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  • Where do I get truly customized privacy and terms of service services for my "expedia" style / brokerage style website?

    I am a bit flustered by all the boilerplate services for the Privacy Policy and website terms. I need some help form an experienced Lawyer that wants to first, understand out business, and second, can help us understand how reviewing and dissecti...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You are absolutely right that these boilerplate services do not fit all of your needs. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.

    I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link below for your convenience.

    You may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation

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  • Do I have to register as a legal business in order to do any of the above? Are there any alternatives for the online store?

    I am trying to start an online store/video game based community. Through this community I plan to host a multitude of events and tournaments, sell personalized gear, and online subscriptions to the website/group. In the following I have multiple q...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I suggest you discuss your business plan with a lawyer.

    There will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.

    I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link below for your convenience.

    You may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Is it legal to run an online raffle given the fact that the participants do not need to pay anything?

    The participant only need to register (Name, email, age, address -Not selling or using the private information for anything besides the game) and need to check the 10-25 winner number on the website, which is not require a considerable amount of t...

    Andrew’s Answer

    How you set up your site is critical to the legality. You will need legal guidance.

    There will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.

    I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link below for your convenience.

    You may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • I do freelance computer work and I have a concern about a potential client.

    I do freelance work designing webpages & work with online marketing. I answered an ad looking for a computer guy to create online advertisements . This seems suitable for my schedule, however this assignment consists of designing posts for massa...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It does not sound to me that you would be creating any liability for yourself.

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  • What can I do? Would like to get the rights to my work (if I don't have the rights) so that I may use/remove it elsewhere.

    Wrote content as a freelancer for a website that no longer exists. Company that owned said website was acquired by another company. Trying to find out who owns the rights to my work, if not myself. I don't remember signing a contract and I wasn't ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Another practical and not legal avenue is to use your original content as an outline and re-write the missive in different words.

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  • Can I buy another car even though I haven't paid the balance on the old lease or will it be repossessed too?

    I was a co-signer on a car lease. My grandfather was the primary leasee, but has since passed away. While they didn't take the car because of his death, it has been repossessed and sent to auction because I missed too many payments, and have been ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    There is no legal reason you could not buy another car. It is going to come down to whether the seller is willing to lend you the money based on your credit report.

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  • I want to file a police report to see who did it. Can I still do that even though the profile no longer exists?

    Someone opened a Facebook profile under my name and added my pictures but it seems they have since deleted it. I did capture the user id of that person

    Andrew’s Answer

    In my experience, the authorities will only become involved in an Internet dispute: 1) If there is a credible threat of bodily harm or 2) An ongoing fraud of serious money affecting many people.

    While you might have a case of identity theft, what were your damages? Without damages, you cannot even collect in a civil court case.

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  • In California can an employer videotape me without my consent at work and post it to social media networks such as Facebook and

    A supervisor at my job told everyone to take videos of me at work and post them to Facebook and snapchat when I told him that I didn't want to be videotaped or recorded he told me that the company policies allow him to record me regardless of my c...

    Andrew’s Answer

    The answer to your question is going to depend on the motivation of the company for taking the videos.

    My suggestion is to take your complaint to the H.R. department of your company.

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  • Where to register such business better? what kind of licenses will be required, their fee amount average?

    We want to run worldwide tournament for fans of football, 5 levels, 3 inside every country, teams pay fee to enter, used to cover expenses and as prize funds also profit to us. prizes are given for each level winner teams worldwide. users on site ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    The description you give of the business model would not be legal in the U.S. The guessing game is nothing more than gambling.

    However, if you tweak your business model into full season fantasy sports, you can make the business model legal.

    There will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.

    I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link below for your convenience.

    You may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • How to run app business with the details explained.

    I'm planing to run an online app business. Some of my friends offered to help me on some portions (like proofreading some of my some of my codes) for free and just to help. I wanted to know what kind of documents (if any) should i have them to sig...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will have plenty of questions as you seek to open an e-commerce web site. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.

    I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link below for your convenience.

    You may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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