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Are online remote tutoring paid websites not regularly investigated for copyright? [closed]

There are online tutoring websites that don’t give tutors a curriculum, so the tutor probably copies books without permission and shares them with the student on video conference while being paid. How ...
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Should restaurants provide information to the data subject when taking reservations

As per Article 13 of the GDPR, the data controller shall provide information to the data subject when collecting personal data. I will use a specific example for this case. I am an EU citizen. I ...
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Do any US states require online businesses to register and pay tax?

If an Internet services company (a search engine, social network etc.) is registered in say California or Delaware, but offers its services throughout the US, do any other US states require it to be ...
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Is there some law that requires businesses to erase your financial information after a period of time?

So for context, during the year 2021 I had a gym membership with Vasa fitness. At the end of 2021, I cancelled the membership (properly, there was no charges after this for years). Now a few days ago, ...
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Do shops have to provide printed receipt for transaction in California? Do we have to go into the mart for receipt at gas station?

Sure, if we can go into the food mart at the gas station for printed receipt. At the same time, I drop off some package at UPS at Walgreens locations, Walgreens employees can't private any print ...
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Almost certainly a scam, but with our business data? [closed]

The company I work for got an email out of the blue some time ago that basically consisted of "hello we are Chinese company, we see you do business with other countries, we can help you with ...
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Is Intentional Bankruptcy Illegal?

This is a completely hypothetical scenario and so I'm happy for answers for any jurisdiction, however I'm based in the UK and so some of my terminology may be specific to there. What is the legality ...
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Can a PO box address be used as the registered address for a sole proprietorship in India?

Can a PO box be used as the registered address for a sole proprietorship? My business operates from home and it's totally online, and I prefer not to disclose my personal residence, while if my ...
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Online review fraud and manipulation in Sweden

I got a service from TaskRunner AB (Part of BuddyCompany) via their mobile application, which is claiming to be "super transparent app" and promising customer satisfaction guarantee. This ...
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Company sent a check to me to buy equipment to use for work, but the bank is holding the funds and now the company is threating legal action on me [closed]

I received the check in the mail, deposited it and now waiting for it to clear the bank. The company is now threating to sue me for withholding company funds, if I don't send the funds to them in ...
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Can I create a "business website" without registering a business or DBA?

Let's say I want to create a website where customers can order custom chairs. I've got a brand, a name, a logo, etc. Do I have to register the business first before publishing the website? There's ...
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US: Does the DBA on the registration and on contracts/businesses have to be exactly the same?

Someone registers a DBA of "Bob Bobby" with the state. However, on the contracts, they sign as [legal name] DBA Bob's Services. Or, they create a website called bobsservices.com, and on the ...
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US: Can a website with a contact form but no privacy policy get sued

I've seen business websites where the founders are literally lawyers, and their websites do not have a privacy policy. Their websites do have a contact form where users enter their email, message, ...
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Can people legally perform services for others without declaring themselves to be an offical self-employed organization?

A person would like to provide home services for some of his neighbors. Is it necessary to set up an official business and employ himself -- perhaps for purposes of sales-tax compliance?
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App Store app Ownership

Lets say hypothetically 5 years ago someone (Person A) created a company with someone else (Person B) and they split the company 80 (Person B) / 20 (Person A) and then used that company information to ...
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how lawful to have terms of min 5 years in the contract when renting a place for business in california?

How lawful to have terms of min 5 years in the contract when renting a place for business in California? Understand that all agreements are between landlord and renter, but still wonder if that is ok ...
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Passwords from completed contracts/work on equipment [closed]

I am the IT person working at a small business in Oklahoma and have been trying to get access to our network and firewall. I found out that the last IT company (Texas Based) that did the firewall ...
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Is it against the law (Federal, Provincial or Civil), in Regina, Saskatchewan, to NOT allow customers to use a toilet in a major grocery store?

Yesterday, while doing my (quite large) grocery shopping, I “felt the need” to use the bathroom. I went to where the bathroom was, and the sign was gone, and the door was locked! I asked a worker if ...
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What if any is the difference between advertising a product and advertising a business?

In the The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 the requirements for dog breeding to be licensable are: SCHEDULE1, PART 5 Breeding dogs Either or ...
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Online fraud (but not sure)

This may sound funny to some, but it's very frustrating to me. So I ordered some live crabs from an online store as pets. I ordered a specific species of these crabs. The shipping info said 1 - 7 days....
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Is it legal for me to ask people who are applying to work for me if they were in a sorority in college and not hire them if they were? [closed]

Long story short, I have issues with sorority girls dating back to when I was younger that I don't really want to elaborate on here. I have little to no problem with fraternity brothers, and so I ...
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Is changing my IP to test a website a violation of GDPR [closed]

My company is US based and we host and creates websites. Some websites are hosted in europe and some in the US, both are accessible to the EU though. We were wondering if for example there was a bug ...
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Business overcharged me: Can I refuse to pay?

Say a business overcharges me. Examples: Cleaner quoted me a price of $50, but failed to mention it was actually $50 per hour so the total bill was $200 instead of the $50 I expected. Restaurant ...
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As a business owner, how to let customers know that inside the store, the workers and owner may be wearing Body Camera?

Many small businesses in California have faced increasing challenges due to Proposition 47 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Since small businesses are typically private establishments, owners have the ...
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Is it legal for a train company to create an art gallery using photographs of the graffiti on their locomotives and train cars?

