Website Attorney, Corey Silverstein Assists Ad Network To Defeat Secondary Copyright Claims: ALS Scan v. JuicyAds. The plaintiff in this case is well-known pornographer/litigator ALS Scan. Today’s case involves an ad network, Tiger Media, which runs the JuicyAds network catering to pornography websites. ALS Scan’s real targets are alleged “pirate Internet sites” with names like imghili.net; namethatpornstar.com; slimpics.com; cumonmy.com; bestofsexpics.com; teenbe.com; mymaturespace.com; spankwiki.net; and stooorage.com. “Plaintiff alleges that it has sent 195 separate email notifications to JuicyAds with multiple examples of infringing ALS images on certain Publishers’ websites, but JuicyAds refuses to terminate these Publishers’ accounts.” ALS Scan also alleges it signed up a sting account with JuicyAds called “www.stolenalspictures.com” with the headline “Infringing ALS Photos Made Free,” but JuicyAds did not remove it from the network. (This account is strikingly similar to the Ninth Circuit’s hypothetical “stolencelebritypics.com” example in Perfect 10 v. ccBill–which ALS Scan chose to imitate even though ccBill was a defense win). Tiger moved to dismiss the complaint. The court grants the motion. Read the full story on the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.
LOS ANGELES — A federal judge yesterday sided with JuicyAds and dismissed a lawsuit that accused the adult ad network of profiting from pirate sites that use its service to generate revenue. The case, filed this past summer at Los Angeles federal court by adult publisher ALS Scan, was the first where an ad traffic company stood accused of aiding pirate sites. ALS Scan sued JuicyAds, content delivery network CloudFlare and other third parties for copyright infringement carried out by its users. ALS Scan, in its complaint, said it alerted Juicy Ads 195 times about infringing activities of several customers, but that it took no action in response and continued to offer services. “[J]uicyAds and Cloudflare make money by continuing to do commerce with sites that draw traffic through the lure of free infringing content,” ALS Scan said in the complaint. But JuicyAds moved to dismiss the case on grounds that ALS Scan, a website (“All Ladies Shaved”) that is operated by the parent company that owns MetArt, failed to state a claim for secondary liability against the traffic company. Read the full story on XBIZ.
Law360, Los Angeles (October 3, 2016, 11:25 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday dismissed Tiger Media Inc. from a pornography producer's $10 million suit claiming the Canadian company operates an ad network supporting websites that illegally distribute its adult content, but granted the porn company permission to file an amended suit. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted Tiger Media’s motion to be dropped from a copyright infringement suit brought by ALS Scan Inc. against eight different companies the pornography provider claims are either websites displaying the infringing adult content or third-party service providers... Read the full article at Law 360.
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,…
Silverstein Legal is very pleased to announce that in response to client demand, Silverstein Legal now accepts Paxum as a form of payment for legal services in addition to Credit Card, ACH, Wire, PayPal, check and money order. Silverstein Legal’s founding and managing attorney, Corey Silverstein is very excited about the law firm’s new relationship with Paxum and looks forward to continuing to provide Silverstein Legal clients with the best legal representation in the internet, website and informational technology arenas. Please visit the Our Services page to learn about all of the different areas of law that Silverstein Legal practices. Because Silverstein Legal provides legal services to so many websites and online businesses located across the globe, Paxum is just another mechanism to make obtaining website legal services more convenient for the firm’s clients. If you or your business is looking for a website attorney or website lawyer, please contact us today.
It is with great pleasure that Silverstein Legal announces that on July 26, 2016, website attorney Corey Silverstein was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Being admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is great addition to Corey Silverstein’s lengthy list of bar admissions, which already include: the State of Michigan, the State of Arizona, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Lawyer, Corey Silverstein is the founding and managing attorney of Silverstein Legal and spends the majority of his time practicing litigation, transactional, and defense related to information technology law (IT law), website law, internet law, free speech, contract law and much more.
This year’s Affiliate Summit East (2016) took place from July 31, 2016 – August, 2 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY. The three-day conference was filled with affiliates, merchants, vendors, networks, service providers, web hosts, payment solutions, and traffic brokers from across the world. This year, internet attorney Corey Silverstein attended the conference and provided legal advice and insight to some of the most successful online businesses in the world. No topic wasn’t discussed as Corey Silverstein talked about some of the biggest legal issues faced by internet entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Among the many topics discussed, attorney Silverstein talked about the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), intellectual property rights, intellectual property litigation, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), contractual matters, mass email issues, data privacy, cyber security, advertisement blocking, terms of service, privacy policies and more. The law and legal issues that internet businesses and websites face is more complex than ever and the Affiliate Summit East 2016 was a tremendous opportunity for internet law to be front and center of the discussion. To learn more about the Affiliate Summit East 2016 conference and upcoming events, I encourage you to check out the Affiliate…
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We had the pleasure to sit down and talk with Corey, owner of the Law Offices of Corey 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 business…