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Definition of privileged information in investor law

Person X makes a scientific discovery about some new metallic alloy. She then reasons that as a result of its applications, the market for some other metal will drop. Is she allowed to short the ...
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Can I use libgit2 in commercial application?

I want to embed libgit2 in my commercial application (here is license https://github.com/libgit2/libgit2/blob/master/COPYING) . I want to create static libgit2 library, and link it with my commercial ...
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Will there be any copyright issue if we use an existing product's name?

In software industry, while naming a new app or chatbot, will there be any copyright issue if we use an existing name?
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Controller processor roles for a SAAS for schools

Assume the following situation: There is a cloud-software (SAAS) which is used by a school for basically three things: The administrative users of the school manage the school's base-data with it, ...
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Will it be a copyright issue if we use an existing name for a chatbot?

Will there be any issue if we name a chatbot with an pre-existing bot's name?
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Writing a Script Based on Existing World

Would there be anything illegal if i were to write a script based in the same world as one already existing movie, making reference to some of the characters? For example, if I wrote a script based ...
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What is the distinction between “reduce” and “suspend” in the context of government action?

I am curious about the distinction between the term "reduce" and "suspend" in the context of government action, specifically as to whether or not the term reduce would require permanence. For example: ...
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Is a police car parked perpendicular to the road (with flashing lights) sufficient by itself to legally establish road closure to all traffic?

Is a police car parked perpendicular to the road (with flashing lights) sufficient by itself to legally establish road closure to all traffic -- including non-thru (i.e. local) traffic to a residence ...
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Is it legal for restaurants to not pay their courier the tips we pay them?

Is it legal for restaurants to not pay their courier the tips we pay them? I used SkipTheDishes and paid 15% in tip and the driver told me that the tip is given to the restaurant and not to him, which ...
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How to find audio of US Supreme Court oral arguments?

The newer audio (starting with 2010) are available on the Supreme Court's website. Older arguments are available at www.oyez.org . Oyez page shows the written transcript of the oral arguments as well ...
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Can I make someone who is using an app I wrote to stop using it?

I have a question regarding my rights over an app I made. A while ago, about six or so months, I was working with another person on a project. As part of this project, I have created a Node.js app to ...
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Powers of California District Court in Bankruptcy Court Appeal

What powers or authority does a California District Court have in an appeal to a Bankruptcy Court decision concerning a nondischarageable default judgment secured through extrinsic and criminal fraud ...
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Best way for 2 startups to raise capital together towards building a product combining our tech? [on hold]

What legal options do 2 startups have to raise venture capital together? Each can bring complementary things to the table in order to build a product together. What are the safer ways to join forces ...
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Is it legal to pay a potential political candidate to do something that would disqualfy them from running for office?

Before an election is it legal to pay someone to move out of a jurisdiction so that they will not be allowed to legally run for a specific office?
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Can a GPL license be converted to Proprietary by the author later? [migrated]

Can the author of software make it proprietary after making it gpl?
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Car accident and now charged Assault

This took place in NJ. So I was in a minor fender bender car accident with a mid age woman. I was at fault being that I hit the rear bumper. I right away asked her if she was ok and she asked me to ...
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Is a monthly Patreon donation\subscription, a contractual obligation to pay someone?

Let's say I have a prepaid card with a balance of 0$ and I am subscribed to a Patreon user for the recurring monthly donation of $50. Let's say I remain subscribed to the Patreon user for 10 months, ...
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When going to court should a plaintiff preemptively refute the other sides defense?

In small claims court, if the plaintiff knows what the defendant will likely say, should the plaintiff address these in the initial application? This makes sense to me because usually someone going to ...
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What is a factual matrix?

How do we identify the requirements of determining what a factual matrix is in relation to answering problems in contract law?
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Does printing several journal articles for a friend run afoul of copyright law?

I am a graduate student. For a fellow graduate student's upcoming birthday, I wanted to give him a collection of seminal papers in his field. The idea was to print a collection of 10 papers, totaling ...
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How to prove Landlord sent a section 21 via email (UK Law)

My Landlord sent a section 21 to me by email (which I'm fine with - I want to move out), but due to past disgruntlements on the landlord's behalf and him potentially knowing that we'll be able to sue ...
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Is reselling online currency of a Website illegale?

On the Website "abcdef.com" You can get credits by doing actions like watching something or buying them for real money. With the credits you can let other people do actions for you. I found a way to ...
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Should I refuse to vote in my condo association after the President published lies about me?

The woman who lives below my condominium is the Association President. About two years ago, my bathroom sink overflowed, and flooded her bathroom below it and part of her kitchen. I helped to clean up ...
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Is it legal for a landlord to arrange viewings with less than 24 hours notice in the last month of tenancy

I am at the last month of tenancy. My landlord has been arranging viewings at very short and inconvenient notice (and not particularly asking nicely for permission either, but mostly informing me of ...
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What is the law on advertising on mail?

