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Can I take the plates off a car for my handicapped mother in law whose name is on the registration and insurance without getting in trouble?

Suppose that an older woman, Abby shares a car with her younger relative Ben. Suppose further that the title has both their names on it. Suppose that the registration and insurance are in her name ...
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Can smart contracts be enforced by courts?

Is there any precedent for a so-called "smart contract" ever being enforced in a court of law anywhere in the world?
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Does an API with a rate limit need to provide requests remaining?

I'm writing code to make requests from a public API. They give me an API key, and the API provides 1000 requests per day for free, and a max of 60 per minute. In the event that I pass one of those ...
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In England & Wales, is self-harm a legal defence to possessing a bladed object?

Buried in this BBC article is the following paragraph about a girl caught in public possessing a blade which she used to self-harm: [The girl] later appeared in court accused of possession of a ...
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What are the legal implications of including pop culture references in media? [duplicate]

Eg.: In a video game that uses its own characters, setting, plot, backstory, etc. can a character reference the Dota 2 character Omniknight in a short phrase said by him? That could potentially ...
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Is there civil liability for throwing away someone's property?

Paul rented 123 Main Street. When he moved, Dana moved into 123 Main Street. When she moved in, Dana found a nameplated copy of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest that Paul had left behind. She ...
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Why does Clearview AI get multimillion dollar fines while Pimeyes is allowed to operate freely?

Yesterday the UK has fined Clearview AI 7.5 million pounds for a string of breaches of local privacy laws. The main reason for the fine is that Clearview has never asked individuals whether it can use ...
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Legality of recording calls when recorded message is only heard by another recorded message

Many entities, both individuals and companies, record their phone calls. In many jurisdictions this is made legal by there being a recorded message at the start of the call informing the other party ...
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Tax refund offset due process

What due process is there in federal refund offset? For instance, if a state contacts the IRS claiming that someone owes them a debt, will the IRS just take their word for it and deduct the amount ...
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Fair Use Re: Sending people copies of articles that have been deleted from the Internet

Mr. A writes a book about corruption in Seattle, Washington. He discusses a landmark article about said corruption that was published by a local newspaper. However, the article was already deleted ...
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Legality of sending people copies of copyrighted articles

An article is published in a magazine or newspaper, including an online version. Later, the article is 1) scrubbed from the internet or 2) heavily modified. Suppose a person writes a book that ...
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Is there any precedent wherein both parties require a burden of proof?

My thinking is with respect to very serious issues wherein getting the correct resolution is very important. Usually the burden seems to be on one party or another, but I wonder if there are cases or ...
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Recourse to public funds as a legal aid eligibility criteria?

For example, What is the overlap or general relationship between "no recourse to public funds" and eligibility for legal aid? Is legal aid encompassed by NRPF? It surely can't be in an ...
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Is the right to effective assistance of counsel an inherent right or a privilege

Effective assistance of counsel is a right provided by the 6th amendment. A conflict free counsel is paramount in receiving effective assistance. Can a statute/law deny one a conflict free counsel? Of ...
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Can a court uphold a traffic ticket for speeding in school zone if the sign was blocked by a truck and not possible to be seen?

I was given a ticket for speeding in a school zone. I was unaware that there was a school zone because as I was traveling in the left lane there was a rolling road block of several trucks that were ...
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Do design patents/copyright cover "remixing" of spare parts?

Given a design patent, that covers a specific product. Do I infringe on that design patent, if I take a visible and identifiable spare part (which contains no branding) and use that part in a ...
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photo copyright owner [duplicate]

context: Peter is on vacation. He wants to have a whole body picture of him with the surroundings. He asks a stranger to take a picture of Peter with a Peter's camera. Who owns the copyright to that ...
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What license would be correct for an online version of a proprietary board Game?

For a student project we created on online version of "The Game" and now we have to decide which open source license (MIT License, GPL, Apache License, etc.) would be the most suitable for ...
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What is the law concerning running over wild animals?

It is in the news that police are investigating an incident where someone ran over three ducklings as they were crossing the road, with the Wildlife and Countryside Act cited. What is the law ...
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Amazon property damage liability and recovery

Suppose that An Amazon delivery driver - in a logo'd, officially painted Amazon van - ran over some landscaping as they were leaving my property after delivering a package. They damaged newly ...
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What is/was "iudex non calculat"?

Wikipedia: It originates from the Roman legal concept that obvious calculation errors in a court decision are not harmful to the decision itself and can be corrected at any time. Figuratively it also ...
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Would a chariot be road-legal in Minnesota?

We already have a question about motorcycle chariots in Florida, but what about actual, horse-drawn chariots, and what about Minnesota? My thinking is that it would probably fall into the same ...
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Double indictment for the same act

Say a murder is committed. The DA indicts someone, who is tried, and found not guilty by a jury of his peers. Is it possible that after some more police investigations, the DA can then indict a second ...
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What Exemptions are there to the Age Discrimination laws in Ontario?

Ontario seems to have a pretty general/all encompassing law that is explained as protecting anyone from discrimination based on age with regard to employment or housing. Ontario Humans Rights ...
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GDPR - asking for consent indefinitely if respondent says no, until respondent say yes by exhaustion. Confirming choices allegedly forcing behaviour?

