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  • Anti Hacking Laws in NYC

    Two years ago my now ex-husband broke into my e-mail account and sent out e-mails I had there to other people. People whom I had no intent to share any of my e-mails with. Back than I contacted Google about this issue and no one ever replied to me...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with an Internet lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

    Do not delay, you could be coming up on a limitation due to the time that has passed.

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  • Online chat

    A friend of mine was on a gay dating site when someone unitiated a conversation with him , the user greeted my friend to which he replied back hello and asked the user howold he was to which he responded "I'm 17 is that okay "? My friend then resp...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It sounds like your friend did the exact right thing and has nothing to worry about.

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  • What is the charge for opening someones facebook or email ?

    In the past I have accessed my wife's email and facebook account. Hindsight being 20/20 and now that she is my ex wife I know that was stupid. I haven't done it in awhile, but she knows and says that is stalking and harassment. I never sent anythi...

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you are in a custody battle for your daughter, your wisest course of action is to hire an attorney to handle this case.

    You can then share this information with your lawyer so they will be prepared to handle the issue should it arise in the custody battle.

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  • I would like a post removed from public viewing. The issue has been resolved.

    I would like a post removed from public viewing. The issue had been resolved. Please contact me.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Based on the comment you placed on attorney Chapo's answer, it sounds like you are the victim of a scam.

    You will get the same advice as you got last time -- Retain a lawyer to help resolve the problem.

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  • What is the punishment against a minor send a explicit. Picture to another minor

    My daughter sent a explicit picture to her boyfriend and someone took his phone and posted the picture on the internet can she also get in trouble for this

    Andrew’s Answer

    Your daughter could be in trouble. Having an explicit picture of herself on her electronics is being in possession of "kiddie porn" even though the picture is of herself. When she sent the picture to the boyfriend she committed the crime of distributing "kiddie porn."

    Practically speaking, the authorities will probably not go after your daughter. They might go after the boyfriend's friend for posting the picture. But again, they do have better things to do with their time.

    Now, however, you face the daunting task of getting those pictures off of the Internet. It is going to take time and some money.

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose an Internet lawyer or criminal lawyer from your locale. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • What is the punishment against a minor send a explicit. Picture to another minor

    My daughter sent a explicit picture to her boyfriend and someone took his phone and posted the picture on the internet can she also get in trouble for this

    Andrew’s Answer

    Your daughter could be in trouble. Having an explicit picture of herself on her electronics is being in possession of "kiddie porn" even though the picture is of herself. When she sent the picture to the boyfriend she committed the crime of distributing "kiddie porn."

    Practically speaking, the authorities will probably not go after your daughter. They might go after the boyfriend's friend for posting the picture. But again, they do have better things to do with their time.

    Now, however, you face the daunting task of getting those pictures off of the Internet. It is going to take time and some money.

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose an Internet lawyer or criminal lawyer from your locale. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Are these considered identical or similar goods and services.

    Suppose I have a registered trademark for a website where you can play games and suppose the goods and service of my registered trademark is "online games." Question 1: Is a company that makes games for pc, websites or other consoles co...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is a very complicated question which cannot be easily answered in this forum. You are going to need to retain an Intellectual Property attorney and go over these questions with them in detail.

    Further, if you are already running an e-commerce site there are other issues you need to be aware of that may affect your site and your liability. 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.

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  • Review my home owners association

    If I have a website that allows anyone to post anonymous reviews for homeowners my association, can I be liable if people write bad reviews or even false reviews like what happens on yelp quite often? It doesn't seem yelp is responsible for fake...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Generally, the people who write the posts are liable and not the web site owner. However, exceptions do exist, and an attorney could be of service to you.

    Further, if you are already running an e-commerce site there are other issues you need to be aware of that may affect your site and your liability. 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.

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  • If my website greatly facilitates web messaging between it's members, what liability/legal exposure do I have for bad content?

    I have a business model for a website where members can contact (potentially) many thousands of other members all at the same time. I can't control what they send in their messages. Some jerks are liable to send pornographic, threatening or other...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Between section 230 of the CDA, and a strong TOS you should be able to avoid liability for your visitor's actions.

    There will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site. 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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  • Internet privacy? ****please help.******

    i need help concerning internet privacy. it's really important but i dont feel comfortable posting about it. i want a lawyer to help me get my personal information deleted off of a website's database. as of now, it isnt a public database, but it i...

    Andrew’s Answer

    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 cease and desist letter to the person. While a cease and desist letter has little legal effect, it will put the poster on notice that you are not going to let this continue and that you are serious about pursuing your legal remedies. It also tells the poster that they could get in legal hot water which will cost them a lot of legal fees if nothing else.

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

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