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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Domestic Violence, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband is having a affair and has my wifi hacked. Which allows hm to hack my phone also

It's actually the 2 of them attached to my phone. I believe there sharing calenders and locations ect. He goes by his name and she goes by mine. I'll ask google my current location and it tells me her locations. One night it said I was about a mile from my house. So I pushed directions... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Nov 30, 2023

You need to hire an attorney who specializes in family relations law and regularly practices in your county. There is no magic bullet that the lawyers here can give you that will substitute for getting your own representation. If you wish to prove what you have alleged you will also need to hire... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I need a website's permission to use them as an example/demo in a teaching video?
Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick
answered on Sep 23, 2020

Generally speaking, using copyrighted content for educational purposes is squarely within the "fair use" doctrine of copyright law. Without knowing a bit more about your situation, it's difficult to answer this fully, but your risk of infringement here is very low.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal to send pictures of penis while underage to someone also underage and they saved them w/out my permission?

The receiver saved the pictures without consent and then sent them to other people without my consent. Is the sender more at fault or the receiver?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 5, 2020

No one needs your permission to save the photos you send to them, what would make you think that they do? No one needs your permission to remember what you say to them, or to repeat it to someone else. What you put out on the internet or over texting on the phone is the same thing, and IT LASTS... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can an EU citizen apply for a restraining order in the US, against a US citizen?

We used to have an online relationship with a person from PA, USA. He will not accept that it is over and keeps stalking me, sending messages on every possible platform. What are my options to stop him? Can I apply for a restraining order in the state of his residence, without travelling from the... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 23, 2019

Yes, but you will have to hire a lawyer qualified to practice in the state where the person resides. Try using this website to locate some lawyers in Pennsylvania to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: where is the line in cyber stalking?

My daughter has her Snapchat pubialy posted on her instagram page. She received an anonymous friend request. He said he is a friend from school who has a girlfriend but has seen my daughter from a distance and thinks she is hot.

My daughter asked who it is and he instantly responded to... View More

Jonathon Luff
Jonathon Luff
answered on Feb 4, 2019

No this would likely not be considered stalking. The law has not caught up to where technology has gone yet. This would not be stalking in my opinion. You can block someone from contacting you on most sites. Stalking would require continuous behavior and not just one or two creepy messages.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Cyber stalking

My daughter has her Snapchat name pubically posted on her instagram (I had her remove this). Today she received an anonymous request via Snapchat. She asked who it was. The person stated they are a secret admirer and know her from a distance. This individual stated they have a girlfriend and know... View More

Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Arnab Kumar Banerjee
answered on Jan 29, 2019

PA has no state law on cyber stalking. therefore federal anti cyber stalking law is applied here. i think this is cyber stalking under that act.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am being accused of using another person's bank account to pay two credit cards. What charges can come from that?

I am being accused of using someone else's checking account information to pay two of my credit cards. The first was my home Depot card, and I notified the person that was the checking account owner that a payment was about to go through, and the account owner called his bank and stopped the... View More

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
answered on Jun 8, 2018

Typically, fraudulent use of another's bank account without his/her permission could carry charges like: forgery; access device fraud; identity theft; theft by unlawful taking; theft by deception; and/or receiving stolen property. The grading of the offenses (felony, misdemeanor, etc.)... View More

Q: i am a sex offender recently released from a Penna. prison. I am now serving 5 years special probation and am being

required to attend a counciling service that requires you sign a document saying you are not allowed to use the internet . I HAVE NEVER USED internet for improper purposes. There are various reasons i must have internet access. If i use the internet i will be dismissed from counciling and then be... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 9, 2017

It's not but the way around it is to get a modification of the order allowing you use of the internet however it will have to be limited, you will likely have to allow others access to your computer and any and all passwords you have so they can make sure you aren't useing this in an untoward way.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I purchesed a website from someone I but I do not have a contract from him but my mother wrote a bankers check to him

I also have a few text messages from him what can I do about this

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 19, 2017

Can mom stop the check? Otherwise your best bet will be contacting the state attorney general's office office of consumer affairs.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: If a image of me that is detrimental to my reputation and encompasses bullying is posted on social media, can I sue?

I repeatedly asked the source to delete the photo, which I never gave him permission to share, and it is still available for everyone to see. He still refuses to delete the photo and will not take me serious. The photo not only has my full name shown in the image, but also details of the personal... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 23, 2017

If you wrote to him on facebook and he put it up, not much you can do. Ask the provider to take it down.

Without knowing what it is, hard to say--but I can tell you suing him will cost you lots of money and time and not get you anywhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: what is the different electronic communications privacy act and wiretap act? Are they the same?

I need more details and if you can give me more resources ?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Nov 11, 2016

Different. Start with the electronic freedom foundation and a basic search for articles on each--Justia may be a source.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you sue someone for unknowingly video taping you in the bathroom even if its not put on the internet?
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Oct 27, 2016

If you are asking about suing someone, that is not a criminal law question. If the person who videotaped you did so "unknowingly", it would be difficult to prove any tortious conduct on their part.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If I have been defrauded by a website from London, England do I have any recourse to get my monies back?
Rachel Lea Hunter
Rachel Lea Hunter
answered on Jul 12, 2014

How do you know the website is in London, England? It could be anywhere in the world and making it look like Lon don, England.

In theory, yes, you might be able to recover your money, but in practical terms, the answer is you probably will not.

If the criminal is in a foreign...
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