Indiana Internet Law Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
If you pay for her phone, Take her phone.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Military Law for Indiana on
Answered on May 20, 2017
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
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 the police report.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
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."

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

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, International Law and Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
Probably not the smartest way to express one's self, but I don't see a crime there.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 2, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Your question is posted in Indiana. Try reposting it for Kentucky, since criminal law varies from state to state.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Identity theft is a crime. Whether that is what you did is open to question.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
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 trademark infringement!

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

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 22, 2011
Paul Overhauser's answer
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

Paul Overhauser

www.iniplaw.org

www.overhauser.com

317- 891-1500

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

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jan 7, 2011
Timothy James Walton's answer
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, where it would depend upon what the web site contains. So, for example, the more interactive the web site, the more likely it would be to furnish jurisdiction, where a completely passive site (like a...

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