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  • What state and federal laws do I have to comply with for mt own adult webcam website?

    I would like to start my own adult webcam website. I'm not exactly sure what the laws for this kind of thing would be and want to make sure I am doing it correctly and legally.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Asking for help as you start an adult web site is very smart of you. Besides the complications of an adult 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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  • Will there be any criminal charges based off the following situation?

    I just caught my underage daughter sexting an adult male. He never asked for picture, never asked to talk about sex, he never sent pictures, and they have never met. But, my daughter did want to meet him and also asked to talk about sex and sent...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Adults are free to cyber sex, but minors are not. Even having a picture of one's self if you are a minor is considered having child pornography. If the pictures have been sent to someone there is the added charge of distributing child pornography. The authorities take these actions very seriously and will charge offenders when found.

    Finally, nothing good ever comes from sexting. Even adults will find that when one party gets mad at the other their pictures are spread all over the Internet and then they will spend a lot of time and effort, and even money to get these nasty pictures removed.

    DO NOT ENGAGE IN CYBER SEX - NOTHING GOOD EVER COMES FROM THIS ACTIVITY.

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  • How long does a company have to pay esop money. I am fully vested. Have sent appropriate paperwork by there June 20 deadline

    Company is postponing payment on my esop. Is there a 60 day waiting period. 90 days. How do I no what the law is. Is it not my money they are holding for interest for their company.

    Andrew’s Answer

    You should have a summary plan description. The answer to your question will contained in that document. If you do not have a summary plan description, ask the HR department to mail you one.

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  • Is it illegal to simply look at black market sites?

    I'm curious as to what is in the deep web, I have Tor browser and have clicked a link to a market site before but closed out because I didn't know if just being on the site (no intent to buy or sell anything) is illegal.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Deep web sites (aka dark web sites) are kept dark by their owners for a reason. They are generally offering unlawful activities.

    The authorities monitor these sites. Just looking is not illegal, but you will now be on their radar.

    I suggest you stay away from the dark web.

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  • How do I have nude pictures removed from Various websites?

    I have nude pictures hacked from iCloud, snapchat, ect. They have been posted on different websites, I need these down for good!

    Andrew’s Answer

    If you own the copyright, then you can do a reverse photo lookup and have the items removed. Generally, the person who takes the picture owns the copyright. If you did not take them, and you are on good terms with the person who did, they can assign the copyright to you with a simple email.

    If you are a minor, and tell this to the sites, they will remove them in a hurry.

    If you are having trouble, or have questions, 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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  • I started an LLC in ohio. Do i need to include LLC after my company name on everything i have for the business?

    I started an LLC in ohio. Do i need to add LLC after my company name to everything i have for the business? i am asking for things like the website url marketing material pens and swag for conventions etc.

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is the kind of simple question you should be able to pick up the phone and ask your business attorney or the attorney who formed your LLC for a quick, no-charge answer.

    Don't have a business attorney? That is the real problem I see here. For instance, I have written a guide for this site concerning on-line LLC's with questions you should discuss with your Internet attorney. If your business is not on-line, the questions are still mostly appropriate for other businesses as well.

    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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  • What do you when a Lawyer web site decide to removed your question without any notifications.

    What do you when a Lawyer web site decide to remove your online question without any warning or notification. What can you do?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Read the TOS of the web site and I suspect you will find you agreed that your question could be removed for any reason or no reason.

    If you feel the web site violated their own TOS, begin by contacting their customer service department to demand answers.

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  • Do all of my domain names need to be registered under my LLC's name?

    I own many websites and have been doing business as a sole proprietor for years. I have many domain names that are registered under my name. I am finally getting around to setting up an LLC. Will I have to edit the domain registration informati...

    Andrew’s Answer

    While this sounds like an easy questions, your individual use of each domain and the liability created by the domain's use needs to be discussed on an individual basis. You may even want to have multiple LLC's.

    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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  • Where do I start?

    I want to start a business that allows me to manage the social media websites for businesses in order to help them grow. Where do I start as far as licensing and contracting? Do I need LLC? Do I need a contract? I have no clue

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will have many questions as you seek to open an e-commerce web site. 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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  • What can I do about a business intentionally disclosing my full name on Yelp in retaliation for an honest online review.

    I wrote a review on Yelp! on a gym that I am currently a paying member of. The gym has been charging several people and myself a "maintenance fee" of $79.99. I have a copy of my contract and no where in the one page contract does it say anything a...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Your first step should be to contact Yelp customer service and ask them to remove your name according to their terms of service.

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