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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 Jerk.com. 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 Jerk.com 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 Jerk.com, here is some background. From 2009 to 2014, Fanning allegedly operated Jerk.com through his entity, Jerk LLC. Jerk.com 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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Is There Life After Porn?

In a new brilliant article written by Carrie Weisman of Alternet.org, Carrie writes about a topic that is discussed in the adult entertainment industry on a daily basis. The piece is accurately reflected by its title “Is There Life After Porn? How Ex-Porn Stars Struggle Thanks to Society’s Hang-Ups”. The article discusses some of the difficulties that an adult performer may encounter following the conclusion for her career as an adult performer and does a fabulous job dispensing with certain realities and myths. Ms. Weisman does an excellent job incorporating the advice and experience of various adult entertainment veterans, including adult entertainment lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein. This is a must-read. Enjoy.

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First Amendment Attorney Corey D. Silverstein Weighs In

In an ongoing case being covered by Kim Russell of 7 Action News, free speech attorney Corey D. Silverstein, weighs in on an incredible tale that continues to unfold in the Oakland County Circuit Court. This story involves a gag order that says "None of the parties shall knowingly communicate any information regarding this case to the Media and/or Social Media for 42 days and a young lady that wants to share her story publicly and be reunited with her family.

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The Birth of Escrow.Domains

I don't make it a habit of endorsing products or services. In fact, until this posting, I have never endorsed a service or a service's operator(s).In this case, an exception needed to be made. A brand new domain transactional service has been launched by a couple of attorneys that I happen to admire and respect. Attorneys Stevan Lieberman and Michael Greenberg went to work to create a trustworthy escrow service for individuals and businesses that engage in various types of domain transactions, including domain purchases, domain rentals, and domain leases. Escrow.Domains is a refreshing service that I'm happy to recommend. So check it out by visiting Escrow.Domains.

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2016 Phoenix Forum

I'm very excited to be able to travel to Tempe, Arizona next week to attend this year's Phoenix Forum conference. Over the better part of the last decade the Phoenix Forum has continued to shine as one of the elite trade-shows and is one of my personal favorite shows. At this year's forum I will be speaking at the following seminars and I hope that you will take the time to stop by with your questions. Seminar Title: Business 101 Seminar Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016 Seminar Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Palm F Synopsis: 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. & Seminar Title: Regulatory Changes Seminar Date: Friday, April 1, 2016 Seminar Time: 10:00am – 11:00am Synopsis: Keeping up with changes in regulations can be a full time job! Join our distinguished panel of legal experts, industry watchdog groups, and compliance authorities as they cover everything from Ofcom's takeover of ATVOD, the status of the 2257 case, the U.S. Copyright Office's request for comments on…

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