skip to Main Content
Website Attorney | Website Lawyer (248) 290-0655 Email

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Corey Silverstein Featured on Law and Reality

Criminal defense attorney Corey Silverstein was recently featured on the television show “Law and Reality” that airs Sundays on TV20 Detroit. In this episode, criminal defense lawyer Corey Silverstein leads a discussion about domestic violence charges in Michigan and your constitutional rights (most notably the 5th Amendment). If you have been arrested or charged with Domestic Violence then we urge you to CONTACT US NOW to get the best legal representation available. Domestic Violence charges are especially complex and can affect the rest of your life. There are defenses to these type of criminal charges and the lawyers at Silverstein Legal are ready to aggressively fight the charges against you.

Read More
High Contrast Image Of Casino Roulette, Poker Chips, Dice.

Michigan Legislature Passes Lawful Internet Gaming Act

After years of debate, both the Michigan Senate and House have voted in favor of passing a new online gaming bill known as the Lawful Internet Gaming Act. As of this writing, the only thing stopping this bill from becoming law is the signature from Governor Rick Snyder before his term ends in January 2019. So long as Governor Snyder signs the bill, Michigan would become the 5th State in the United States to legalize online gambling (joining, Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). The full main bill can be read here. However, it is noteworthy that there are other bills that are part of this package including HB 6420 (Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act. The Lawful Internet Gambling Act would establish a division of internet gaming within the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The bill would allow persons of at least 21 years old to register with one of Michigan’s 3 casinos in Detroit or one of the 23 tribal casinos and gamble from their websites. There would be an 8 percent tax associated with online gambling. Applying for a license isn’t going to be cheap because the bill assesses a $200,000 license fee followed by a $100,000 annual renewal…

Read More
Wooden Dominoes On A Table Falling With A Hand Stopping Them

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. 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, business operators can be stubborn and unintentionally engage in conduct that may have started as legal but is now considered unlawful. A turbulent or significant change…

Read More
Yellow Squares For Background And White Squares That Spell DMCA

DMCA Designated Agent Services

DMCA Attorney Corey Silverstein warns all website operators to ensure DMCA compliance and offers DMCA Agent Services. From Copyright.gov: “The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for online service providers. In order to qualify for safe harbor protection, certain kinds of service providers—for example, those that allow users to post or store material on their systems, and search engines, directories, and other information location tools— must designate an agent to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement. To designate an agent, a service provider must do two things: (1) make certain contact information for the agent available to the public on its website; and (2) provide the same information to the Copyright Office, which maintains a centralized online directory of designated agent contact information for public use. The service provider must also ensure that this information is up to date. In December 2016, the Office introduced an online registration system and electronically generated directory to replace the Office’s old paper-based system and directory. Accordingly, the Office no longer accepts paper designations. To designate an agent, a service provider must register with and use the Office’s online system.” The Designation of an agent to receive notifications…

Read More
Federal Trade Commission Building In Washington, DC

FTC Testifies about Data Security and Small Business

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), earlier today (March 8, 2017), Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen spoke about the FTC’s continuing efforts in protecting consumers and educating small businesses on ways to keep consumer data secure. “Failing to take reasonable precautions to secure data from identity thieves and other malicious actors hurts consumers and legitimate businesses alike,” Acting Chairman Ohlhausen said in her written testimony. “Data breaches can harm a business’s financial interests and reputation as well as result in the loss of consumer confidence in the businesses to whom they entrust their data. In the case of small businesses, a data breach can be devastating.” Internet attorney Corey Silverstein has been stressing the importance of data security for years and Silverstein Legal spends a substantial portion of its daily resources on assisting website operators with their data security practices. Website attorney Corey Silverstein continues to insist that online business operators need to treat data security and privacy law as a priority. “Our team of internet lawyers are always ready to educate our clients and prospective clients on the dangers of ignoring data security, privacy and applicable internet law.” Website lawyer, Corey Silverstein says. Silverstein Legal always invites…

Read More

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Releases Annual Summary of Consumer Complaints

In 2016, the Consumer Sentinel Network collected more than 3.1 million consumer complaints, which the FTC sorted into 30 top complaint categories. The complaint categories making up the top 10 are: You can view, download, save, or print the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January – December 2016 by clicking here. Silverstein Legal always reminds individuals and businesses alike that FTC compliance is a must and FTC investigations, complaints and prosecutions should not be taken lightly. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you stay FTC compliant and defend you against an FTC investigation, complaint or prosecution. Contact us today to have your online business or website evaluated. If you have been contacted by or are being investigated by the FTC don’t make the mistake of believing that you can handle the situation on your own. Our attorneys are here to help.

