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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law and Internet Law for Louisiana on

Q: My ex is posting my child support payment and arrears amount on her social media, is there any action I can take?

My full name is included on the screen shot that she is posting online.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 17, 2019

If it is false information, yes you can take action. If it is accurate, no you can't.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on

Q: Can my ex drop telecommunication harassment. Me and her talked over everything and everything is fine now

I really need an answer

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 14, 2019

Your ex can talk to the prosecutor but at the end of the day it’s the prosecutor’s call whether or not to continue the prosecution.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New Jersey on

Q: my son is arrested for recording a girl doing sexual acts on her phone. Also this happened about 3 years ago when 15

They were dating, he was recording while they were together so she had knowledge Did they have to wait for him to become 18? What is the worst cast scenario? He’s being charged with invasion of privacy and cyber bullying

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 11, 2019

No they don't have to wait until he is 18 to Charge Him. Get him a lawyer now or if you can't afford one a public defender.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft, Internet Law and Social Security for California on

Q: I was a victim of a Social Security scam. I withdrew 25K in cash and deposited it via bitcoin. Can I get my funds back?

Someone called me pretending to be a Social Security officer and claimed that my SSN was linked to drug trafficking, money laundering, and that there was a warrant out for my arrest. He had an accomplice that spoofed his caller ID to make it look as though he was calling from my local Department.... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 10, 2019

Probably not. Thousands of gullible Americans fall prey to "get rich quick" scams like this every day of the week. If you have the name or any other information about who any of these scammers are--or the names of the banks involved--there are experienced lawyers who can try to trace the scammers... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for Florida on

Q: Selling t shirts on social media to raise awareness and cite facts written by government and cdc

I’m starting a social media account to raise awareness on Camp Lejeune toxic water. There’s a lot of government websites,like and the cdc that contain useful information I want to talk about and give links for. I also plan to sell T-shirt’s to raise profit for awareness but I don’t... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 7, 2019

So glad to hear someone like you say "I'm worried about any legal trouble this could cause." Read on:

Free practical advice offered for the last 41 years to people starting or operating small businesses:

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law for California on

Q: The website"Getty Images"are selling graphic photographs of my 6yo great-aunt's death from 1951.

Getty Images claims to just be the host(although they are the ones licensing and selling the images) :University of Southern California"image library is the contributor and supposed rights manager.i would be grateful for your help in removing these painful and traumatic images removed as soon as... Read more »

Jason Brooks answered on Jun 4, 2019

A good start would be having an attorney draft a simple but effective “cease and desist” letter, accompanied by a DMCA takedown notice to Getty Images. I would be happy to assist. Shoot me an email and we can discuss:

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Internet Law for California on

Q: I'm a UK Citizen that has never entered Canada before but have a warrant for my arrest

I'm a UK Citizen that has never entered Canada before. I've been contacted and questioned but not charged by Police Scotland due to a warrant being issued for my arrest in Canada involving a dispute with a long distance relationship I had with a female from Canada. I'm not entirely sure what the... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 1, 2019

This is far too complicated for this forum. Common sense.. if you wish to teavel to Canada and you never have.. then retain counsel

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law on

Q: Is it acceptable for a student to bad mouth a teacher online using bad language reasoning out it's only a free speech.

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 1, 2019

It definitely is not a criminal violation

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property, Consumer Law and Internet Law for California on

Q: A Los Angeles based hosting company without warning denied 100k customers access to their intangible personal property.

The company the 100K customers contracted with is called AlphaRacks. AlphaRacks contracted with a company called QuadraNet to provide the actual computer servers. Those two companies have some type of dispute. Without warning on 5/16/19, QuadraNet disconnected access for all of AlphaRacks... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 30, 2019

The only way to solve this problem is to read all the written contracts made between the two warring companies and then read all the contracts made between you and whichever company you had a contractual relationship with. If you think there is a class action hiding in these facts, hire a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Construction Law and Internet Law for Arizona on

Q: can i press charges for hacking email and sharing data

my ex wife hacked my email took medical paper off and sent it to the ex im in custody battle with she in turn entered into evidence through a motion and no i didnt file for strict compliance.

Rich J. Peters answered on May 30, 2019

As a family law attorney, I can only address how this issue could be addressed in Family Court. You would need to discuss whether criminal charges are appropriate with a law enforcement officer. In Family Court, you can certainly complain about the method in which she obtained this information in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on

Q: Social media rights to accounts on facebook


Shouldn't people on social media such as fb have rights to there account. Even though you don't directly pay fb they allow adds that are forced on you and there collecting money because of you seeing them. So your essentially making money for fb and should be at minimum considered a... Read more »

Jason Brooks answered on May 28, 2019

Their ability to make money through your use is precisely why you are able to use it for free. Other paid platforms and services give you more rights and control. With that said, you still do retain a copyright in any picture or content you post (to the extent it’s your original — or licensed... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for Florida on

Q: I earned up to $1000 on an online survey site, but they banned me because my siblings had same home address.

