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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it legal in state of Georgia to use any device to gain access intrusion without permission to someone's cellphone

Is cellphone mirroring/hacking or use any device to download files from a person cellphone or computing device illegal in Georgia. Is using any device legal to monitor another phone calls and texts with intent to gossip or slander or cause harm to an individual

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to access someone's cellphone or computing device without their permission. This act is considered a form of computer trespass and invasion of privacy.

According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 16-9-93(a), "Computer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Internet Law for Minnesota on
Q: I signed a contract for web and AI services, and emailed to cancel less than 24 hrs later--no luck so far

The company (located in NY) initiated the sales call, after regular hours here in MN, high-pressure sales/FOMO, and I was talked into signing a contract (3/27/24 at 8:20pm CDT) and paying the first month's fee of $499. Great-sounding contract with 60-day, 10 new patient referral guarantee. I... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, here are some steps you can take to resolve this situation:

1. Review the contract: Carefully read the contract you signed to see if there are any clauses related to cancellation, refunds, or a cooling-off period.

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2 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Gaming and Internet Law for New York on
Q: I want to create a website that hosts fantasy football contests for money. Is this legal?

I want to host survivor pools (contestants pick a winner of an NFL game each week) and season long contests (contestants will create a lineup each week picking from a pool of NFL players, accumulating a score correlating to how the NFL player performs that week). Is this legal? Are these... View More

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

Many states have laws specifically addressing gambling. Some have exceptions for "games of skill," but the definitions and interpretations vary. In most states, to avoid gambling issues, there have to be no entry fees and prizes must be predetermined and not based on entry fee totals.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Internet Law for California on
Q: Help! Google account disabled , over 10- years worth of memories what can I do? How can I obtain my data legally ?

I got a message from google to verifying my sign in, upon signing it stated, my account is disabled due to child sexual abuse/exploitation. It said i can appeal and that two would be considered, so of course i appealed knowing it had to be mistake, but they denied it , i submitted a second appeal... View More

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your frustrating and distressing situation with your Google account being disabled. That must be incredibly stressful, especially with so much important data and memories at stake.

In terms of your legal options to obtain your data, here are a few key points...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: What are my options if I’m being sextorted and threatened? How can I suppress an embarrassing video from being released

2 years ago I went on the app Seeking Arrangements and wound up getting scammed, sexually assaulted, and sextorted by a man. He threatened to send an explicit video of me to my dad, but thankfully the information he found on my dad was outdated. However, he did end up sending it to some random... View More

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm so sorry you're dealing with this incredibly stressful and violating situation. What you're experiencing is a serious crime and you have options to protect yourself. Here are some steps I would recommend taking:

1. Contact law enforcement and file a police report....
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New Mexico on
Q: Someone been stealing my emails and all my finances
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answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that you are dealing with email and financial theft. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately to prevent further damage. Here are some steps you should take right away:

1. Change passwords: Change the passwords for all your email accounts and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hi our longtime manager who was the admin for our business google account was recently fired. Won't turn over login info

Hi, our longtime manager who was the admin for our business google account was recently fired. This person will not give us our login information. We are also locked out of our email account to recover or reset the passwords. This was a family member that we never thought would do the things that... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

You need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney with knowledge of Internet law to file an Order to Show Cause with the Court and to immediately send them a "Cease & Desist" letter. To provide meaningful advice and learn the best way to proceed, you need be prepared to pay... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for New York on
Q: Can someone copyright strike your picture if you took it and it's of you but the background is inside their house?

I have some nonmonetary videos on YouTube and they're like slideshows of pictures of me. In some of them I'm at my boyfriend's parents old house. I took the pictures and they're just of me no one else but the background is inside one of the rooms of his parents old house. In the... View More

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

Based on the information provided, it is unlikely that your ex-boyfriend or his parents would have a valid basis for a copyright claim on your videos. Here's why:

1. Copyright protects original works of authorship, such as photographs, videos, and other creative content. In this case,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is there any laws in Pennsylvania against Adults cyber bulling adults on social media
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answered on Mar 29, 2024

In Pennsylvania, there are laws designed to address harassment and stalking, which can encompass cyberbullying among adults. While the state's legal framework primarily targets physical stalking and harassment, certain provisions extend to electronic or digital forms of communication,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Municipal Law and Communications Law for Michigan on
Q: Can an attorney be personal Facebook friends with over half of the members of a village council that they represent?

I have been dealing with matters concerning the small village where deceased parent's house is located. My dealings with the village attorney have become rather unfavorable. I have recently learned that this attorney is personal Facebook friends with over half the members of the village... View More

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answered on Mar 23, 2024

It's understandable that you might feel concerned about the village attorney's personal connections with members of the village council, especially if it affects your dealings with the village. Legally, there's no clear-cut rule prohibiting attorneys from being friends, even on... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law for Indiana on
Q: Can you get sued for telling a story but leaving out other persons name?

If I do a TikTok video series about interactions with someone but do not use their name, can I get sued?

