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  • Is it illegal or considered a crime if someone sends you an unsolicited picture of themselves nude?

    Just a blanket question due to past experiences with recieving unwanted photos of nudity over the Internet.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Maybe yes and maybe no. Are you a minor? If so, then yes, and you should contact the police.

    Are the pictures being sent repetitively, then this could be considered harassment or stalking. In that case you will probably need to hire a lawyer to pursue your legal remedies; and this will be expensive.

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

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  • Am I able to file for an LLC and own it as a 17-year old in Ohio?

    Hi. I'd like to form an LLC for my online e-commerce business. I'd like to know the age restrictions on forming an LLC as well as owning it. I understand as a minor there are difficulties in business contracts. Next, I'd like to know if I can fil...

    Andrew’s Answer

    No, there is no age restriction to starting an LLC in Ohio. However, as a 17 year old, you are going to have some other issues running your e-commerce business.

    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.

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

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  • Do I need a license for lead generation company for commercial mortgage in california?

    It will be an online lead generation company targeting commercial loans. What kind of license do I need, if any. What are the information I can ask? What are the legal disclaimers that needs to be in place. Please advise.

    Andrew’s Answer

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

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  • What do i need to do to start a on-line game company ? role playing games, shooter and multi player ? is an LLC the best option?

    there are currently 6 of us who play an on-line game, we have decided to create our own game, games and start a company,llc or whatever? 1st is we have agreed that i start the co since it was my idea and the others agreed to par take in the projec...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will find a whole host of questions as you begin your e-commerce business (yes, the game is e-commerce.)

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

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  • Do I need a license to sell pipes and tobacco vaporizers online?

    I will not be selling any loose-leaf tobacco or cigarettes.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Selling drug paraphenalia is a Federal crime, as well as a crime in most states. Here is a link to the Federal law: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/863.htm

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  • Can I sue Microsoft "Hotmail" for allowing unauthorized companies send me inappropriate sexual emails after I select the

    "Block" button requesting a company not send me any emails. If I can't sue what can I do to stop companies from sending me inappropriate emails. I select the "Block" but option because I want this to stop. It's stressful and I'm tired of it.

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is America and you can sue anyone, anytime for anything -- You just may not win. Further, a law suit against Microsoft will cost you thousands upon thousands of dollars.

    You can always consider using a different ISP for your email.

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  • Can a magistrate ban me and my friend from social media and not provide a reason?

    My friend and I just got banned from all social media for 3 months, until the review of the case, or for forever, and if we use any social media that we would go to jail. I'm 17 and my friend just turned 18. My mother asked her reasoning and she s...

    Andrew’s Answer

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

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  • Does my business need IP protection and Trademark?

    Might sound like a silly question, but I was wondering if my internet based website business needs IP protection and Trademark. We are formed as LLc and we are a party of 2. The website basically is a directory for certain types of businesses. The...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It would be a good idea to use Trademarks and Copyright protection on your web site.

    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.

    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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  • What to do to sue Godaddy.com ?

    I registered 20 domain names with goddaddy. Before I registered them, I contacted godaddy support and asked if I can use the same discount coupon codes on my multiple godaddy accounts. Godaddy support staff said YES, I asked them 3 times to make s...

    Andrew’s Answer

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

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  • I've just launched a new SaaS business and need TOS

    Would I be ok using one of these online services like RocketLawyer? Or do I need to work directly with a real live attorney? Thanks in advance for your advice!

    Andrew’s Answer

    There will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. 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 will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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