Internet Law Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bennett James Wills' answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
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 of it depends on HOW you're doing so. That's because trademark rights might be affected (i.e. tarnishment, false association, etc.). Then there's copyright, which also doesn't have a clear answer...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Andrew John Contiguglia's answer
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 adult entertainment for many years, and have yet to see a criminal prosecution for what you're describing. I think your biggest concern should be age verification of any local girls you bring in to...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq's answer
If it is not on-line now, I would probably move on. Litigating the issue may cost you more than $20,000.00.

Q: How do I gike spying charges on my roommate, when it is non traceable thru the internet?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Although I am not admitted to practice law in Ohio, I doubt whether Ohio has any statute that covers this very specific unusual question. If I were you I would try to find some very sophisticated anti-virus software that will protect your laptop against all unwanted intrusion. Other than informing the landlord, I cannot even suggest a possible solution regarding your suspicion that your roommate and his girlfriend "have access to the empty apartment next door."

Q: Can a corporation require me to give access to my phone at any time and expel me if I do not comply? And is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Internet Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 22, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
It sounds like the fraternity is a voluntary non-profit organization. In the U.S. we enjoy what is called freedom of contract, which allows us to make agreements for all kinds of things. Sometimes agreements can't be enforced (even if you sign them). What the document is describing sounds draconian and far-reaching, and you have good reason to question it. If you want to remain a member of the fraternity, consider just signing it, notwithstanding the risks of being subject to that provision. If...

Q: Do judges actual read complaints filed in district courts or are complaints scanned by the clerk and algorithms create r

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law for Nevada on
Answered on Mar 22, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
No, the U.S. legal system does not use AI to decide cases. People (judges and juries) decide the issues in disputes before a court. While there may be some automation, those processes are not substantive in nature.

Q: Does publishing personal information of a politician without his permission is forbidden by law in US and Europe?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Contracts and Internet Law on
Answered on Mar 22, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
In the U.S., it might be a violation of the politician's privacy. There is a common law (non-statutory) right to privacy, and publication of private facts may constitute what is called "intrusion upon seclusion." Besides common law, there may be statutory laws that also provide for such protection. The other issue is whether the person's status as a politician affects their rights. Every state's laws are different. If you publish false information, that could lead to a defamation claim by the...

Q: Is it legal for police to use dispatch records to expose someone when there isn’t a crime committed?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Mar 16, 2019
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Insufficient information to offer any kind of sound advice.

Q: Can I go to jail for somthing though Facebook

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 7, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Yep...saw a fellow go to jail once on a weapons under disability charges proved entirely by his Facebook account where he posted videos.

Q: Noticed that a newspaper printed a blurb with Info about my dui conviction. Taken from court report. Can they do that??

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Government Contracts, Internet Law and Libel & Slander on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Entities that do this argue that they are making use of a public record. Authorities can get involved if an entity requests money for removal of a record.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I have a default judgement in Pima Co against seller in Washington state.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Internet Law for Arizona on
Answered on Mar 4, 2019
Marcos Garciaacosta's answer
It will depend on where the defendant is or has assets.

Most likely you need an attorney in that jurisdiction.

From the facts you mentioned it looks like you should look for an attorney in WA.

If you got a judgement in AZ, possibly you can domesticate it in WA and enforce it.

Best luck

Q: What can I do if someone is sharing my explicit content that I've made, directly to their own underage community?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Personal Injury and Internet Law for Nevada on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Marcos Garciaacosta's answer
if the content is yours you can stop them to use it.

If they are using a platform like youtube you can get youtube to help stopping them.

It always helps to have a copyright registration.

Contact me if you need any consultations

Q: I have a friend who wants to put a TPO on a guy who keeps harassing her through messages and calls.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
If he publishes the photos he may face legal consequences under the revenge porn law. O.C.G.A. 16-11-90. It is a 1-5 year felony offense.

Q: Would posting a website about a girl who cheated and made death threats be considered Telecommunications harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
Depending on the context it could be. Why don’t you do yourself a favor and forget about her?

Q: Can an employee discuss other employees start and end dates

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Missouri on
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
I doubt this would constitute public disclosure of private facts, which is a tort in Missouri.

Q: where is the line in cyber stalking?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Jonathon Luff's answer
No this would likely not be considered stalking. The law has not caught up to where technology has gone yet. This would not be stalking in my opinion. You can block someone from contacting you on most sites. Stalking would require continuous behavior and not just one or two creepy messages.

Q: Do I have a case if so what do I do

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Jonathan David Warner's answer
So, you want to sue over a Facebook game...?

Read over the agreement you signed when you gave them money. This is likely where the trail will end, as you'll quickly discover that they probably have the right to do what they did.

Also, how much did you pay them? If we're talking about a few hundred dollars or less, it will cost significantly more to sue the company - if you have a case - than what you'd pay for an attorney.

Your best bet is to minimize longterm service...

Q: Cyber stalking

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Arnab Kumar Banerjee's answer
PA has no state law on cyber stalking. therefore federal anti cyber stalking law is applied here. i think this is cyber stalking under that act.

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