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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Internet Law and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: If I share my Facebook login with my son in a text message does that give my ex wife permission to login to messenger

She logged into my messenger account and read my personal messages and now is trying to use them against me to take away my shared parenting.

The messages are not to and from my son she used my sons old phone to obtain my personal password for my private messenger account and she logged... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

No, it doesn't give her permission.

On the other hand, though she may have "hacked" your account, there is nothing private about private facebook messages. All of those are routinely subpoenaed in custody proceedings and are discoverable information, particularly if they...
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Q: If a durable power attorney is printed off the internet will it say it was prepared by a attorney at the bottom of it a
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answered on Feb 25, 2024

No, a durable power of attorney document that is printed off the internet would not have any indication it was prepared by an attorney at the bottom of it.

Durable POA forms found online are generally basic templates or sample documents that individuals can print and fill out themselves....
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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: I tried to order something on internet. It came back customer is blacklisted. I have no idea what that means.
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answered on Jan 19, 2024

In Ohio, if you attempted to order something online and received a notification that the customer is blacklisted, it means that your name or some identifying information associated with your account has been flagged in a database as a potential risk or has been prohibited from making purchases.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: I tried to order something on internet. It came back customer is blacklisted. I have no idea what that means.
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answered on Jan 21, 2024

It sounds like you encountered an error message stating you have been "blacklisted" when trying to place an online order. Being blacklisted in this context typically means you have been banned or blocked from making purchases from a particular retailer or through a specific payment... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it okay to contact the police officer for an update on my case I'm a suspect in?

My apartment was raided and electronics seized on 7/6/2022 under a search warrant under Ohio revised code 2913.04

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answered on Nov 27, 2023

If your apartment was raided and your electronics were seized under a search warrant, it's understandable that you would want updates on your case. However, contacting the police officer directly may not be the best approach, especially if you are a suspect in the case. Police officers are... View More

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Q: Is AT&T Internet division subject to O.R.C. Section 1345.02 (Unfair or deceptive acts or practices) in arbitration?
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answered on Nov 23, 2023

Under Ohio law, specifically O.R.C. Section 1345.02, which deals with unfair or deceptive acts or practices, most businesses operating in the state, including AT&T's Internet division, are subject to these regulations. This law applies broadly to consumer transactions and is designed to... View More

Q: Google Disney CB government dark net Freedom act from 1988 I have a government agency infringement in music and art

Some desperado name carried requested I got Freedom act paper mailed to me and a ticket number for Sony music on my email address please I have victims of a lot of problems from Disney music private program

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

It sounds like you're dealing with a complex situation involving potential government agency infringement in the realms of music and art, possibly related to copyright or intellectual property issues. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of 1988 allows for the request of federal agency... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: What can I do legally if anything….

My ex posted an indirect threatening tiktok about shooting ur ex and recently posted a tiktok exposing my full name. Is there anything I can do seeing I don’t feel safe for me or my child now

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answered on Feb 16, 2023

You can file for a temporary protective order stating that you are being threatened and fear for your well being from social media posts. Print them out, head to the courthouse.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Legality of showing websites we've built for marketing agencies in our portfolio?

We previously worked for a Chicago-based Marketing Agencies developing websites. We're wondering now if we can display those websites in our portfolio legally. There was no written agreement with the agency. We're worried about getting sued if the agency sees those websites in our... View More

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Apr 26, 2022

If there was no written agreement with those agencies, then you retain the copyright in the materials that you created for them. They have the right to use the websites, but you actually own the copyright. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property attorney to review the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: If I record someone making a bomb threat in a school. Do I (the recorder) get first degree telecommunications harrass?

I recorded someone making a bomb threat in a class room and posted it. I am now being charged with the first degree misdemeanor telecommunications harassment. Am I guilty of this charge? I did not say anything in the video at all. I was also suspended 5 days for Filming. I am a minor by the way.... View More

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Mar 25, 2022

Your guilt or innocence here turn on your intent. If you were a party to making the threat, that is, if you made the video with the intention of helping this other person communicate their threat, then yes, you are guilty of telecommunications harassment. If you made the recording with the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a judge ordered me to stay off social media in Ohio?

I am on probation and am just wondering.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on May 24, 2021

It depends on the facts of the case and underlying charge. The short answer is probably yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a business video and audio surveillance record without letting any customers know he is doing this?

He can access the recordings online!

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Mar 29, 2021

Businesses are free to employ surveillance in most parts of the business. They cannot do so in changing and bathroom areas, or showers at places like gyms.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Ok so I was on Xbox and I simply said you should look up rule 34 and he actually did he's younger and I'm an adult
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 29, 2020

You should not be discuss pornography with minors online even in a joking fashion. Nothing is likely to come of this but you could be accused of contributing to the delinquency is a minor or a couple of other things.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Traffic Tickets and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Could someone find my address and name from my drivers license number?

Someone cut me off in vehicle in an Arby’s parking lot, stopped in front of me and wouldn’t let me through, so I had to lay on my horn to get them to move. After they moved and began flicking me off, I had to follow them around the corner because it was the only way out that I knew of. They... View More

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jun 8, 2020

Yes, they could possibly find your address or track you down. This sort of thing is how road rage escalates to tragic outcomes - even blowing your horn, or especially gesturing at them, could be dangerous. Everyone is tense. Do not engage with other drivers in traffic. Avoid eye contact. They... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my ex drop telecommunication harassment. Me and her talked over everything and everything is fine now

I really need an answer

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jun 14, 2019

Your ex can talk to the prosecutor but at the end of the day it’s the prosecutor’s call whether or not to continue the prosecution.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Social media rights to accounts on facebook

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Shouldn't people on social media such as fb have rights to there account. Even though you don't directly pay fb they allow adds that are forced on you and there collecting money because of you seeing them. So your essentially making money for fb and should be at minimum... View More

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
answered on May 28, 2019

Their ability to make money through your use is precisely why you are able to use it for free. Other paid platforms and services give you more rights and control. With that said, you still do retain a copyright in any picture or content you post (to the extent it’s your original — or licensed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: hello, i just had a question about suing someone/a company who said and put all over social media that i won $20k

and i had won $20,000 but they haven’t followed through with it and won’t answer me about it. can i sue them? i have proof they said that i won. it’s been 4 years

Mr.  Eugene Ray Critchett
Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett
answered on Apr 12, 2019

If it is not on-line now, I would probably move on. Litigating the issue may cost you more than $20,000.00.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: How do I gike spying charges on my roommate, when it is non traceable thru the internet?

I am almost 100% positive my roommate and gf are hacking into my laptop to spy, along with having access to the empty apartment nextdoor. How do I start anything to make it stop?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Mar 27, 2019

Although I am not admitted to practice law in Ohio, I doubt whether Ohio has any statute that covers this very specific unusual question. If I were you I would try to find some very sophisticated anti-virus software that will protect your laptop against all unwanted intrusion. Other than informing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I go to jail for somthing though Facebook
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Mar 7, 2019

Yep...saw a fellow go to jail once on a weapons under disability charges proved entirely by his Facebook account where he posted videos.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Would posting a website about a girl who cheated and made death threats be considered Telecommunications harassment.

Ohio, She lied to me and I am just posting the facts on a website about what she did. Ex. Fake suicide, Threaten to kill me, and Cheated on me a lot. I live in PA she lives in OH.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Feb 12, 2019

Depending on the context it could be. Why don’t you do yourself a favor and forget about her?

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