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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Maryland on
Q: Scamming video game items

Is it illegal for someone to pretend they have money and then get in contact with a seller for video game items but when the seller gives the items first instead of making the buyer or the scammer pay first the scammer does not pay the seller the money block them and never talks to them again.... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jan 11, 2024

The situation you describe, where someone pretends to have money to buy video game items and then fails to pay after receiving the items, could be considered a form of fraud or deceit. Even though the parties involved are minors and there was no formal contract, misrepresenting one's intention... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gaming for Maryland on
Q: I Got Probation And Home Detention For Case But On The Website It Says My Case Is Still Open ? That Was A Week Ago ?
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Jun 26, 2023

Maryland Judiciary Case Search contains errors. You can contact the Clerk's office to see why the case was not marked as closed.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Copyright and Gaming for Maryland on
Q: Can you re-sell custom painted video game controllers as a legal business?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Feb 17, 2021

“Under the doctrine of ‘patent exhaustion,’” United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., wrote in a 2017 decision, “once a patent holder sells an item, it can no longer control the item through the patent laws.... The purchaser and all subsequent owners are free to use... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Products Liability, Gaming and Social Security for Maryland on
Q: Can my parents take my phone

Can my parents take my phone if I am 15 and I bought the phone under my own name and with my own money. If they take it away is that stolen prop

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
answered on May 3, 2019

Whether it is "stolen" or not, I'm guessing there's at least a fair reason the phone was taken from you, even though you seem to disagree with that reason. At 15 years old, you are probably still considered a "minor" which means you are too immature to have certain... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Gaming for Maryland on
Q: If i get a fake (non-working) credit card online , and when i go to buy something, it works...what will happen? imnot18
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Feb 4, 2017

If you are intentionally using a credit card that you know does not work or is not actually your account and you use it to try and purchase something - then you are potentially committing theft. You risk being charged with a crime.

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