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  • Is online gambling legal in Massachusetts?

    I have a friend introduced me to Bovada which is an online gambling website. I just want to make sure it is legal before I look into it.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Bovada is legal within the jurisdiction where they are located. Most U.S. and State laws would say it is not legal to play outside that jurisdiction. However, the gamblers themselves are rarely prosecuted.

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  • What legal action can I take?

    I have a 18 month old son whose pictures continue being exposed to the public and social media. I have asked his father's relatives to not do so but they do it anyway. I do not feel comfortable with his pictures being on the internet for predators...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Generally, the copyright to the picture belongs to the person who took the picture, and they may use it for any legal purpose. If you own the copyright, you can get the pictures removed through a DMCA take down notice.

    Where did the business get the picture? If they have no rights to the picture they have created liability for themselves.

    If you have sole custody your position against the father's family is much stronger. If you share custody, and they take the pictures, there is nothing you can do.

    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 illegal to sexual role play online if underage? JUST TEXTING (No Pictures)

    Let's say I was underage along with my girlfriend for example. And we both want to sexual role play online. Let's say we were doing this on Kik. We agreed that we would only use text for the sexual role play, No nude photos, only text. Would this ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, it could be considered illegal depending on the nature of the texts. It could be contributing to the delinquency of a minor, or the texts could be pornographic even without pictures, or many other illegal acts.

    This is not a good idea, and you could get into serious trouble.

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  • Will my friend be in trouble for having access to her ex boyfriend's facebook account?

    While together, they've exchange passwords. Which was a bad idea, but they did it anyway. Now they are broken up, she decided to snoop. She found some very distasteful things from him so she changed his password twice, but he hasnt done much about...

    Andrew’s Answer

    What she is doing is not only unethical, it is unlawful.

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  • How do I get account information for an online service that I paid someone to run?

    I hired a college student to host our company website through an online hosting service. He set up the account in his name and told me when the bill was due. I paid him and he paid the account fee. I have not been able to reach him for 2 months, a...

    Andrew’s Answer

    The first thing I would suggest you do is contact the parents through the snail mail address you have for them - Be considerate and ask them to contact their child about this. I would think a parent would want their child to do the right thing.

    If that does not work, or concurrently, you can contact the customer service people at the hosting company and prove that you are the business owners, etc. They will ask for certain documents, but often will return the site to the lawful owners.

    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 considered email hacking if a spouse didn't log out?

    I have a relative going through a messy divorce where their ex is accusing my relative of hacking their email account to obtain proof of the affair which was the reason of the divorce. The home had a single shared computer which they would both u...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Just today, a federal appeals court ruled on a similar situation and said it was illegal. Until then, I would have agreed with the open paper analogy you used.

    They may want to discuss their situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • How do i go about getting my email back from someone i know who hacking my information?

    My email and facebook have been hacked into and i can no longer access them . What do i do about this ? Who do i contact ?

    Andrew’s Answer

    From your question it sounds to me like someone who had your password logged in and changed your password.

    You need to contact the customer service people at both companies. They will ask you for personal identifications like a copy of your drivers license, etc. They should then give you access to your accounts.

    Be persistent - you will often get pre-written standard responses which you will need to say does not overcome the problem.

    If you do not succeed, you will want to discuss your situation with an Internet lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • I forwarded her nudes now what?

    I was on instagram and I saw that this guy posted some girl's nude which I found hilarious so I decided to send it in a group chat with a bunch of my close friends. Little did I know that this girl which is the girl's friend was also in the group...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a criminal defense lawyer or Internet attorney 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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  • How do you register your business/company with State without appearing on internet directories?

    Hi, I would like to know how I can register my business/company with the Secretary of State in my state and not have my information published on such business directory websites including Manta.com, FindtheCompany, Buzzfile, etc?? I do not want my...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will 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 sue Bing If they take my business website down that was up for over a year and replace it with a competitors website?

    Bing has taken my business blog website down that has been up though Bing business for over a year, and has replaced it with a lagers competitors website. I have been selling hats and t-shirts with my website and they have completely cut my busine...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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