He has pleaded “not guilty” to all of the charges. Read more about the case via XBIZ About Silverstein Legal Founded in 2006 by adult entertainment lawyer Corey D. Silverstein, Silverstein Legal is a boutique law firm that caters to the needs of anyone working in the adult entertainment industry. Silverstein Legal’s clients include hosting companies, affiliate programs, content producers, processors, designers, developers, and website operators. Silverstein is the managing and…

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Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Shutters Piracy-Based Site 4anime

MyAdultAttorney Silverstein issued a subpoena demanding operator information, resulting in 4anime’s preemptive closure. With millions of monthly visitors, 4anime was once one of the internet’s most prolific piracy-based streaming sites. The site, however, abruptly and unceremoniously announced its shutdown on July 13, providing no explanation as to why. But we know why: It was because of attorney Corey D. Silverstein. Silverstein, the driving force behind and Adult.Law, issued a subpoena on July 5 on behalf of Legacy Rights Group. The subpoena required CDN provider Cloudflare to hand over the personal information of 4anime’s operators -- names, addresses, billing records, email addresses, IP addresses, and any other information that could help to track down the people in charge -- essentially unmasking the pirates behind the site. Typically compliant with these sorts of requests, Cloudflare had three weeks for the date of issuance to respond. The subpoena, however, essentially became moot as 4anime shuttered of its own accord well before the July 26th deadline. Per TorrentFreak, “We don’t know for sure that this legal pressure is the reason for [4anime’s] sudden shutdown, but the timing would certainly fit.” TorrentFreak also stated that “whether any data were handed over [prior to closure]…

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Attorney Corey D. Silverstein to Speak on Legal Issues Impacting Models, Community During YNOT Summit 2021

#MyAdultAttorney Silverstein will lend his expertise and insights during three upcoming YNOT Summit seminars. Cyberspace (July 5, 2021) - Corey D. Silverstein, the driving force behind and Adult.Law, will lend his expertise and insights during three YNOT Summit events, happening later this week. Silverstein will appear on July 7th at 11 am PST in the “State of the Industry” event. During this event, a group of adult business professionals will talk about the state of the industry, including current challenges and big opportunities. Then, later that same day, Silverstein will speak during the “Important Legal Topics for NSFW Models” event at 1 pm PST. On July 8th, Silverstein will appear on the “Adult Industry Legal Panel” at 11 am PST. During this event, a panel of veteran attorneys will discuss the latest legal developments impacting the adult entertainment business. “When I began my venture into the adult entertainment space 17 years ago, YNOT was legendary,” Silverstein said. “Now, in 2021, YNOT is still a leader in networking, education, and resources for anyone in the business.”  It is a privilege to be returning for this event and I’m excited for this opportunity to help provide legal information to all of…

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Loyalfans, Corey D. Silverstein to Hold Legal Webinar on June 2nd

Silverstein will be on hand to answer questions and explore topics relevant to creators working on premium social media fan club sites. Cyberspace (May 28, 2021) - Premium social media fan club is pleased to announce “Loyalfans, Legal & You,” an informative, interactive webinar featuring attorney Corey D. Silverstein. “Loyalfans, Legal & You” will happen on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at 4 pm EST. Loyalfans creators interested in attending must email prior to the event to sign up. On Loyalfans, creators are the masters of their own domains! Creators retain content ownership and can utilize the site’s flexible features however best suits individual brands and goals — but with great power comes great responsibility. Silverstein will be on hand to answer questions about legal responsibilities as an online content creator within the Loyalfans space, as well as share his insights regarding industry hot topics and issues. “We are so excited to host this event for our creators!” said Loyalfans co-founder Eduard A. Braileanu. “Corey Silverstein is a friendly and engaging person that can make even the scariest or most overwhelming legal topic seem approachable and — if relevant — solvable.” “We aim to provide Loyalfans creators with the…

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