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  • Can I sue infrascale for terminating my account without any reason or my permission?

    I had an online account for unlimited backup with a company infrascale with an initial contract of 2 years. They changed subscription model lately without any notification whatsoever. When I contacted them about changes and demanded refund and dam...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I just took a quick look at the infrascale TOS. They say it has not been changed since 12-3-15.

    This is America, you can sue anyone, anytime for anything -- However, what will you win? Usually it is just your monetary damages. However, I think a case could be made that a disaster recovery company who deletes your data has committed fraud which would allow you to seek punitive damages as well.

    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. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • I have been doxxed and my pictures & address are now posted on a public forum. Should I ask the forum owners to remove my info?

    I am an activist. After showing support for a person targeted by a hate group, I was also targeted. The group pulled some photos from my Facebook account and my address from a defunct website whose domain name I own. This information is now posted...

    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.

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  • Could a minor sell used, soiled underwear online?

    Could a minor (16) sell used, soiled (like two days wear) underwear online for money?

    Andrew’s Answer

    If there are people willing to buy it, I think it would be legal to sell it. Just don't get into any conversations with anybody, and make sure everything is anonymous - There be predators out there.

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  • Is it legal to use this email list?

    Some months ago I met for the first time and briefly corresponded with someone in my industry. They were simply offensive to me for no reason and I decided not to do any business with them. Recently I got a bulk email from them telling me, and hu...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I do not agree that using the list would be a Can-Spam violation. However, I do agree with Attorney Doland that you could end up in litigation. I am not sure how that litigation would resolve, but it doesn't matter, the cost of litigation is always too much to spend.

    Therefore, I would not use that list. On the other hand, have you looked for other sources of lists. Many companies have very good data at reasonable prices.

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  • I'm a writer and another website published my work.

    I'm a resume writer and just happened to google something from a client's resume and found her whole resume on a "free resume template" website. I don't want my clients information or my work on the internet for all to steal or see. What can I do?

    Andrew’s Answer

    As the author of the resume you own the copyright. Send a DMCA take down notice to the offending web site.

    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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  • Can I run into trouble if I state an uncited statistic in my product?

    I want to include the fact that "92% of Americans fail to reach their new year resolution" but don't have a place where I can cite it without throwing off the design. Can I run into legal trouble? The original source is a study published by the Un...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I don't think that would be a problem. I am curious why you picked Internet law as the area of practice?

    If you are starting an E-Commerce site, there will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.

    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 here for your convenience: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/legal-steps-to-opening-a-new-e-commerce-website-app-or-blog

    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 make a online raffel webpage with money that's is been raised as a donation to people?

    I'm looking to raise money on gofundme.com and then raffle it out online to the people that helped me raise the money. The money would be split between the people that raise the money. Their names would enter into the raffle to have a chance to re...

    Andrew’s Answer

    No its not legal.

    There will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.

    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 here for your convenience: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/legal-steps-to-opening-a-new-e-commerce-website-app-or-blog

    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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  • Where should we register an internet website company? How much stock should we issue.

    We launched our website and it will be for international buyers and sellers of products. We have six partners now. We will need other investors so we can expand and do marketing.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Actually, it really does not matter where your "entity" is located. If you form an LLC it could be in any of the 50 states. There are some choices you can discuss with an Internet attorney.

    Further, if you are already running an e-commerce site there are other issues you need to be aware of that may affect your site and your liability.

    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 here for your convenience: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/legal-steps-to-opening-a-new-e-commerce-website-app-or-blog

    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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  • Can facebook messenger private messages be used in court

    Sons dads wife hacked into my facebook and are making me look like i do drugs and sell drugs. We have a original order and we havent had a problem since 2012 they are mad child support went up and now i am fighting for my son. However i do not do ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you are fighting for your son you should hire a family law attorney to represent you. Child custody is nothing to handle yourself. .Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

    That lawyer will know how to handle the facebook hacking.

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  • Can I take someone to court I was purchasing a car from if the sale was not final but the owner was paid and still has title?

    I recently started the process of purchasing a vehicle from an ex- coworker. I drew up a promissory note for her which she said she wanted to take home to review and she never brought it back to me signed but we were still documenting all of our t...

    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. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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