I have been wondering that since a train company owns its locomotives and train cars, then I am assuming that this means that they own any graffiti that has been painted on their locomotives and train ...
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Do any USA states require accepting US cash for payment of goods or services?

According to the United States Federal Reserve: There is no federal statute mandating that a private business, a person, or an organization must accept currency or coins as payment for goods or ...
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Is it legal to bill a company that made contact for a business proposal, then withdrew based on their policies that existed when they made contact?

Based on a Twitter thread from a mid sized YouTube personality: I have been emailed MORE THAN 10 TIMES by a service I'd like to be sponsored with that I will not name Every time they email me, I say ...
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When is a letter "mailed or delivered"?

I am a PA resident and purchased the services of a career service company based in FL for 5k. The payments were deferred for the first month, so I have neither made any payments nor received any ...
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How do you check the legality of a new business model?

How do you check the legality of a new business model to make sure it will be legal, and you won't be running afoul of some law you have no idea of?
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How is 'National Amusements' allowed to own Paramount Global? As well as CBS, etc.? In light of U.S. v. Paramount?

I know that 1948 was a long time ago, and that antitrust decisions/regulations/etc. seem to weaken over time, but.... The Paramount Global CBS Viacom Whatever conglomerate, majority-owned by National ...
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What is the Irish equivalent of a German UG entity?

I am looking at some options for eventually starting a small business in Ireland (several years from now, I'm at a very early stage). In Germany, from what I understand, there is an entity type called ...
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If I buy a domain, do I need to create an LLC?

So, I want to create a name and buy a domain for a website to use currently. However, in the future I would like it to be a business so that way I can self-publish. Do I need to create an LLC if I ...
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different country of registration vs country of headquarters location

Can a company selling virtual products online be registered in a different country than is its headquarters located? jurisdiction: EU Thank you.
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business activity description announcement rejection and speed of legal validity of the change

In a hypothetical scenario, Mr. Peter owns a company. He intends to change the business activity description, e.g. instead of chocolate he intends to sell tennis shoes. Two questions please: Can such ...
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If Microsoft and Activision Blizzard are both based in the USA, how does the UK have standing to block the merger?

Per this story from the BBC or Bloomberg The UK Competition and Markets Authority has apparently decided to block the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. The story notes: "To go through,...
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How does copyrights work for mobile/web applications?

If a mobile/web developer creates an application like Uber, then sells it to a company, and the company also wants the copyrights for the application, what happens if after few months another company ...
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Can DBAs contain names that's not my name? [duplicate]

For example, let's say the legal name is Bob Ballad. Can a DBA be registered named Tom's Video Editing? And can a website be created named tomsvideoediting.com with the "About" page ...
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US: Using a fake name and profile photo to provide freelance services online - anything illgeal? [closed]

I want to anonymously perform freelancing services online, so I used an AI generator to create a picture of a human face and chose a fake name. That fake name is also the business name on my PayPal ...
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Is there a requirement to provide personal information other than identity to a financial institution to activate a Power of Attorney?

If a person has a durable power of attorney that becomes active in the event the Principal becomes disabled, is an investment company for the Principal required to obtain personal financial ...
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Mobile network in 915 MHz ISM frequency band

Is it legal in the United Stated to operate a mobile/cellular network in the "unlicensed" 915 MHz ISM frequency band? I mean given I have all other permissions needed (mobile network service ...
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Outsourcing work without informing the employer: is that illegal or punishable?

I'm a freelancer and many times I simply outsource or hire a subcontractor (all ghost subcontractors) from like UpWork to do what my clients' ask from me. My clients generally do not know that I ...
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24 hour "gym" In the city

Lets say someone opens up a 24 hour "gym" installs security cameras everywhere has a couple of bathrooms but the place is made up mostly of rows and rows of couches and some workout ...
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Legality of spending public money on private enterprise

I am wondering about spending public money on private enterprise. In particular, for the city of Santa Fe, NM, USA. The enterprise is an indoor soccer franchise. The city is being asked to cover the $...
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is reselling virtual "in game" items legal in the USA?

If I were to buy virtual in game items through third party websites which is against the game's TOS with bitcoin then resell them for more money is that legal?
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Can investors protect their business idea?

Suppose that Alice is the developer/founder of the Uber app and finds an investor for the startup company resulting in the existing Uber company. Suppose also that there is no Lyft or UberEats app out ...
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at what point is my original character considered inspired by an existing character versus, when is it considered copyright infringement?

To avoid revealing context of my question I will use an example. Let's say I have a business, could be plumbing electrical consultation whatever. And to promote my business I come up with a gimmick or ...
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Protection from litigation on work done for a friend

I am a resident of the state of Pennsylvania in the United States, and I occasionally do website design and hosting support for small businesses in my area. I generally don't do this for money, it is ...
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What permits needed for a company to issue its own prepaid card?

What laws apply to companies that wish to issue their own prepaid cards? The cards can only be used to buy goods/services from the company The cards are refundable, and the remaining balance can be ...
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Are non-disclosure contracts in effect after company closes down?

I signed an employment contract with my employer (in Canada) that included a non-disclosure agreement (I work in R&D). The agreement essentially stated that the information gained while I was ...
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After a buyout, can a company legally continue to use old testimonials?

US general law. I'm curious... Company [A] is in the digital services industry and has been in business for a decade. During their operations they receive many rave testimonials/reviews about their ...
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