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Adult Industry Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Announces European Summit Takeover

The European Summit (“TES”) is scheduled for September 13, 2019 – September 16, 2019 and it is now confirmed that for the second consecutive year, adult website attorney Corey D. Silverstein will be in attendance as a sponsor, speaker, and attendee. This year’s TES takes place at the Vienna House Diplomat Conference Hotel located at Evropska 15, Prague, Czech Republic and is being advertised as the conference “where affiliates, media buyers, advertisers & publishers meet”. TES anticipates that this year’s tradeshow will have 3,500 participants, 150 + exhibitors, and 100 + speakers from more than 80 countries. At this year’s TES Prague, adult attorney Corey D. Silverstein will be presenting and participating in various educational seminars created for the benefit of all attendees. The following is the speaking schedule web lawyer Corey D. Silverstein. Additionally, you can find the full TES schedule here. Legal for Newbies – Back to Basics When: Saturday, September 14, 2019: 11:00 - 11:50am Where: Cravow I + II Seminar Room Synopsis: Walking through the myriad of legal landmines in the digital world can be confusing and overwhelming. This seminar is designed for people new to the digital world or are looking for a refresher on…

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Adult Entertainment Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Interviewed by BBC

On July 5, 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, published an article entitled “Is the American strip club dying out?”. The article was written by freelance journalist, Jonathan Berr (a talented journalist with an impressive resume that includes, CBS News, Bloomberg News, Forbes and more). The article is a must read story about how the American Strip Club industry has been shrinking due to “changing attitudes, tightening regulations and a booming pornography industry”. Strip club attorney, Corey D. Silverstein was interviewed by Mr. Berr for this article along with legendary strip club operator, Alan Markovitz. The article provides an excellent analysis of the past, present, and future for strip clubs throughout the United States. Corey D. Silverstein has been providing legal services to strip clubs since 2006 and continues to aggressively fight for his clients against local, municipal, state, and federal government agencies that attempt to constrict free speech.

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First Amendment Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Featured on ABC Detroit

On March 13, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, released an opinion in the case of Debra Lee Cruise-Gulyas v. Matthew Wayne Minard. In an amazing opinion written by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Sutton (which can be read here), the Court found the conduct of Officer Matthew Minard to be unconstitutional. More specifically, the Court found that Officer Matthew Minard violated Debra Lee Cruise-Gulyas’ first and fourth amendment rights. WXYZ Detroit (ABC) and Reporter Kim Russell provided incredible news coverage of the case and asked First Amendment Attorney Corey D. Silverstein to weigh in on the case. The full story can be read here.

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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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