Colorado Internet Law Questions & Answers

Q: I'm 24 and like an idiot sexted with a 15 yr old and we exchanged pics. I just got this text:

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Answered on May 10, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
This is a scam. I heard about this exact thing on the radio the other day. They will ask you for money to make it go away. Rest assured no actual law enforcement officer would contact you this way. Just ignore it.

Q: I live in Co; my ex lives in SD. I have reason to believe he has accessed my email account w/o my consent. Criminal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 15, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
Depending on the circumstances it may be criminal. If the email was sent in a threatening manner, this may also be separate criminal matter. You will need to contact your local police if you feel a crime has occurred. Also, make sure to change all your passwords to your online accounts (esp. if the passwords are the same as your current email password).

Q: I live in the state of CO, and person 2 lives in CA. Person 2 is 15 years old. Is it illegal to commission art from him?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Workers' Compensation, Business Law and Internet Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 9, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
There is nothing illegal with employing a minor provided that the employment stays within the limits of state labor laws (mostly related to hours working and ending at a certain time in the evening). If you are commissioning artwork it is likely that this employment does not run afoul with any state labor law. The other issue relates to the fact that an un-emancipated minor is generally not legally bound by the terms of a contract. If the contract includes the parents you may have greater...

Q: Can I man be charged with child porn for watching a captioned porn video that says "young teen getting fucked" ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 19, 2015
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
I believe the man will be charged on a C.R.S. 18-6-403 exploitation of a child. Colorado takes a very harsh view of any sexual material depicting children under the age of 18. Assuming no production has occurred, the possession requirements are very relaxed (owning a video or having the material cached on RAM constitutes possession). Mistake is a possible defense because this charge is an intent crime. The ease of access is not a material fact, unless it supports a mistake defense. You should...

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