Oklahoma Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: While I was in a relationship we shared a computer,separate profiles & passwords. Is the info. on my profile protected?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
It is not, however you should contact the other party to advise they have no consent to access your private accounts. You should also seek to protect those accounts. Should those accounts be accessed, it can constitute an illegal “hacking,” and you should file a police report immediately.

Q: Is it invasion of privacy if my mother in law read every text I have ever sent off my phone. And took screenshots to use

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Divorce, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
Hope this helps, there is probably also a federal statute:

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Chapter 70 - Other Offenses Against Property Rights

Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act

Section 1953 - Unlawful Acts - Penalties

Cite as: O.S. §, __ __

A. It shall be unlawful to:

1. Willfully, and without authorization, gain or attempt to gain access to and damage, modify, alter, delete, destroy, copy, make use of,...

Q: I’m 16 and want to move to a town an hour away, could I do that without parental consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 21, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
You need permission of your parents or legal guardian.

Q: Can a company publish my article in their yearly publication after firing me, without crediting me or permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Employment Law and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 22, 2017
Will Blackton's answer
I'm only going to address the portion of your question relating to copyright law, that is: can your former employer legally publish your article without crediting you? Yes, almost certainly.

This is known as "work for hire." In the case of a work made for hire, copyright law provides that the author of the work is not the person whose individual creative efforts produced the work, but the party that employed or commissioned that person. As the author of the work made for hire, the...

Q: Is my father in legal trouble or does he have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 24, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I don't believe your father has anything to complain about. He created and used the account on company time. Thus the company is entitled to the e-mails. Your father really should have deleted the account before he left the company. But, any way, if they weren't able to access the e-mails because of your father's carelessness, and if the company sues FedEx, they could probably access this information through discovery.

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