Questions tagged [commerce]

The buying and selling of goods and services

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Profit from selling a game app through app stores

I want to upload an app to various app stores, and profit from it. Do I have to be registered as a "moral person" or can I get profit of it as a "natural person"? Also I want to know if I have to ...
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Is flying an RC aircraft and selling the results of that flight “commercial” flight?

On the Aviation.SE someone asked about the legality of flying RC aircraft. The answers say that commercial flights are verboten But what, precisely, makes it a commercial flight? This infographic ...
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Limit the usage of my software product

Given I am selling my video software online is it legal not to sell it to certain customers who are supposed to use it for processing "adult" content? If they check a tickbox before purchase where ...
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What is the legal status of companies collecting “pre-order” sales?

I thought that most states made it illegal to sell products that do not exist. Nevertheless, there seem to a lot of "crowd-funded" companies who sell their products as "pre-orders" meaning they are ...
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Company advertising something $100 cheaper than it is

A company is advertising a product on Google for $44. However, after going to their website, I found that the product is $130. After contacting them, they said in the TOS they state this: Product ...
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Costa charging different prices for same item

Last week I stopped at services and ordered in Costa two coffees. One Caramel Cappuccino (£3.89) and one Speciality Vanilla (£3.99). When I got to pay and bill was £8.18 I figured something must have ...
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Is debt a publicly tradeable commodity?

Suppose I have debt – student loans or something. So the bank and I have a contract that says I owe them $500. From what I understand, the bank can sell the contracted debt to some other ...
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Is it legal to distribute e-books in a company (NL)?

If a company owns copies of several e-books that have commercial licenses, can it distribute these e-books to employees? For instance with software like Koha. If not, is there a common other way to ...
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When do I need a licence to play music in a public place and how do I get it?

I would like to know if restaurants, lounges, clubs and places like that need a licence to play music. I'm a developer and I would like to develop a solution that would allow them to play music in a ...
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Is it legal to search for commerce sites listing items at erroneously low prices and exploiting such errors?

Occasionally a website will post incorrect prices for items they are selling. (Maybe it was caused by a typo during their data entry process, or the result of a bug in their code.) Once they realize ...
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UK second hand car - should catalytic converter be covered under Sale of Goods Act?

I recently bought a second hand car from a fairly small dealership. Within 60 miles of driving the engine management light came on. I took it back and they diagnosed the problem as being the catalytic ...
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Are there any laws the require subscription services to be prorated?

I'm reading the terms of use for Gogo Inflight, and in the part about refunds it says they aren't going to prorate your service if you cancel, then it says, "subject to applicable laws." Are there ...
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Do claimless advertisements need to have disclaimers?

My question concerns the requirement for advertisements to carry a disclaimer stating that they are advertisements, specifically in the United States. According to the FTC (though not in these words), ...
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Should a foreigner have a US-based company to sell through Amazon cloud-based warehouses?

Let's borrow and expand on Can a foreigner setup an unstaffed company in United States?. Everyone knows that you can rent computing resources from Amazon.com in the cloud, but not many know that they ...

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