Internet Law Questions & Answers

Q: If I were to promote a website in return for a payment that is doing something illegal would I be held accountable?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Maybe, more information would be needed, but the safe rule is to always say no see backpage. Anything else more information would be needed and expect to pay for the advise for specific information.
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Q: I entered an agreement with an LLC based on a false info provided by it sole owner, can I sue the owner personally?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
If the owner personally made a material misrepresentation, then yes, you would be able to sue him or her personally. I recommend speaking with an attorney would has handled these type cases in your state.
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Q: Publishing court documents in the child molester's case

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
William John Light's answer
You are asking for a legal opinion about a specific case, with very few facts and no compensation to the attorney for the risk in giving an opinion.

In general, unsealed records in a Court file are public records. There are protections for victims of sexual assault, and for minors. Whether or not those protections have been waived or are inapplicable is unknown.
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Q: I was in a long-distance relationship with a guy from Florida who threatened to leak my nudes

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Michael Diederich Jr.'s answer
My recommendation: hire a Florida attorney to discuss the issue, and write your former boyfriend a letter. If he is trying to obtain something from you under threat of releasing the photos, the local district attorney may also be interested and perhaps able to help.
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Q: With regard to Or. Rev. Stat. § 659.805 does this only pertain to previous employees or any applicant?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Internet Law for Oregon on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
I would say it likely does not apply to your situation.
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Q: Hi, my name is Amy, I have a question about felony computer fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law and Internet Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You handle it by hiring a criminal defense attorney & not giving a statement.
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Q: So, if a 19 Year Old in England is soliciting nudes from a 16 Year Old in america, what laws apply?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Sixteen is the age of consent in Georgia too. That said, you should still address it with the police. Nothing will likely come of it, as he will not be arrested for anything unless he comes to Georgia, but there could be other crimes here.
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Q: I just found my email address and more of my info on a website that sales email addresses! What can I do about this?

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
you need to report to police and possibly hire a lawyer to make an immediate return of your info and to cease and desist.........and possibly sue the other party
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Q: A moderator team on a discussion forum is harassing me, do I have any legal action available to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims, Communications Law and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
William John Light's answer
Unless you are being discriminated against based on your age, race, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc., then there is no legal remedy for people being mean to you. Take your business elsewhere.
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Q: Freelance client is months behind payments and requiring digital account access prior to paying. What are my rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Communications Law and Internet Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
Carrie A. Ward's answer
Do you have a written contract with the client? If so, you should examine the terms of any default provisions. If you do not have a contract, it is a trickier situation and you probably have the right to terminate the contract without further liability to the client. However, you need to examine state law. If you do not have written contracts with your clients you should consider getting one immediately.
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Q: I am wondering is it legal to limit speech on a website forum if the speech is not an acceptable forum topic?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Internet Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 27, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Your free-speech rights do not prohibit the owner of the website from limiting what you say on that forum. If you want to express something the web-site owner doesn't want, you can find another web-site.

Or to put it in terms that the founders would understand, if you want to publish your views, and a particular newspaper or book publisher doesn't agree with those views, the publisher doesn't have to publish what you write. Get your own printing press.
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Q: If I am victim in extortion case, do I need a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence and Internet Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 26, 2018
Susan Fremit's answer
The prosecutor essentially becomes your lawyer. If you want an independent legal opinion, you might want to hire a lawyer for that purpose.
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Q: I'm compiling an ebook about the best photography locations in my area. Can I get sued for using public locations?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Feb 23, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
You are free to describe and take photos of public locations (state parts, local schools, etc.). Ownership of real property does not include the right to exclude others from taking photos of the property.
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Q: Does fair use eductional purposes only apply for teachers? Are bloggers or website owners allowed to use this reason?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Feb 16, 2018
Andrew Zulieve Esq's answer
The statutory fair use exception to a copyright owner's exclusive rights applies to all.
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Q: Question about registering a legal entity in the software industry using a well known trademark.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Trademark for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 14, 2018
Andrew Zulieve Esq's answer
In my opinion, your proposed idea is not a prudent one and could very well be a costly one.
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Q: If I told somebody they could have a computer hard drive, are they legally allowed to browse my personal data?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Securities Law for California on
Answered on Jan 31, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
if you gave it to her you probably should have thought of that then.

you can contact a lawyer to send a demand letter for the return of the drive.
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Q: Can I legally add the word 'fund' to the url for a website?

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Law and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018
Jonathan R. Roth's answer
It could be considered a material misrepresentation unless there is an agreement in place that protects, you, the charity and the donor.
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Q: Can a website administrator provide access to the relatives of an account member?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018
William John Light's answer
Maybe. Is there a Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Parent-Minor relationship? What do the terms of service say?
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Q: my sister's fiance received a text from a number talking crap about my sister and me, how can i report this ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Internet Law, Sexual Harassment and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018
William John Light's answer
You only report things that are crimes, like threats, or challenges to fights, etc. If someone wrote factual statements that are incorrect and that damaged your reputation, you might have a civil lawsuit. If so, you might contact an attorney to discuss details. Collecting from this kind of claim is in doubt, so I expect that you may not find an attorney who wants to help.
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Q: As a minor, what New Jersey laws protect my online privacy and to what extent can school search my online history/

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Several factors can apply but most information posted on the web is public and you have no right to privacy for most public information. If you need more specific information you will need to take an appointment with a lawyer which most will charge you for.
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