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Q: Is it illegal to post court documents and someone’s home address online in New York ?

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A: In New York, it is generally legal to post court documents that are a matter of public record, such as court orders and decisions, online. However, it is illegal to post someone's home address online if it is intended to be used to harass or threaten them. New York has specific laws, such as the New York Civil Rights Law section 50-a, which protects the privacy of certain government employees, including police officers, by prohibiting the disclosure of their personnel records without their consent. It is important to be aware of any applicable laws and regulations before posting personal information online.

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