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  • Is it a crime to log into someones email and instagram if this person gave me 1MO NTH ago the passwod and keeps be bullying?

    My boyfriend's ex-girlfriend didn't get over the fact they broke up 4 years ago and keep harassing me and him on Instagram. We have filled 2 police reports against her - my boyfriend doesn't want to do restraining order as they have a son together...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Logging into someone else's accounts can be a serious crime. Do not post anything more on these public message boards.

    You may 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. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Can I sue someone for posting pictures of me and/or my personal information on the Internet, where I live, etc

    I am being threatened by someone I met online and it didn't work out that they are going to post my pictures and address etc on the internet. Along w nasty comments about me/my character.

    Andrew’s Answer

    If this person is saying "do this or I will post this information" that is the very definition of blackmail and you should contact the police. However, I also suggest you have a consultation with an attorney first to make sure there are no unintended consequences.

    You can also discuss with this attorney the possibility of a restraining order or a cease and desist letter.

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  • Would I be violating the "CAN-SPAM Act of 2003" by having friends send out emails to harvested lists?

    A friend and I had discussed the idea of spreading awareness about a possible movie premier event, where we would stage a hoax, film small clips of it on cell phones, then use the video clips and lists of harvested emails focused around news and m...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I would suggest that you run this scenario by an attorney so they know all the details. You do not want any unintended consequences to come back to haunt you.

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  • Liability over hacked email account.

    I am buying a house. My realtor's email was hacked and used to send me the wrong information which I unfortunately used to send the money. Now, the bank is trying to get the money back but chances are some or all of it is missing. Does the realtor...

    Andrew’s Answer

    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. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Can I use a website to sell access to information about private parties I have in my home?

    Can I use a website and charge a fee to access information about specific private parties I have in my home? It's OK if the website is setup as a business, but do not want the parties to be considered a business. Invitations for specific parties w...

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  • Can a person own a Facebook name

    my friend said he own my Facebook name on my page and I made the page

    Andrew’s Answer

    You should read the Facebook terms of service to see if they address your issues.

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  • How can my husband report a threat that was made thru social media?

    My husband was threatened by the boyfriend of the mother of his child... how can we report this?

    Andrew’s Answer

    If the threat was a credible threat of serious bodily harm the authorities will help you.

    If the threat is merely rantings and ravings, the authorities will tell you this is a civil matter and tell you to hire a lawyer.

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  • Do I own the copyrights to audio comments left on my website?

    I'm building a website where users leave brief audio comments via a recorder on the website. On my terms of use/user agreement page, I intend to have a phrase like, "All media provided by users, including audio recordings, is the property of 'my ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You need your TOS to provide you a license for using the comments left by your visitors.

    There will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. 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.

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  • Someone created a fake hateful website with private pics and diary excerpts to defame me.

    My ex-boyfriend in Canada has created a website about me. The domain name is my personal name. In it, it discloses private information stolen from my diary and erotic pictures stolen from hard drive. He wants to launch this website tomorrow and se...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Is your boyfriend saying, "Do this" or I will publish the pictures. That would be the very definition of blackmail, and the police in both your locale and Canada would take your situation seriously.

    You could also hire a lawyer to write a Cease and Desist letter (immediately). While this letter has little legal effect, it would tell the ex you have hired a lawyer and are serious about pursuing your legal remedies. A C&D letter often works wonders in this type of situation.

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  • I purchased a domain name and a client has been using that domain name for at least 5 years; do I have to transfer it to them?

    The client did not know I owned the domain name; they have a website on my domain; I have done nothing malicious to the site; the domain name is not their trademark.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Your scenario offers various issues. Why did you buy the domain name? Was it at their request? Did you do web design and/or web hosting for the client? Is there a written contract? Do you have this same issue with other clients?

    Answers to these questions and more will impact the answer you receive. You may 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. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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