If I used my own personal computer to write the code for an app, but tested the app on a company phone, do they have any claim to it? Wouldn't that be the same as downloading an app from the app store in terms of not having a claim to IP?
The answer will largely depend on if you built the app for your company or while working for your company for their benefit and also what if any, your employment agreement or handbook states about Intellectual Property while working for the company. I suggest you contact an attorney so your...Read more »
I own a small ecommerce website where I sell some items bearing the names of very famous people from the past, like Michael jackson, muhamad ali, marilyn monroe, etc, can I get in trouble for doing that? A corporation recently contacted me regarding using the name of Frida Khalo on my site, she is... Read more »
I made an album cover for a very famous rap artist, and I sent it to him. A few days later he posted it on his official Instagram for millions to see, but he cropped my logo off of the bottom. Now the image is being used in thousands of places on the internet without my permission, and the famous... Read more »
It appears you likely do have a case for copyright infringement. If you created the album cover, you are the copyright owner. You have the right to determine whether your work is reproduced. One thing to consider is whether your message to him granted him permission to use the artwork. An...Read more »
The official website is with a nonprofit organization and I allowed them to put my bio and link my blog page with their membership list. Could a person from the organization use the same information on their website without my permission?
Is it legal for Facebook to discriminate against white people? I have several screenshots of times when I have reported blatantly racist posts that endorse things such as black supremacy, calling white people stereotypes and derogatory terms, etc. and Facebook replies saying it doesn't violate... Read more »
They terminated us without warning. 4 years of meeting sales and no write ups and then, bam. So I'm aware that legally I can't do anything. We can be terminated for any reason. But I'd like to bring a little truth out via Youtube and Facebook regarding their actions and conduct in... Read more »
I will simply answer that you do so at your own risks. Telling the truth is a defense to libel and slander, but if you go to far in your comments you may trigger a response by your ex-employer. You might want to actually consult with an employment lawyer as to the comments you desire to post on...Read more »
My father passed in 1995; his poem is Christian and I want to submit it to a Christian website. I would not be paid for this. Is publishing his poem legal or are there copyright issues I need to sort out first?
I am a United States citizen, I reside and conduct business in the United States. I have a website that is visible and conducts business worldwide. If I send a marketing email to a user in India, and say I make a mistake and do not unsubscribe the user on his request, which is legal in India, but... Read more »
If you are doing business in the U.S., and if in the course of so doing business you violate a U.S. federal statute, presumably you can be sued in the U.S. for damages resulting from such violation. If the statute includes a fine (in addition to actual damages), the plaintiff could recover those...Read more »
We are planning to launch a Platform as a Service in the hospitality sector in United States (Florida). The clubs should sign up on our online platform where they can post their venues for possible guests. Well, as a startup it's hard gaining clubs as our clients especially... Read more »
It's not a simple question, but if you "scrape" only publicly available information and do not copy the exact verbiage — plus avoid using trademarked logos — the site should be safe. Your reference to uploading "flyers" is problematic, though, because copyright law...Read more »
We live in Florida. We have been divorced for 6 years. We have always used email. Two months ago, I started getting responses to my emails saying that he longer accepts emails and to text instead. Do I have to comply? (I think that he simply does not want his email rants on the record.)
I suggest that you refer to the provisions of your parenting plan and/or final judgment that pertain to communication between the parents on the default communication methods. If both email and text were checked, typically email is used for long/substantive messages and texts are used for short...Read more »
hello, I am freelancer web designer, and a client is asking me to design the screens for an app, but I believe that the app he wants to develop is illegal, but I only have to do the design but I do not know if after I can have problems with the law for be the designer on this app.
I believe I answered this but if the risk is jail time you always want to contact a criminal defense attorney and if necessary pay for the consultation. Depending on the nature of the site, if it was for instance involved in child porn or a fraudulent scheme it's possible you could face charges.
I asked the person to stop twice since I wanted to just move on with my life, but he would not stop, even when I told him that I was in danger of dying from my blood pressure, and pulse skyrocketing, they would not stop. He was also asked by another party to stop, yet he would not. He showed... Read more »
Digging into annulments and expunged records as well as saying he was using his clearance to practice his cyber investigating and supposedly randomly came across an old profile on Ashley Madison. I know you need to specifically search for someone it just doesn't randomly give you all the... Read more »
A company is suing me because I posted a defamatory comment on it in a blog. The company is now accusing me of other postings on other blogs, which I never did. In its lawsuit, under the Statement of Facts, there is only one accusation against me. That accusation states: “The defendant posted... Read more »
Without getting an attorney, you will most likely lose. But yes, you either admit, deny, or say you are without knowledge concerning the individual paragraphs in the complaint, and you also need to set up affirmative defenses.
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