Read More
Michigan State University College Of Law Logo

Internet Lawyer, Corey Silverstein Accepts Invitation to Speak at Michigan State College of Law

Silverstein Legal is proud to announce that website lawyer, Corey Silverstein has accepted an invitation to speak at Michigan State College of Law, Journal of Business and Securities Law, Vol. 17 Spring Symposium. Internet attorney, Corey Silverstein is scheduled to speak on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:45a.m. at the Michigan State University Law College Building, Castle Board Room, 3rd Floor. Mr. Silverstein’s panel is entitled Regulation: The Legal Perspective on Evolving Federal and State Law and the following are the planned general discussion points: Setting the stage for the afternoon discussion on delivery of legal services and issues from the perspective of in-house professionals: Wyndham Hotels Case implications: What are the projections following the Third Circuit’s holding that the FTC can use the prohibition on unfair practices under section 5 of the FTC Act to regulate cybersecurity? Is the FTC limited in its authority to regulate cybersecurity controls? What constitutes fair notice that a company’s specific cybersecurity practices fall short of what the law requires? What is the status on federal law in the 6th Circuit regarding FTC authority to regulate cybersecurity? What other sources of law authorize the regulation of cybersecurity? Who else (state/federal agencies) has authority to…

Read More
Pad Lock On Computer Chip

Data Breach Hits Michigan State University

News outlets across the world are reporting that a major data breach has occurred at Michigan State University. The Lansing State Journal reports that a university spokesman confirmed on Friday that about 400,000 records were affected that include names, social security numbers and Michigan State University identification numbers. Apparently, the University became aware of the data breach when it received an email that allegedly attempted to extort money. Michigan State University was quick to announce that it is offering to pay for 2 years of identity theft protection, fraud recovery, and credit monitoring for affected individuals. Unfortunately, this is a continuing trend in a world that is now dominated by news headlines that are reporting large-scale data breaches on a daily basis. Internet attorney Corey Silverstein, has been studying internet security and data breaches for his entire legal career and Silverstein Legal is your best option when it comes to internet security and data breach law. Website lawyer, Corey Silverstein and his team of internet lawyers are ready to help you prepare yourself from the legal consequences of a data breach. In the unfortunate instance that you or your business has been affected by a data breach, you need to…

Read More
Person Viewing Terms Of Use On Laptop

Website Attorney, Corey Silverstein Reminds You: Don’t Forget Website Terms of Use and Service

As a website attorney, one of the more frequent questions that I receive is whether Website Terms of Use and Website Terms of Service are different. In most cases the answer is no. To put it simply, a website’s Terms of Use or Terms of Service is the contract between the website operator and its user(s). The Terms of Use or Terms of Service should contain numerous legally binding provisions between a website operator and its user(s). It is also essential that a website’s Terms of Use or Terms of Service are properly implemented on a website so that the court find them enforceable. A website’s Terms of Use or Terms of Service will differ substantially from website to website, depending on the specific services or products that the relevant website is offering its users. There are far too many website operators who think that it is acceptable and sufficient to simply take someone else’s Terms of Use or Terms of Service and slap them on a website; history has taught us that the act of stealing someone else’s Terms of Use or Terms of Service is a recipe for disaster and can ultimately bind the website operator to unfavorable…

Read More
Scales Of Justice Made From Ones And Zeros

Website Lawyer, Corey Silverstein Reminds You to Have Your Online Business Reviewed for Legal Compliance

There are far too many online business operators that are not taking legal compliance seriously enough and subjecting themselves to potential liability. A commercial website is still a business regardless of the fact that its home is the world wide web, instead of a traditional brick and mortar facility. In its October 2014 Web Server Survey, NetCraft confirmed that there are over 1 billion websites on the world wide web today. If you think that governments and enforcement agencies across the world have not taken notice of this fact, then you are kidding yourself. In the United States, federal agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) are prosecuting website operators at an increasing rate with more severe penalties. State attorneys are exercising subpoena power and commencing enforcement actions more than ever before and the United States has not been shy about seizing websites that are suspected of violating applicable law. Additionally, private civil lawsuits in both the federal and state courts involving online businesses and the internet are an everyday occurrence and at all-time highs. Almost all traditional (brick and mortar) successful business operators make legal compliance a top priority and usually won’t even open their doors for business…

Read More
Back To Top