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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Communications Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: Can I post a video from a national morning show on my company social media channels?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2020

You're asking about media in which the owner can assert certain intellectual property rights. This does involve all the categories you correctly listed, but if you reposted in the Copyright Law category, the attorneys there could probably offer the most meaningful insight. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal to send pictures of penis while underage to someone also underage and they saved them w/out my permission?

The receiver saved the pictures without consent and then sent them to other people without my consent. Is the sender more at fault or the receiver?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 5, 2020

No one needs your permission to save the photos you send to them, what would make you think that they do? No one needs your permission to remember what you say to them, or to repeat it to someone else. What you put out on the internet or over texting on the phone is the same thing, and IT LASTS... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Hi, I just purchased a car from a private seller, they assured me there was no issues and I could bring it back.

I purchased a car from a private seller. He assured me there were no issues other than cosmetics, after driving it home I immediately informed him that the car ran rough, on the highway. He told me that if I found any issues, we could trade back the next day. I told him this is what I wanted. He... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it could be a difficult situation - one party's word against another's, as the communications/agreements appear to have been verbal. One option could be to review the terms and conditions... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Maryland on
Q: Hi I got a question what is display obscene mat to minor means cjis is 1-0635 and statue code 11-203 b1 or d1

Do I have to register as a sex offender ?

Thomas J. Maronick Jr
Thomas J. Maronick Jr answered on Jul 3, 2020

It means displaying obscene materials (like pornographic magazines) where minors could have access. The penalties are criminal - one year and up to a $1000 fine. It does not require registration from my initial review of the statute. But it is nevertheless a serious criminal charge.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Should I include any sort of legal text/disclaimer on my clothing store website?

I'm starting my first online clothing store. Should I include any sort of legal text on my website? My brand is not trademarked yet, I live in the US, and I'll be shipping to ePacket countries. Thank you!

William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman answered on Jun 30, 2020

Trademark protection is always recommended, including searching for any potentially-confusing marks. Otherwise, terms of use, privacy policy and such should all be considered for an e-commerce site. Please call or email if you need assistance with any of the above.

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Ok so I was on Xbox and I simply said you should look up rule 34 and he actually did he's younger and I'm an adult
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 29, 2020

You should not be discuss pornography with minors online even in a joking fashion. Nothing is likely to come of this but you could be accused of contributing to the delinquency is a minor or a couple of other things.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Fam member with no relationship w/us refuses to take down pics of our child on social media stating they have rights

Mother in law who we've had no relationship with for 3+ yrs, keeps posting pictures of our infant daughter on social media, we have asked multiple times to remove. She refuses and states she has rights to child. We have already told her we want no relationship with her and we do not want our... Read more »

Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis answered on Jun 28, 2020

If you think that your daughter is in real danger, you can file an Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Temporary Injunction in a Court of competent jurisdiction. However, the Judge will likely ask how your mother-in-law got these pictures that you contend place your daughter in danger.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: I’ve had someone release a video of me for profit without my authorization. What should I do?

Private video posted on Twitter as a means to harass me as well as profit without my consent.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jun 25, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. You may benefit from contacting an attorney who can assess the details of your circumstances and provide you with a detailed response.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Looking for any laws passed on September of 2002? Where do I search?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 24, 2020

You can start your search on the State of California Legislative Information website here:

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/home.xhtml

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Internet Law on
Q: Will I still getting any lawsuit rislk if modify a design from its original?

I've signed a design employment contract which contains confidential information of graphic design.

I modified the graphic design and it will not look too close to its original, still, I will have lawsuit risk?

If yes, what method shall I take to resell the designs without... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 22, 2020

Your post remains open for four weeks, probably because these types of situations do not always lend themselves out to a quick answer on a Q & A Board. If an employment attorney looked at the terms of your agreement, they could probably offer more meaningful input. Until then, it would probably... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Internacional Law. Can any legal steps be made in this situation with the company in China?

A week ago I made a purchase of 120 thermometers for my uncle’s clinic in Peru from a company in China. The agent told me the total and arranged the delivery who guaranteed that it would be delivered to the clinic in Peru. A wire transfer was made to their bank in Hong Kong (HSBC) from J.p.... Read more »

Keith Hamilton Fichtelman
Keith Hamilton Fichtelman answered on Jun 17, 2020

There are a few issues here that are going to have a bearing on the answer.

First and foremost, did you have a written contract (even emails back and forth confirming terms) or was this all oral communications? If you have a written contract, those terms would control. Was your contract...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: As the primary custodial parent, can I order my ex’s wife to not post pictures of my children on her social media?

