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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, International Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: Hello.

I want to create a VOD website for movies. The idea is that it will work as a fundraising site for artists, so That the projects will be presented to customers who will then donate to finance the production of the movie, once it is produced they will receive a copy of the film, to stream in our... Read more »

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Nov 30, 2022

It sounds like a crowdfunding campaign for a creative project in development, where the entrepreneur takes back orders before actually having the inventory to fill the orders. Check out kickstarter as a possible starting point. Many creative entrepreneurs have used it to successfully launch their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, International Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: needing help with dealing with a uruguayan resident in minnesota.

I have a uruguayan resident cyberstalking me and others for 2+ years, affecting my mental health + work. They started stalking me in early 2020, and i am afraid to have social media accounts so they won’t affect me/my friends anymore. i am a disabled artist and this person has affected my ability... Read more »

Sarah Gad
Sarah Gad
answered on Nov 26, 2022

Unfortunately, it sounds like you have a cyberstalker, and you're not alone. As many as 8% of Americans report being stalked online at some point in their life. In many cases, it's possible to get rid of the person on your own by locking down your social media and other accounts. But if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: Hi I have questions about ucc laws. Are ucc laws applicable in Eu country too like Hungary or only in USA!?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 24, 2022

The international law attorneys here would probably know this best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The UCC is applied mainly in U.S. states and territories (with several exceptions). But keep in mind that parties who form a contract could insert provisions as to what laws would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, International Law and Probate for Nevada on
Q: I live in nevada but my father died 5 days ago in Cairo egypt. How do I get my Inheritance and life insurance policy's

I am an only child and my father wasn't married. My father was Muslim- I am not. I am female. My father told me about the bank accounts and investments and insurance policies he was leaving me. How do I get them when I'm in Nevada?

Kirk Kaplan
Kirk Kaplan
answered on Nov 19, 2022

An attorney familiar with Egyptian law will very likely provide a much better answer than I will. But just in case one does not leave an answer, maybe my answer will be a good start. In the US, the laws governing how property passes to heirs/descendants, depends upon residence of the deceased at... Read more »

Q: How do you make a document a court of record?
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Nov 13, 2022

What kind of document? Where is it from? What language is it in?

You can usually record a document that qualifies for recordation with the county clerk, in your instance the county clerk for Oklahoma County, which is downtown. The clerks are prevented by law from giving you any legal...
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Q: How would copyright or patent for musical equipment work internationally?

Let us say that Country XYZ has no such thing as copyright infringement and they make musical gear

with preexisting recordings from other companies, and it is perfectly legal in that country.

If a musician in the USA, where it would not be legal to use preexisting recordings from... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Oct 23, 2022

What you propose sounds a lot like copyright infringement. I don't understand your terminology--like what do you mean by "gear". An instrument, to me, is a horn, a guitar, a piano, etc., not something that reproduces pre-recorded data.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and International Law for California on
Q: Do "imported" music/synthesizer software have to meet US regulation on sampling and copyright? Or only in that country?

Hello. If I wanted to purchase a virtual synthesizer from a developer abroad that followed the sampling laws of the country it was made in, could I use that synthesizer in my music? In other words, if the sampling laws of that country were different than that of the US, how would that effect what... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Oct 23, 2022

I don't really understand your question, but intellectual property protections like trademarks, copyrights and patents protect the owner's rights, not yours nor that of the U. S. Government--while there are criminal infractions of various relevant statutes.

If you have permission...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and International Law on
Q: I posted a digital artwork on Instagram 2 years ago, and someone listed and sold it on OpenSea (NFT marketplace)

they have generated over $25,053.21 in total volume; I have also submitted a report to OpenSea and have yet to receive a response from them, can I take legal action on this matter? or any form of compensation

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Oct 12, 2022

This case can be very specific and I highly recommend you to contact a local intellectual property attorney who can advice you on this and handle your case properly. She/He can also provide you with your options, costs and so on.

I wish you a good luck with your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and International Law for California on
Q: International Independent Contractor law for wage claim

I am an independent contractor from the Philippines and my employer is a US citizen who has not paid for $2500 and more than 30 days past due. I need assistance in reference to the unsettled payment and corresponding charges for damages and other fees.

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
answered on Oct 5, 2022

Workers Compensation IS NOT a remedy for Independent Contractors. Wage Claims are NOT covered by the Workers Compensation Act of the Labor Code. (It sounds like it would, but it's just for employees who get physically hurt performing their job.) If you are an Independent Contractor, you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Washington DC on
Q: I’m getting married with an Au Pair that finishes contract before. How much time do we have for her not become ilegal?

