AVVO is correct, they are not liable for the content someone else has posted under Section 230 of the Computer Decency Act.
Read the AVVO TOS and see if they have a proceedure for contacting them to remove incorrect posts. If not, your choices are limited. If the post is libelous in nature, you could sue the person as a John Doe and subpoena their record from AVVO.
Your other choice is to comment under the post giving your side of the story. If you choose to do this, do not enter into...
Yes, historical game data would be OK because the data itself cannot be under copyright. However, be careful as using the logos or trademarks of the college teams would not be allowed, nor would be using the words others use to describe the data.
All in all you should seek out a good attorney to help you with this issue, and other web site issues. 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...
There is a precise proceedure under the DMCA to send in a counter notification. I suspect that the notice you got gave you the information you needed to reply with your counter notification.
You may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Most lawyers on Avvo, including myself, offer a free phone consultation.
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...
What you describe is not defamation, it is free speach. Fortunately, even jerks are protected under the 1st amendment; for I would have it no other way.
You might ask your web master if he can block the 1 or 2 people from making comments on your web site. It is your site and you can exclude who you want - assuming you have the right statement in your TOS.
This is America, you can sue anyone, anytime, anywhere for anything. However, whether you will win is another question altogether.
Law suits are expensive in time, money and emotions. Don't get envolved in one if you don't need to.
How is this youtube video hurting you? How much are your damages (what you could recoup if you did sue?)
You are probably best off letting this go and using your time to find more sales.
Whether you have ownership would need to be stated in the TOS of the site.
You could go to court over a breach of contract (if that is the case) but do you really want to spend thousands of dollars in legal fees to accomplish this goal?
First of all, I am sorry this is happening to you. Your ex is being very obnoxious. Have you contacted him to cut this out?
At the very least, you can hire a lawyer to write a cease and desist letter, which is not an expensive proposition. While the letter itself has little legal force, it will inform your ex you are taking this seriously. The letter can also not only ask him to cease his actions, but ask him to give you a list of where he posted the video, and ask for his assisstance in...