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Can you sell autonomous drones in the US?

USA here. I am a software engineer and hobby roboticist and I have just successfully built a quadcopter drone with a full-fledged microcontroller (running firmware that I wrote myself) inside of it, ...
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Why shouldn't witness present Jury a testimony which assist in making a determination of guilt or innocence?

In The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) movie, assistant federal prosecutor Richard speaks: Richard: The witness can't present them testimony that would assist in making a determination of guilt or ...
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Where in the world is decompilation and reverse engineering for security research legal?

Disclaimer: IANAL, the following is just my research up to now. I understand that in many jurisdictions, reverse engineering - and especially decompilation of software without explicit permission from ...
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Is a pardon (“Begnadigung”) under German law possible before a final court sentence?

I just read that under US law, the US president may pardon a person even before they have been sentenced, and even before they have been accused (see e.g. Ex Parte Garland, 1866). . I was curious ...
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Discrepancy between robots.txt and TOS

This question made me think of a situation: Alice asks Bob to crawl web site realestate.example.com and return results of the regular expression "Price:([0-9]*).*Size:([0-9]*)" Bob points a ...
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What happens if two people claim the same (personalized) pardon?

What would happen if the identity of an individual named in a presidential pardon could not be ascertained with certainty, but several people have a strong claim to being the named individual? For ...
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Do US or Australia have laws that prevent insurance companies from racking too much margin?

What are the typical loss ratio of insurance companies in US, Australia, and Indonesia? https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/042315/what-difference-between-loss-ratio-and-combined-ratio.asp Loss ...
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a social guest injured by an unknown danger

P is a social guest, hence a licensee. A flowerpot fell from the balcony and injured P. Is the homeowner liable to P?
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Is it illegal to carry someone else's ID or credit card?

I was watching a video by RealWorldPolice about a high school student who was arrested for carrying a loaded gun into his school in Seattle, WA. Footage of the entire search, detainment, and arrest of ...
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Tenant is asking for coving living expenses of electrical issue caused by condo building that got fixed as soon as possible

I have a condo apartment in a high rise building which I rented out to a couple. There was an issue in the power panel of the floor that caused the power of my unit to flicker for the last 5 days. It ...
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Problems with the Protection of Personal informatioon act [closed]

Under the POPI Act there are the following legal grounds for processing: https://popia.co.za/section-11-consent-justification-and-objection/ which provides a person might object to data being by the ...
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Utility access rights without an easement?

Situation: We have a new construction site / home on a small farm. A gas line has been installed across my property, to service the house. I have NO utility easements filed except for an original ...
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My lease front page states $1045 the start of second year but page 5 show $1145

The front page when I pull up my lease states that on my second year my rent will go from $1095 to $1045. Once my second year hit it states that rent due is $1145. So I call and the tell me that the ...
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Can someone back out from a bet like this?

A scenario similar to this has undoubtably been considered before but I haven't come across anything that is in the same vein. In any case, would this example be a specific type of contract/agreement ...
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Is use of names and insignias of disbanded British military units from WW2 allowed in a commercial video game?

I wish to make a commercial PC video game based on the British commando units from 1940s that have been disbanded in 1946. The unit is "No.3 commando". Is the use of names like no.3 and ...
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How does the law know who owns a lease?

Imagine this scenario: I find a vacant unit in an apartment complex, pick the lock, and move in. Eventually the complex inspects the property and tells me to leave. I lie and say I am a tenant at ...
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Can I successfully sue an online match making website for matching me with a fraudster?

Say I used a match making website to find a girl. The website matched our personalities, likes, dislike, etc. It turns out that this women is a fraud. She is drop dead beautiful, but her intention was ...
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What happens if a USA House Rep or Senator is caught committing voting fraud *after* being sworn in a week or month later?

Hypothetical question: If a USA house rep or senator is caught with extremely strong evidence that shows they only won via voting fraud, whether through mass ballot harvesting or other forms of fraud, ...
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COVID-19 testing and HIPAA

I am a software developer working for a city government. We have recently started testing employees for covid-19. We have been asked to develop a simple web application that the testers and those ...
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When does the duty of an executor end?

My two brothers were appointed co-executors of my Moms will. Probate has been done for months now. We all 3 inherited her house in equal shares, two of us live there. I am being told because they were ...
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Can I surprise the prossecution at trial with information they were not privy to if I've plead the fifth about it until that moment?

Let's say I've been accused of a murder. Throughout the investigation I've plead the Fifth as to where I was when the crime happened. Eventually I'm put on trial, still pleading the fifth as to my ...
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Does paying the down payment on your parents' home ensure that you will inherit the home?

Suppose someone pays the down payment for their elderly parents and then the parents (after some number of years) pass away and have been paying into expenses and mortgage. If the parents are ...
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Am I liable for a school zone speeding ticket in New York State when blinking lights don't have a notice sign?

Long story short, I have received six citations for speeding in a school zone posted 15 MPH. I received my first citation in the mail two weeks after the event occurred, thus, I racked up six tickets ...
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Purchasing cell phone without warranty

What does it mean when, for a consumer such as myself, purchasing say a Xiaomi phone without a warranty from Amazon? If it states returnable/refundable? Why should it be a concern?
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Exercise While In Mandatory Quarantine for Covid19

My Covid19 quarantine hotel in Thailand states i cannot use the gym, swimming pool or any outdoor area within the hotel to exercise and must wait 10 days before i can use the gym. Is this legal? ...
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If private citizens cannot sue when the grievance is common to all citizens, who is supposed to sue?

