Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer That sounds like breach of IP rights, including copyright. Typically a Cease and Desist letter is the first step. What damage has been caused to you as a result? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY,...
Guvenc Acarkan's answer Copyright Act sets civil statute of limitations to 3 years and criminal proceedings statute of limitations to 5 years. (U.S. Title 17 Section 507). You will not be sued under Copyright Act. Whether there is a state law in California that has an unusual statute of limitations exceeding 18 years, I am not sure, but very very highly unlikely. The real question is are you still violating the Copyright Act with your current use of the downloaded music. If you still make use of the downloaded...
William John Light's answer Your personal data, in all likelihood, belongs to Sony. As a result, you are asking if there is a way to force Sony to delete its own property, which you consented to it giving to it. I doubt that is possible.
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer If there are grounds to file suit, a lawsuit can be filed, naming "Doe" defendants. With the proper foundation, a subpoena can be served on the social media company to reveal the account holder's information. Then the account holder can be added into the lawsuit. Note, a corporation can not appear pro per, but must be represented by an attorney.
Benton R Patterson III's answer If the owner personally made a material misrepresentation, then yes, you would be able to sue him or her personally. I recommend speaking with an attorney would has handled these type cases in your state.
William John Light's answer You are asking for a legal opinion about a specific case, with very few facts and no compensation to the attorney for the risk in giving an opinion.
In general, unsealed records in a Court file are public records. There are protections for victims of sexual assault, and for minors. Whether or not those protections have been waived or are inapplicable is unknown.
William John Light's answer Unless you are being discriminated against based on your age, race, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc., then there is no legal remedy for people being mean to you. Take your business elsewhere.
Benton R Patterson III's answer You are free to describe and take photos of public locations (state parts, local schools, etc.). Ownership of real property does not include the right to exclude others from taking photos of the property.
Benton R Patterson III's answer Most likely it is not fair use to take someone else's image and use it in a blog, even if the purpose is to educate people. An attorney would need to evaluate the entire website to give a confident answer though.
Richard Sternberg's answer The retainer will very likely exceed the value of whatever a customized seal filter is. Have you tried charging it back on your credit card? Have you reported it to the web merchant that deals with customer complaints?
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