Under EU regulation, GDPR concerns dealing of personal data and describes the different parties that are responsible for handling those data. While navigating on the internet, a pop-up is prompted ...
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Why does LP(MP)A 1989, s 2 proffer a 2nd form — that allows each of the 2 separate documents signed by merely 1 party? Advantages over 1st form?

I start by citing the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989, s 2(3). (3) The document incorporating the terms or, where contracts are exchanged, one of the documents incorporating them (...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

Tedd owns a riding horse. One day, Tedd notices that his horse has somehow gotten itself drunk. Tedd has someplace where he needs to be, so he saddles up his drunken horse and rides to his ...
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Am I French Tax Resident

I moved to London from Paris in March 2021 while my wife and son are still in Paris. I was assuming that I am a UK resident for tax purposes till I came across "the definition of 'domicile fiscal'...
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Is it legal for someone on an H1B to found a startup?

I have a friend sponsored on an H1B visa that I'd like to start to a software company with. We would not be securing outside capital. I'm wondering if the terms of an H1B visa which I believe prevent ...
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It is required to get authorization to use fictional/invented names as a codename?

For instance, if a company wants to codename a processor microarchitecture after a hero from a MOBA game (eg. League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Battlerite, Dota 2), will a license be required?
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Summary-only offence time limits

I was reading about Summary only offences here, focusing on the England & Wales jurisdiction, where the general rule is a six months statute of limitations. The general rule for time bars on ...
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Find case law for Acts of Parliament

I am new to the field of law, focusing on common law (criminal only) in the jurisdiction of England & Wales. I have searched the government legislation website for various acts, in this case the ...
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Is the Scarborough Fair Melody Really in the Public Domain?

According to Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scarborough-Fair-Melody.png the melody to the tune Scarborough Fair (which had been popularized in the 1960s by Simon and ...
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Using publicly returned HTML as a part of tests suite

I'm working on a templating engine that takes HTML and a specific C-like language mixed in one file called "template" and produces a native program in said C-like language which then ...
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Rewriting math proof from a paywalled paper then posting it to website for free

If i read a math proof in a paper that requires payment to read, is it legal to rewrite the proof with different word, phrasing, and order, then post the proof publicly in a website (with citation) ? ...
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What's the license for speech files generated from real speech files and do I owe anything to the original speaker?

I'd like to artificially generate speech file using some real speech files. E.g., I have 100h of speech files where Bob is talking, and I'll artificially generate speech files that sounds just like ...
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Woman harrassment at Corporate workplace

Can a criminal case be filed for the following information provided below against the Top management of the corporate and against immediate supervisor whom she was reporting to with FIR at the police ...
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If a contract doesn't have a severability clause, could it still be severable?

Many contracts have a severability clause, which states that even if some part of the contract is thrown out or unenforceable, the remainder of the contract remains in effect. For example, "...
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Can you have a fiduciary duty to your own business?

If I am the sole member and manager of an LLC, do I have any fiduciary duty to the LLC? Would there be anything legally wrong with my intentionally wasting the company's money or doing something ...
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The spectrum of legality

I've always envisioned "legality" as a spectrum, with the label of completely illegal at one end, and the label of strictly legal at the other end. In the middle, I see different levels of ...
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Could a person be convicted for violating the US Flag Code?

If I understand the US Flag Code correctly, it is a federal law which prohibits certain actions, but does not allow any penalty for violations. Could a person technically be convicted under the Flag ...
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Can a father not have responsibility for child-support?

A high school classmate of mine was approached 5 years ago by a lesbian couple to father a child with one of them. They did not involve lawyers at the time. He did the deed with one of them and 9 ...
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Using image of death certificate

Well known banks and brokerage firms often only require a scan of the certified death certificate uploaded by secure message on their website. I believe this is referred to as an "informational ...
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What is actually the difference between a *crime* and a *civil wrong*?

I have two questions I'd like some help on, the answers to which potentially depend on each other. The first is a working definition for a civil wrong (as opposed to a crime). The second is whether ...
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Can you be punished for planning a crime and what constitutes "planning"?

I just read a different question here on Law.SE that asked something along the lines of "Would it be illegal to do XYZ? I want to do this, but I'm not sure if it's legal." So, that seems ...
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GDPR on 3 attributes of scraped data

I have scraped horse rating data with the intent of hosting an API users can subscribe to and query the dataset in various different forms e.g. Excel, JSON etc... with added analytics applied as well. ...
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Did what is reported to have been said to Sheku Bayoh impose any legal requirements upon him?

As I understand it, there are limited circumstances where a member of the public is legally required to interact with the police on request, The four I am aware of are: Arrest Stop and search On ...
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Is it legal to use a chatbot as a middleman to access the Web?

In my country (Philippines) Facebook Messenger is free, without the images and video. Even if you don't purchase balance data, you can use Messenger as long as you can connect to the internet. We want ...
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Is it blackmail to menace someone with reporting them to an authority if they don't comply?

Under the Crimes Act (Vic) https://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/vic/consol_act/ca195882/s87.html it mentions that you cannot menace someone in order to obtain some benefit or to cause ...
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Essential cookies - legal responsibilities

I'm using Stripe to process payments on my site The only cookies the site uses are set and processed entirely by Stripe The cookies would only apply to users who have 1) created an account, and 2) ...
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