New York Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: Telecom disconnects service without notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Antitrust and Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Jonathan David Warner's answer
If the bill was not paid, they have the right to disconnect.

Good luck.

Q: is it my US legal right to be allowed to choose how communications (printed hardcopies vs online)are sent to me by NYCHA

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for New York on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Elaine Shay's answer
Are you referring to NYCHA's NextGen Online Certification Program? If so, you can inform your property manager that you are opting out of taking advantage of the new option for online recertification and requesst a traditional paper packet

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/about/press/pr-2017/nextgen-up-close-20170901.page

Q: Using Magazine and Newspaper covers on my website.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Communications Law and Intellectual Property for New York on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
You cannot do it. The logos and designs of newspapers are copyrighted.

Q: I was in a long-distance relationship with a guy from Florida who threatened to leak my nudes

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Sexual Harassment and Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Michael Diederich Jr.'s answer
My recommendation: hire a Florida attorney to discuss the issue, and write your former boyfriend a letter. If he is trying to obtain something from you under threat of releasing the photos, the local district attorney may also be interested and perhaps able to help.

Q: Can a video of a attack be found in a area that happened a year ago through DVR

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Depends if there was a camera there.However because of the amount of storage space video takes, Usually the video is removed after 36-50 hours.

Q: My face appeared on a news story about a crime I did not commit and wasn't even accused of committing. I assume it was

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 29, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may be able to sue for libel/ slander, depending on the facts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. 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...

Q: In the most plain language, what's the difference in Roth v. United States and Miller v. California obscenity decisions?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 27, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See: http://courses.cs.vt.edu/professionalism/Censorship/3-prong-test.html

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. 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 &...

Q: Can a citizen blogger writing a blog for free on a newspaper website claim censorship if that newspaper removes a post?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 8, 2017
Barry Eran Janay's answer
It seems like you are confusing your first amendment freedoms with "censorship" and a private enterprise's right to control it's content. In any case more information would be necessary as too would further research.

Q: If a TV news station posts a photo of me that was marked as private/friends-only on my social media account and implied

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may have a privacy suit as well as a defamation suit. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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...

Q: Why don't laws that prohibit the publication of obscenities run afoul of my right to free speech?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
There are reasonable limits to our freedoms. Imagine the results, otherwise. See: http://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources/about-educational-outreach/activity-resources/what-does

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I...

Q: Is there any amount of time that the federal communications commision needs to act of a pending license renewal app?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See: https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 constitute legal advice; make any predictions,...

Q: What are my rights as a renter to install a satellite dish?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Check with your lease. It may be considered a fixture. If so, your landlord's approval might be required. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 constitute legal...

Q: Is text messaging considered social media?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 1, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Not generally, but it depends on the application. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. 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 constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties;...

Q: What are the legal bases for putative rights of children to be subrogated by their parents?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Consumer Law and Juvenile Law for New York on
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Generally, if you own the phone, you can track it and receive notifications relating to your phone, even if you've allowed your minor child to use it. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Q: What if my rights wasn't taken In consideration? Do I have a lawsuit with police for not arrested for such act?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Dec 6, 2016
Derek John Soltis' answer
It sounds like you have multiple issues going on at this time. Eviction and kidnapping are uncommon to be heard in the same fact pattern for a complaint. You really should speak to an attorney to go over all of the facts.

Q: Someone used to name to purchase things online

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Communications Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
Michael David Siegel's answer
I am unclear if you are out any money. It sounds like harassment more than ID theft. Check your credit report to see if your ID has been compromised.

Q: People have been using psychic attacks on me for many years and also stalk me online. How do I obtain a lawyer?

3 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Criminal Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 25, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have to go hire an attorney to sort through the evidence and determine what can be proved in court, and wha

Q: People have been using psychic attacks on me for many years and also stalk me online. How do I obtain a lawyer?

3 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Criminal Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 25, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have to go hire an attorney to sort through the evidence and determine what can be proved in court, and wha

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