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  • For people who make a purchase via my affiliate link I want to offer a cash reward based on a skills contest which would...

    be awarded based on the person who provided the best marketing idea or suggestion to help advertise the website. The cash reward would be based on a percentage of the amount of commissions earned via the combined affiliate commissions from all par...

    Lior’s Answer

    While additional information is needed, the basic premise of your idea can be made legally compliant. You'd have to (1) delineate specific judging criteria that focus on a measurable skill (2) run the process in a way that removes elements of chance in the final determination. An attorney with expertise in contest law can easily guide you in the right direction.

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  • I want to run a sweepstakes and offer cash to my members who purchase a product from amazon using my affiliate link.

    I want to use the combine amount purchased and then pick a winner. I would require the receipt be electronically copied and emailed to me, but offer a free mail in options, but would require the entry be sent via certified mail. Would this be cons...

    Lior’s Answer

    Your idea can be made legally compliant. To do so would require several changes to your basic model including setting up a "membership only" promotion and switching to regular mail (not certified). A lawyer with expertise in sweepstakes and contests can easily direct you.

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  • Is it legal for my employer to obtain my password from keystroke software and log into my personal email?

    When logging into gmail it showed that it had suspiscious activity on the account, after researching, I was able to obtain the IP address and location of this occurrence, which happens to be my current employer corporate office located in a differ...

    Lior’s Answer

    There is no simple answer to this question. On the one hand, the company owns the computer. On the other hand, the company sets expectation using its employee and management policies. You need to take a look through the various published (and oral) policies the company developed. Most companies nowadays develop and publish technology and privacy policies that delineate the level of privacy employees should expect in the work place. On the other hand, these policies should be weighed against applicable state laws. Many state laws recognize employed privacy in the workplace (at least to some extent). Your best approach would be to contact an attorney for a preliminary consultation to see where you stand.

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  • Is it possible to sue another player of an online game? **please read details**

    About two months ago I loaned a "friend" a majority of my in game weath. This friend is now refusing to return this weath. Normally I would figure this in game wealth would be gone, but last month the game introduced the ability to use in game w...

    Lior’s Answer

    You would have to prove that you had a property right in the in-game currency. Many online game sites have learned not to give players any real property rights to avoid such problems. Most often you have only a limited license to use the currency. If you voluntarily transferred it to your friend (without a written agreement) and don't have any property rights in the currency, what will you be suing for?

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  • I want to open up a poker site in a different country. I am a US citizen.

    Can I as a US citizen open up a Poker Room Website in another country that offers real money to all players around the world including US players. As far as I am concerned it is not illegal for US players to play online for real money, just that t...

    Lior’s Answer

    If you follow this course, you will likely find yourself in a US jail. It is illegal to offer online gambling to US residents unless operating in a state where it is explicitly permitted. The Wire Act reinterpretation did not change that. The re-interpretation merely created the possibility that different states will start approving online gambling for their own citizens and thereafter enter into pacts with other states for cross border online gambling. Nevada was the first state to start licensing online gambling. To take advantage of that, you would need to get a license in Nevada for online gambling. That would give you the right to offer services only to Nevada residents. Not the rest of the US. If you were to setup an online gambling site (even if just for promoting someone else's operations) outside of the US, you will be subject to arrest.

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  • Is it illegal for my bank to allow payments to illegal gambling sites?

    I have been gambling online with a casino called bovada for a couple of months. I just recently found out that it is illegal in u.s. Why did my bank let me put money on this illegal site. I thought they weren't allowed to authorize such charges? I...

    Lior’s Answer

    Under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (or UIGEA), banks are required to develop process and procedures designed to block the transfer of funds to illegal gambling operations. Whether or not they violated the law in your case will depend on how funds were processed. Most online gambling sites know that banks will refuse any transfers. As a result, they put in place procedures designed to allude the banks watchful eyes. This may involve routing funds to other legitimate businesses. In those cases, banks will face little scrutiny since there is no strict liability under the UIGEA. If the bank's processes were reasonable and they had no actual knowledge of your gambling payments, they would not be liable.

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  • Opening an online sports gambling website

    I want to open up an online sports betting business. In other words, a place to gamble. I know how to program and make websites (I'm in college). This is something that I really want to do. Building the website/programming or purchasing ...

    Lior’s Answer

    The answer is actually pretty simple. There is no grey issue here. Your idea is illegal anywhere in the United States except for Nevada and potentially New Jersey and Delaware. Federal law prohibits sports gambling (both professional and college) exempt in states with grand-fathered laws (like Nevada). There is an exception made for fantasy sports. There are also exceptions made in about 36 states allowing for individuals to wager on their own skills (two individuals competing in a sports tournament). Other than that, the answer is no. Apply your skills to an online gaming option that promotes competition.

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  • What are the legal ramifications to writing a review for an escort or body rub?

    If I start a website/blog which discusses experiences I've had with a particular escort or at a particular massage parlor can I include some sort of disclaimer (ie. "for entertainment purposes only..." or "the opinions expressed in this review..."...

    Lior’s Answer

    This is probably not the best idea. While review sites are very popular, your blog post may be misread as proof of your involvement in an illegal activity. No disclaimer will get you out of this problem. Please ... before undertaking such a venture speak to an attorney.

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  • Looking to create a website that deals with modeling / personal training / and dieting. Looking to hire a lawyer.

    Looking to create a website that deals with modeling / personal training / and dieting . Essentially I am looking to hire freelance writers to create the content for me to post to the site . I would clearly say this is for general information ...

    Lior’s Answer

    I've worked on several Affiliate and lead generation websites similar to your planned site. If you are hiring writers to create content for your site, you are liable for the content. Chief among these issue involves regulations pertaining to expert testimonials and affiliate linking to commercial products. The FTC has an. Excellent guide on these issue and delineates your obligation in providing adequate and timely disclosures for each such affiliate relationship. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to some advice in this area.

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  • Is there such an agency called INTERNET copyright law enforcement agency

    i received a certified letter from this agency signed for by me the letter states that i downloaded songs illegally and that if i don't pay them 495 dollars by march 1st i may be subject to felony criminal charges or civil charges and that i would...

    Lior’s Answer

    Unfortunately there are many running scams that work by either appealing to greed or to fear. There is no government or regulatory agency by that name. The very fact that anyone would threaten you with jails makes this sounds like a scam. I receive many calls from individuals victimized by this type of Internet fraud. If you'd like you are free to send me a copying the letter you received and I'll let you know if you have anything to worry about.

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