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Can i use brand logos on a website template I'm going to be selling?

I'm working on a website template that I intend to sell on a marketplace where people can buy and sell templates (i.e. ThemeForest). I'd like this template to have a "Featured In" section where I'd ...
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Why don't US prosecutors press for imprisonment for crime in the banking industry?

In this article by The Guardian published two days ago they report: RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market after making millions by trading loans that staff described as "total ...
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Evil Wifi Terms of Service

It's a well know fact that very few people read the Terms of Service when accessing a public WIFI network. The internet is full of hilarious stories like: 22,000 people agree to clean toilets for ...
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Executor Pink Slip

Approximately, how much would to be to hire a lawyer to contest the executor of my mothers will? Assuming I won, would I be able to add the cost of my legal expense to the judgement, being that it ...
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Mom passes away 2015, Sister living in her house rent free

My mom passed 2015. My nieces and nephew [from 2nd sister] lived there and then they moved out in 2016 My older sister started living in my mom's house 2016. She sold her house in 7 days and moved ...
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Is the non-availability of an accessory a defect of the main product?

I am currently trying to understand the details of the German law about defects ("Sachmangel, § 434 BGB") and misleading advertising ("Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG), § 5 Irreführende ...
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Could I remove GPLv2 from this algorithm implementation?

I have a project that I started a long time ago and licensed under GPLv3. It uses an implementation of a particular algorithm, where the implementation is licensed under GPLv2. The algorithm is the ...
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what liabilities come with hosting a server?

what liabilities come with hosting a gaming server (minecraft like game) at home in germany, european union, assuming that no one hacks it?
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Can a refugee use the Refugee Convention to defend against a charge of illegal entry?

Following up on Is criminal prosecution of asylum seekers who entered the US illegally a violation of the Refugee Convention?: Suppose someone were prosecuted for illegal entry, having admittedly ...
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Would economic and healthcare-related pressure constitute duress in the annulment of a marriage?

I've found the legal definition of duress to be quite well-specified in the case of criminal law, but little of that seems directly applicable to the civil domain. That said, I'm unsure as to if a ...
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Creating a LLC in Delaware when I am in California?

If I live/work in California can I create an LLC in Delaware (or possibly Nevada)? I've read that it's much cheaper and overall a better idea to have an LLC in Delawar. But I don't live out there, ...
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Regularly receiving a stranger's emails

From time to time I receive emails intended for someone else with a similar email address. This has been going on now for years and in the meantime I've gotten a pretty good picture of this person. I ...
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Publication of information illegally obtained, wikileaks relevancy

In the case Supreme Court case New York Times vs the United States, it was determined by the court that the First Ammendment protects the press even if the information it publishes was illegally ...
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When does a referral fee become bribery? (UK)

If a company makes an offer like this: Thanks for using the free product. If you think your company would benefit from the advanced features of the premium product, please tell the [person ...
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Am I Required to Pay to Receive a Certification I Earned on Company Time?

I worked for a company that payed for my first aid and CPR training. I have since then quit the job and am working elsewhere, however I need to show I was re-certified. The prior company is now ...
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Clarification: petit larceny by lost property v. criminal possession of stolen property

The following pertains to NEW YORK laws: What is the difference between petit larceny acquired by lost property and criminal possession of stolen property in the 5th degree? Please provide examples. ...
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Clarification: identity theft/impersonation/personal id info and examples

The following pertains to NEW YORK laws. What is the difference among criminal impersonation in the 2nd degree and identity theft and unlawful possession of personal identifying information in the ...
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Need to know the process to get property card in india

I have bought an house in resale. I need to get the property card for it. But the previous owner of the house don't have it. I want to know how to get property card for my property?
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Registered trademark vs social media

Imagine a sole proprietor who chooses a unique word for a business name - e.g. horsense - then buys a matching domain name (horsense.com). The company name, Horsense, appears on the website's home ...
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Am I allowed to sell photos online at 15?

I am a 15 year old amateur photographer, and I am looking to sell my photos online. Are there any legal limitations to this? Or am I allowed to sell photos without any legal trouble?
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Making profit of copyrighted material - when exactly does it become illegal

As I understand copyright is something that is inherent in creative work, as in, if you painted a picture you automatically "own" the copyright to it without having to do anything extra. Say I ...
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Unauthorized Business Site License

Any business lawyer? Please answer my question. My house has been used by a previous tenant to obtain a site license from the California Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), to run a ...
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I believe my ex is using DHS to create problems for me, what can i do?

I have recently received a visit from child protective services. The visit was due to a report of possible neglect regarding my youngest child. I am confident after speaking with the social worker ...
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How to legally distribute the data of all Internet websites? [on hold]

We are a humble startup that's very good at Internet crawling and data mining. Unfortunately after 2 years of struggling, we may soon fail. We have lots of data and we want to release them free ...
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If holding a photograph is permitted can a company use facial recognition?

If I've given a company permission to hold an image of me - for a photo ID card, for example. Do they need any extra permissions to use facial recognition software? The facial recognition software ...
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Can I forbid a patented invention from use by the government?