I earned up to $1000* on an online survey site over a period of several months, but they banned me because my siblings had same home address which triggered them to ban my account it violated their terms of service. Can I sue them for the money owed? This doesn't seem legal that companies can ban... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 24, 2019

Sure; in America anyone can sue anyone else at any time—even without a lawyer in small claims court. Winning the lawsuit is another matter. If you decide to sue you should be prepared to pay the $400 filing fee and then pay another hundred bucks or so for service of process. Finally, if a court... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Public Benefits and Social Security on

Q: can i use any small content of a book(any quote) in social media post??

this will be for a transformation purpose in people's thinking and mindset and i may also earn some money in that process..

Peter N. Munsing answered on May 1, 2019

Only if you quote it and note where it's from such as:

" Keep lookin, and you'll find, you'll find, what you need " Blodgett, Martha, How I Hope to Get Rich Someday, Putnam (1998)

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law on

Q: are daily deal websites allowed to lie about the MSRP of products to show 'deep discounts'?

Timur Akpinar answered on Apr 27, 2019

Lying about the MSRP of a product could be considered misrepresentation.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Agricultural Law and Internet Law for Washington on

Q: Is it illegal to have a poppy pod as part of your artwork?

I have an etsy shop and listed a handmade box and book with flower seeds. It focuses on Papaver somniferum common names are Opium Poppy, breadseed poppy. Etsy took it down today saying poppy pods and poppy straw are prohibited. I don't want to argue with them but is this just etsy or is selling a... Read more »

Griffin Klema answered on Apr 24, 2019

Most likely it's a subjective determination by Etsy about inclusion of a prohibited item in the product. Clearly, they appear to be taking things a bit far in this regard, but it's Etsy's platform, and therefore its terms of service (or terms of use, etc.) may empower it with the ability to remove... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can an EU citizen apply for a restraining order in the US, against a US citizen?

We used to have an online relationship with a person from PA, USA. He will not accept that it is over and keeps stalking me, sending messages on every possible platform. What are my options to stop him? Can I apply for a restraining order in the state of his residence, without travelling from the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 23, 2019

Yes, but you will have to hire a lawyer qualified to practice in the state where the person resides. Try using this website to locate some lawyers in Pennsylvania to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Tennessee on

Q: If I have been asked to pay money to someone or they will show my husband/family/everyone messages implying an affair.

Is this considered blackmail especially if it's all online and written.

Bennett James Wills answered on Apr 17, 2019

That's extortion. If you don't know the person making the threats it's likely a scam and should be ignored. If it's someone you know, you may want to consider discussing the issue with an attorney and/or reporting the issue to law enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Illinois on

Q: I am building an ecommerce website similar to Amazon, allowing third-party sellers, etc.

For the media items, like movies & tv shows, I have embedded trailers from YouTube into the listings. According to YouTube, as long as videos are embedded and not copy & pasted, this is perfectly acceptable, allowable, and legal, found here: .... Read more »

Griffin Klema answered on Apr 16, 2019

If you have created a successful business, you're going to get silly/aggressive/unfounded accusers, just be ready and have a good lawyer on retainer to deal with such issues as they arise.

As for embedding YouTube videos onto your own website (for profit), this is a common question. Much...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Colorado on

Q: My question is for a Colorado lawyer only and pertains to title 18 and state obscenity laws. Webcam question

My girlfriends and I have been webcamming with each other in the state of California for a year now and it's become our primarymeans of income. we have recently moved to Denver Colorado and are wondering if we are breaking local obscenity laws by continuing our girl on girl sex acts for the various... Read more »

Andrew John Contiguglia answered on Apr 12, 2019

It sounds like you're within the legal norm. Without knowing the full detail of your performances, I can't give you the most direct answer. Assuming it doesn't go against any community norm for sexual acts, you're likely free to play to your heart's content.

I've represented individuals in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on

Q: hello, i just had a question about suing someone/a company who said and put all over social media that i won $20k

and i had won $20,000 but they haven’t followed through with it and won’t answer me about it. can i sue them? i have proof they said that i won. it’s been 4 years

Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq answered on Apr 12, 2019

If it is not on-line now, I would probably move on. Litigating the issue may cost you more than $20,000.00.

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