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Legality of putting up flyers in an airport? [closed]

I have produced a product, and I intend on using flyers to advertise it. I am considering putting some up in airports in Austin and Chicago, but I don't know if I am allowed to. Is there like a ...
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Is it legal to voluntarily cause a competitor's product to work badly in order to sell yours as a better product?

About 15 years ago (some time between 2008 and 2010), back when I was still using Internet Explorer on Windows XP, I was browsing a very lightweight website which was working super smoothly, and ...
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Can legal action reasonably be taken against someone unsavory for endorsing your product/company?

Advertisers don't want their product/company associated with certain people/content. Which is why a lot of ads don't play on more controversial content (e.g. demonetized videos on Youtube). But what ...
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How is showing ads and trailers to moviegoers legal?

Bob is a very busy dude. He hates wasting time. He also hates obtrusive ads. He buys a ticket for a movie which he really really wants to see. The ticket says: "Time: 7:00 PM". Sometimes the ...
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Is it legal to post a job opening that the company has no intention of filling?

This survey talks about the concept of "ghost jobs", job postings that the company leaves open for longer than necessary or doesn't actually intend to fill. I'm curious about the second one, ...
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Is ad blocking assistive technology?

Say I run a website. I put ads on my website to make money. I program the web site to refuse service to people who do not actually display the ads, since they make me no money. Then I have a user come ...
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Is mortgage protection spam (snail mail) legal? [duplicate]

When you take out a mortgage in the US, the loan information (name of borrower, lender, size of loan, address, loan ID) is public. There are companies that crawl these databases, and use the ...
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Is it a felony or crime to publish prices of supermarkets on our website?

As you know, we all shop at supermarkets and their price tags are public for people. I've seen some websites that publish the prices of three different supermarkets, and I've seen Google Adsense ads ...
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Can you put your YouTube handle on a passenger vehicle

I have a friend who is just starting an outdoor travel YouTube channel with the intention of making money. They are not currently registered as an LLC (or anything). Their camera and video editing ...
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Legality of legacy Delta advertisement [closed]

Would the following advert be illegal currently? What specific laws would it disobey and why? Or would it be totally legal? It's hardly controversial compared to i.e. Tinder adverts, or Sex in the ...
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Can I use a celebrity’s likeness in a meme for advertising purposes?

Can I use a common meme that contains a celebrity for advertising purposes without the celebrity’s permission? For example, the Jim Halpert Whiteboard Meme. This is a very common meme. Can I use this ...
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Is there a legal reason why many advertisements say “Limited Time Offer”?

Companies often offer various types of short-term promotions. The ads almost always contain fine print that says “Limited Time Offer.” Is there a specific reason why they have to do that? It seems ...
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How to properly add creator information when the art work is done with other companies' logo?

For a straightforward example, I would like to add a watermark on all the pictures hosted on my website, but at the same time, some images have other companies' logos and other text. Sure I don't own ...
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To what extent can a company sponsor the military?

In the show "Space Force", the underfunded branch of the military makes a sponsorship deal with a company in order to raise some funds, where the general participates in a commercial and ...
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Are foreign traders subject to UK consumer law if they advertise services to UK residents?

I am in several WhatsApp groups for offer holders for UK universities. There is an essay writing group which repeatedly sends messages advertising their services despite the messages being clearly ...
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Does Fluff Busting Purity violate Facebook's terms of service?

I'm getting annoyed by Facebook reels, sponsored posts, and other elements on Facebook, desiring a means to control them. The most powerful way to control what content appears on Facebook appears to ...
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Can I market a legal food product with the name of an illicit drug or other illegal product?

Say I've reverse-engineered the Coca-Cola formula, or produced something very similar in taste. Since the recipe is not patented, I can sell my product so long as I don't market it as Coke, Coca-Cola, ...
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Naming a favorite music group - non allowed type of advertising?

In a theoretical scenario, there is an actor having an interview in a TV show. They ask him, what is his favorite music. Can he name a particalur one, like Linkin Park? Or that would be considered non-...
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Is direct advertisement allowed on mobile android app? [closed]

Suppose that an app developer D wants to advertise on a mobile android app. D is aware that that there is the ad network platform admob provided by google, but D does not want to use it. D wants to ...
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Is it legal to describe something exactly as "cheese" without asterisks or other qualification if it doesn't contain any dairy?

Is the marketing statement "our cheese is made of 100% plant ingredients" false advertising and is it legal?
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Web Speech API for website with ads (commercial use)

I want to use Web Speech API and the code provided here (https://github.com/mdn/web-speech-api) in a website that i will put ads or it will support paid subscription (commercial use) Am i allowed to ...
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Would comparative advertising, from a country where it is allowed, in a country where it is banned, be allowed?

Note: I have little to no idea about how the law behind this works, I will try to cite my claims as well as I can. The title of the question is a bit hard to understand but I'll specify it here: Let's ...
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Is it necessary to explicitly disclaim warranties on "private" sales?

When people in Germany and Austria sell their own second-hand goods (used clothing, toys, bicycles, etc.) via online classified ads or auctions, they almost always include a statement explicitly ...
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Am I allowed to use the name of a railway system in advertising?

In Germany, there is the famous ICE (Intercity Express) train that everybody knows and loves. If I run ads in Germany, am I allowed to use this term in messages like Our software XYZ is the ICE of ...
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Is Google's claim of never targeting ads from gmail false advertising?

