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Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can i sue a tv company for taking an interview of me and changing the question afterwards so it makes me look bad?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Small Claims on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
People can sue for anything. Do you have a contract? What did the contract or release say?

That is the starting point.
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Q: Accidently grabbed my uncle's mail out of our shared mailbox. Supposedly I tampered with his mail. I never opened it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No but maybe you want to get a post office box
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Q: What can I do to get my name off a joint mortgage when the other party won’t communicate with me?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
You are in a bad position. The lender has no incentive to let you off the mortgage because it would be increasing its risk with nothing in return. Unless you can convince the former boyfriend to refinance, you will remain on the hook in the event he defaults. Perhaps a letter to him from an attorney would help.
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Q: False report of a crime. Unlawful. Conduct.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Constitutional Law and Securities Law for Georgia on
Answered on May 29, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Is there a question?
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Q: If I published a book of jokes found on the Internet ... What are my liabilities? Maybe I add uniqueness to each ...?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability, Communications Law and Intellectual Property for South Carolina on
Answered on May 27, 2018
John Espinosa's answer
What you are talking about is creating a derivative work that you can then copyright. You can only do that if it is not substantially similar to the existing work. What you propose here is not enough to pass that test. Here is a helpful resource from the copyright office so you can see what I mean:
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Q: I am a teacher in a California public school. Is it legal for a parent to take my picture and send my to my boss?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law, Criminal Law and Education Law for California on
Answered on May 17, 2018
William John Light's answer
Yes, it is legal to take photographs in a public space where there is no expectation of privacy. A public school, on public property, during school hours, is such a location.

Q: Someone has texted me calling me very horrible foul names and has degraded my character and who i am as a person..

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Idaho on
Answered on May 15, 2018
Kevin M Rogers' answer
The person who texted you is welcome to say what they think about you, once. They don't commit a crime unless they text you again after texting them to "NEVER TEXT ME AGAIN." If they text you again, they have committed the crime of "disturbing the peace," Idaho Code 18-6409. If they copy the text they sent you and send it to anyone else, they are committing "slander." "Slander" is defined as an UNtrue statement about you, communicated to anyone else. If you hear from a friend that such a...

Q: Is inappropriate language over the telephone a misdemeanor

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Louisiana on
Answered on May 7, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Consult a criminal attorney. It may be harassment.

Q: Have a friend who dated a woman online, found out she’s married with two kids. She’s in Connecticut, he’s in Kentucky.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Internet Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
No. The truth is a defense and the lesson is be careful who you associate with.

Q: How can a pro se litigant subpoena phone records from Cricket Wireless?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
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. If you want to win hire the best lawyer and pray you also get lucky because that is what you will need.

Q: after divorce can one parent use a child's iPad to access other parents personal info. on personal device

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Depending on the specific fact pattern, it might match the offense known as "Breach of Computer Security" as defined by Texas Penal Code 33.02.

Harassment is also a crime, and one of the ways a person can commit Harassment is by repeatedly sending electronic communication that harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, embarrass, or offend the recipient.

Q: in a divorce can one parent access a child's iPad to retrieve personal info. from other parents device w/o permission

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Apr 8, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Access to the ipad is not the issue, it's the harassment. The subjects of the harassment shoul contact the police, and you can cooperate in the investigation.

Q: While I was in a relationship we shared a computer,separate profiles & passwords. Is the info. on my profile protected?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
It is not, however you should contact the other party to advise they have no consent to access your private accounts. You should also seek to protect those accounts. Should those accounts be accessed, it can constitute an illegal “hacking,” and you should file a police report immediately.

Q: Can you sue someone for sending emails that curse you out with abusive language in almost every other word.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Gary D. Peak's answer
Better to block them and remove them from your life.

You will have trouble finding an attorney who would file such case. No money damages. Just some irritation and frustration.

Q: So my boyfriend got arrested for a firearm with an obliterated serial number and it is a sawed off

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You are looking at perjury and a felony. Don't do it. Boyfriends come and go; felonies do not.

Q: I was in a long-distance relationship with a guy from Florida who threatened to leak my nudes

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Sexual Harassment and Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Michael Diederich Jr.'s answer
My recommendation: hire a Florida attorney to discuss the issue, and write your former boyfriend a letter. If he is trying to obtain something from you under threat of releasing the photos, the local district attorney may also be interested and perhaps able to help.

Q: With regard to Or. Rev. Stat. § 659.805 does this only pertain to previous employees or any applicant?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Internet Law for Oregon on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
I would say it likely does not apply to your situation.

Q: Can you record a conversation you are a part of without anyone else knowing?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Insurance Defense and Communications Law for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
In Missouri, if two people are on a call, either one can record without the other’s consent.

Q: How do I fight a fake police report about me? It was for telephone harassment, which did not occur.

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If the allegations filed against you are not true. retain a local attorney, enter a plea of not guilty to the charges and force the State to prove those allegations beyond a reasonable doubt. You have the right to present whatever evidence you have to a jury, and let them decide who is telling the truth. Good luck.

Q: Violation of privacy

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Communications Law for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Sure you can. But what are you going to tell the court about the damages that you suffered? ,

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