Internet Law Questions & Answers

Q: How can I help them?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
There may be implications from both a criminal and child protection standpoint. I'd certainly recommend that your mother contact an attorney who is familiar with both criminal and family law matters.

Q: ex-employer shared files with me on my personal file sharing/ email account 15 months after I was fired. do I hv 2 gv b?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Michigan on
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
Trent Harris' answer
Although your noncompete has ended, it is likely that any confidentiality agreement that you had with the company, whether in writing or in a employee manual, still applies after termination of your employment. The information that you mentioned is recognized by Michigan law as trade secrets, and the employer would probably have a good case in court if they tried to force you to return the information. The disclosure sounds like it was inadvertent, and a judge probably would not say that the...

Q: I am attending an event that I paid for and would like to use pictures that I take for my blog and my social media.

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
Jason Brooks' answer
It's actually quite common for event-holders to restrict the use of intellectual property rights to the activities occurring within their event space -- Just as you would not be permitted to post live action of an NFL game that you attended, it's reasonable for this event to restrict the same as they own the intellectual property rights to the content that occurs within their events.

With that said, the restrictions really all boil down to your intended use -- if by "writing about it"...

Q: I bought 890$ worth of comics from someone through eBay. Ebay messed up charged my moms old card it still charged her

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Unfortunately it sounds like you are in the wrong and liable criminally for using the wrong card as ebay does have you choose a card number in the order form, and you are supposed to review and confirm this, thus your fault. Hopefully, you won't get charged with anything as they are giving you a chance to make this right, but if not hire a good lawyer to try to reduce the charges. Unfortunately mistakes like pressing a button for the wrong card are not defenses under the law, just like a...

Q: I have a case against someone threatening to distribute my photos that I sent him. does he have the right to do so?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Internet Law on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
If you want an attorney, you will need to hire one.

When did your counselor get a law degree to be able to provide legal opinions?

If you are concerned start learning the correct terminology.

It is is cooperating and not collaborating

Q: Can I sue my child's school for failing to secure his personal data?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in this area. But I noticed that no one picked up your question for almost a month. Please keep in mind that if the matter involves a public school, the City of New York, or city agency, notice of claim issues could be involved, which can be in the order of days. Consulting an attorney without delay would at the very least enable you to learn the applicable notice of claim requirements and statutes of limitations within which you would need to act to preserve your legal rights...

Q: What if it has zero nicotine

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Health Care Law and Internet Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It looks like part of your question is missing and may have inadvertently been left out.

Q: What proof is necessary for a strong case against an ex who has been harassing my family and I for 8 years with fake #s

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
I suggest you contact your local police and ask them directly.

Best of luck to you.

Q: my wife have a baby for another man We back together Interview soon What to do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
What kind of case is it "... that was in process …"? A child born to a wife is presumed to be that of her husband (you). Do nothing, and the child will be legally yours. Or, if you choose, you might be able to seek child support from the biological father. That could well make things more complicated for you; but it's your choice.

Q: Purchased a degree replica for novelty/motivational purposes. Not to actually use. Never attempted to use it. Illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 27, 2018
Trent Harris' answer
No, there isn't a law against buying a fake degree, if that's all that was done. But if a person *uses* a fake degree in Michigan, that's a different story.

The Authentic Credentials in Education Act, forbids a person from using a fake degree for employment, education, or financial/loan purposes, and allows anyone harmed by violation of the act to sue for $100,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater, plus attorney fees and costs. The law can be found at MCL 390.1601.

Q: Who owns this furniture or am I entitled to any of it?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 18, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Just because they used your account does not mean that it became your furniture you would need more proof.

Q: Does my employer have the right to look at my personal gmail account?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 22, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If you have set your work computer (which belongs, presumably, to your employer) to be able to access your email without the need for inputting a password, yes: you have given the employer implicit permission.

Q: If I register a trademark and that name is already used in a domain (but not trademarked yet) can I get that domain?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trademark and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Jul 5, 2018
Camille Brooks Ibrahim's answer
It depends if the party in whom has a domain for it has trademarked a name similar or the exact same.

Q: Someone is harassing and cyberstalking me and my family. Torment me and taking me and my family pictures on internet

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Internet Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
William N. Sosis' answer
You'll need to immediately consult with an attorney. You'll be interviewed and your case will be thoroughly reviewed. An attorney can then file the appropriate papers on your behalf but only after gathering all the necessary facts and evidence. You should contact an attorney willing to give you a free consultation.

Q: Is it illegal to suggest someone should be raped or that they are "asking to be raped" online?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer
That’s a general question and it depends largely on the individual circumstances, but here is my shot; it is likely not illegal nor a civil tort to generally “suggest “X” should be raped”.

The second statement has a better chance being viable in civil court, under the theory of slander. Spreading the rumor the woman was “asking to be raped” online, assuming it is not true, is defamation and a winning law suit could result.

Q: Can I force Sony to delete my personal data in messages on their system?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Gaming and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
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.

Q: I am being accused of using another person's bank account to pay two credit cards. What charges can come from that?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Typically, fraudulent use of another's bank account without his/her permission could carry charges like: forgery; access device fraud; identity theft; theft by unlawful taking; theft by deception; and/or receiving stolen property. The grading of the offenses (felony, misdemeanor, etc.) depends on the amount of money taken -- although forgery is usually a felony anyway.

Q: Can safely I register a domain name that sells advice on a major ecommerce platform ex:"

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Trademark on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Andrew Zulieve Esq's answer
Your question is a common one, and I typically advise any client who asks it as follows. If you have to ask an attorney that question, you probably realize that your proposal to adopt a domain name incorporating another's domain name or trademark is a potentially risky one. Because of this, I typically urge a client to reconsider that approach. In any event, before you decide one way or another, you should discuss it with an experience attorney in that area of law.

Q: My co worker posted something in social media accussing me of vandalizing his vehicle at work, including deregatory

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Internet Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You should contact a lawyer qualified to handle defamation matters.

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