Google claims here: that We strictly uphold responsible data practices designed to respect your privacy. That’s why we never use the content you create and store in apps like Drive, Gmail, and Photos ...
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What are the limits of service provision/PII consent for compliance with GDPR?

Most of the internet business model can be described as providing data in exchange for seeing adverts. These adverts are worth a lot more if they can be targeted. The GDPR applies to this, such that ...
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Is advertising a product as "Chemical Free" false/misleading advertising?

Many products, often times foods or cleaning supplies use the phrase "Chemical Free" in their advertising and packaging. This is often used in products containing more naturally derived ...
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In the USA, are their laws about what you can claim is "included for free" with some product?

Let's say I go to an art store and they have a easel for $50 and it says "includes free brush". Is there any law about whether it's legal to claim "easel $50 + free brush" vs just &...
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Am I allowed to use images from sites like Pixabay in my YouTube videos?

If a person has a YouTube channel where that person displays their original music, and the channel is monetized (that is, the channel owner is making money from ads), is the channel owner allowed to ...
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Liability for false advertising

If a company claims that their product is superior to competitors' products and demonstrates their superiority by making an apples to oranges comparison (e.g. our product with default settings is ...
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Is it legal to advertise a service as 'free' if they collect data?

I noticed that a lot of companies label themselves as 'free' even though they collect personal data (which in today's day and age is practically a currency in and of itself). I was wondering how/if it'...
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Is it illegal to market a product as if it would protect against something, while never making explicit claims?

I've recently come across an advertisement online of a product that stated "Most people have heard of the horror of [bad thing] or even [worse thing]. Protect yourself with [our product] today!&...
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Can Mac Pro customers legally sue Apple if it doesn't offer them an upgrade path to the new chips?

In December 2019, Apple introduced its flagship Mac Pro to meet the performance needs of professionals. In addition to showcasing its state-of-the-art hardware components, Apple claimed the machine is ...
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GDPR liability for data that is no longer under the developer's control

Let's say AdMob is used in a mobile app. AdMob collects data and transfers it to Google. There is no longer any access possible to the data by the developer. Is the app creator liable for Google's ...
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Is it legal to use someone else's trademark as an advertisement keyword?

For example, could Apple buy search engine advertisement using "redmi" as a keyword, so that users searching for "redmi" are directed to a website selling iPhones? Could the search ...
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Clicking ads as a form of protest or boycott

Would it be legal to click on ads on the internet, as a form of protest or boycott, making the advertisers waste time, money, or resources for something that you are not actually interested in? What ...
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Are there any rules in California that govern what space can be counted as "living area" by agents when advertising property?

It seems that County Assessors under livable square footage use only legally permitted area. And Assessors use it to determine property taxes. However, are there any laws in California that would ...
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Is getting money from advertisements like Google Ads considered a commercial usage?

Suppose I write an article on a blog that has Google Ads installed. Then, I use an illustrated image with a non-commercial use only license. I make money from advertising in my blog, not selling my ...
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How does false advertisment regulation apply to games claiming your IQ is determined by your success in the game?

I've seen a number of mobile game advertisements which will hover an IQ score above the game with it going up or down based off of rather the player makes a correct move in the game. While they don't ...
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Is it illegal to advertise another entity's product?

I'm a retailer of products. One product in particular needs more attention, but the manufacturing company doesn't advertise their products in the media which my customers reside (mainly YouTube). I ...
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Why can't advertisers say 'Super Bowl'?

Around this time every year there are lots of ads talking about 'The Big Game' or the 'Suberb'-something. Essentially whatever it takes to say their thing is for the Super Bowl, without actually using ...
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Is it commercial disparagement when one business confuses other business customers on how to schedule appointments?

CGLI policies have following trigger for advertising injury: d. Oral or written publication, in any manner, of material that slanders or libels a person or organization or disparages a person's or ...
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What exactly is "publication" in commercial general liability insurance context?

CGLIs have following paragraph to define insurance trigger for advertising injury: Oral or written publication, in any manner, of material that slanders or libels a person or organization or ...
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Are unmatched asterisks allowed in ads?

I received a flyer which advertises a "free" service trial. The word "free" appears three times overall and each time it has an asterisk, but neither on the front nor on the back ...
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Advertise how many employees you have on a low budget

Say (in order to seem like a more established company) someone wants to advertise "We have over 100+ employees!".(but wants to avoid false advertising!) But the company has a budget of only $1000 a ...
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False Advertising

I would like to start with saying that I have completely no experience in any kind of law. That said I would like to specify that I am not searching for a legal advice, but instead I am just curious ...
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Threatening to discontinue a service for a client

Say someone advertises for their website and says "Its 100% free to sign up" then have them check a checkbox acknowledging that the owner of the site can cancel the service for any reason when they ...
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Honest advertising in polls?

Are there laws restricting polls, similar to laws restricting advertisements? Polls can ask questions that contain false premises, or an hypothetical assumption that is so unlikely that just saying "...
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Cheated by business with fake positive reviews

I wanted to hire service of a hypnotherapist for a personal issue and looked up online in my area and found one based on the reviews on Google. The therapist recommended 10 weeks program and charged ...
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Can Author or Publisher be sued for this

I recently bought a book which has previous year questions arranged chapter wise for a competitive exam. It has the following statement written on it's cover- Only Books to Contain 100% Questions ...
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