Linked Questions

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Is it illegal to aggregate and publish publically available personal information?

Is it against the law to aggregate and publish legally gathered, publically available information such as: Social media usernames Real names Date of Birth City/Country Screenshots of posts/comments ...
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Would it be illegal to make a exact replica of a browser game for Android?

I found this browser game that I really like and that I think could easily be ported to Android. Would it be illegal/could I get in trouble for taking this browser game and making an exact replica of ...
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Copyright infringement of 10 second music clip

I have recently created an animation/parody of famous song and have added about an 8 second clip of the song as the background audio for my animation. However, I would like to post the animation (...
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To share a summary of a book, and put my name on it, is illegal?

I made a summary of a book I used in class years ago in order share it with my students. In the summary, I took whole sentences and equations from the original book, and reduce the pages from 600 to ...
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Would the Oracle v. Google lawsuit imply that any API can be re-implemented, including hardware CPU ISAs?

I understood that the lawsuit implies that APIs are not copyrightable. Hardware CPU ISAs (e.g. x86 and ARM) are an API (?), and could have different implementations. However, there are precedents ...
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Possible to leverage copyright law in a way that enables the right to be forgotten?

If I understand correctly, the "right to be forgotten" legislation and related efforts allows a content owner (human) to prevent derived works from being displayed in a search engine about themselves. ...
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How to avoid copyright infringement when quoting/sourcing a reference work?

If I was engaging in a for-profit activity (writing a book that will be sold or starting a monetized blog, for example) that required the use of many scientific facts, how would I go about collecting ...
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Use of illegally downloaded fonts

If a person downloads a font illegally, but doesn't use it for commercial purposes, what are the legal and ethical implications of their usage? Could the font be ethically (and legally) used for ...
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Can I share an academic article with people who contact me via email after they have seen my web annotation?

Am I allowed to share an academic journal article (e.g. downloaded from ScienceDirect) with people who contact me via email through a Hypothesis annotation that I left on the web page of the ...
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Is it legal to reproduce readings from a textbook on a personal blog?

I'm reading a textbook on Ancient Greek that has readings at the end of each chapter. After I finish the reading, I would like to publish my translation to my blog, and above my translation reproduce ...
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Does this usage fall under “fair use”?

I am considering writing an open source software, which would help writers and editors in their work. For this means, it would incorporate suggestions based on statistical analysis of English book ...
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guidelines for using fragments of film within other film

I'm writing a screenplay where a character is obsessed with a movie, and I want to show him watching this movie three times, each scene includes a segment of about a 60 seconds. What would be the ...
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Intellectual Property Issues associated with a Public Speach?

Can a public speech be copyrighted or otherwise protected with regard to intellectual property ?? (with regard to Melania Trump’s speech before the Republican National Convention)
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Is a gif of a feature film, or a still of a video clip, always fair-use?

How far does the fair-use doctrine go? For example, it seems like many popular feature films have become part of the GIF and internet meme culture, where GIFs of various episodes are posted on ...
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Legal to create a publicly-available multiple choice test on a publicly-available resource?

I am a web developer, and also have children, and had the idea of creating multiple choice tests on a "resource". Take for example a BBC nature documentary on Netflix. Actually that's NOT public so ...

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