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2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander on
Q: Is it legal for somebody to video tape a private telephone conversation and threaten to distribute it on social media?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 11, 2021

There isn't a state or territory mentioned here. Requirements for consent in recording phone conversations can vary by state. There's no guarantee every question is picked up, but there could be better chances if a state was included. You could repost if you wanted to include a state.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Maryland on
Q: Adverse Possession Maryland Law State / Common Law.

Adverse Possession Maryland Law Can the Land Sell It. The Private Auction Company And And They Will Not Canceled It. It Is For Auction (April 6th 2021). I Had The One Canceled Before By The Same Private Auction Company On ( July 17th 2020). The Owner Knows That The Land Is Adverse Possessed. And... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Apr 3, 2021

If you claim to own the land pursuant to the common law doctrine of adverse possession, then you must establish this fact by way of an action in court to declare yourself the owner by virtue of adverse possession, and you must serve the titled owner of record and any trustee under any recorded and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a business video and audio surveillance record without letting any customers know he is doing this?

He can access the recordings online!

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 29, 2021

Businesses are free to employ surveillance in most parts of the business. They cannot do so in changing and bathroom areas, or showers at places like gyms.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Internet Law for Texas on
Q: Our business received a threat posted online from a customer. Is a restraining order, or other legal action, advisable?

Without getting into specifics, a customer posted the following comment as feedback to a purchase he made from our business, "U BE THE 1ST GUY I SHOOT". There were also emails sent with profanity, as well as a comment posted on our Facebook page. The customer is located in a different... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 26, 2021

A restraining order is issued in the context of a CIVIL case but it expires when the case ends. That said, sending a death threat and multiple harassing electronic messages can be the basis for a criminal Stalking case... and the victim of a Stalking can apply for a Protective Order... and that is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California on
Q: Copying my products from Alibaba to Amazon

I am a seller on Alibaba and would like to copy my products to a new Amazon account. But I have read the below in Alibaba t&c's. Does this mean as the IP owner I cannot use my Alibaba content to copy and upload new products to my Amazon account?

3.2 You agree that (a) you will not... Read more »

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Mar 19, 2021

Facts are needed for an answer. For example, what content was contributed by Alibaba? What content did you use before you were on Alibaba? Also, you appear to be ignoring Amazon T&Cs. The words of the T&Cs are not self explanatory and need to be interpreted. It looks like the choices are to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New York on
Q: I am being sued for downloading media from the internet. What kind of lawyer do I need and where can I get one?

They are seeking a judgment for $18,400.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 18, 2021

If they are basing their lawsuit on infringement, a starting point could be to reach out to a copyright attorney. Based on other issues, possibly a civil litigation attorney. There is a tab above (Find-a-Lawyer). You could use that, or you could conduct your own independent searches. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Internet Law and Mergers & Acquisitions on
Q: I was shopping on line wen I came across some car parts advertising at 0£ So paid they now have changed the site and the

And they won’t send the order what legal opinion I have as they are misleading me to get my information and all and place the order only hours after they change what can I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 15, 2021

Based on the unit of currency you mention (£), this might require the guidance of an attorney who practices outside the U.S. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gaming, Internet Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: If alot of people got scammed from a website out of alot of money for example I invested 1500 was supposed to be a 10%

It was supposed to be a 10% return and u could take ur money out anytime for a fee now no one can take there money out now. The site was a scam and a lot of people got scammed can I sue ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 9, 2021

Yes. You can. You’ll need to find out the princi ppu als behind it and sue them too.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law on
Q: I'm a web designer, If client emails me that he has permission to use copyright images, and ends he does not, am I safe?

So if the client lies to me in the email, and the copyright owner comes after the website for copyright infringement, will my client's email stating he has permission cover me from being sued?

Kathryn Perales
Kathryn Perales answered on Mar 8, 2021

No, not completely. If you publish or display or otherwise violate someone's copyright rights, whether knowingly or not, they have a claim against you.

One thing you can do is have your client indemnify you for any damages and costs you may incur as a result of your building the web...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I’m a 17yo minor. I “signed” a contract with PayPal when I was 12. I disavowed it. Their stonewalling me. What can I do?

EDIT: I signed it when I was 11

I was scammed a large amount of money for virtual goods (one of the people scammed me in BTC aswell) before I was medicated. I disavowed my contract with them, and told them that I want my money back (under “Contracts with minors 4318.02). I’m also on the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

You may have a claim under various consumer protection and unfair business practice Acts. Contact a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California who deals with consumer debt issues. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Illinois on
Q: How are police able to track you on the internet if you committed a crime?

