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Q: How is it this information about my husband is printed on the internet without our approval?
Will Blackton
Will Blackton 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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for North Carolina on
Q: Can a fb status indirectly directed towards a person(s) be considered Communicating Threats?

Your Son-In-Laws Sister puts up a status talking about going to war over him and you know it's directed towards your daughter, etc....Can that be considered communicating threats?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser 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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Law, Entertainment / Sports and Internet Law for North Carolina on
Q: Could I have a website and provide a service to users that allows for uploading screenshots from video games for profit?

This website and web service would allow users to upload their screenshots from video games and share it with their friends. There is more to it, but as far as legal, would it be copyright or other IP conflicts if users screenshot their own in-game experience and upload it to the site and share it.... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on May 18, 2017

If you're going to allow users to post potentially infringing material, you should become familiar with the DMCA takedown process and register a DMCA takedown agent with the U.S. Copyright Office. Qualifying for the DMCA safe harbor would shift the concerns of copyright infringement from you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Internet Law for North Carolina on
Q: Other lawyers have told me I need the website adress of this illegal website I'm on before they can take my case .

I don't understand why I need to find the website address because of state and federal criminal eavesdropping statutes and other laws . Why do I need to find the website address before they can take my case and why when I contact the FBI and the DOJ they refuse to do the legal thing ???

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Feb 8, 2017

You have not provided enough information here for anyone to be able to help you out. Try asking your question again and including your cause of action, that is, what you are claiming happened that is illegal. Also, describe what you mean by illegal website.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Business Law, Consumer Law and Internet Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can i be sued for selling MLM items online at Amazon/Ebay?

Hello,

My question is Products like Mary Kay, Shaklee, Amway, etc.. these products are sold by consultants, but many sell online. I do sell some online, not many, just enough for some extra money since my wife lost her job.

I received an email from one of those companies stating... Read more »

Nathan Hull
Nathan Hull answered on Jul 1, 2016

Whether they can sue you depends some on your agreement with them as a distributor. I would imagine that they limited what you can do with what they have sold you. They have an interest in protecting their brand and may be able to sue you for unauthorized use of their trademarks at the very... Read more »

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