Daniel Gary Rosenthal’s Answers

Daniel Gary Rosenthal

Gaming Law Attorney.

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  1. Can I create a website with pro/college sports current and historical game data? Can I charge membership fees for the site?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, and yes. I have represented clients who have done similar ventures with commercialized fantasy sports. There is some oversight necessary in how you collect and how you represent the data, but the data itself is perfectly usable and there's a body of court decisions on the issue. You should probably consult an attorney for advice and guidance on both the concept and starting/running your business should you choose to do this commercially. It will be well worth the expense. Best of luck.

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  2. Opening an online sports gambling website

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael Lee Kraemer
    2. Lior Y Leser
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4 lawyer answers

    There are a lot of legal pitfalls for what you want to do here, and it's important to understand that if you go about this inexpertly, you could risk facing potential serious charges. You really should have a gaming attorney guide you through this sort of thing.

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  3. Can an agent legally add a Sunset Clause?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Ivan Jose Parron
    2. Heather M Morado
    3. Rochelle S. Rabin
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4 lawyer answers

    It's legal; you may be able to negotiate it out of your contract.

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  4. Will I be infringing any youtube IP & USA gaming/ gambling/export laws if I create a site in Europe similar to http://bettube.co

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. Athina Karamanlis Powers
    3. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4. Frank A. Natoli
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You absolutely need a lawyer to do this. You may well need lawyers both in the US and the EU. It is irrelevant that you're using bitcoins. This cannot possibly go well for you without seeking legal counsel. Trust me, there is a reason all of these lawyers are all saying the same thing.

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  5. Can I start my own Rummy betting website in the United States ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    2. Frank A. Natoli
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    As I answered in the other question, your research is wrong. The UIGEA does not say what you think it says, and it does not address the underlying issues of state law that will apply in this instance. Asking this question multiple times will not change the answer.

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  6. Can you be held liable if someone drinks at a poker game at your house and drives and kills someone on their way home?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Lee Beck
    2. Andrew Richard Bucher
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    5. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Possibly, via dramshop laws. Don't say more on the internet, talk to a lawyer immediately. This is a big deal.

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  7. Can I use video game/comic book characters for my products to sell?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Maurice N Ross
    4. Arthur A. Zorio
    5. Barry Franklin Poulson
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The answer to this, as a simple search of the thousands of other times this has been asked would show, is no. You need a license, or you'd be putting yourself at risk of a nasty lawsuit. Other people are doing it is not a solution -- you do not know if they are licensed, or just being incredibly risky, or whether they're being sued or not.

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  8. Can a person's agent/manager/etc sign an audio/visual release form on their behalf and it be binding?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Maxwell Seaton Felsheim
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    4. Shawn Rogers Nolan
    5. Maurice N Ross
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Yes, but only to the extent that a power-of-attorney agreement has been signed and that the release form signature falls within the scope of that power-of-attorney agreement. If there is no POA agreement or it does not authorize this sort of thing, then the signature would not be valid.

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  9. Should our internet startup be an LLC, an S-Corp or something else?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Steven Everett Savage
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4 lawyer answers

    I'd agree with Mr. Ballard's explanation, particularly with regards to what can happen if you don't register. Better to eat a couple hundred in filing fees than to have your company blow up and potentially lose out on millions. You WILL need an attorney familiar with business organizations (e.g. corporate law) in your jurisdiction. Typically, for a simple startup's corporate formation, they will not charge very much money.

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  10. Is it necessary to obtain a county or state business license for an LLC providing professional services?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Charles R Smith
    2. Michael T Warshaw
    3. Ali Herischi
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    5. M. Todd Miller
    5 lawyer answers

    DLLR is the agency in MD that handles professional services licensing. My understanding is that PR services would not require a license. If you are lobbying, there may be other rules that could apply to your lobbying activities however. In any event, you should work with a business attorney to help properly form your LLC and protect your business, in general. Best of luck.

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