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Website Attorney Corey Silverstein Admitted to US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

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.

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Internet Lawyer Corey Silverstein attends Affiliate Summit East 2016

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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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 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…

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First Amendment Attorney Corey Silverstein Weighs In

In an ongoing case being covered by Kim Russell of 7 Action News, free speech attorney Corey 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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Law Between the Sheets: Independent Contractor or Employee?

All too often, adult business operators spend so much time focusing on things such as obscenity, record-keeping and intellectual property that they neglect some important corporate issues, including taxation and employment law, which can have a tremendous impact on a business owner. Make no mistake about it, adult business operators need to be concerned with obscenity, record-keeping and intellectual property, but at the same time, they should not be forgetting about some other very important areas of corporate law. Every year around tax season, my office receives numerous telephone calls from clients (individuals and businesses) with concerns related to their own worker status or the worker status of someone providing services on their behalf. The classification of a worker as an employee or independent contractor is very important and any misclassification can create numerous issues. As you read through this article, it is essential to remember that you should always consult with your own attorney and accountant when it comes to employment law and taxations issues. Additionally, the IRS’ website, IRS.gov, contains a library of material that should be used as a resource for employers, employees and independent contractors. Please note that this article is based on U.S. federal tax…

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It’s Not Just Legal Jargon!

Don’t overlook provisions for Choice of Law, Forum Selection and Arbitration About a month ago, I started thinking about topics to cover in this column and right about the same time I had to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Office. As I was installing the software, a message popped up on my monitor that asked me whether I had read and understood the terms and conditions of the software upgrade. I can honestly say that I didn’t spend any more than 3 seconds reading the terms and conditions before I checked the box and proceeded with the installation. Seriously, does the average user actually spend the 10 hours it would take to read the 300-page document? No way! The average user wants to get on with the installation and use the damned software. Somewhere around the “Your installation is 35% complete” mark, the topic of this month’s article became clear. The adult industry is no different than any other industry: Every adult business is engaged in the process of being a party to a contract on a daily basis. The subject matter of the contract may change but ultimately the contract contains some very important provisions that are…

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Mounting Breaches: Are You Paying Enough Attention to Internet Security?

For those of you who haven’t been paying attention to the news, there is an epidemic in the online world and it’s getting worse. Last month JPMorgan Chase announced that 76 million households were affected by a recent security breach in which many individuals had their personal information stolen by hackers. To put things in perspective, JPMorgan Chase has 65.8 million open accounts including 30.1 million checking accounts. It’s the second largest mortgage originator in the U.S., and the third largest auto-lender not owned by a car manufacturer. According to the Identify Theft Resource Center, there have been 579 data breaches this year, a 27.5 percent increase over the same period last year. In addition to JPMorgan Chase, reportedly, Target, P.F. Chang’s, Jimmy John’s, Neiman Marcus, Michaels and Sally Beauty Supply have all recently fallen victim to massive hacks and data theft. Millions of pieces of data including names, birthdates, addresses, telephone numbers, drivers license numbers, credit card numbers and more are now in the hands of individuals with bad intentions. This sensitive data is being traded, sold and utilized unbeknownst to individuals all over the world. Sadly, the media doesn’t find all data breaches juicy enough to make the…

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Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent

According the National Conference of State Legislatures, “revenge porn” is defined as “the posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of people online without their consent, even if the photograph itself was taken with consent. A spurned spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend may get revenge by uploading photographs to websites, many of which are set up specifically for these kinds of photos or videos. The victim’s name, address and links to social media profiles are often included with the images, and some websites charge a fee to have the materials removed.” In case you haven’t noticed, numerous states across the U.S., the U.S. federal government and various provinces in Canada have been quite busy in 2013 and 2014 in their attempt to fight back against the revenge porn epidemic. Revenge porn has been labeled by lawmakers as a form of “cyberbullying” that is a wildfire raging out of control. Numerous jurisdictions have already passed or are in the process of passing laws that make revenge porn a serious crime. For example, Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer, recently signed a law that makes it a felony to post intimate images of others online without their consent. Under Arizona law, perpetrators of…

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Legal Sense: Tradeshow Etiquette

Instead of writing an article about a specific legal issue that the adult industry may be facing at the moment, I decided to write about something that has bothered me for quite some time. There is no shortage of tradeshows in the adult industry; in fact, some may argue that there may be too many tradeshows at the moment (I’ll save that discussion for another day). Nonetheless, like many other mainstream industries, tradeshows are an invaluable tool in the adult industry. The people who plan and present tradeshows spend a great deal of time and energy planning, organizing and ensuring that the events go smoothly for the benefit of its attendees. One thing that we can all agree on, is that tradeshows are expensive. Tradeshows are expensive in both money and your time. In terms of money, the costs associated with attending a tradeshow include, travel expenses, lodging, meals, entertainment and admission. Then of course there is your time; time away from your family, time away from the office, time away from doing whatever is included in your daily routine. So with the large financial and personal investment required to attend a tradeshow, you should be making the absolute most…

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