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  • Mid twentys on a chat app kik was messaged by a girl and she asked you to send nude photos without knowing her age you did.

    sent 2 pictures and she said she was 14 so you stopped and then she tried to blackmail if you didnt pay she would call the cops

    Andrew’s Answer

    There are two scenarios here:

    1. The girl really is 14 in which case you have a world of hurt and need to discuss your problem with a criminal law attorney if that need arises; or

    2. The girl is really a scam artist who is trying to shake you down for money. This is a very popular internet scam these days, and you can look back on Avvo at other answers to similar questions to see the scope of this scam.

    Therefore, I suggest you block this girl from any further communication and do nothing else now unless you are contacted by the authorities. In that case, say NOTHING to them except, "I want a lawyer."

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  • Someone purchased my online video training course, downloaded it and is now selling it on their site. What recourse do I have?

    This person has a "business" of reselling digital products created by others...obvious IP violations...through websites, email and black hat sites. This person is tech savvy and uses fake names, IP redirects and multiple online storage sites to de...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a intellectual property 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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  • Do I need permission to sell ladies wrestling videos on adult clip websites if they don't have a signed contract?

    The videos are non-nude, but many fetish sites have sections for the content. Can the ladies sue for this after the fact? What damage would they be able to prove if any?

    Andrew’s Answer

    The question is: Where did these videos come from? Do you own the copyright? If you do not own the copyright, the you don't have the right to post the videos.

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  • Is it legal to create fake user's and create content under those user's names to encourage sign ups and activity in a website?

    There are some websites that need activity and content to get users to sign up and participate in their website, and they create fake users and create content under those user's names and I was wondering if that is legal?

    Andrew’s Answer

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    Web sites can pretty much do whatever they wish as long as it is in accordance with their TOS. What does their TOS say about this?

    Further, even if it is not in accordance with the TOS, what damage is anyone experiencing?

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  • My company offers a "free prize of $1500 value each month" no purchase necessary - but the drawing is fixed & has for years

    Any way to legally expose this on going fraud- and get paid for being a whistle blower?

    Andrew’s Answer

    I am concerned about your continuing employment if you go to war with your company. Perhaps you should discuss your plans with a lawyer who specializes in employment law.

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  • Is I-Tunes protected by the DMCA safe harbor provisions for infringement claims on its songs?

    If I-tunes is selling a song that is infringing on my copyright, do I have to provide a take-down notice requesting them to remove it, or is I-Tunes not subject to the safe harbor provisions because it is a direct distributor, receiving a financia...

    Andrew’s Answer

    It cannot hurt to send the DMCA take down notice. If that does not work, and you want to proceed, you will need to retain a lawyer to represent you.

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  • Contempt of court for a Facebook post... Or first amendment right violation?

    I posted an angry Facebook post regard a court case over the sale of my house where I was not notified to appear in Northampton County PA, and vented my frustration, and in the last sentence called my ex a "twit" because my house is in a short sal...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, I think you could in trouble for your post. I looked up twit and found this definition: a derisive reproach; taunt; gibe.

    I believe this type of action is just what your custody agreement forbids.

    It might help you situation to not only remove the post, but also to add a sincere apology to the person you offended. A public apology will often give the other side the results they were seeking.

    I would also suggest you contact your family lawyer and ask them what you should do.

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  • What happens if someone I harassed is now harassing me?

    About three months ago, I put a fake craigslist ad up in order to annoy someone. Childish, I know. It was very stupid of me. They found out a few days ago and threatened to get me thrown in jail for harassment. They decided not to because I would ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You started a battle and know you need to know how to get out of it. Blocking their number on your phone is only a first step, but may take the wind out of their sails.

    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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  • Can I sue for a guy creating online cartoons, telling people it's about me that is now out of control socially for me ?

    I'm a computer programmer and a co-worker thought I was too sensitive to his sleep snoring prank so he for years created cartoons online at a site he told people were about me. Eventually people started taking my picture in public for association ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Your question raises many questions for an attorney trying to advise you. I suggest you discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • What actions can I take against an individual posting openly on the web through social media my bank account information?

    What actions can I take against an individual posting openly on the web through social media my bank account information? This individual posted on FB copies of checks I have written, containing my name, address, bank information and account infor...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Since the information on the check is sent to everyone you pay by check, is it really private information? This seems to me to be one of those legal questions where a lawyer can argue either side. Further, as lawyers are expensive, I like the answers the other attorneys gave about contacting the social networking sites to have the post removed. I think they will respond in a positive fashion.

    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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