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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Internet Law and Trademark for Massachusetts on
Q: My dad was an ebay guy in the 90s . I was mailed to him then. Does he still controll it? Not used in years than

I found a catalogue mailed to my dads house. No postal stamp that I see. He was an EBay guy back in 98 to 02. I never knew of But a catalogue was mailed to his house with that in the name line. Could he still have controll of that name? Could it be sold to pay for his long term... Read more »

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich answered on Jul 9, 2021

alot of depends here. I think more facts are going to be needed.

best course of action would be to consult with an attorney

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Should I include any sort of legal text/disclaimer on my clothing store website?

I'm starting my first online clothing store. Should I include any sort of legal text on my website? My brand is not trademarked yet, I live in the US, and I'll be shipping to ePacket countries. Thank you!

William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman answered on Jun 30, 2020

Trademark protection is always recommended, including searching for any potentially-confusing marks. Otherwise, terms of use, privacy policy and such should all be considered for an e-commerce site. Please call or email if you need assistance with any of the above.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: What if your a victim of raqueterring

I’m getting a sounding heat for what an old aquaintence got involved in on a huger than huge level

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 6, 2018

I would answer but I do not know what a sounding heat is.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Internet Law and Intellectual Property for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I legally add the word 'fund' to the url for a website?

I am not a registered nonprofit or charity, but I help fundraise for one. Example:

Jonathan R. Roth
Jonathan R. Roth answered on Jan 23, 2018

It could be considered a material misrepresentation unless there is an agreement in place that protects, you, the charity and the donor.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Is it illegal to make a DIY notebook with logos on it on youtube ? i am not selling anything but i may monetize my video

for example i did a diy video it said HOMEWORK: , at the top , and the the nike logo in the middle with " just do it"

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 8, 2017

That sounds like trademark violation. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, International Law and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I am threatened and blackmailed by someone in another country. Can US police do anything about it?

My boyfriend living in another country has been blackmailing me with revenge porn and has threatened my life several times. I have lots of proof of this in text messages. When we met he also abused me. I don't know if going to the police will help because I have heard they have no jurisdiction... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Feb 8, 2017

The state has jurisdiction when its citizens are harmed or threatened. The more likely reason for this response is that they do not want to get involved because he is overseas and it takes a lot of effort to get him. Does he ever travel back to the states?

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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Are there any federal or state laws governing internet video games, i.e. BattlePirates by KixEye.

KixEye continues not to live up to their own TOS. If a player is banned from playing the game, they do not give a reason as to why they are banned other then they cheated. No specific examples of how they cheated or anything. In some cases the players that are banned have spent thousand of... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 12, 2016

It's much the same as a store having the right to refuse service to someone. You paid to play, and you enjoyed it whilst you did. Now they're banning you for alleged cheating. When you sign up to play, you accept their Terms of Use. Check their rules. If indeed they've broken their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Is Facebook allowed to make me install or execute unwanted software on my system?

Okay, so I recently got locked out of my Facebook account because they assumed that I had a virus on my system. No big deal, until I was forced to download an Antivirus software on my system and run a scan for viruses before I could log back in! I know that I don't have viruses on my system... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 12, 2016

If you want to use their service, then by installing the software and running it on your system, you're making that choice to comply with their request. I don't see how they're "forcing" you. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more... Read more »

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