If you committed a cyber crime can police track you in any way other then an ip address? Like via your internet browser even if the cyber crime took place on a different website other then your internet search site or a MAC address? If they are able to track you only through an ip address and you... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 22, 2021

First, you need to stop posting information regarding a potential crime. Second, if you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney right away. Finally, DO NOT speak to the police without an attorney by your side.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Missouri on
Q: I am needing an attory to assist me in getting some accounts closed online due to them being hacked can this be done?

I have a facebook account as well a paypal account that have been hacked and I have not been able to get either company to help me with getting them closed. I know who maybe behind this but that is a different story but I am up against the wall and want them closed and my cell phone numbers... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 17, 2021

An attorney could contact the companies on your behalf and hopefully be taken seriously.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Internet Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I had bought land from my father but never got a deed. He passed no will 12/20. He is the title owner alone. What to do?

Father no will. I have been living on property for 10 yrs. No child with stepmother, 3 children from marriage to our mother. My dads new wife let us kids come to the farm for 3 HR. & get personal items she had set out for us. My sister had charge over his medical decisions & funeral if he... Read more »

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr answered on Feb 17, 2021

If a probate has not been commenced, you should initiate probate proceedings in the County where your father lived. If one has already been initiated, you should hire an attorney to protect your rights. You must have a probate for good title to be passed on Oklahoma real estate. In the probate,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California on
Q: Hello, since when are "security agents" danish welfare recipients in Mexico. Those people are stalkers and thiefs.

*Since when are they danish welfare recipients?

There has been defamation surrounding my nationality status. It appears to be that what I did under a danish nationality has been transferred to other people due to claims of it being false, which is a lie, as I even hold father's... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 26, 2021

more info needed.

i don't understand what you are asking and suspect my brethren won't either.

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for California on
Q: One of my social media followers has been harassing me for 3+ years and I don't talk to her. How can I get her to stop?

She has been "stalking" me for 4-5 years. She follows all my business/social media activity and anytime I do something, she spams negative reviews, makes defamatory comments about me, has messaged 50+ of my friends/colleagues speaking poorly of me. This is hurting my business because... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 14, 2021

You can get a civil restraining order. You can sue her as well. You have a very tough row to hoe.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Nebraska on
Q: Will a sergeant from the ICAC contact an individual to discuss about charges accused to them?

Girl from Bumble listed as 18. Flirtatious photos sent and claims she is almost 17 and lives near the area. Father calls next day threatening 30 years in prison. Counseling fees said need to be paid. ICAC Sergant contacted next day through a text asking to "speak about allegations of being in... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 4, 2021

I'm not sure what you are referring to by the abbreviation of ICAC. Your facts sound similar to a well-known blackmail scam.

See article with advice on such scam below:

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law on
Q: Can I use the term "humans of" for my social media organization, such as Humans of Cooksville?

Similarly to the Humans of NY but I'm using it for Cooksville, Mississauga. I'll be using it for my social media as a project under my non-for-profit.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 31, 2020

If you're asking from the standpoint of concerns about infringing on someone's (or some company's or organization's) existing right to use those terms with a recognized name or brand, that is something a trademark attorney knows the most about. There's no guarantee that all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Internet Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Can I do this without being an attorney/law firm?

I want to start a small company where I send demands (seeking settlements) to companies for violations of u.s. telemarketing laws...I have seen places that help with accidents that arent actually law firms, am I able to do something similar but with telemarketing?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Dec 13, 2020


1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Internet Law and Trademark on
Q: I am planning to monetize my YouTube channel under a name that contains the phrase Hogwarts. Will be able to do it?

The channel content will be Information Technology Tutorials.

The channel name goes like Hogwarts______ . Will I be subjected to a copyright or trademark issue?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 11, 2020

Very likely.

I would discourage you from using that name or anything that can be thought or associated with an existing brand.

Consult with an attorney to understand your risks.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Criminal Law and Internet Law on
Q: My Internet Activity is being heard aloud in the street

The title says it all. Annoying when accessing financial accounts, emails, conversations with family/friends, photos, etc.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 29, 2020

It's possible your internet service provider could help you more with this than an attorney could. You could ask them what measures you could take to enhance your security (password protection for network, log in protocols for sites you use, etc.). They would probably have other suggestions... Read more »

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