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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Questions about Non-Consensual deathbed photos?

This begins with my Uncle who was omitted into the ER after he went into the Hospital for a common checkup.

He was immediately induced into a coma, due to Respiratory Concerns, and passed away Weeks after.

Now my Interest, or rather Confusion begins with someone completely unrelated... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: I am being texted by my moms neighbor. I used to live there but moved out two years ago. I never have spoken to him.

I don't know how he received my number but he started sending me pictures and messages in a foreign language. I ignored all messages as I assumed they were from a mistaken sender until one day I receive a picture of the cars in front of my moms house. I google the number and we trace it to my... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 22, 2022

I also think a restraining order may be a good idea given what you've shared. Given this is not a close family member, you'll need to speak with an attorney about filing a request for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order. Good luck. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Internet Law, Small Claims and Stockbroker Fraud for Texas on
Q: Can I get through legal ways my $250 back I paid for an online education service?

Several weeks ago I bought an online education service through Twitter (they assign you a user and password to help you learn cryptos and stocks). I paid $250 with my PayPal account for this. Two weeks into this, I realized the owner was not responsive at all (not answering my messages), at least... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Internet Law for Indiana on
Q: In Indiana what happens if an adult female sexts a 16 yr old male

Female 39 yrs old sexts 16 yrs old male. They then turn 40 and 17. They sext over Snapchat and it is mutually consensual. What can happen to the adult female?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Someone is blackmailing me after receiving pictures of my exposed body. How do I handle this if they are Underaged?

This person sent photos first. Then threatened to expose me unless I sent them money? They did send it to one person without my consent already.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Sep 21, 2022

By your opening admission, this is the bed that you made, so I doubt the Florida courts will get involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Municipal Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Do I need a consent form from a stranger to show them in a monetized YouTube video?

I'm planning on making YouTube videos in which I record conversations with people in public places (with a cashier, waiter, person at the park, etc.) and then use that clip to help teach people English by explaining the meaning of what I and the stranger said. My YouTube channel is... Read more »

J. Tanner James
J. Tanner James
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A signed release is always your best option. Depending on your location, you could be dealing with privacy laws AND publicity laws, and a failure to obtain a signed release could expose you to serious civil liability. Given the purported nature of your videos, I would imagine participants would... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Internet Law for Florida on
Q: When I was a teenager, I used racial slurs in screenshotted Snapchat messages. As an adult, I'm a changed man.

When I was an immature teenager, I used racial slurs in screenshotted Snapchat messages. As an adult, I'm a changed man who regrets saying any of those words. I come from a wealthy family and am concerned that the man who screenshotted these messages will one day release these screenshots for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Hello I am wondering if a lawsuit can be brought against yahoo for strong arming customers into their prem tech suppt.

I called yahoo today about an issue with receiving an email from TIKTOC. I had no trouble getting in my emails on my cell phone or desktop computer at all and use it daily. After speaking to the Agent I was logged out on all devices to my yahoo account then told I had to reset the password. An old... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 17, 2022

It may be considered false or deceptive advertising under California Business and Professions Code § 17200.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: GoDaddy Domain Issue

Our company owns a domain called <name disclosed> which serves as an online shop and has generates several hundreds of thousands of USD in sales.

Our domain was registered with GoDaddy.com years ago.

On Thursday, 15th September 2022, I called Godaddy explaining to them that I... Read more »

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Sep 16, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

yes, filing a lawsuit against the company would probably be possible, but I strongly advice you to consult it with an attorney at law so he can check all the details and analyse the situation. By doing this, you will have better understanding of your chances in this case.

0 Answers | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: I have avideo of me on social media thst I believe could be considered harassment or defamation but the video is bad

I was in the state of Illinois to do what I admit was illegal but it was a citizen sting operation as in no police involved. It was recorded and posted on social media I believe that this is harassment or maybe even defamation so I asked the individual to remove it but he responded by Insulting me... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can an adult send an explicit photo to another adult BUT the picture was from when they were a minor?

Photo was from when they were underage

0 Answers | Asked in Gaming and Internet Law for Idaho on
Q: Hello! I played blackout bingo through an app and won huge amount of money but they won’t give it to me

They said I committed “fraud” and I am blindsided because they said I used VPN or software, which I didn’t. I just want my money back, can I sue them?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New York on
Q: Is it possible to file a lawsuit against a company for sending an inappropriate email even if they were hacked?

A racial slur was used.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 12, 2022

It could depend on the total circumstances and the severity. If you're looking at it in terms of an intentional tort type of setting, the hacking would be raised as an issue. More information is needed, but keep in mind that these types of cases might not be handled on a contingency basis.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: About internet crime

Hi,

I joint a forum, and posted something to reply someone's post. However, the admin of this forum did not like what I said. Instead of deleting my post, the admin changed my words to something entirely different. Is it a crime to do so? If it is a crime, then where/how do I report... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it possible to not know if you had a restraining order that was put on you 5 months ago in Michigan?

A woman I reported to the police in May made a tiktok video with me with my pics name and another females pictures accusing us of stalking her and talking to her man. She labeled me stalker no.1 with a restraining order she claims she filed 5 months ago. When I went to the police to complain about... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 9, 2022

If there were a restraining order - more technically called a PPO - the police should have told you when you reported this.

You can go to the circuit court in your county to see if one has been filed.

I suppose you could try to sue this person civilly - and you possibly have some...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law for California on
Q: Have a copyright infringement question? can u help?

received a threatening letter to cease and desist for sharing a photo on facebook... it was a photo of a some mountains...nothing x-rated or of a person.....

I immediately deleted the photo...but received 2nd letter threatening and asking for money or else will go to court......what shall we do?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 17, 2022

Likely a scam. Hard for them to get any money from you if they cannot prove much in the way of damages. Feel free to contact me for some assistance if you still need help.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Maryland on
Q: If someone is being harassed online to extent of having the Amazon wish list stalked what can they do?
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Can they see your Amazon wish list without having your login information? I recommend changing your password on your Amazon account.

If someone is harassing you, you can file for a Peace Order. You can research what is necessary to get a Peace Order and the elements of harassment. Note...
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