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Corey D. Silverstein Comments on Major California Supreme Court Decision

In a big win for Section 230 advocates, on Monday, July 2, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled that Yelp cannot be required to remove negative reviews of a California law firm. The California Supreme Court ruled 4-3 in favor of Yelp and the majority decision ruled that Yelp was protected by the Communications Decency Act (Section 230). The full decision can be read or downloaded here. Xbiz.com (The Industry Source) was quick to provide media coverage of the story and sought comments from adult industry lawyer Corey D. Silverstein. You can read the Xbiz article here. Among his comments, industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein said: “the decision is a much needed win for Section 230, which has been under a tremendous amount of attack as of late.”; “Good for Yelp for having the guts to make its own decision when it ignored a judgment from the trial court that was riddled with irregularities, “Yelp took a chance in ignoring the trial court and ultimately won. Unfortunately, most ISPs would have probably gone along with the trial court’s original judgment.”; “The California Supreme Court got this decision "100 percent correct" and that the ruling showed why Section 230 is important…

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Adult Industry Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Comments on DeepFake Backlash

On February 21, 2018, Variety.com writer Janko Roettgers authored an amazing article related to the recent outbreak of so-called “Deepfake Videos.” The article, entitled “Porn Producers Offer to Help Hollywood Take Down Deepfake Videos” became an instant splash and has been widely discussed on Variety.com, Twitter, and FaceBook. Premiere adult industry news source XBiz.com was also quick to comment on the story. Adult industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein told Variety that the deepfakes phenomenon is really nothing new to those who’ve followed porn’s backend through the years, and that there’s a workaround for the legal distribution of deepfakes. “It will be a battle,” said adult industry lawyer Corey D. Silverstein, but he argued that the battle could be won. “Fake celebrity porn has been around since the 1990s,” he said. He noted that in the past it used to be more of an issue of photoshopped stills as opposed to doctored videos through artificial intelligence. Read the complete Variety article. Read the complete XBiz article.

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Adult Industry Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Comments on DeepFake Backlash

It’s been a pretty terrible week for supporters of “deepfakes” and technology like FakeApp. After PornHub, Discord and Gytcat banned the videos, Twitter and Reddit have also elected to ban the posting of deepfakes. This is not a surprising development given the massive backlash from celebrities and the media. Adult Industry Lawyer Corey D. Silverstein has been following the developments for quite some time and is pleased to see private businesses taking action before the government would have been pressured to enact swift and potentially overbroad legislation. Don’t think for a second that this is last we have seen of deepfakes; in fact, this is only the beginning. Deepfakes take existing video footage and employ a machine-learning algorithm through technology like FakeApp. The algorithm is able to take the face of a person and paste it onto another body. Celebrities including, Emma Watson, Arianna Grande, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have all been targeted by deepfakes. Website operators need to take a hard look at their policies related to deepfakes and understand the potential legal exposure associated with creating, posting, or promoting deepfakes.

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Cryptocurrency FTW: Silverstein Legal Diversifies Payment Methods

Bingham Farms, MI – October 11, 2017 – Attorney Corey D. Silverstein announced that Silverstein Legal is accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin as forms of payment for legal services. This novelty is effective immediately and all those interested can already take advantage of it. Since the advent of cryptocurrency, it has developed to become a truly global phenomenon. Internet’s gold becomes more and more widespread, and now you can also pay with it for expert legal services of the specialist in the adult realm. Whether you need legal help with contracts, terms of service, privacy policies, DMCA, intellectual property or litigation, your needs will be met with expeditiousness and professionalism. “Silverstein Legal already accepts credit card, bank wire, PayPal and Paxum as forms of payment,” said the firm’s founding member, Corey D. Silverstein. “But with the exponential growth of requests to pay with cryptocurrency, I decided to make the move and provide maximum convenience for our clients. Being able to accommodate our clientele with the latest advances in technology has been a continuing goal of mine and it is truly amazing to see the benefits that our accepting cryptocurrency gives them.” The acceptance of cryptocurrency allows for faster transactions and…

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The Legal Checkup

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral x-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination annually. Pets visit the veterinarian for vaccinations and well-care appointments. Vehicles need oil changes and regular maintenance. Your personal and business legal affairs are no different and require regular “legal checkups.” Much like going to the dentist, the idea of meeting regularly with your attorney is probably not going to excite you; but now more than ever, periodic communication with your lawyer is essential. This is even more true for online and adult business operators. Unfortunately, far too many web entrepreneurs wait too long and ultimately reach out to their attorneys when trouble has already come their way. In many instances, the legal problems encountered could have been prevented had a “legal checkup” taken place. The law in the United States and throughout the world is constantly changing. It is naïve to think that just because a certain activity was legal in 1998, that it is still legal in 2017. In my experience, adult entertainment business operators can be stubborn and unintentionally engage in conduct that may have…

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Adult Industry Attorney Corey D. Silverstein comments on New Utah Law that Opens Adult Sites to Potential Lawsuits

As reported by XBIZ, “Utah has become the first state to allow civil lawsuits against distributors of adult content for mental and physical damages incurred by minors accessing such material.” The full article can be found online here. A full copy of S.B. 185 – Cause of Action for Minors Injured by Pornography can be found here. Upon request for comment from XBIZ, adult business lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein was quoted: Corey D. Silverstein, an industry attorney, told XBIZ that he finds the new Utah law ludicrous. "While I’d certainly hate for any of my clients to be faced with such a ridiculous civil suit, I hope that I will be the lucky lawyer who gets to challenge this law as being unconstitutional," Silverstein said. "This is by far one of the least thought-out bills I have seen to date. "If he wanted to be transparent, Sen. Todd Weiler would have been better off calling the bill, 'I hate porn.' I would love to know whether this bill was reviewed by any legal professional and get to see that legal professional’s memorandum on whether this law would ultimately survive a constitutional challenge."

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Adult Business Attorney, Corey D. Silverstein – 2017 Phoenix Forum Speaking Schedule Announced

On February 12, 2017, the Law Offices of Corey D. Silverstein, P.C. announced that porn lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein would be attending this year’s Phoenix Forum. It is with great excitement to report that adult industry attorney, Corey D. Silverstein, has been invited to speak at the Phoenix Forum on multiple seminars/workshops. Here is a schedule of the seminars that adult industry lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein has accepted: Business 101 panel With extensive experience and backgrounds spanning the industry, esteemed panelists offer a glimpse into what it takes to own, operate, and optimize an adult online business in today’s diverse environment. Topics include legal issues, mobile strategies, effective billing, and payment services. When: Thursday March 23, 2017 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Where: E – Classroom Sweets with Security panel With hackers making news each month, content, passwords and login information, credit card data, all the bits of information that reside on your site are up for grabs, unless you’ve conducted penetration tests and secured every door and window. How do you protect your consumer while protecting your business? Consumer protection and privacy are leading the conversation and can make or break your business with consumers. Panelists will discuss the best…

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Adult Business Lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein, Speaks About Understanding Laws & Regulations

Adult Business Lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein, Talks About Understanding The Laws & Regulations That Can Affect Your Bottom Line. This past January 16, 2017, adult business attorney, Corey D. Silverstein was invited to present at the 2017 Internext tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those of you that missed this incredible educational opportunity, here is the video of the complete presentation. This is a great opportunity to hear from adult industry lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein himself, and his thoughts on some of the biggest developments in politics and the laws that affect the adult industry. As always we encourage you to contact adult industry attorney, Corey D. Silverstein by visiting our contact page.

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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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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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