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0 Answers | Asked in Communications Law for Indiana on
Q: Communication I pay for a number, and someone else has same number on a free wifi platform and receives all my calls etc

I pay for a phone number on a month to month basis no contracts. Someone else has the same number on a free Wi-Fi platform and is able to receive and intercept all my phone calls and text messages. Is this legal or is there some type of violation to any rights that may or may not have dealing with... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Communications Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I sue Metro PCS for taking my phone number without my consent?Can I sue Straight Talk for allowing it?Whos at fault?

I have been a Straight Talk user for nearly 3 years. My phone number was recently stolen from me by Metro PCS without my consent. It was transferred from Straight Talk to Metro PCS. I would like to sue one or both of the companies for allowing this to happen. It has been nearly 4 days without my... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a debtor refuse to provide you the file number with their office and requests to cease calling?

I have a judgment for a debt I did not dispute. I have no problem paying it, and could have done so already. The debtor allows online payments but you have to have the file number with their office in order to do so. I have asked for this information 3 times and they have continuously ignored me,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: My child was included in a broadcast on a news channel. Am I entitled to a copy of the broadcast?

Child is underage and I am the guardian/parent. Sent email requesting it and they claim they can't due to some copyright excuse. I've never heard of this from other requests I've made of other news outlets.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 12, 2022

Whether they must give you a copy would depend on the terms of the agreement you made with them when you gave them permission to make a video using your child. They own the copyright in the video recording, but can only use it and broadcast it within the terms of your permission and agreement to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Construction Law, Education Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for New York on
Q: can you help me sue my dead grandma

they dead

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 6, 2022

If this involves something with an estate or will, you might have better chances of a reply in the Probate or Estate Planning categories under New York. But in either case, it would be difficult for attorneys here to reach out to you to help with a lawsuit - this forum does not work like an... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for New York on
Q: My question is about 4th and 1st amendment rights on the internet, involving government directed actions

If a sitting congressman doesn't like the content of my speech, and demands that social media ban me for my speech, after the social media company confirmed that my speech was not in violation of their TOS, and then the social media bans me for the speech due to the US congressmans direction,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Communications Law for Indiana on
Q: Can someone get a protective order or file for harassment after 3 days of texting

I was in a relationship with them for about 2 years and texting I love you and sorry for 3 consecutive days and they messenged me the 4th and we've been talking since

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Hello, I would like to know if this type of offense could be exponged form your record?

A citation of discharging a firearm with in city limits 8001

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Communications Law for Tennessee on
Q: Friend filed a protective order in TN against abuser. He called her&we recorded him admitting to abuse. Inadmissible?

TN has a one-party consent recording law, so if the temporary protective order wasn't in place, I'd imagine we'd be able to submit the recording as evidence. But I'm hazy on the legality of the protective order - I know it is illegal for him to call her. TN law dictates... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Formation, Business Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Do I have a case to have an inquiry removed from my credit history?

PayPal reported to the credit agencies that I signed up for PayPal credit. I checked out their disclosure agreement and it never said in there that they’re authorized to do this.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: Attorney malpractice? I'm not sure where to go from here

After paying attorney in full, he has failed to respond and get back to me for days/weeks. The day he was paid he was to schedule a plea hearing and stated it'd be 2 weeks from when paid. He said he was calling the DA to schedule but each week theres something different said and now he... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Communications Law for Illinois on
Q: Would a restraining order work against a county sheriff

There is ongoing surveillance, which appears abusive

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I live in a apartment have rented this apartment for over a year. Today I was walking I took short cut and walked across

The neighboring apartment building the one directly beside mine. As I was doing so a couple of the people over there came out cussing me trying to fight me saying I was trespassing. I kept walking saying i was sorry I didn’t know and didn’t mean to upset anyone, while they continued to... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Dec 2, 2021

Technically it could be considered criminal trespass in the third degree if there are clear signs that this is private property or that you are in a housing development or section 8. If you were not charged by the police you likely don’t have anything to worry about.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Is background music copyrighted if Video live feeding a parade to a YouTube channel?

I plan on Live feeding the Mummers Day Parade in Pennsylvania to my Youtube channel. The marching bands play music and there is other background music in the parade. Would those music sources be considered "fair use" for News Reporting of the event?

My channel is mostly outdoor... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 3, 2021

This is not a simple question and it may not be cost-effective to retain counsel. But you need to play it safe and make sure you have written consent to record. Fair use is a complex issue. Your channel is for profit, and unless you have the proper corporate entity for your YouTube channel, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Communications Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: What form do I need for an amendment that covers communications about my children and properties please?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 20, 2021

amendment to what?

will/trust?

holographic or written? notarized?

is this a family law question? i only handle criminal and PI...............

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