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What are those old rules about why no one is replying to your post?

This is making me crazy, but google is failing me: Isn't there some ancient list of "why no one is replying to your internet/forum/list post"? Stuff like, "nothing more needs to be said," or "something else." It's only like 3-5 items, and I think it's a classic, but I can't seem to dig it up.
posted by zeek321 on Sep 25, 2013 - 4 answers

What is the legality for a web site to make credit transactions?

In order for any web site to charge one for services or goods, in this case services, what are they legally required to record and produce? I'm having a little trouble wording my exact question so maybe this will help. The web site in question provides phone service for inmates in correctional facilities and in order for one to receive calls from a loved one in the correctional facility you have to set up an account and attach a phone number to it while loading money for the overpriced service... $5 for 15mins. The company charged me a fee of $5 every time I was to load money on the account which did not show the rate for a call per min and also charged me numerous unknown fees. I could not tell why or how much I was charged which was made worse by their not being a way to track credits and charges to the account. When I contacted customer support they also could not account for the charges and would not refund them, refused to refund my visa purchase, and claims to have no way of producing charges and credits to my account. Their customer service is no help and I'm not sure how to handle the situation. [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Jun 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Forget Westlaw

You read a lot of administrative court decisions. Which court has the most user friendly system for searching and finding decisions? [more inside]
posted by helloimjohnnycash on Oct 13, 2012 - 4 answers

I got scammed??

Did I just get scammed on Ebay? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on May 14, 2012 - 39 answers

Legal wizards: How do I find out if these divorce papers are real?

Legal wizards: How do I find out if these divorce papers are real? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Aug 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Question on domain and trademark law

I plan to talk to a lawyer about this but right now, I'm doing my research and would like to reach out to the MeFi community for advice. [more inside]
posted by wesker on Mar 27, 2011 - 19 answers

My grandmother was defrauded by a pair of con artists pretending to be me. Who can I report this crime to?

My grandmother was just defrauded by a pair of con artists who, pretending to be me, told her that I was in a car accident in Canada and needed her to wire money. She's fine, but lost a few thousand dollars. She said that she doesn't mind losing the money (she's just happy I'm safe), and doesn't want to be bothered by the police. I respect that decision, but I'm concerned that if let off the hook, the con artists in question will be able to prey on others -- they are obviously targeting elderly people. Who can I report this fraud to? (Additionally, and out of curiosity -- any thoughts on how they discovered my relationship with my grandmother?) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jan 20, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I compel removal of my personal info from Internet searches?

What legal recourse do I have to force a publisher of my personal information on the Internet to remove it? [more inside]
posted by QuestionableSwami on Jun 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Where is the line?

What legal barriers prevent ISPs from violating their users' privacy? [more inside]
posted by finite on Apr 20, 2010 - 6 answers

How can we fight against the "1984" version of the internet?

Since every government in the world seeks information control to remain in power. The internet will eventually be tapped, censored, crippled, and/or blocked by every country. How can we fight against this, or rather, route around it? [more inside]
posted by simpleblob on Mar 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Can I run a fantasy parimutuel?

Under what conditions would online fantasy parimutuel be legal? [more inside]
posted by luke on Feb 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Where is the juristiction of the internet?

Does anyone know internet law? Can a website owner in one country be sued in another if libel laws are different? Or does it depend on where the server is actually held?
posted by MrMerlot on Dec 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Usernames, trademarks, and Facebook. Help!

Usernames, trademarks, and Facebook. Someone e-mailed my friend, saying that he owned the trademark to his name and has the right to demand that he turn over his username to him. [more inside]
posted by krisken on Jun 18, 2009 - 31 answers

Can I legally harvest facts posted in an Internet forum, reformat them, and display them in a more user-friendly format on my web site?

Can I legally harvest facts posted in an Internet forum, reformat them, and display them in a more user-friendly format on my web site? [more inside]
posted by underdetermined on Dec 7, 2008 - 11 answers

I need your best example of Poe's Law.

What is your best example of Poe's Law? [more inside]
posted by DonSlice on Sep 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Tenants getting DMCA notices under my (landlord's) name.

What are my options as a landlord for a tenant who got a DMCA notice for illegal downloading under my internet connection and my name in CA? [more inside]
posted by razorfrog on Dec 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Are email signatures legally meaningful?

Do automated email sigs mean anything in court? [more inside]
posted by merlinmann on Nov 27, 2007 - 25 answers

Ideas of international/internet law nonprofits?

What's your favorite internet law/cyberlaw nonprofit that needs a 1L next summer? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Oct 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Legal requirements for an adult dating site?

I'm considering starting an adult internet dating service in the US. What legal implications do I need to consider? (Some mildly NSFW details follow). [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jun 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Is our landlord allowed to monitor our internet?

It seems our new office building's landlord is monitoring and logging our internet traffic. Is this OK? [more inside]
posted by negatendo on May 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Is Misshelved.com illegal?

Is my site legal? [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Mar 22, 2007 - 80 answers

How to report offensive people

I have an 11 year old son who is active in a couple of Yu-Gi-Oh message boards. There are a group of people who frequent these places and post inappropriate web links on occasion. One time, someone posted a porn site disguised as a harmless link. Doing that seems like there is a some kind of law being broken yet I did not know where to turn to report it (yeah, like going to the city police will really help...pppthhh). Another time, someone posted this link (this just can't be legal): http://www.bonsaikitten.com/ My kid was very upset about the bonzai kitty thing and the porn. I want to be able to do something about this but do not know what, where, how. I am wondering if there is an online mechanism to turn to. These Yu-Gi-Oh sites are otherwise great for my kid and I do not want to restrict his access just because of a few perv's and/or freaks.
posted by SparkyPine on Apr 22, 2005 - 27 answers

Why is MCI siding with the ISPs in Brand X

Does anyone know why MCI would be in favor of regulating cable modems in the Brand X case recently before the Supreme Court? I can't think of a compelling technical or business reason why they'd do that. [more inside]
posted by EatenByAGrue on Apr 7, 2005 - 4 answers

How do I best document an online copyright violation before starting legal proceedings?

I recently became aware of a very serious copyright violation regarding copywritten material belonging to a family member being used on a for-profit website with no attribution. My relative wants to proceed legally, but is afraid that the site will get pulled down by its creator and there will be no legal evidence of the violation. Archive.org has not indexed the site. I have screenshots, but are those enough?
posted by chaz on May 20, 2004 - 14 answers

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