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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, Tax Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello I am a student at William Paterson University I have a project where I have to interview a lawyer.

I have project to turn in on Friday and my assignment is to interview a lawyer is anyone available at this time. I just want to ask a couple of question

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Dec 5, 2018

This is not the purpose of this forum. Call an attorney during their business hours.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can a pro se litigant subpoena phone records from Cricket Wireless?

Cricket Wireless phone records are not available to customers. Client needs detailed phone call records for one date to help fight a cell phone ticket in court. Client does not have legal representation, and will represent herself in court. How can she get this information from Cricket Wireless... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 19, 2018

That is not your problem as you do not need to be using your phone to get a cell phone ticket, just holding it for example is enough unless you fall under one of the exceptions. A pro se will rarely ever win a ticket in court as even most lawyers have a low success rates for cell phones tickets.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey, what are the teen sexting laws? If I am 16 and my girlfriend is 18, can we send private sexual photos?

I thought about doing stuff by sharing private sexual photos with her and talking to her about sending them too, but I want to know what is legal first. If she is an adult sending them to me is that legal?

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Nov 8, 2017

You both run the risk of being charged with possession of child pornography. In addition, it is a very bad idea to share nude or intimate pictures of yourself with anyone.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Would this be considered a crime? I recently signed into my college wi-fi using my own credentials to redirect traffic.

Would this be considered a crime? I recently signed into my college wi-fi using my own credentials to redirect internet traffic through my laptop.

This enabled me to view both student and professor login credentials

Three days laterr, I was questioned by the school police, arrested... Read more »

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Feb 12, 2017

A great deal more information is needed and you should have an in person consultation to go over all of those questions. If you have been charged, then obviously it is being considered a crime. Could it affect your immigration status, yes absolutely. But I am confused about your facing trial.... Read more »

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