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Internet Lawyer: Does U.S. Internet law apply overseas?

By Internet Lawyer

Internet lawyer wantedThere’s a myth out there that one can do whatever you please online and get away with it if your business is not based in the United States.

Although there are international con artists who set up multiple scams off shore and keep one step ahead of the law, many get caught and pay the price. As an Internet lawyer, I see these cases all of the time.

For example, there’s a 26-year-old guy who committed computer fraud and other crimes. He was just extradited to the United States from Estonia and will be prosecuted. If convicted, he could spend 20+ years of his life in a U.S. federal prison.

In addition, the government plans to seize and confiscate all of the profits from his illegal activities. It’s hard to pay for a good Internet lawyer or criminal defense lawyer after the government has taken your assets.

If you’re doing business online with U.S. clients, you’re going to want to make sure that you don’t violate U.S. Internet law.

To your online success!

-Mike the Internet lawyer

P.S. Part of doing business online with U.S. clients is having the right website legal documents based on the latest U.S. Internet laws. Check out Website Legal Forms Generator software now.

Perry Belcher Pleads Guilty and Forfeits Assets

By Internet Lawyer

perry belcher - no internet lawyerFrankly, despite being an Internet lawyer, I took a lot of grief from Perry Belcher defenders for posting Perry Belcher – The Arrest of an Internet Marketer. The post was not an attack on Belcher but rather a warning to all Internet marketers about the type of behavior that draws unwanted attention from the government.

Some flames accused me of attacking Ryan Deiss in the process. While it is true that Deiss is Belcher’s friend and supporter, it is insane to infer that pointing out Belcher’s arrest somehow meant I was going after Deiss too. One big difference between the two is that Deiss has an Internet lawyer and Perry didn’t.

Now back to Perry Belcher. According to The Memphis Commercial Appeal (Shelby County man sentenced for health-remedy scam), Belcher has pled guilty to computer fraud, received a 10-year suspended sentence, forfeited many websites, and more than $1 million Read More

Perry Belcher Arrest

By Internet Lawyer

perry belcher arrest - not internet attorneyWhat can one say as an Internet attorney about marketer Perry Belcher’s arrest? I take no joy in it — and it certainly could have been prevented at many stages in his career. There are some who may become angry that it is being discussed in public (particularly marketers who have done business with him) but it needs to be analyzed in the context of ethics, the law, and Internet marketing in general.

Who is Perry Belcher? He’s not an Internet attorney.

A look at Perry’s Linked-in profile will give you some idea of his prior successes online. From what I can tell, he’s a very talented individual who made some poor choices.

Perry has been charged with computer fraud, imitation of a licensed professional, and deceptive business practices. This was the result of an investigation by federal, state, and local government agencies. You can read about it Read More