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Can someone's name be removed from software they created if they have since transferred ownership of the software?

I'm new to this community, forgive me if this isn't the best format to phrase my question. Let's say that John is on Blue Team. John wrote some software while on Blue Team that was explicitly made ...
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When is it legal to record someone who is not intending to be recorded?

In Canada if you're a party to a conversation you're allowed to record it without other's knowledge. What if you're not a party but someone is talking very loudly? For example you want to file a noise ...
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What happens in Canada if a divorce invalidates in the origing country?

Thank you for reading this and your help. There is a very complicated case, with a super intelligent, criminal going on. You can get more details about some parts of his crimes and the situation on ...
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Misprision of felony by a (potentially) foreign entity

According to USC, 18 U.S. Code § 4. Misprision of felony Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon ...
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What is the purpose of stipulating recitals are part of the agreement?

The Recitals shall be part of this Agreement. What is the purpose of including such a clause in an agreement? Is there any legal effect above and beyond not including that phrase? If so, what is it?
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Unknown law enforcement

During the current protests, there have been numerous reports of unknown/unidentified law enforcement personnel. Do these people have to show credentials if asked? If they give orders (without ...
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Are psychiatrists supposed to request medical records from previous mental health providers?

I have a psychiatrist who refuses to request my medical records from my previous mental health providers. I have been treated for mental health for over twenty years. Isn't this standard procedure? ...
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Self-quarantine of neighbor broken, if infected, can I sue (civil)

Hopefully this is an allowed question. If not, I will delete. My neighbor returned from overseas recently (if necessary for answering, Somalia). How she managed it, I don't know, or care. They are ...
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Is it *ever* illegal to intentionally put a wrong return address on demand letters?

While I was going through some old mail, I discovered that I received two returned letters which were addressed to the same individual. I don't know the individual. The two letters were dated about ...
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Storing users data in database, which data is legal to store and how to store it?

I am developing a mobile application that will be pretty similar to Instagram. Now this app will be available for free and I will be offering it on the Stores as an individual not as a business. So ...
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Can a server justify a permanent establishment in a tax manner?

Let's assume I am located in Germany, but I am operating servers in some other country, for example Ireland. My fictional business is running these servers to rent them out to others (like hosting ...
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In BC residential tenancy is there no longer a fixed term lease where tenant must vacate at end?

To my understanding the new government changed laws so that when a fixed term tenancy comes to an end, it automatically is converted to a month-to-month tenancy. There is no longer the option to have ...
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What legal conditions do I have to meet to open an open source website?

I'm working on a website for a pretty long time and in the close future I want to open it into the public. The problem is, my website collects personal data and cookies which (in my country - Poland) ...
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Airline Terms and Conditions changed by email from officer of the company

Months after booking travel, an officer of an international airline sent me an email (XXX Response to COVID-19) stating, "If passengers decide to cancel altogether, the tickets can be voided at no ...
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Software for processing private phone numbers [closed]

I'm thinking about creating a software for processing private phone numbers. Software would work like this: Person can register and create account Person can import phone numbers which include (...
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Can I use whole poems from classic writers in my book?

I'm writing a non technical book and would like to add a poem in one of my chapters to emphasize an idea. Any work published before 1924 should be safe to use, but since copyright law is just full of ...
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If One Files an Official Complaint Against or Sues a University, Is It Retaliation if They Reject Your Application?

I've filed an official complaint against my university, but it was because they wouldn't allow me to retract a grievance that I filed against a professor during an acute mental health episode. ...
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In Florida, if you are caught with stolen property. But didn't steal the property, can you be charged?

Lets say you are walking around your neighborhood and you find a golf cart in the middle of the road with the keys in it. You get curious to see if you can find something with the owners info on it ...
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What is the meaning of the “disposed” legal staus in the US?

I am looking at the criminal record of a person and I see there: Defendant: Disposed Disposition: Disposed I've googled it but still didn't get it. Does it mean that the accused person was freed of ...
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Can a patent attorney steal your invention in initial consultation?

I disclosed my invention with a patent attorney on my first free consultation to understand if it is patentable and get advice. The patent attorney told me that I can disclose it because they are ...
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What does it mean if your apartment is in two cities at once

I discovered that the border between two cities runs through an apartment that I am renting. There are two official parcels, one in one city (City A) and one in another (City B), they are both in the ...
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Does a hyperlink to a privacy policy have to be available after the user agrees?

I have a website that pays users for completing surveys. The website deals with personal user data, so it is legally bound by CCPA Privacy Rights and GDPR Data Protection Rights. The user must agree ...
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does false statement statute really reach this far?

The Federal statute against false statements at 18 U.S.C. 1001 seems to ban almost any lie that gets reported to the executive or judicial branch (the legislative branch is treated more narrowly). ...
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Could i “Publish” a Open-Source Game/Software on a Platform without consens of the Development Team

If i saw a Software or Game that is Open-Source (like on GitHub). Could i be something like a "Publisher" and take this Open-Source Game and put it on a Platform (like Steam) and put my Number as a ...
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Copyright law. Can I make youtube videos solving past exam questions? Can those videos be monetized?

