Internet Law Questions & Answers

Q: I have a friend who wants to put a TPO on a guy who keeps harassing her through messages and calls.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
If he publishes the photos he may face legal consequences under the revenge porn law. O.C.G.A. 16-11-90. It is a 1-5 year felony offense.

Q: Would posting a website about a girl who cheated and made death threats be considered Telecommunications harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Depending on the context it could be. Why don’t you do yourself a favor and forget about her?

Q: Can an employee discuss other employees start and end dates

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Missouri on
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
I doubt this would constitute public disclosure of private facts, which is a tort in Missouri.

Q: where is the line in cyber stalking?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Jonathon Luff's answer
No this would likely not be considered stalking. The law has not caught up to where technology has gone yet. This would not be stalking in my opinion. You can block someone from contacting you on most sites. Stalking would require continuous behavior and not just one or two creepy messages.

Q: Do I have a case if so what do I do

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Jonathan David Warner's answer
So, you want to sue over a Facebook game...?

Read over the agreement you signed when you gave them money. This is likely where the trail will end, as you'll quickly discover that they probably have the right to do what they did.

Also, how much did you pay them? If we're talking about a few hundred dollars or less, it will cost significantly more to sue the company - if you have a case - than what you'd pay for an attorney.

Your best bet is to minimize longterm service...

Q: Cyber stalking

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Arnab Kumar Banerjee's answer
PA has no state law on cyber stalking. therefore federal anti cyber stalking law is applied here. i think this is cyber stalking under that act.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
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 allows a non-exclusive licensee to take certain enforcement action or give the licensee certain benefits for the owner's lack of enforcement. For example, sometimes a license agreement may allow the...

Q: Can I file charges against someone for impersonating me on social media and causing me to get arrested behind it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
You need to clear up this issue. The police should be investigating someone who is doing this.

Q: What options do i have if a friend locks me out of an Instagram account

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
A letter from an experienced litigation attorney should be sufficient to rectify this problem.

Q: I am a US resident. I have a prior DUI from 1995. Guilty and convicted. Can I enter Canada today?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Allen C. Ladd's answer
This is a Canadian immigration law question. Check with your Buffalo-area US immigration attorneys for a referral.

Q: Someone is mirroring my website and content on their own domain. Can I sue them to get them to take it down?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for California on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
That sounds like breach of IP rights, including copyright. Typically a Cease and Desist letter is the first step. What damage has been caused to you as a result? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY,...

Q: Can I get justice for being groomed

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Report this to the police and let them handle it.

Q: What can I do when a company based in another country ignores my customer’s help message?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, International Law and Internet Law on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Your customer could contact an officer of the company to verify if the request is reaching the right department. If the company will not respond, and there is a basis for a valid and meaningful claim, your customer could consult with an attorney.

Tim Akpinar

Q: A website policy is dated 2011 yet the most current policy is dated 2017. Which policy takes legal precedence?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law and Internet Law for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 24, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It could be difficult for an attorney to answer without reading both policies. You could present both policies to an attorney in your state.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Beth borrow money from me,she won’t pay so I posted her picture on Facebook while she was gambling illegally.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Can she demand? Sure, she posted it. Can she sue and collect? Do yo have $50K?

Will any lawyer take her case?

Will she sue as her own lawyer?

Q: A relative used my user & pw for Facebook messenger & is using private pictures against me in court. Is this illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
It very well could be. You should probably bring that to your attorney's attention, so that it can be excluded.

Q: I used to use Napster in 2000 to download music. Can I still get sued by any of those copyright holders?

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Guvenc Acarkan's answer
Copyright Act sets civil statute of limitations to 3 years and criminal proceedings statute of limitations to 5 years. (U.S. Title 17 Section 507). You will not be sued under Copyright Act. Whether there is a state law in California that has an unusual statute of limitations exceeding 18 years, I am not sure, but very very highly unlikely. The real question is are you still violating the Copyright Act with your current use of the downloaded music. If you still make use of the downloaded...

Q: What can I do about someone publicly posting false things and slander about me on social media?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Tennessee but your question remains open for four weeks. You could consult with an attorney in your state to evaluate the things posted, and learn if it would be cost-effective to pursue such a claim. You could also inquire with the attorney about the timeframes within which you must take action to preserve your legal rights, as defamation causes of action in general have relatively short statutes of limitations.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How can I stop my neighbors from illegally using my wifi network?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Password-protect it.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.