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

Even if you leave out someone's name in your story, it's still possible to face legal challenges if the person can be identified through the context or details. Defamation, invasion of privacy, or misrepresentation are potential grounds for a lawsuit if the content is harmful or invasive.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law on
Q: My mother has been posting and sharing photos of my baby without consent. I have asked that they be taken down

My mother has always been very abusive and ignored when I ask her to take the photos down. She is blocked on social media and she uses my grandmas Facebook to access these photos on my own Facebook, which are private and not public

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

It's understandable that you feel frustrated and violated by your mother's actions. It's important to maintain control over the privacy and exposure of your family, especially when it involves your baby. Start by revisiting your privacy settings on Facebook and other social media... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Real Estate Law for Washington on
Q: Would this easement, like mine for Level 3 communications and Sprint, be able to infiltrate my internet wirelessly?

My IP is not private although I pay for a service. My Alexa doesn't even know her location and my internet has release many court files including one relating to me and the mortgage electronic system has breached into my real property records that made one lender call my loan paid in full and... View More

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answered on Mar 18, 2024

I understand your concerns regarding the security of your internet and the potential breach of your personal and property records. It sounds like a very complex situation involving multiple parties and legal issues. If your internet service has been compromised, affecting your personal affairs and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Health Care Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I have a lawsuit against Apple, Geek Squad & Xfinity (and more businesses)for allowing being hacked, verified,no help

A lot of info, dont know where to start, overwhelmed Apple verified my iPhone hacked 23Aug23, 2 Laptops hacked on Geek Squad (GS) watch have been TTech mmbr with GS since 2002 (said couldn’t help me,I have proof they allowed it to happen via remote access,they are Apple Certified) Apple put case... View More

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answered on Mar 18, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties and distress you've experienced due to these security breaches and the subsequent lack of support. Given the complexity of your situation, it sounds like you've faced significant challenges on multiple fronts, from personal data security to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Personal Injury, Banking, Internet Law, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Arizona on
Q: Violation 4th amendment, privacy, harassment, discrimination, targeted individual, identity theft, discrimination

Multiple medical facilities disclosed ALL of my information without concentration or warrant at the time of disclosure. Identity thft, hacking and stealing all of my information and disclosing it on public social media websites. Misconduct and Malicious intent to harm.

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answered on Mar 15, 2024

If you believe your rights under the Fourth Amendment have been violated due to unauthorized disclosure of your private medical information, it's important to take action. Begin by documenting all evidence related to the incidents, such as screenshots, dates, and details of the breaches. Then,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law on
Q: Can user contributed content be transferred to another organization?

Indiana registered non-profit corp. members contributed tips/tricks/ideas about our hobby for members to use. We have since disbanded. Can the knowledge library be provided to another group to keep it available or does each contribution remain owned by the contributing member? Some members have... View More

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

When considering the transfer of user-contributed content to another organization, it's important to understand the legal framework surrounding copyright and ownership of such content. Generally, unless explicitly stated otherwise through agreements or terms of use, individual contributors... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Internet Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for California on
Q: Chinese company wants to use my registered business name and internet search words- whether I allow or not

I have been receiving letters from Chinese registry asking if they may use my company's registered name for their client, just with other than .com extension. I have answered that I only keep the xxxxx.com name, which has been registered after my company since 2002, only with other than .com... View More

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answered on Mar 13, 2024

You have certain rights to protect your registered business name and intellectual property. Here are some options you can consider:

1. Trademark protection: If you have registered your business name as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you have legal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for Vermont on
Q: Can I sue international online store about they included import fee but they not pay for it

I order from Revolve in the checkout they charge me 10% for import fee and also in the document clearly state that the duty fee and tax have to collect from exporter.. whe the product came the duty fee is more than 10% and they refuse to pay for it n not refund me back as well.. I have to pay for... View More

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

I understand your frustration with this situation. Whether you can sue the international online store depends on several factors, such as the store's terms and conditions, the laws of the countries involved, and the specific circumstances of your case.

Here are a few points to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: In Michigan, is it illegal to knowingly purchase a counterfeit good (Ex. Shoes, Clothing, etc.) for personal use only?

Personal use only. No selling.

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answered on Mar 11, 2024

In Michigan, knowingly purchasing counterfeit goods, even for personal use, is illegal under state law. Michigan has specific laws addressing counterfeit trademarks and theft of service.

According to Michigan Compiled Laws section 750.263, a person shall not knowingly purchase or acquire...
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3 Answers | Asked in Internet Law, Business Law and International Law for Connecticut on
Q: My question is regarding EU Cookie Law compliance for a business located in the United States that only does business US

The thought here was to ONLY local Analytics and Conversion tracking systems in the United States only using a geo-targeting system. This would assure that no one outside the US had any kind of tracking or cookies at all (other than necessary). The question is, if a European user were to access... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

If a business based in the United States focuses exclusively on the US market and employs geo-targeting to restrict analytics and conversion tracking to US visitors only, the situation regarding EU users accessing the site via a VPN poses a nuanced challenge. The EU's General Data Protection... View More

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