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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: As a 3rd-party representative, do I have any legal right to enforce copyright of the company's IP which I represent?

I am a representative for a gaming company's game. I have legal permission to use their IP and game contents and materials for my own use. However, many other entities have created illegal content using the company's IP and game materials without legal permission to gain their own profit. Not only... Read more »

Griffin Klema answered on Jan 24, 2019

Probably not, unless your license agreement expressly allows you the right to enforce, or you are the exclusive licensee. Oftentimes the intellectual property owner retains the right to enforce or license the IP to others (non-exclusive license), though sometimes there is contractual language that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Indiana on

Q: Should I turn in my 18-yr-old Indiana teen for sexting 16- & 17-yr-old boys? It's her 2nd time!

Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 4, 2017

If you pay for her phone, Take her phone.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Military Law for Indiana on

Q: My older brother's girlfriend sent me a message to kill myself. Do i report her to the police?

I made a visit to my brother and grandmother and she threatened me the first time because my nephew was their. I have rarely and even so never really talk to her. Now she has used a different account from a friend of hers, on facebook after i blocked, to message and tell me to kill myself. I dont... Read more »

Robert Donald Gifford II answered on May 20, 2017

It is recommended you make a police report to document what has happened and what has continued to occur. You may want to consider getting a protective order to stop the harassment. I would inform your chain of command in your reserve unit in the event it becomes an issue, and provide a copy of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: Good morning, I'm contacting you because I have a question concerning a friend of mine.

About one year ago he was talking to a man online and it lasted for about one week, their conversation was basic and they talked about their job, the education system, ther music taste and after finding out they were both listening to the same music my friend jokingly said, word for word "Baby,... Read more »

Paul Stanko answered on Feb 20, 2017

I already answered your question (stated differently):

"Probably not the smartest way to express one's self, but I don't see a crime there."

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, International Law and Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: Good morning, I'm contacting you because I have a question concerning a friend of mine.

About one year ago he was talking to a man online and it lasted for about one week, their conversation was basic and they talked about their job, the education system, ther music taste and after finding out they were both listening to the same music my friend jokingly said, word for word "Baby,... Read more »

Paul Stanko answered on Feb 20, 2017

Probably not the smartest way to express one's self, but I don't see a crime there.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: What exactly is Using a Minor to Distribute Obscene Matter?

My brother is being charged with this, as well as other things, in Kentucky. What does this charge mean?

Paul Stanko answered on Oct 2, 2016

Your question is posted in Indiana. Try reposting it for Kentucky, since criminal law varies from state to state.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: This kid is attacking me online. He gave me his Instagram password and I changed it. Can I get in trouble for this?

Paul Stanko answered on Sep 17, 2016

Identity theft is a crime. Whether that is what you did is open to question.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: Can I list grocery products on my website for a grocery delivery service legally?

For instance, the customer will come to my website, click on the dairy category, and select a dairy product such as Walmart's Great Value Milk. They will then pay for the milk (essentially paying me to pay for it for them), and I will go to Walmart and pay for the item and deliver it to them. So... Read more »

Paul Stanko answered on Sep 17, 2016

Walmart is known for being litigious. It sounds like you operate a shopping service. If you do not already have a coporate attorney, you should obtain one. It would not hurt to have that attorney review your business model to ensure that you comply with all licensing requirements. Be wary of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: Does putting up a website make me subject to being sued in any state in the country?

Paul Overhauser answered on Mar 22, 2011

Not usually. You can always be sued in the jurisdiction where you are located. However, in general, you will only be liable in other states if you cause harm in the other state. This issue is discussed here: http://www.iniplaw.org/cgi-bin/mt-search.cgi?search=rodent&IncludeBlogs=559

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2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: Does putting up a website make me subject to being sued in any state in the country?

Timothy James Walton answered on Jan 7, 2011

Anybody that can pay the filing fee can file a lawsuit. Your question is whether a court in another state could exercise personal jurisdiction over you. This question is extremely complex and depends upon a variety of criteria. The leading case on the subject, Zipp Mfg, suggested a sliding scale,... Read more »

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