Follow-up question to What does this sentence about Trump's lawsuits in Pennsylvania mean? The document cited by Nate Eldredge in the answer to that question says: Federal courts are not venues for ...
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In Florida, can a home defense weapon and use of “Castle Doctrine” (deadly force) transfer to a house of a friend that I visit?

Suppose I am entitled to use a weapon for home defense in the state of Florida. If I visit a friend for say 1 week, would the Castle Doctrine apply if an uninvited intruder entered the house of my ...
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In Canada and the US, is there a public hotline to call the government and ask whether something is legal? [duplicate]

This question might seem absurd. But is it possible to just call some government agency and directly ask them if a law applies to them or their business? Or does the government's responsibility end ...
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Who would have been guilty of what in this scenario?

Some background first: When I was in college for engineering, the student-run IT department in the general dorm absolutely insisted on seeing every device on the network, and all the traffic too, to ...
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What does this sentence about Trump's lawsuits in Pennsylvania mean?

Source A turning point for the Trump campaign’s legal efforts came on Nov. 13, when its core team of professional lawyers saw the writing on the wall. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in ...
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What is “hostilities” in the context of the Military Commissions Act of 2006?

According to the Military Commissions Act of 2006: The term 'unlawful enemy combatant' means — (i) a person who has engaged in hostilities or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities ...
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Is Kodak Black trying to suborn the president?

In this page (and, no doubt, more reputable sites, but you can seek those out for yourself), Kodak Black says If The President Them Free Me, I’m Gonna Spend 1 million on Charity within The First Year ...
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How to make an Artificial-Intelligent Technical related contracts in terms of laws [closed]

I'm a legal staff for a company working in Information Technology Field. My company is taking in a project in which there are three entities including my company, the government and Company X. In the ...
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Claiming workplace vaccine exemption

What are the required elements of valid claims for workplace exemptions of the following types? Exemption would be for an employer-required vaccination against some communicable illness. Medical: I ...
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Liability for vaccination required by employer

Suppose a current employee of some company is required by that company to receive a certain vaccination to remain employed. If the employee suffers damages by receiving the vaccine and it can be shown ...
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COVID-19 pandemic as mitigating factor for sentencing in the UK

Are there any cases from the UK, whether from the Supreme Court or any other courts, saying that the COVID-19 pandemic can be considered as a mitigating factor for sentencing?
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Is the source important for fair use?

So let's say I am a game developer, and somehow the game I was working on was leaked on the internet. Since nobody can legally obtain a copy of my game, can all the review of the leaked material be ...
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Can appellate court overturn part of decision not appealed against?

Bob litigates against Rob. The case boils down to resolving two questions of law: X (rather critical to Bob) and Y (not so critical). The two questions are separate/isolated, although both are highly ...
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Life insurance for security guards

From here, death rate of security guards is 1/1000 per year. Of the armed, professional guards its maybe 10x higher. An average life insurance policy is $100 per month for a 30 year old, with a about ...
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Is it enforceable to restrict publication of work created with my tool

I created a software compiler, that produces some object code from original source code, and designed processes around it such as documentation and pre-processing. I plan to sell this tool providing ...
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Why wasn't Sacha Baron Cohen arrested for interrupting CPAC 2020?

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen attended CPAC dressed as President Trump while filming his latest movie Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Source Why wasn't Sacha Baron Cohen arrested for interrupting CPAC ...
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If someone wanted to take legal action against someone else online, in which country should it be done?

This is a real scenario I witnessed. But for the sake of anonymity, I will not specify any names. Suppose the following entities: X is the company that provides a service. It is based in country C1. ...
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What is the legal understanding of 'institutional racism'?

There is racism and there is institutionsed racism. I've heard and read of both terms being used. The former most often in speech; and the latter more in in writing. According to a paper in the ...
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If a person is dressed up as non-human, and is killed by someone who sincerely believes the victim was not human, who is responsible?

I've seen several videos about pranks when someone dresses up as a zombie or other kind of monster, to scare people. I would assume that if such an actor dressed up as a monster suddenly attacks ...
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How did the US legally justify its war in Vietnam? [duplicate]

I recall how the US legally justified its war in Iraq: weapons of mass destruction that weren't found and the British 'dodgy dossier' which had been cribbed from somebody's thesis. Presumably, before ...
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Why was it neccessary for The Hague to establish the identity of all the people murdered in the Srebrenica Massacre?

The Srebrenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims constituted one of the main charges of genocide against the Serb forces at The Hague International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia. Here, the Serb ...
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Why did The Hague International Criminal Tribunal on the Former Yugoslavia feel fit to begin a Witness Protection Programme? [closed]

This court was established by resolution 827 of the Security Council at the UN in 1993 having jurisdiction of the four crimes known as war crimes: that is, genocide, crimes against humanity and grave ...
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What is the 'legislature' in international law?

According to Migdals International Law: International law ... has no legislature. Whilst the General Assembly of UN, comprising of delegates from every member country, seems to fit this role, it's ...
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How does one divide values and politics from law? [closed]

According to Migdals International Law: Similarly the mistake of confusing international law from international morality must be avoided. Whilst they meet at certain points, the former is a legal one ...
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Have any lawsuits regarding the transparent attempt to gag Palestine supporters under BDS reached the Supreme Court in the USA?

There have been a number of legal rulings at state level which have helped to gag the supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) at the state level in the USA. ...

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