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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue tiktok to get a fake account taken down that someone opened up in my name and took one of my videos and put on

Fake account and I know who did it. I also feel this guy is scouting minors for trafficking I have emailed them over a dozen times n reported his account with no luck since 12/31/21. Not sure what else to do??

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 22, 2022

I'm not sure how TikTok would be liable to you. Most social media companies, in that finely printed terms and conditions no one reads when they sign up for an account, say basically "we're just a platform and not responsible for the content users upload".

If you know...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Internet Law for Kentucky on
Q: My dad wants to deed me the land my trailer sits on my question is how much will it cost
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 21, 2022

Depends on the fair market value of the property but likely wouldn’t be terribly expensive.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Business Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: I am hiring a freelance to make an ad about the effectiveness of my vitamins. He says he is a Harvard graduate. If

it turns out he is not, am I liable? He comes from one of the largest freelance firms in US that list his credentials. I am in NYS

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jan 20, 2022

It will depend on what you use his credentials for.

Consult with an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: What happens if district attorney doesn’t show up in court ?

They offered me a deal I decline and the next court date I was the first one called and the DA wasn’t there

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Jan 3, 2022

Commonly the court waits until a deputy DA shows up, or otherwise continues the case for one to two weeks. Like the rest of us, sometimes they are just delayed for legitimate reasons.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability, Internet Law and Trademark on
Q: Game name: SEABORG but Seaborg trademark is already claimed. Is it possible for me to publish the game under same name?
Robert Kost
Robert Kost answered on Dec 27, 2021

It all depends on what classification(s) the other "Seaborg" names are registered under. Just as there is an "Apple Bank" and an "Apple Computer", the Seaborg mark may be available for your game. You should hire an attorney to help you dig into this. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Internet Law and Trademark for California on
Q: Can I sue Alibaba or the supplier in China

I recently ordered ebikes from Alibaba with trade assurance guarantee. Items were delivered to my China warehouse damaged. I filed a dispute but they are not accepting a return nor providing a discount or send a refund. There are so many frauds. I am a complete victim with proof. How can I fight... Read more »

Ian Pike
Ian Pike answered on Dec 9, 2021

As a general rule of thumb, you can file a lawsuit naming anyone, including a business entity, as a defendant. To sue Alibaba, or another foreign company, here in California you would need to be able to establish jurisdiction over all of the defendants just to bring them into court. If you have an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Illinois on
Q: Lawsuit I need pls no Illinois or Minneapolis lawyer pls agsinst a Illinois judge Shapiro he giving my wife spcL treat

marie the one who has Illinois judge Shapiro an special treatment personal against me

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Dec 6, 2021

Even generally, in order to assess your particular legal situation involving a certain judge you must discuss all facts and details directly with a LICENSED attorney in the jurisdiction where you think the action took place.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Trademark for Alabama on
Q: How can I counter response to someone who reported me copyright infringement even though the art is different?

I was sent a notice on Etsy about copyright infringement but my design is different then what is being reported. I used different images and fonts. How do I respond to get them to over turn their decision?

Robert Kost
Robert Kost answered on Nov 18, 2021

This question is a very specific one, and will turn on the specifics of who is reporting what to whom, and what their and your designs are. Maybe Etsy has a simple process? Otherwise, I'd suggest that this can only be properly answered by an attorney in dialog with you, and not through a web form.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: What can legally be done when it comes to stalking within the same household of the perpetrator?

I currently reside with a relative who has demonstrated that they're taking great pleasure to aggravatedly stalk, harass and electronically surveil my everyday use (PC and Mobile) without my consent to do such things. Now because of the living situation, I just want to make sure my safety is... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent answered on Nov 9, 2021

If you get a protective order, your relative will be forced to move out of the household.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Copyright and Internet Law for Washington on
Q: Is it legal to build software that crawls the public Reddit posts of someone and derives statistics/patterns from it?

Basic idea: while browsing online, people come across others that appeal to them in some way (insightful post, match in interests, etc). Normally, a long process of scanning through their content is then needed, to see if they match enough to be worth further effort.