My ex recently remarried and his new wife posts pictures of my kids on her social media and I am uncomfortable with that. We have shared custody but I have primary custody as they are with him less than a quarter of the days of the year. Am I legally justified to ask her to refrain from posting... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 15, 2020

You can ask her, but she doesn't have to agree. Unless there is a provision in your divorce decree regarding social media, either one of you can post whatever you like.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Internet Law and Securities Law for Florida on
Q: I believe I am eligible for this 5000$

I was looking at medical sites for a skin cream

as well a 3d render application without Google recommended also you should just know this site po*nhub all my data was saved and when i went back on to the site i was still getting recommended yeah i know of all things i metion is this but i... Read more »

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Jun 9, 2020

This is a brand new case that was just filed last week.

There is no settlement, no judgement, nothing to claim at this point.

Class action cases take time, often 2-5 years from the time they are filed until they are resolved.

And there is no guarantee that the case will be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Traffic Tickets and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Could someone find my address and name from my drivers license number?

Someone cut me off in vehicle in an Arby’s parking lot, stopped in front of me and wouldn’t let me through, so I had to lay on my horn to get them to move. After they moved and began flicking me off, I had to follow them around the corner because it was the only way out that I knew of. They... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jun 8, 2020

Yes, they could possibly find your address or track you down. This sort of thing is how road rage escalates to tragic outcomes - even blowing your horn, or especially gesturing at them, could be dangerous. Everyone is tense. Do not engage with other drivers in traffic. Avoid eye contact. They... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: How would I qualify to receive $5,000? I am a avid user of Google chrome and have used it in incognito mode often
Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Jun 8, 2020

This is a brand new case that was just filed last week.

There is no settlement, no judgement, nothing to claim at this point.

Class action cases take time, often 2-5 years from the time they are filed until they are resolved.

And there is no guarantee that the case will be...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: User data

I own a .com cosmetics website where users leave their personal information including age range, skin tone and skin concerns (acne, eczema etc) and they have an option to show or hide this information on their public profile. Giving them an option to hide this information is enough not to violate... Read more »

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis answered on May 30, 2020

Privacy laws are complex, you should consult with an attorney specializing in this area. You will also need an attorney to draft the website terms and conditions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for California on
Q: User data

I own a .com cosmetics website where users leave their personal information including age range, skin tone and skin concerns (acne, eczema etc) and they have an option to show or hide this information on their public profile. Giving them an option to hide this information is enough not to violate... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on May 30, 2020

So, for me, IF I were thinking about this I'd do two things:

1- I'd "google it" as that info is "out there" almost assuredly;

2- I'd HIRE an attorney to handle, as it should be no more than an hour or two of work

and if the attorney messed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Communications Law, Internet Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Is a landlord and/or condo HOA in Florida required to furnish a tenant w/ internet access (via wall jacks/cable ports)?

I've occupied a unit in a condo complex for the past 2 years. The building has known issues with cable wiring. Xfinity provided us with equipment for self installation, however our internet connection continued to fail after many attempts by service techs to repair. They finally told us that... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman answered on May 20, 2020

Nobody is required to furnish internet access, unless the requirement is specifically mentioned in the lease. You have some options, I think: pay to upgrade the condo's cabling; move; or see if you can access the internet via satellite or some other wireless method of connecting to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New York on
Q: Hi I like to know if slander in social media such as YouTube and harassment is permitted !

Individual was a former consumer

Who engaged and found a loop hole to extort And slander

After extortion they posted a social media video via YouTube

And provoking daily harassment

Item was shipped from New York to California in which the buyer not only extorted... Read more »

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis answered on May 19, 2020

“The elements of a cause of action [to recover damages] for defamation are a ‘false statement, published without privilege or authorization to a third party, constituting fault as judged by, at a minimum, a negligence standard, and it must either cause special harm or constitute defamation per... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Contracts and Internet Law for Texas on
Q: I want to pay a freelancer directly to write texts for my website. What do I do to own copyright?

Do I need to create a contract or we can agree on terms in e-mail or a freelancer can sign a paper in free form saying that whenever they get paid for their work they transfer copyright ownership to me? My website is just .com, it’s not registered as a company.

Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero answered on May 7, 2020

When working with an independent contractor it is good practice to have a signed written agreement where the contractor agrees that any intellectual property created while providing the services to you will be deemed "work for hire" and, if a court determines that the intellectual... Read more »

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