Andrew Mark Jaffe’s Answers

Andrew Mark Jaffe

Akron Internet Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. So why do American attorneys think it's okay that websites get away with felonies?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Samuel Watson Eastman
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    4. Dana Howard Shultz
    5. Pardis Patrick Ashouri
    5 lawyer answers

    I am not sure what your question is. I don't believe Amercan attorney think it is okay the websites get away with felonies. I do believe attorneys will help you understand the law and how it relates to your particular situation. When you have a personal situation, the first person you should call is a lawyer who understands how the law of this land relates to web sites.

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  2. Do i have a defamation/harassment case?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Bruce E. Burdick
    2. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    3. Aaron B. Kendal
    3 lawyer answers

    As attorney Burdick suggested, your best course of action is to contact FB customer service for help with this problem. Lawsuits are very expensive and you are unlikely to win what you have spent in this scenario. 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...

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  3. Is it legal to have a sports team's name in my domain name?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Robert J Adams Jr.
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    4 lawyer answers

    I believe that the football team would be able to sue you to stop using this domain name. It would probably create confusion in the minds of the visitors about if this was the football teams site or someone else's. Even if you could win a fight over this domain, the football team has the resources to out spend you in court. It will cost you a fortune to defend a law suit, and I do not think you would win. I suggest you do not use this domain name.

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  4. Is it illegal to send nude photos through text if both parties are eighteen

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Kenneth Love Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    I have not heard that sexting among consenting adults is a crime in any jurisdiction, but I suppose it could be. Meanwhile, sexting is never, ever a good idea. What if the wife decides to post these pictures all over the web. It will take you 100's of hours and 1000's of dollars to get all those pix removed. I suggest you apologise to the wife (it can't hurt) and tell her you will cut off all communication with the husband - which you should do as he has already shown himself to be a...

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  5. Can a web domain name , or a trademark been subject to garnishment or seized ?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    4 lawyer answers

    A garnishment is against your wages, therefore, a domain name is not subject to garnishment. An attachment, however, can be granted to a creditor upon judicial review, and any of your assets could be attached. Therefore, your domain name could be subject to seizure through an attachment action with the courts.

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  6. If a client doesn't pay me, can I let the world know?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Margaret Mitchell
    2. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    3. Andrew Endicott Schrafel
    3 lawyer answers

    Don't forget the most important comment by Mr. Schrafel - Have an attorney review your terms and services. As a website developer, you should be sending your clients to an attorney to have their TOS, Privacy Policy , DMCA notice, etc. prepared. Certainly these are important for your own site as well. (Do not prepare these document for your clients. Practicing law without a license is a felony in all 50 states.) Below is a checklist for legal issues I use for new e-commerce clients....

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  7. How does Facebook comply with COPPA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Frank A. Natoli
    4. Maurice N Ross
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
    5 lawyer answers

    Facebook is only awae of the user's first failure attempt if they have programmed their sign-up process to check for that situation. Further, IP's are often shared by family members who are both older and younger than 13. So I am not sure an IP check alone would work. However, in your scenario, you say the user used the same email addy. Again, FB would need their sign-up program to check that. While the arguement can be made FB should be doing more, I am not sure it is a winner. I...

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  8. How can I stop a gaming company from allowing sexual behavior and sexual harassment take place within their game?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    3 lawyer answers

    You might consider hiring a lawyer to write the company on your behalf. Often a lawyer's letterhead will get results where an individual complaint is over looked. As the TOS is your contract with the company, they may be violating their own TOS which may give you a contract action against them. This is speculative, but worth a look. 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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  9. Can i legally talk about a company on my website without their permission

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Ili J. Subhan
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  10. Do I report it to the police if someone is trying to post nude photos of my 16 yr old son online?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Samuel Joseph St. Romain
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, your son has potential liability for distributing "kiddie porn" even though the pictures were of himself. Before you enter the legal arena, you should consult with a lawyer to discourage unintended consequences. The man from the Phillipines is definately engageing in blackmail and if he were in the U.S., your local police would be the place to seek help. However, since the man is overseas, your problems are far more complicated. You may want to discuss your situation with a...

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