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Internet Law Questions & Answers

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?

1 Answer | 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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Q: How is it this information about my husband is printed on the internet without our approval?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

What information are you talking about?

Unless the information is libelous, confidential information disclosed by a person or entity prohibited from disclosing that specific information (like an individual's health records being published by a health care provider), or information meant to facilitate identity theft, I cannot think of information that would require your husband's approval to be printed.
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Q: Eat24 or an affiliate marketer made a site "stacias-pizza.com" that makes it look like my client's. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Internet Law, Business Law and Intellectual Property for Washington on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

Are you saying you're a web designer and you created a website for a pizza place, and someone copied and rebranded that website as Stacia's Gourmet Pizza?

If so, how much of your work was copied? What elements: images, text, html?

Or are you saying that Stacia's Gourmet Pizza is your client and some other company made a website that represents itself to be Stacia's Gourmet Pizza's official website?

Did Stacia's Gourmet Pizza give this other developer permission to...
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Q: What type of lawyer handles threats to post nude pictures to the internet?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Criminal Law and Internet Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017

You need to report this to the police ASAP. Dessimating photos like this without consent is a crime.
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Q: A website copies our content 100%, as is, with no compensation to us. Where can we sue them?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Internet Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017

It sounds like a very complex case, involving international copyright issues. You might consider asking yourself whether enforcement of your intellectual property rights will yield a net positive gain, because it sounds like a very expensive case to pursue legally, and may require a team of lawyers licensed in different countries. What kind of revenue are you losing to the putative infringer? Does the infringer have money to pay on a judgment?

However, there may be targeted, surgical...
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Q: I am a programmer and this is a very specific question about NINTENDO .

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming and Internet Law on
Answered on Jun 27, 2017

If you use the name "Pokemon" or something substantially similar, you may be opening yourself up to liability for trademark infringement.

If you're going to enable others to create Pokemon games and others will be using Pokemon Company International, Inc.'s copyrighted materials, you are arguably committing a criminal act under 17 USC Section 1201.

To limit your potential legal liability, reach out to 2-3 attorneys experienced in federal copyright and trademark law before...
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Q: I just found out that i have been recorded for the past few months and its gone viral can I do anything to find out

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Internet Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Not enough information to discover how you found out and what was recorded. If you were in public, there is no expectation of privacy, making it more difficult to obtain relief. You may try contacting the administrator for the website to have it removed.
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Q: Can I post a free Lord of the Rings themed game on the internet without infringing copyright?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Iowa on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

While I am a big fan of Tolkein and gaming, I don't think posting your game online is wise without talking to an attorney first. Whether you potentially infringe on any copyright or trademark interest that Middle-earth Enterprises a/k/a The Saul Zaetz Company (which seems to own the worldwide exclusive rights to many of the elements of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit) will depend on what exactly is included in the game that was borrowed from Tolkein's universe.

If you have a great...
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Q: Can a fb status indirectly directed towards a person(s) be considered Communicating Threats?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for North Carolina on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

Without seeing what was actually written it is hard to say but I'm going to go out on a limb and say likely not. In order for there to be a crime of communication of a threat several things need to happen: (1) a threat to physically injure someone or damage property (2) that threat is communicated to the other person (3) a reasonable person would believe that the threat is likely to be carried out; and (4) the person threatened actually believes the threat will be carried out. So a FB post of...
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Q: I purchesed a website from someone I but I do not have a contract from him but my mother wrote a bankers check to him

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

Can mom stop the check? Otherwise your best bet will be contacting the state attorney general's office office of consumer affairs.
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Q: I sent someone I met online some nude pictures of myself to his cellphone. After breaking up with him because...

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 16, 2017

File a complaint with the police. This is a crime in most states. That should be enough to stop him, but you can always file a restraining order if necessary. Good luck!

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Q: Can we go to social media about previous employers conduct in terminating our contract? Large car rental agency.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 15, 2017

I will simply answer that you do so at your own risks. Telling the truth is a defense to libel and slander, but if you go to far in your comments you may trigger a response by your ex-employer. You might want to actually consult with an employment lawyer as to the comments you desire to post on social media before you do it. I don't think that a lawyer is going to tell you that you are green light to do something like this without seeing the content first.

Good luck.
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Q: Realistic Fiction Book research see more info

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 13, 2017

If you are planning to write what amounts to a how-to on killing people, you should sit down privately with an attorney to discuss it.
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Q: If you share someone's number so other people can harass that person, can you be convicted of harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Internet Law for Hawaii on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

She could definitely be charged as she had the intent that he be harassed. She made a threat then carried it out.

Why is she invested in someone who emotionally stood her up? Doing well is the best revenge; getting into a grudge match can get her charged, wastes emotional energy, and tells him he reaslly got to her.
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