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Internet Law Questions & Answers

Q: Is it legal for a person to take your bio information from an official website and use it on their own website?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Really not enough facts to say for sure. If you allowed someone to post your bio you gave permission for the same and placed the same in public information.

I suggest that you speak with a business law attorney in your area or start by asking the person to remove your bio information from their webpage.

Good luck.
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Q: I bought some sticker logos legally on line. If I apply these logos to hats, can I then sell the logoed hats on ebay?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Copyright and Internet Law for Washington on
Answered on Sep 2, 2017

Do you intend to apply the actual logo stickers that you bought? In copyright, there is the First Sale Doctrine that provides that if a person buys an object having copyright protected material, the buyer can do what they want with the object. For example for a book, you could give it away or destroy it. But you may not duplicate/copy it. So while you may be able to sell the actual hats face-to-face with a customer, posting a picture of the hats showing the logo would result in you having...
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Q: Is it a copyright infringement having a puppet sing a line from Whitney Houston song in a video for a nat'l contest?

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Internet Law and Intellectual Property for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 31, 2017

It probably is. You should get clearance first. Best of luck!
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Q: A friend directed me to a web site that was using a photo of my 9 year old daughter. No permission or consent was given

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Internet Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on Aug 24, 2017

Certainly sounds like a "false light" case. You should contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn who handles libel and similar cases--they give free consultations.
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Q: Can Facebook allow racism from one side on their platform?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Internet Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 16, 2017

Yes. No federal law controls this aspect of an Internet business.
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Q: Ex v txt, threatened to share my med history & pic of current scrips w/ "everyone, everywhere" if I refuse his demands.

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law, Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

if you have proof, then call the police. Best of luck.
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Q: Can something be filed to keep info from being public on internet?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

It depends on what kind of information you're talking about. 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, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: someone put me and my Mon on his Facebook live show without our permission and he try to sell ticket on the video

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Internet Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

The question is a bit confusing. But, if any person has captured video of others, without their permission, that is ONE thing. Laws prevent recording unless at least one of the people being recorded gave permission.

The second part of the question has to do with the video person trying to make money off your images and faces (activities) without your permission. This is actionable (you can sue) but not many attorneys will tackle that kind of case.

Call this attorney, to go over...
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Q: I was wondering what the rights would be for a woman with schizophrenia. she has paranoid disorganized schizophrenia

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Aug 12, 2017

Is your mother the subject of a legal guardianship or conservatorship? Have you been appointed her legal guardian or conservator? If not, you should immediately take steps to be appointed one or the other. You will need to retain the services of a probate lawyer or conservatorship attorney who practices in the local courthouse near where your mother resides.

Once you have been appointed, then you can start taking legal steps on behalf of your mother, such as suing the neighbor for libel...
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Q: As an 18 year old Florida resident, would I be allowed to purchase alcohol online from a Puerto Rican based source?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Internet Law, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 12, 2017

The concept of illegality of POSSESSION of alcohol has escaped you. If you go to PR to possess and drink it, you are fine. In FL, it is illegal for you to possess it, in your hands or in your body.
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Q: I created a original tune and a dj remixed it to the beat of a popular hit. can I use it on social media free?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Answered on Aug 8, 2017

You would likely need the permission of both the DJ and the creator of the popular hit.
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Q: is public access tv considered public domain?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 7, 2017

Probably not, contact the shows producers and ask for permission / a license.
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Q: Internet Only business - Does it need to file as a foreign business entity in Virginia?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Internet Law for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 4, 2017

To the best of my knowledge, Virgina does allow single-member LLCs. (Single member partnerships are not permitted.)

Your business is conducted online but as the owner you have a physical presence in Virgina, even if just your home. You are therefore required to register as a "foreign" corporation if in operated in another state.
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Q: can u be videotaped caught cheating W/O knowing and get posted on facebook? NJ

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

The answer depends on where you were the video was taken and even then it is not a simple answer.
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Q: Can you be held liable as an accomplice for a theft committed by someone you've only met and chatted with online?

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

It's possible. 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, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: I'd like to post famous pop songs that specifically correlate with my art on my website.Do I need permission to do this?

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

That sounds like clear IP violation. 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, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law....
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Q: I was told about a questioning for something i was falsely accused of. Can UK police reports be brought to the US?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Criminal Law and International Law for Nebraska on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Yes, it happens all the time.
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Q: Is it ok for an officer or detective to sieze ones phone and without consent use said persons social media and act like

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 15, 2017

Most likely not, without getting a judicial warrant. If you have proof of this, such actions may represent crimes.

Call a criminal defense attorney.
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Q: Is it illegal to make a DIY notebook with logos on it on youtube ? i am not selling anything but i may monetize my video

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

That sounds like trademark violation. 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, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law....
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Q: What do I sue a person who I bought a bunch of bunch of defective stuff online from but they don't live in New York?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

If it's a small value, you can sue in small claims court. 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, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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