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Rochelle S. Rabin

Malvern Business Attorney.

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  1. Can viewing for 15 seconds a child porn site get you arrested

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Rochelle S. Rabin
    2. Benjamin G Kelsen
    3. Jason David Roth
    4. John J Zarych
    5. Raymond Andrew Grimes
    5 lawyer answers

    AVVO originally sent your question out to the entertainment lawyers, so I changed the practice area to "Criminal Defense," adding Child Pornography and Criminal Activities to the sub-heading. That way you will get answers from lawyers who practice in those areas.

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  2. I signed intellectual property rights agreement with employer. I'm starting untreated company, ok to copywrite under comp name?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian W. Erikson
    2. Marc Jacobson
    3. Rochelle S. Rabin
    4. David M. Slater
    5. Pamela Koslyn
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I just want to add that, if you go the route of asking your employer first if they would agree to except your independent work from what's covered in the agreement, get that in some kind of writing. I agree that the company might just agree to keep their hands off if it's in an area where they have no business interests. For example, if you're writing poetry and you work for a software company, they're most likely not going to get into the poetry business so your work would have no value to...

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  3. What is considered a reasonable search for heirs to an estate?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Rochelle S. Rabin
    2. William J. Benz
    3. Michael Leo Potter
    4. Timothy Edward Kalamaros
    4 lawyer answers

    Well, it's possible that it's a breach of something, but if you know that the person died and it's early enough that the estate hasn't been distributed yet (within about a year from when the estate was opened and advertised, maybe more, maybe less), don't wait for a formal invitation. Contact the attorney and the administrator, and let them know you exist. Otherwise, I don't know that the court is going to have a lot of sympathy for you if you're just hanging back and waiting to be notified....

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  4. (He) cohabits with my friend (Her). All property is in Her name and I am sole beneficiary. Do I need power of attorney?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rochelle S. Rabin
    2. Cynthia A McNicholas
    3. Joseph M. Masiuk
    4. John P Corrigan
    4 lawyer answers

    I think I understand your question -- that you are asking how you would evict the boyfriend after your friend dies and you inherit her property. Am I right? If so, the estate would go to probate or administration, and a personal representative appointed, and the property transferred to you (of course, taxes and administrative expenses, and last debts would have to be paid from the estate). So if you end up inheriting the house, then you can deal with evicting the tenant or asking him to leave...

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  5. What questions should I be asking when looking for a contract attorney?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Ivan Jose Parron
    2. Sagar P. Parikh
    3. Rochelle S. Rabin
    4. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
    5. Scott Richard Kaufman
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    10 lawyer answers

    Absolutely find an attorney with experience in the segment(s) of the entertainment industry in which you are working. Specialized knowledge of the industry is key, and someone who has contacts within the industry can be invaluable.

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  6. Is this "America's Got Talent" contract good to sign? It seems to be 'over the top' but maybe I'm wrong?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Bruce E. Burdick
    2. Rochelle S. Rabin
    3. Frank A. Natoli
    4. Bartley F Day
    4 lawyer answers

    Congratulations -- I think :-) -- on getting this far in the proceedings. This area of AVVO is not for giving specific advice to anyone regarding a contract because that could bring up all kinds of professional responsibility issues. It's really just for general direction. Also, I'm with Bruce; I don't click on links, either. (There's a nasty ransomware virus going around.) From your post, it looks like a really awful contract. Now, it may be that the provision about gross negligence is...

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  7. Can he be prosecuted for exposing a minor to pornography?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Greg Thomas Hill
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. David Matthew Piper
    4. Rochelle S. Rabin
    4 lawyer answers

    Due to a quirk in AVVO's system, this question went out to the Entertainment Lawyers. It really is a Criminal Law question, and since each state can have different criminal laws, this is best answered by someone who practices in California.

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  8. Can I sue my publishing company for not sending me the right amount of royalty's for our book...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    2. Benjamin G Kelsen
    3. Russell William Kinsey
    4. Rochelle S. Rabin
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
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    7 lawyer answers

    I agree with the advice that you should review your publishing contract carefully, and have an attorney review it before you sue (the attorney would do that, anyway). There are often provisions into it regarding the timing of royalty payments and what can be withheld. You are also entitled to period accountings. The contract should address that, also.

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  9. Can an agent legally add a Sunset Clause?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ivan Jose Parron
    2. Heather M Morado
    3. Rochelle S. Rabin
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm in agreement with the other two attorneys that this type of clause is common and is also something that you might want to negotiate away if possible before signing anything. (I assume you've already signed.) I would urge you to have a consultation with a California entertainment attorney. Despite what the contract says about state jurisdiction, I'm not so sure that California law does not apply if you are based there and working there. Also, from my limited research into California...

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  10. Is simply viewing a zoo porn video illegal in PA?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Rochelle S. Rabin
    2. David A Owens
    3. Illon Ross Fish
    4. Scott Charles Aronson
    4 lawyer answers

    We get this question in here regularly. It's malware, specifically ransomware. (You can Google it.) What they do is infect your computer or phone, try to block you from using it, and then demand money or a "fine" to be paid. The animal porn sites seem to be the place to pick this stuff up. Do not pay them. Take action (if you can) to get the malware off your phone. I understand that many of the ransomware scams are run by people out of the country, so I don't know if there is anything you can...

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