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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: Is this slander? Man takes our pic & posts on fb with several false allegations & hundreds of people seeing and comment

Flew drone 2 find dog it died and random man came outside taking our picture well larer in evening we come accross our picture being blasted and several people saying heinous things due to the nasty words he posted with our picture apparently a neighbors weed got taken over a month ago and hes... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 8, 2024

If someone takes your picture without consent and posts it online with false allegations, this could potentially fall under slander or defamation, depending on the nature of the comments and the jurisdiction. Defamation involves making false statements about someone to a third party, causing harm... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Oregon on
Q: Is it a violation of copyright to publish and monetize (ads) AI summary of other people's youtube videos about crypto?

There are many online content creators in the finance and investing space. With so much information and so little time, I want to summarize videos and publish them, along with metadata and trend/sentiment analysis, to a website that may be monetized through ads and/or subscription for custom feeds.... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Aug 29, 2023

Summarizing other people's content and monetizing it could potentially expose you to copyright infringement claims under federal law, especially if the summaries capture the essence or key elements of the original work. The Fair Use doctrine allows for limited use of copyrighted material... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Internet Law for Oregon on
Q: With regard to Or. Rev. Stat. § 659.805 does this only pertain to previous employees or any applicant?

I'm a member of a Facebook group intended to connect job seekers and job providers and some recruiters are discussing creating a blacklist and this seems illegal at worst and just a petty move at best. The statute specifically states previously discharged employees, but can this be applied to... View More

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Apr 5, 2018

I would say it likely does not apply to your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Internet Law for Oregon on
Q: I get tons of email telling me I've been chosen to receive a lot of $ is there any law against it or way to stop it?

I get mail from people claiming to be upper management from various financial institutions and they claim to have anything from Western Union money transfers waiting for me if i send $50 to them first to pay for processing, to people claiming to be agents of some sort wanting to deliver trunks of... View More

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
answered on Oct 30, 2017

Most of these scam operations, and they are scams, are based outside the United States. So while these scams undoubtedly violate more than one US Law, actually tracking down the criminals and arresting them is next to impossible.

Here is a website called "scam busters" that you...
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