I am marrying an AuPair. She was supposed to finish her program next May but she wants to quit due to bad relationship with the host family. Because she quits she technically has to leave the country “as soon as possible” but we are not sure how long that is. We want to get married as soon as... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 24, 2022

Is your girlfriend’s J visa subject to the two year residency requirement? If not, she may be able to adjust status after marriage. Discuss the facts of your situation with counsel in a private phone call.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and International Law for Oklahoma on
Q: exact rolls of what makes limited Partership agreement valued in state of Ok. can final judgment be inforce in jordan

defult judgment was taken civile partnership agreement. final judgment was taken as defulat jusdment with out my knoldge. now they are tryig to enforce the civil judgment in the country of jordn since i resid i jordan over seing the project.

os thier is an agreement of both vout state of... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Sep 23, 2022

I cannot answer your question about the basis for the default because I can't examine the court file. Default judgments are taken without the knowledge of the defendant (you), hence the term.

There is no treaty between the U. S. and the Kingdom of Jordan for the recognition of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and International Law for California on
Q: My husband served me divorce papers and he left country as he lost his immigration status.Does he get spousal support

We have been living separately for 3 years and marriage lifetime was only 1 year.

James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith PRO label
answered on Sep 10, 2022

This would be a question for international law since you would need to have those orders also recognized in the country that he is in.

Also, because of the short duration of the marriage, a long spousal support order is unlikely.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and International Law for New York on
Q: Can I get alimony or financial retribution?

My husband has abandoned me after 19 years of marriage. He transferred all his money overseas to Cyprus, Europe. He left me with no financial support here. He won a law suit settlement recently during our marriage. He is also a stakeholder in a restaurant (unsure of the percentage). He has also... Read more »

Derrick  Storms
Derrick Storms PRO label
answered on Sep 20, 2022

In New York, marital property is distributed through a process called equitable distribution. Many factors affect how the court will allocate marital property, such as the length of the marriage, each spouse's contribution to the marriage, etc. In some cases judges will split marital... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Ohio on
Q: I’m a legal permanent resident with a green card(Iranian refugee), how do I travel internationally without a passport?

I have to wait a few more years before I can be naturalized, how can I travel outside of the USA for vacation purposes for a few days(NOT TO MY BIRTH COUNTRY) without a passport, since I can’t get an American passport or an Iranian passport?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Aug 15, 2022

You need to apply for a travel document form I-131 which you could find at a governmental site

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Alaska on
Q: Need help with International Student in Canada marrying US Citizen

My girlfriend and I have been discussing the options for when it comes time for us to get married. She is a student in Canada, on a student visa and I am a US Citizen. If we file for CR-1, she is able to use the Embassy in Canada for her exams and interview or does it have to be the one from Brazil... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Aug 11, 2022

When you file the I 130 you can select the US consulate at which you would like her to process at. The CIS will do everything to accommodate your request, but ultimately it is their decision to make.

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Banking, International Law and Stockbroker Fraud for Florida on
Q: How do I get a Brazilian arbitration court default judgment enforced in US (Probably Florida)

I'm a citizen of Florida. A Brazilian company I was a partner in was stolen by forging my signature when I was out of the country. That company is now trading on the NYSE (with my forged signature). I sued and won in Brazilian Arbitration Court under UNCITRAL treaty. The judgment was to... Read more »

David H. Relkin
David H. Relkin
answered on Aug 4, 2022

There are a few distinct issues involved in your inquiry: the recognition of a Brazilian Arbitration Award and the attachment of US Company assets. (In order to answer, I will of course assume all the facts you stated are true unless they are contradictory.)

Even before reaching the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and International Law for California on
Q: Civil guard. case, petits had counsel. I asked the judge if I may retain counsel he says no we are done here get out!

Where my civil rights violate

Julie King
Julie King
answered on Jul 10, 2022

There isn’t enough information for anyone to help you. Unfortunately, it’s a bit like giving someone the last three pages of a book and asking if it was a good end to the story. I’m not a civil litigator (other than probate), but it sounds like you need a litigator to whom you can give much... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and International Law for Hawaii on
Q: Hypothetically. If a human being identifies as a canary wolf or some other non-human species. Is it murder

Hypothetically. It is not murder to kill an animal, unless endangered. So killing a canary, wolf or non-human species is not murder?

Lost in this 21st century world, got lost in the internet and read people's dark posts. Trying to gain sanity back into my head.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Under the common law which is the basis for our criminal (which can vary from state to state) is

Killing another human being with malice aforethought.

There's your answer

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and International Law for Texas on
Q: Hi, My spouse and I are Americans and Egyptians; if he divorced me in Egypt, what are my rights as Texas resident?

I’m 54 years old, married for 33 years, and unemployed ( I’m seeking a job); my husband and I are almost separated for 3 years. We do have a home in Sugar Land and joined banks accounts

( that he is controlling most of them, I don’t have online access except for one account). I’m... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jun 28, 2022

First and foremost: I know nothing about the law of Egypt except that it, too, is inherited from the British.

Go get yourself a lawyer tomorrow! Most lawyers will give you the first interview for free, and then try to work out a system of payment. You need to be the first to file and...
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Q: I need a lawyer to have international patent intellectual property rights for a non-US resident

for a non-US resident

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Jun 19, 2022

Patent lawyers very deal with international patent law on a daily basis. The way it works is that we are hired by a client who tells us which countries patent protection is needed, and we then coordinate patent work for our clients in all of those countries via local associates... Read more »

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