My idea is to create... Read more »

Robert Kost
Robert Kost answered on Nov 1, 2021

On the face of it, there is nothing in your proposal that would infringe copyright rights or constitute an invasion of privacy. None of the refinements offered in items 1 to 3 really affect the answer substantially. You will want to look carefully at Reddit's terms of service (including... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and Internet Law on
Q: Can I sue someone for illegally redistributing my product(closed source) without my permissions.

the guy shared the source code of my product to a competitor which should count as a damage, and I have screenshots of him admitting that he illegally redistributed the code. And I banned redistribution in my terms of sale

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Oct 25, 2021

Probably. It depends on several factors including your terms and conditions of sale.

Consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Utah on
Q: I let my Girlfriend (now ex) use my laptop to access the internet for work purposes. She went into my email and took pic

I let my now ex girlfriend use my laptop so that she could use the internet for work purpose. She accessed my email, took photos of certain emails and has sent those photos to family and friends. The emails were personal (not illegal in any manner) and I did not give her permission to access my... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Oct 20, 2021

Since you allowed her to access the computer without supervision and the images themselves are not illegal, then it is highly unlikely a crime has occurred. You might have some civil recourse against her for publishing without your permission. Those emails are your intellectual property. Libel and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: My 13 year old gave another kid his I p and Google it upon which was sent by the other kid to a user in another state to

Which that person launched a DOS attack on the school disabling wifi. Now my child is being charged with a level 5 felony. Can this be true if he did not launch the attack?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 30, 2021

There is no such thing as "level five felony in Illinois", as Illinois has the following felony Classes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and X.

You must immediately discuss your minor's child criminal exposure off any public venue or fora with a competent licensed attorney as that situation has...
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Mississippi on
Q: what can I legally do to stop a x from harassing me my family my friends and everyone else that I am related to

what can I legally do to stop a x from harassing me my family my friends and everyone else that I am related to. they have been harassing for close to 3 months I have asked them to stop repeatedly and took screenshots my family has asked them to stop repeatedly and they keep making you profiles to... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 29, 2021

On the front end, your best bet is going to be to contact local law enforcement to fill out a police report. If the problem persists, then there is a possibility of a civil lawsuit against the person.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal to take pictures of someone's house in ormond beach florida?

I am in California. The house is in Ormond Beach Florida. The house belongs to a vile, mentally unstable woman that has bullied me and others online for almost a year. A friend in Florida offered to go by her house and take pictures. He ended up confessing to her that he took the pictures. I did... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 25, 2021

Generally speaking the taking of photographs of real property is not a crime. However you’re choice of words about the resident would give one reason to question your acts and motive. One last observation, you should be very careful about what you choose to put on the internet…all you have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Indiana on
Q: I got a question so as a victim do I have to testify at a bail revocation

Cause the person who did this violated the no contact order and the bail revocation hearing is before the trial

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 22, 2021

Only if you want his/her bail revoked.

2 Answers | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Internet Law and Trademark on
Q: Under what agreement do I have to register my company which currently own a production company?

This company is mostly about making entertainments videos, movies,dramas,films and musics which is what I aim to achieve on this company. That is why i want to know how I can register it. At the moment we are screwed. The company has more than 44 new volunteer applicants.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 6, 2021

It is unclear what your question or need is.

You need the assistance of an attorney to identify your next steps.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Internet Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am being blackmailed with a video of sexual nature taken of me at 16.

I have proof of him threatening me directly and through another person. He has harassed me on and off since I dated him a year ago. He harassed me and other girl last night and is not threatening to post said video as a way to keep me quiet about his harassment last night.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Aug 4, 2021

Contact an attorney as well as file a police report regarding the harassment and threats, and consider potentially filing a VPO. There are specific statutes regarding this type of crime and it should be taken seriously.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law for New York on
Q: Are rewritten articles legal?

It is widely known, that it is illegal, to copy articles 1: 1 from Websites and then publish them under your own name on your blog.

However, what about rewritten articles? To what extent do articles have to be rewritten in order to be safe with the copyrights laws?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jul 25, 2021

Depends. You need to consult with an attorney.

You can write about the same topics, but the words and order, the creation itself, needs to be unique, in order to be safe.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: Does a volunteer own the intellectual property they create for a company if no agreement is made saying otherwise?

In the US (specifically Arizona), if you create intellectual property (e.g. website, social media channels and 3rd party sales channels) as a volunteer (I was a volunteer in a business my husband was a co-owner in, I was not paid, wasn't asked to do create the IP nor directed in any way and... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Jul 23, 2021

Depends on any communications or agreement.

Most likely any creation would be considered as a gift.

Depending on the value of the creation an attorney can advise you on what to do

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