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  • Is there any way to take down unauthorized naked photos of you on a revenge website?

    I was posted on myex.com and I need these photos taken down immediately. I'm pretty sure my ex was hacked, because the person on Facebook threatening me and blackmailing me was a fake profile that was trying to send to friends of mine online. Afte...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This person is committing crimes against you including cyber bullying and blackmail. You can contact your local police and report these crimes.

    Before you enter the legal arena, I suggest that 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. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Are there any intellectual property attorneys that can help me with creating my Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions page?

    Privacy Policy, Terms & Condtions, and Contract development

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will have plenty of questions 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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  • Is it legal to download hacked website data?

    Today, the hackers who hacked AshleyMadison.com released the hacked data on the internet. If I download the data to view it, is it considered illegal?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, it would be illegal. Further, with all the Cops, FBI and Mounties who are chasing these hackers, you could get caught up in a criminal conspiracy, etc. You can face a fine and prison.

    I strongly suggest you stay away from even viewing this data.

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  • How can I make sure to avoid defamation of character when sharing my comments on a public blog?

    I would like to add my response to a public blog. My comments would involve public figures from a reality show and Psychics. I highly doubt that anyone would come after me, but just want to play it safe. My comments will focus on Psychics, in g...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is America and you have the right to free speech. However, as you understand, you cannot defame someone.

    Even if you follow the law, you could still be sued for defamation. Even if you win your lawsuit, the cost to defend yourself will be thousands and thousands of dollars. Is the post you wish to create worth that kind of risk?

    You could retain a lawyer to help you "vet" the post. But again there is no guarantee you won't be sued and have a need to defend yourself.

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  • What business license do I need in the state of California to start an Ecommerce Website that sells tobacco pipes?

    Will an LLC be sufficient enough? Also, can I sell my products in other states?

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is the kind of question a lawyer would answer if you went to them to discuss starting a new business. There will be other questions you find you will need answered 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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  • Is it illegal to bid up the price on your own ebay items?

    If yes, what law is being broken. Additionally, if you suspect someone of doing this, how can you prove it?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Without looking, I suspect the eBay TOS does not allow you to bid up your own item. If you think someone else is doing this to increase the price of an item you want to buy I suggest you contact the eBay customer service people.

    Further, there are laws in Ohio that would make this activity criminal, but proving it would probably cost you more than you could ever recover.

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  • Legal Removal Request of a web site page either by pursuing a court order or contacting the website to remove unlawful content

    The website in question has my personal information and a google search on my name leads to this site as well. I want to first attempt to contact this company through an experienced lawyer to get them to opt my information out of their si...

    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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  • What can I do? I bought phone online. But they didnt send me

    Website is capersky.com I paid for phone. Its price is 499$. But it seems to me this website is illegally running.. where can I address about that? I mean which authorised organisation... I need help.. They lied me.. I am tourist in US..I am disa...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Your best solution by far was given to you by attorney Gary Ilmanen. Cancel the charge and you might even get the money in time to buy a phone from a reputable dealer before the end of your visit.

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  • Legal status of exposing and talking bad publicly on fb/youtube anywhere that will reach more ears and open more minds

    What is the legal statues of speaking out/exposing the government FBI/CIA/NSA all them undercover terrorist and supporting "in legal was " Osama bin laden and creating a revaluation within the u.s to force change of how the u.s government and its ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You have free speech rights. As long as you do not defame an individual (and politicians are public figures so it would be hard for you to cross the defamation line), or suggest the use of violence to achieve your ends, you should be free to say almost anything.

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  • I received an email stating that I owed $1160 to a payday loan company and threatening to download info to a court system.

    Initial email had my full ss# listed and gave this Case File Number: IQ-P-/761023 which I googled and it came up with another person having the same case file number and amount due. Never gave a name in any of the emails. States I have to pay $100...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is a scam. DO NOT send anyone any money. Contact your local police.

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