There are past exam questions often freely available on exam sites, like SAT sites, BMAT sample papers, AP exam papers. Can I use these questions for YouTube videos to show how one would solve them?
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Copyright on 2D images

I'm a game developer. Lately, I've been wanting to work on an open-world RPG game, but since I have a very small team I've been constantly looking out for the maximum help I can get for such a big ...
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A friend of mine is threatning me to false accuse me to the police [closed]

Hello everyone so I'm writing to get some advice on my situation as I am completely lost and scared and don't know what to do So it all started when I discovered about an affair a very very close ...
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Is Google obliged to obtain consent for the processing of searches for anonymous searches under the GDPR?

If you do not register a personal account for Google, thereby not giving specific and informed consent for the processing of your personal data, are Google still obliged to obtain consent for the ...
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Why does Google require consent from users in order to process ads personalization data?

Recently, Google was fined under the GDPR by France's CNIL data protection authority. The authority found Google's processing of personal data for ads personalization lacked transparency, was ...
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Playing a game I didn't purchase (until now)

For about 6 months I've been playing my brother's copy of the original DOOM and DOOM 2. He purchased it on Steam, however there is no DRM lock-in on the actual IWAD gamefiles (all that's required to ...
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Can you record someone who is speaking in a language you don't understand without their consent?

To my understanding Canada is a single party consent when it comes to recording a conversation i.e. if your a party, you can record it without the other parties knowledge. What if someone near you is ...
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Limitations on US DEA

A rather disreputable source, Buzzfeed News, says The DEA is limited by statute to enforcing drug-related federal crimes. But on Sunday, Timothy Shea, a former US attorney and close confidant ...
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Can a game publisher restrict distributing homebrew cards?

Looney Labs' website contains the following (excerpted here; much longer there): Q: Can I make copies of my home-brewed Fluxx (or Chrono, or Nano, etc.) deck to give free to my friends? A: ...
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Can you be compelled to testify in English?

This is inspired by this question. Assume that a person has been subpoenaed to testify in a case (either civil or criminal – the person is not the defendant or a party in the case), and the person ...
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Copyright status of yearbook photos

Imagine investigating a person who's a corporate executive, the head of a local union or a journalist. I think the term is public personage - a person whose picture can be legally posted on a website ...
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Must French financial institutions know by law the salary of their customers?

Must French financial institutions know by law the salary of their customers? One of my French banks is asking this information from me and claims they have to do so by law (and I have "declare sur l'...
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Register a domain name of a modern generic term conflicting with a Pending Trademark

I'd like to register a domain name that is a modern abbreviation like LAN,WAN,WEB... My registrar told me that the Domain is a registered Trademark ! I managed to find the registration status and it'...
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What is the law regarding web/mobile applications and “personal” data?

I'm developing an application for mobile/web/desktop that will (in very watered down basic terms) store free text strings they've self-contributed and access them freely. As it stands, these ...
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Is it legal to take “bait bricks”?

Bait bricks are pallets of bricks (allegedly) left near protest areas in an effort to encourage violence. I've seen people joke about just taking the bricks. If somebody saw a pallet of what they ...
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Why wasn't Acosta arrested on conspiracy charges and/or the obstruction of justice?

In the Jeffrey Epstain case in which a pyramid scheme of international sex trafficking and abuse came to light, the FBI filed a fifty three page indictment in June 2007. However, the then Attorney-...
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Legal issues regarding a recent Amazon purchase

I have purchased a book on Amazon and it was shipped to me. On the front page of the book, it clearly stated: Circulation of this edition outside the Indian subcontinent is UNAUTHORIZED. I live ...
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May any former felons legally purchase modern firearms after expungement?

The state in question is Michigan, but I'm curious about the question in America generally. I'm aware about Michigan's requirements before petitioning for expungement. I'm not clear if either or ...
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GDPR and contact tracing

Alice has a business relationship with Bob, which involves both keeping contact information and enough physical interaction to count as a contact. Charlie contacts Alice and requests Bobs contact ...
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Does refering a potential client to a former client of mine, absolve me of a non-compete with my former client?

My LLC is under a non-compete with a former client in one state that basically says not to provide any IT consulting or hosting that may be considered competition to what they do (lets call them "Acme ...
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How can someone sell their car in California whilst overseas?

How can someone sell a car in California without being present to sign the required documents (title etc)? Selling a car in California requires the seller to sign documents such as the title, when ...
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Is a decree of civil court mandatorily required to be executed in common law juridictions?

In short, my question is that are execution proceedings mandatorily required to be concluded before a decree holder may enjoy the fruits of his decree against the judgment debtor OR are execution ...
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If a stolen item is stolen again, who has the liability?

This is a follow up on a poorly phrased question. Assume a car is the only asset anyone has in this scenario. Person B steals a car from person A by forging the registration in a fraudulent manner. ...
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Can a large corporation make a believable promise [migrated]

Say there is a secret encryption key that a third party has to handle. The third party is supposed to destroy the secret key when they are done, and tell everyone else it was destroyed and therefor ...
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Is there a legal / commercial term for a free offer that can't be demanded or expected

What is the name for a service offer that is limited in availability due to resources or which could be withdrawn if it is being abused or unreasonably expected? Is there a standard legal or ...
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What constitutes 'pre-existing structure' in a tax abatement?

I recently purchased a new construction condo in Philadelphia, PA which is subject to a tax abatement via Philadelphia Ordinance 1456-A. According to a document I have from the City of Philadelphia's ...

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