I am a layman with a better than layman understanding of legal issues. I have already interested Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland in a proposal to take the protections we afford teenagers in the area of cyberstalking and coming up with a national se...
I am working on a draft as well. Have you spoken with Danielle Citron at UMD-Baltimore?
We should talk.See question
I own a successful internet website. I have other writers who work for me. I am looking to grow the traffic to this website. As a result I am considering hiring an online marketing company. This provider has said that will be mass emailing guest b...
I testified on the California spam law that led to passage of the CAN-SPAM Act and have presented on CAN-SPAM at conferences worldwide. What you describe is a commercial email and would be subject to CAN-SPAM and state spam laws too. Feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss further.See question
A person I used to be acquainted with is telling everyone that I stole his identity and defrauded him. I've received several anonymous hate mails including one to my work email. Is there anything I can do about this? I understand has very permissi...
We all have free speech, but it is not free of consequences. Speech can be unlawful if it is defamatory or is threatening. You should consult an attorney, especially as to whether the threatening emails warrant contacting law enforcement.
In the interim, you certainly would want to tell him to cease and desist such behavior or engage a lawyer to do just that.See question
Background History: Many of you know that sites are popping up like weeds on a daily basis using a technique called “data scrapping” to collect information about you form social networks, even Atty Bar sites, then massaging the data and posting a...
Marc has done some good work in this area. The other lawyers are basically right - section 230 applies regardless of the domicile of the website. Even still, the analysis will depend on the specific facts as revenge porn plaintiffs are trying to argue that revenge porn sites are content creators by the way the sites are set up and content solicited and outside the reach of Section 230 immunity.See question
We sent him nudes this day and now he is threatening to post them because he's mad at us New are all under the age of 18. We're all scared
I would report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center right away and stress that you are minors. The I3C is run by the FBI who refers matters to proper local or federal law enforcement. Depending on where the person involved is located, this could be either a state or a federal matter.See question
I'm going through a Divorce, and during a deposition under oath my spouse admitted under oath that he committed Immigration Marriage fraud and also identity theft. Can this be reported to a District Attorney for prosecution. Also can the victim...
Yes but you should check if their is any protective order in place limiting disclosure.See question
My ex and I use to take explicit photos during sex in our homes. The photos were deleted but you never with all the software to recoverable photos, you never know. I am wondering if he can post these explicit photos on porn sites or other sites w...
If the taker of the images posts them online they are subject to the new California Revenge Porn statute. If the taker of the images is the victim, they can make a DMCA take down request (the website will have a DMCA contact and procedure for submitting the request).
I've included a blog post and info graphic with more information.See question
My dad's girlfriend keeps slandering my mom and I. We are tired of it and want to put a stop to it. it has been going on for awhile now.
You have to assess this objectively. What is being posted? Is it a statement of fact (even if false) or opinion? If its opinion, there is little you can do. If factual in nature, what are the damages and can you prove them. Then take that number and weight it against the cost of litigating and toll that would have. Finally, talk to reputation management people who might be able to advise you how to bury the negative content with positive content.See question
The file is not a public record, since he was never charged, where does the law stand when the file he had access through his attorney ends up on the internet, posted by the stalker to further harass the victim? There is information in it that sho...
It depends on the nature of what is published. If it was subject to any court order or is itself public record information. They have a First Amendment right to publish material, so the analysis really goes to each item published.See question
i owed someone 40 dollars for something unrelated n instead of waiting for me to pay it back, they went and obtained a video, sexual in nature, and are threatening to put it on the net and facebook for everyone 2 see.
This raises issues of consent and copyright and depending on your age could implicate child pornography. I would consult with law enforcement assuming you are not engaged in any criminal activity in the video.See question