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Andrew Mark Jaffe

Akron Internet Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Hello, I want to do a modeling business that involves women doing live webcam shows. What are the laws from what I'm asking?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Pearlette Vivian Toussant
    3. Frank Anthony Natoli
    4. Richard Edmund Hawkins
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    Are You Planning on Opening a New E-Commerce Website? There is much you need to know as you begin your new business. I suggest you do not attempt to write your own legal policies. This is not where your training and background lie, and though you are probably as smart as an attorney, you do not have their experience. Below is a checklist for legal issues I use for new e-commerce clients. 1. Business Model – Is your idea viable as a web based business? 2. Business entity - Are you...

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  2. Can I sue a company if a patron takes a photo of me without my permission and post it online ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Robin Mashal
    3. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
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    Yes, you have many privacy rights. However, those rights diminish once you go out into the public. For instance, taking a picture of patrons in a restaurant would not violate their privacy. Nor would taking the pictures of people working out in a gym. That is because, once you are in public places you should have not expectation of privacy. The story changes once you enter the locker room. There, because you are changing clothes, etc. you do have an expectation of privacy. Certainly,...

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  3. I told my girlfriend that if she ever breaks up with me, I am posting naked pictures of her on the internet. Is that legal?

    Answered 7 months ago.

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    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
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    5. Rixon Charles Rafter III
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    The scenario you posted above is the very definition of blackmail which could send you to prison for a very long time. This is not a good idea and a morally outrageous act.

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  4. Do I need to register my own name as a business (ex. NAME, LLC) if that is my brand and logo?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Jason David Roth
    3. Michael T Warshaw
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    Your LLC may own more than one web site. As You Planning on Opening a New E-Commerce Website; there is much you need to know as you begin your new business. I suggest you do not attempt to write your own legal policies. This is not where your training and background lie, and though you are probably as smart as an attorney, you do not have their experience. Below is a checklist for legal issues I use for new e-commerce clients. 1. Business Model – Is your idea viable as a web based...

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  5. What is the duration of a terms of service "contract" with a website?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Dana Howard Shultz
    3. Debra Lynn Fein
    4. Steven Lee Fisher-Stawinski
    5. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
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    This is a great question, and one I have not had before. I can tell you that when I write a TOS, I don't put a term certain in the TOS. However, I will tell you that everytime you do visit the website, your obligations under the TOS will probably continue. On the other hand, I can't think of a term that would continue, once you have deleted your account. There could be some continuing obligations on your part concerning some warranties, limitations of liability or indemnity, even after...

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  6. Is it legal to send sex pictures from two consenting adults to another adult?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen Ross Cohen
    2. Brian Curtis Pascale
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. Harold Ralph Burke
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    Sexting is never a good idea. Pictures like that get spread around the Internet, and the time will come when you want them removed and it becomes next to impossible. Have you thought about what happens if your new girl becomes your old girlfriend and then you find the girl of your dreams who finds the pix on the internet. As I said, posting nude pix is never a good idea.

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  7. Is mugshot websites and internet reputation repair billing practices legal?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Samuel Noah Harden
    2. Andrew Mark Jaffe
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    If you look at previous threads you will find Mugshots.com comes up all the time and the lawyers on this site hate them! The previous answers will give you a lot of insight into mugshots and their sister sites. What they do smacks of blackmail, but because the information is publicly available, they are skirting the law. One area where they are vulnerable is when they post pictures of people who have had their case dismissed, thrown out, etc. In those situations, you should be able to...

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  8. Website/blog and lawsuit

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Ryan Jon Melewski
    2. Peter Joseph Lamont
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    5. Maurice N Ross
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    A DMCA notice will protect you from liability from guest blogs. There is much you need to know as you run your new business. I suggest you do not attempt to write your own legal policies. This is not where your training and background lie, and though you are probably as smart as an attorney, you do not have their experience. Below is a checklist for legal issues I use for new e-commerce clients. 1. Business entity - Are you going to be a C corp, an LLC or a sole proprietorship? 2....

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  9. Online dating site keeps using my photo and personal information in their promotion ads after I was no longer a user.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    3. Robert E. Harris Jr.
    4. Azzam E. Elder
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    I often say as cocktail chatter that there is no gravity on the Internet, what goes up does not come down. That having been said, I have worked for dozens of clients to get information removed or search engine de-listed. I would say the success rate for these kinds of actions among Internet attorneys is around 70% and that the cost is from $1,000 to $1,500. It all depends on the circumstances. If you know who the poster is, another avenue many clients take is to have a lawyer write a...

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  10. Is it legal to have a website online that gives out prize money everyday to the winners of a daily competition?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Stephen Ross Verbit
    3. Kendra L. A. Stephen
    4. Kevin Wesley Wimberly
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending on how your site works, you could be creating liability for yourself if it is considered a game of chance, or gambling, but less likely if it is a game of skill. By designing your contest properly, and again contests are subject to State law, it can be made legal. You need to discuss these issues with an attorney as you design your site. There is much you need to know as you begin your new business. I suggest you do not attempt to write your own legal policies. This is not...

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