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  • Is it illegal to view zoophilic content online within the state of Maryland?

    I'm curious about this topic, though it's unusual. I've tried many times to search for the answer online but nothing is entirely direct. Hence my question here. In order to sate curiosity, I ask this: Is it legal to view human to animal sex ...

    Bennet’s Answer

    The act itself is illegal under Maryland law. Md. Code § 3-322 on Unnatural or perverted sexual practice, provides:
    (a) A person may not:
    (1) take the sexual organ of another or of an animal in the person's mouth;
    (2) place the person's sexual organ in the mouth of another or of an animal; or
    (3) commit another unnatural or perverted sexual practice with another or with an animal.

    But I am not aware of any prohibition on viewing content relating to sex with animals.

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  • Is gambling online legal in Maryland?

    I have tried to find out if playing poker and blackjack for money online legal in Maryland but there aren't any straight answers. Can I play these games online for money in Maryland?

    Bennet’s Answer

    Neighboring Delaware has legalized online casinos, but Maryland has not. It has been considered but not acted upon. The website below contends the state of Maryland law re poker sites is ambiguous, but until the legislature clearly acts I think its safe to assume its illegal.

    http://usa.holdemrealmoney.com/maryland/

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  • I want to have something removed from the Internet. I need legal advice as to how to do this.

    I want to have an appeals case (document) removed from the Internet. When one searches mine and my husband's name its,the first thing that comes up on Google search. It is a reputation ruining case that should not be allowed to come up on a,...

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    As everyone else has explained, its public record and there is little you can do . . . EXCEPT create more content for yourself that has a higher rank so that the opinion does not show up on page 1 or 2.

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  • How do I get my domains names released from sitebuilder.com to my new registrar.

    My domain registrar sitebuilder.com will not release my domains to a new host, my host made multiple requests (5) which were all denied, I know we legally own the domains because my name is on them but I can't get them transferred, Does anyone hav...

    Bennet’s Answer

    You should request directly as has been indicated. I looked at the site and it is unclear how to do so. You can call 1-855-885-2878. If the response is unsatisfactory, you can always try their twitter account and gently shame them into action.

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  • Is it illegal for scamorg.org to post my phone number and address online.

    A person wrote false statements online about me and posted them on scamorg.org. That same person posted my name and address. The date of the actual posting was approximately 1 year and 3 months ago.

    Bennet’s Answer

    To give you the stereotypical lawyer response - it depends. Is this information listed on your website or is it private. The more important issue is in your last sentence and it is very likely that the statute of limitations may have run - at least for any defamation claim.

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  • Can a website owner be sued for allowing website users to write negative reviews about previous tenants?

    I'm thinking to start a website that would allow people to post public recommendations/criticism of tenants that they have previously dealt with. Think of it as a review website like yelp except, it would review previous tenants. What if one of...

    Bennet’s Answer

    As everyone noted, the protection of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, will insulate you from liability in many cases.

    You can minimize this risk by allowing consumers to post rebuttals or having some other procedure to address potentially BS reviews.

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  • I believe I've been scammed by a small website development company, what are my potential avenues for relief?

    The company delivered a screenshot of a competitor's website with my logo photoshopped over the competitor's homepage as final works completed. I believe this is unusable and unacceptable. When I asked for an explanation and list of objectives c...

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    The starting point is whatever agreement you may have signed since that will specify what standards they had to meet (if any) and likely state where you can litigate this matter.

    Otherwise, small claims and/or chargebacks are good options.

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  • Can i file a lawsuit ?

    In a recent online search, i found someone using my real name and a photo of my face posting that i am a boston stripper. I am not a stripper nor was i ever one. I never gave permission to anyone to use my name or image. What can i do? This ad has...

    Bennet’s Answer

    There are a number of issues, some of them highlighted previously, who holds the copyright to the photo (the internet is fairly good at protecting copyrights, not so much people); does MA or any other applicable state have laws regarding e-personation or use of likeness for commercial purposes;; and there may also be claims for defamation. You should consult an attorney to get a better sense of what your options may be in this case.

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  • Do i need to file impersonation charges ?

    I'm very popular on the internet, lots of friends and followers on all my social media networks. there are a lot of people all over the world making fake accounts of me. pretending to be me, some are just using my pictures but using their own nam...

    Bennet’s Answer

    California actually has a law outlawing e-personation where it is done in a credible way. You can pursue this criminally or civilly. Call me if you wish to discuss.

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