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When an identity theft charge threatens a reputation

A growing problem across the nation, identity theft is a crime that has taken on many meanings. For those found guilty of identity theft, just one wrongful accusation can result in years of fines and negative repercussions. New York is one of many states that is significantly more vulnerable to such crimes, but is also one that applies serious penalties.

Laws on cyber-insider trading not always clear

It is not all that uncommon for people in New York to hear reports about a person, often a corporate executive of a company, being accused of some form of embezzlement, insider trading or other white collar crime. This is not because the people are likely criminals or in search of some easy way of making money. It may be due in part to the fact that the roles these people hold provide them insight into certain information and that the laws on what is and what is not legal here are not completely black and white.

Is insider trading actually legal?

When business-minded individuals in New York look into the stock market, they're met with a whole world of possibilities. Unfortunately, you're also going to run into a lot of laws dictating what can and can't be done when it comes to buying or selling your stocks. Insider trading is known as an illegal move, but did you know that there's actually a legitimate form of insider trading, too?

Copyright infringement and criminal charges

Many people in New York might not associated copyrights and criminal charges but it is important to know that the two can in fact be linked. Among the many examples of this is one that involves alleged illegal distribution of two Hollywood blockbuster films earlier in the century. As explained by the United States Department of Justice, four different individuals were charged with federal crimes involving copyright infringement and conspiracy.

Reporting of cryptocurrency gains not consistent

When residents in New York hear reports about people being charged with tax evasion or other forms of white collar crime, it can be all too easy to assume that a person was consciously trying to do something wrong. This, however, is not necessarily the case. Many tax and investment laws and guidelines can be complex and lead to difficulty in knowing what really needs to be done when. In addition, many loopholes in the tax code essentially help people reduce their tax liability.

Tobacco tax fraud among charges against 14

Residents in New York may well have heard reports about people being accused of and charged with criminal offenses for tax fraud. It is important to know that offenses involving tax fraud allegations do not always have to relate to federal income tax paid to the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, tax fraud may be connected with one particular type of product or transaction. That is what 14 people in upstate New York are learning today after their recent arrests.

Copyright laws apply to works on the internet

With the continued importance of search engine optimization, businesses in New York are always searching for fresh content for their websites. This has given added importance to blogs and articles, the main source for good SEO practices that give help their sites achieve higher rankings in search engine returns. There is a wealth of material for just about everything on the internet, and many times, businesses will copy and paste text from another site to their own, unknowingly breaking copyright law.

Company review denies insider trading

On Wall Street and beyond, people in New York may often find themselves concerned about ensuring that their financial transactions are conducted properly. This may help them avoid unnecessary fees but it is also essential in order to comply with all laws and standards for business conduct. It is easier than some may think to have a stock sale or other major transaction appear to others as potentially fraudulent.

The consequences of white collar crimes

White collar crimes occur more than the average New Yorker might assume. Sometimes, what begins as a harmless financial plan can later turn into an illegal procedure in which all of those involved could face serious penalties. In addition to hefty jail time and costs, these types of crimes can negatively affect a person's private and professional life. 

Understanding copyright

Copyright laws are complicated, and their application varies from case to case. However, it is important for people in New York to understand the basic tenants of copyright law in order to avoid unintentional infringement. According to Business Dictionary, copyright is a protection granted to the creator of an original work which prohibits any other person from recreating or using that work publicly without the author's permission. This protection applies to music, written communication, dance, movies, art and similar works. One of the few cases in which a work does not belong to the author is in an employment setting. If an employ creates something for a job, that work is generally considered the property of the company for which it was generated.

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