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  • Is it illegal to sell my nudes?

    Henry’s Answer

    Assuming you are not under the age of 18 or selling to a minor, then you can dispose of your property as you see fit. It may be worth speaking to a local Wisconsin attorney to make sure you are not running afoul of any state obscenity laws.

    If you took these pictures yourself, then you would own the copyright to the photos. As such, you may want to have a contract in place with the buyer making the buyer aware of your rights and what they cannot do with the images (like distribute them or make copies). You should consider obtaining a copyright registration on your own pictures. Consulting with an experienced copyright attorney is advisable.

    Regards,

    Henry Rodriguez, Esq.

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  • What will happen , what do i do?

    Henry’s Answer

    I strongly suggest you find a local criminal defense attorney in Ohio to discuss the most pressing of your issues, the possible violation of your probation. This attorney should also be able to help you with defending the harassment charge.

    Running away and hiding is not advisable.

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  • Is it illegal to purchase a premium snapchat and receive sexual content and is it illegal to hire a private stripper at home?

    Henry’s Answer

    Your questions are too vague on details to be able to properly provide guidance.

    However, I can say that receiving private communications via the Internet that are sexual in nature can violate the law if the persons in the content are underage or did not consent to the distribution of the content.

    Regarding hiring a stripper, that will require the insight of a California attorney familiar with the laws of your state. I suggest that you seek out a criminal attorney for a consultation.

    Regards,

    Henry Rodriguez, Esq.

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  • Can I sue a big company for illegal copy write of my nude photos?

    Henry’s Answer

    Your situation is a difficult and distressing. Your actions to stop the posting of your personal images is a good first step. But there is more that can be done.

    One of the questions an attorney would need to know is whether you took those pictures yourself. If so, then you own the copyright to them and one could explore the possibility of using the Digital Copyright Millennium Act's copyright takedown notice procedure to force the removal of the images. If the website does not comply, it opens itself up to the risk of an infringement lawsuit.

    A directed letter to the webmaster can also be of use, as these posting are a violation of your right of publicity. Either way, it is highly advisable that you seek a consultation with an experienced attorney sooner than later.

    PS - I recommend this non-profit for additional guidance: https://www.cybercivilrights.org/victim-resources/

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  • If I ask for my social media posts back, and they say no, can I sue them, and get them back?

    Henry’s Answer

    Your situation is a complicated one. I advise that you set up a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case with an experienced intellectual property attorney.

    Having said that, one of the issues your situation presents relates to copyrights. What rights do you own in the pictures you took that were posted onto social media as part of your job? It is possible that pictures are wholly yours. But it is also possible the pictures fall under the "work-for-hire" doctrine and are actually owned by the Church. This cannot be answered online. It requires an intensive review of the facts.

    Regards,

    Henry Rodriguez, Esq.

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  • What’s the best way to get a neighbor to stop harassing you? Get a lawyer to send a letter?

    Henry’s Answer

    Having an issue with a fellow tenant can be difficult to resolve. The laws governing landlord/tenant are mainly state-based, so I recommend consulting with an attorney in Virginia who is experienced with these matters.

    Yet, generally speaking, tenants have a right to quiet enjoyment of their premises. And that right might be written into your lease agreement. If so, it may be wise to seek the help of your landlord.

    Regards,

    Henry Rodriguez, Esq.

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  • What do I do if I receive approval an I'm waiting for my work permit card ?

    Henry’s Answer

    You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to help you resolve this matter. Depending on your circumstances and the basis for the EAD, it may prove best to submit a new application.

    Nonetheless, one could submit an inquiry with USCIS regarding the error in delivery by visiting this website:

    https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayNDCForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=ndc

    Regards,

    Henry Rodriguez, Esq.

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  • Is this privacy violation

    Henry’s Answer

    Though your question is short on details, there may be violations of state or federal privacy laws in the actions taken by Aaron's employees. You will need to speak to a Pennsylvania attorney regarding your state's laws.

    Regards,

    Henry Rodriguez, Esq.

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  • Can I make odes to other pieces within my book?

    Henry’s Answer

    The act of making homages to existing cultural works in one's own creative work can run one the risk of infringing another's copyrights or trademarks. As Mr. Tencza noted, there may be defenses that could allow such a use, but the analysis (like most all intellectual property issues) is very case specific.

    You should set up a consultation with an experienced intellectual property attorney to discuss your business plan.

    Regards,

    Henry Rodriguez, Esq.

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  • What is the best & quickest way to register my business trademark?

    Henry’s Answer

    Many jurisdictions put the burden on a business to have done its due diligence in researching whether a new trademark is likely to infringe an existing brand. And even in the jurisdictions where the burden is not present, it is wise to conduct a trademark availability search prior to launching a new brand.

    As you strongly imply that you have already filed a federal trademark application, it would be wise to at least wait until the examiner has reviewed your application before deciding on how to proceed.

    Nonetheless, to obtain an adequate legal opinion on your situation it is advisable that you set up a consultation with an experienced trademark attorney to discuss the nuances of your business plan or perhaps conduct an availability study.

    Regards,

    Henry Rodriguez, Esq.

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