(this is a purely hypothetical situation, for literary research) I've filed a patent on a certain technology for facial recognition/analysis, and as the patent holder I want to use my exclusivity to ...
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Is it Mandatory to have same Name ( Word-to-Word) on all your Identity Documents ( India)?

I have an issue with my PAN and Aadhar Card with both having Either Initial or Full Middle name difference. My Question Specifically is , when Government of India has taken pains to maintain Biometric ...
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What happens if open hardware infringes existing patent?

For example, maker community builds a machine implying/related to technologies/concepts under patent, and licenses these under GPL. What are the consequences? Example: electronic beam welding patent ...
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How to legally contribute to open source projects (and other public stuff) in Germany?

Being a software developer it is very important to contribute to public projects and participate in public professional activities. This includes open source projects (which may belong to other ...
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Is “Kanban” trademarked? Can I use it as part of my service's name? (KanbanMail)

Am I allowed to use the word "Kanban" in my service's name? (KanbanMail) For background information, Kanban is a productivity method invented by Toyota (Wikipedia) How would I find this information ...
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Is it legal to disclose border officers' laziness/slackness?

I went to one of the Canada/US border offices to renew my Canadian work permit. Some officers there were not quite concentrated on their duties, but spent time on chatting/laughing while processing ...
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What are contraction funds?

This section of bylaws for a Homeowners association reads: What is a contraction fund? Specifically what does contraction imply?
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Inheritance Problems

BACKGROUND: My mom recently passed where she was living in Oregon, United States. My sister is the executor of the will which instructs that my mothers estate be split between my sisters and I equally....
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Le Petit Prince and the public domain status in France

Trying to reply in this question, I found this interesting link: https://www.communia-association.org/2015/01/23/the-little-prince-almost-in-the-public-domain/ This is a 2016 article talking about ...
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Can a voided option contract be transferred to a new company?

I gave a deposit of $10,000 and signed an option contract with a franchisor for a franchise to open within 12 months or the contract was void. The franchisor failed to deliver and refuses to refund my ...
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Purchase of alcohol with a minor present

Hello people who know a lot more about alcohol laws than me, So a general gist of my question is, why is it legal for certain stores to deny the sale of alcohol to me (who is over 21) with a minor ...
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Landlord had external property camera without my knowledge for a year. Is this legal?

My landlord has just informed me that she has had a camera recording my comings and goings from the property all year. She did not tell me about this and it is no where in my tenancy contract. The ...
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Is it legal to list parties not willing to take part in a survey?

I am building a website where hospitals, schools and hotels would be rated by referring to several factors. I need to collect the data (certificates, documents, etc...) from the hospitals/schools/...
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post usage terms and condition

Is there are law or something that protects terms and condition applied after it has been used. More specifically, a cemetery you see in one condition, after burial they ask you to sign to purchase it....
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Is questions.app and questions app a trademark series in the UK?

I want to create an app with the "app" word in its name. When registering a trademark in the UK, would "QUESTIONS APP" and "QUESTIONS.APP" be considered a series? Will I then be able to dispute the ...
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is it legal to jump a fence when one side is a public school and the other side is a condominum common space? [on hold]

Is it illegal jump a fence when one side is a pubic school and other side is common grounds in a condo complex?
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Why are Florida prosecutors filing for manslaughter rather than murder in the case of Michael Drejka?

Florida prosecutors filed to charge Michael Drejka with manslaughter rather than murder in August 2018. If convicted of manslaughter, Drejka can be sentenced to up to 30 years rather than receive ...
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Stand your ground: process

The recent controversy over the Drejka shooting in Clearwater Florida, involves a shooter invoking 'stand your ground'. As I understand the matter, LEOs (law enforcement officers) are forced to make ...
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Damage to rental property after abandonment/final checkout with landlord

We recently moved from one rental to another. Due to finding our new place rapidly, we submitted our 30 days notice on July 15 which was also our starting day at the new place. We had nearly moved ...
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Can I get a donation as a person in Poland?

I want to start non-profit organisation, but don't meet all requirements for it. Is it legal to get a donations from people as a person?
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Responding to GDPR Article 15 requests if all data is already accessible via website

So, Article 15 of the GDPR gives the user the right to access all the personal data concerning him or her. Assume we have a website with user accounts. We store some information that is regarded as ...
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Contributor license agreement for private project between individuals not an entity? [on hold]

I have a relatively young private github repo with 5-6 people working on it together. My understanding of a contributor agreement is that I can use this to state that: Users have access to the ...
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Washington v Davis in How To Get Away With Murder

In How To Get Away With Murder S04E13, a character says In Washington v. Davis, your predecessors decided that even if a law has a discriminatory effect, it is unconstitutional if that was not ...
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GDPR and Publishing Usernames

GDPR states that usernames are personally identifiable information as they are tied to user accounts (i.e., there's a row of personally identifiable data in a database and the username is on that row, ...
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Is it allowed to sell 3D models of existing brands?

Case: I make 3D models for architecture. Now I made a bundle of IKEA furniture to use in my interior scenes. I do this for clients to give them a visual representation of what a room can be. Because ...

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