Can companies advertise anything on mail? What are the limits where text art printed on a packages becomes illegal?
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Filing a Federal Criminal (not Civil) Complaint

I want to file a Federal criminal (not civil) complaint in California under... Conspiracy against rights - https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241 Frauds and swindles - https://www.law....
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using another company's bank account

I sold my company assets to another company. I was just made aware during a audit that they used my payroll account for 2 months after purchase. This has put me on the hook for any worker comp claim ...
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Yojimbo lawsuit, copyright a story?

I read in the wikipedia article of the movie "A Fistful of Dollars" that the producers were sued by the producer of Yojimbo, the Japanese movie from which the plot line was borrowed, and that the ...
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Should I seek the services of a lawyer when marrying my girlfriend who is on a J1 student visa?

We are planning on getting married. I am a US citizen and she is a student here on a J1 visa from Germany. She does not have a residency requirement. We have been together nearly 2.5 years and have ...
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Small Claims Repayment

I bought a used car from a private seller who claimed the car was in great working condition. I later found out the car has no working airbags, which the seller failed to disclose. The airbags had ...
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Hong Kong extradition alternatives

According to the government of Hong Kong, it could not extradite a Hong Kong citizen who confessed to a Taiwan murder nor could it exact punishment for this crime locally. It looks like a ...
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Apart from trademark protection, what kind of intellectual property protection may logos have according to US law?

Apart from trademark protection, what kind of intellectual property protection may logos have under US law? Could a logo be considered a graphical "work", therefore copyrightable? If it could, how? ...
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Court appointed attorney

Do I have the right to a court appointed attorney if I can not afford an attorney and I am not facing jail time even though I am facing suspension of licence and points against them.
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California Penal Code, Section 800 Statute of Limitations

California Penal Code Section 800 states "Except as provided in Section 799, prosecution for an offense punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for eight years or more or by imprisonment ...
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Is a red arrow equivalent to a red light?

Scenario - a traffic light with a standard red yellow green array, and a second red yellow green ARROW array. Example: In the picture, the green arrow is on, but the red light is on, meaning you may ...
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“no logs” website in eu - is it illegal?

As title says, am I obligated as EU citizen / owner of website hosted in EU to log some data about users which would then make them identifiable? What if I do not collect any data about users of my ...
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Could asking someone to participate in a lawsuit count as defamation? I suspect he was illegally evicted as well

I am taking my ex-landlord to small claims court. Since I shared a kitchen with him I cannot take him to the residential tenancy branch. I believe in addition to my damage deposit and prorated rent, ...
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Do I need permission to publish a FOI response in a blog post or open letter?

I recently submitted a FOI request to my local council, and had a response. Part of the response stated the following: You are free to use this information for your own use, including for non-...
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American citizenship that got lost in the family

I am a non-American individual and think I have a right for American citizenship. The father of my grandma (dead) was American (he was born there), but my grandma (alive) did not get citizenship for ...
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Does the federal government have authority to impose tax laws at the state level?

I was reading IRS Stops Attempt To Bypass Trump Tax Law, MD Lawsuit Continues. The article states: ... The IRS said Tuesday that states cannot bypass a $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) ...
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Offensive Touching [on hold]

My neighbor told me three times she was going to beat me up if I came to the side of my house. She was a guard at a prision. She kept getting into my face and yelling at me to stop yelling at her. ...
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Is reverse engineering for research legal?

I want to look at the code of a certain app, without modifying it. Is that fine accordingly to EU laws ? Btw, sorry if I posted this in the wrong place.
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Retaliatory Temp. Restraining Order in another State; what are the options?

Jane lives in NY and is being bullied by her daughters father (John), a multi multi millionaire, who lives in CA. They are involved in a custody case and child support case in NY. John is extremely ...
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How can the US president give an order to a civilian?

I remember reading that the US president can give an order to a civilian via some special letter. (The example given involved an IT company employee ordered to install a back-door in the company's ...
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Covering a logo with your own and using the equipment in advertising

Can I purchase a branded digital screen and cover the manufacturer's logo with my own; and then use the screen for the purposes of advertising my products, creating my own digital look? The company I ...
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Is it legal to record a clip from a TV show for a voicemail greeting?

Is it legal to record a clip from a TV show to use as my voicemail greeting? E.g. A clip from the Simpsons on Youtube.
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Which countries' law should be considered for Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in a localized website

Should a multi-language website have different privacy policy and terms of use content for the languages it implements? Or is it just perfectly legal to have a mot-a-mot translation of the base ...
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How to legally use patented designs for new CAD invention

I would like to create a mechanical piece of hardware using commercially purchased goods, for instance, drivetrain components like constant-velocity joints and driveshafts which can be purchased. I ...
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System of Checks and Balances: Judicial Overreach?

Israel has no formal constitution. Instead, it has a series of "foundational laws" that can only be changed by a supermajority and serve as a de facto constitution. In 1992, the Israeli Supreme Court ...
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Does downloading a ROM put me in legal trouble? [on hold]

I am misled on the legal doctrine for ROMs. I am aware that I am using the word ROM, not emulator, because I am aware of the difference. My research has shown that one for sure way of being in legal ...

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