Andrew Mark Jaffe’s Answers

Andrew Mark Jaffe

Akron Internet Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Is it legal to have a sports team's name in my domain name?

    Answered 8 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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  2. Is it illegal to send nude photos through text if both parties are eighteen

    Answered 9 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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  3. Can a web domain name , or a trademark been subject to garnishment or seized ?

    Answered 9 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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  4. If a client doesn't pay me, can I let the world know?

    Answered about 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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  5. How does Facebook comply with COPPA?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Frank Anthony 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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  6. Can i legally talk about a company on my website without their permission

    Answered 8 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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  7. Getting multiple spoofed emails with different email addresses and fake names to victims of fraud and other Internet crimes

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Jennifer J Wirsching
    3. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
    3 lawyer answers

    What is criminal and what is civil? -- The activities you describe are both criminal and civil. There is not much an individual can do but point the authorities in the right direction. You can report them through ftc.gov or your state's bureau of consumer affairs.

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  8. Calim an account on a website

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Kevin Arnold Spainhour
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    3 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. Further, your web site will need legal policies. 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...

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  9. Can someone take me to court for trademark infringement if I never actively started the business and it has already been closed?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    2. Andrew Endicott Schrafel
    3. Frank Anthony Natoli
    4. John P Corrigan
    5. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Because an international law suit is not cheap, I do not think the UK company would come after you. I suggest you write them saying what you said above (i.e. shut down the web site months ago, shutting down the corporationnow.) I do not think you will hear from them again.

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  10. Can I host a virtual yardsale without running into legal issues?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Debra Lynn Fein
    3. Mark Wayne Good
    3 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. Further, your web site will need legal policies. 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...

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