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Brute force, mass image production copyright trolling? [duplicate]

Let's say I have an "infinite computer" that could iterate through and generate 1000x1000px images iterating through all colour combinations (I understand there would be waaaaaay too much ...
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Does the German GDPR require storing the data in a German datacenter for a tele-health company?

I co-founded a tele-health startup, we are expanding to Germany, we have gone through the GDPR, and implemented most of it, however, we didn't quite understand the data residency part and found ...
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Does derivative works law allow someone to create a new work based on an old one as long as they make modifications?

How can I find out if extracting Microsoft Word 2019 thesaurus (for another person by a freelancer) is legal or (very likely) not? I tried searching in Google, but this question seems to be not very ...
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Can a company charge you to update your address under GDPR?

I was just charged £30 (over the phone) to update my address with an insurance company. I didn't contest it at first and pulled out my wallet to pay the fee and did. However, while I was on the phone ...
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If a company actively and knowingly displays user passwords to their staff, is it breaking GDPR laws?

I used to work for a company, where they have a team of moderators, who actively monitor which accounts are scammers etc. To monitor this they can find links between user accounts via a users password,...
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Would revealing/storing whether or not an EU customer uses a service violate the GDPR?

Some web services will notify the user if the account name they are entering exists or not. However, I am wondering if this would be legal? For example, if someone entered the email address of someone ...
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What does "structured, commonly used and machine-readable format" look like in practice?

I have made a subject access request, and the result included: Statement that their right to process data is from Article 6(1)(b) A series of images, that appear to be photographs of a computer ...
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Supreme Court Cases That Have Been Decided on Statistical Evidence---Are There Any?

Have there been any Supreme Court cases that have been decided based on statistical evidence? If so, which ones; and what was the evidence presented? In 1897, Oliver Wendell Holmes (before he became a ...
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Identity verification prior granting access to personal data [GDPR]

When receiving by E-Mail a Subject Access Request (SAR), which steps must be taken to ensure that the person requesting the SAR is the effective owner of the personal data?
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GDPR: Can I collect non-personally identifiable information?

I'm creating a game that collects data in two ways: Unity Analytics for usage stats, and bug reports that sends me a report of an issue along with several files to help me diagnose the issue. However, ...
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GDPR and Storing Non-EU Citizen Data as an EU-based company

I work for an EU company based in the UK and often work with clients in China and Africa (and some other non-EU countries). In the future, it may arise that we will be storing some personal ...
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is fictional data covered by copyright?

From other questions about intellectual property, it's my understanding that: "measurements of observable fact in the world ... are not copyrightable", but arrangements of the data are. fictional ...
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Is it legal for a company to not allow me to download my data unless I pay for the premium plan?

I started using a website on the free version knowing it was somewhat locked down. But after using it for a while I learned that I cant download my own data unless I pay for the premium plan. I am ...
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Does the GDPR law apply to my hobby-site?

I'm the owner of a website that maintains statistics about crew-members of an other site. The statistics about the crew-members are as follows: Username (on that other website) User ID (on that other ...
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Storing data from stock data feed provider like Yahoo! Finance or FMP Cloud

Suppose a developer creates a web application for stock market alerts and notifications. Is it legal to store data obtained from purchased subscription of data feed providers like Yahoo! Finance or ...
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Copyrights on technical specifications

I'd like to list technical specs for electronic products on my site. I want to compile it from different sources (other sites, not manufacturers). Is it OK to do that? Tech specifications have not ...
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Can I avoid telling the police my password by regenerating my key each time?

Under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Part III Section 49 the police can, with a certain procedure, require one to provide a key with threat of custodial sentence up to 2.5 years if ...
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Am I allowed to sell the reviews of my product to another company?

I ran a company which closed down two months ago. One of my former competitor's has contacted me about buying my branding, product formulations, and business name. They are not interested in my ...
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How does GDPR affect game data and how it is processed?

A real-time strategy game's data involving player points is available publicly (the point data is paired with their username). A player gains points through actions such as 'attacking' and 'building'. ...
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Is deterministic anonymization of test data ok?

Deterministic anonymization of test data? When anonymizing multiple data sources and preserving data consistency we usually end up with a mapping table for "real to anonymized" values. Typically ...
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For non-commercial research purposes is it legal to collect images using Google and Bing?

Would it be legal to collect images from Google and Bing and then use them within non-commercial research. These images would never be redistributed and during the research be converted into data that ...
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Can a database format/schema be copyrighted separately from the data?

I came across a map tile format which requires attribution for use, regardless of the license of the data it contains. The format specifies how and what map features (roads, water, etc) should be ...
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Is sending log data + customer name + location compatible with data privacy and GDPR?

I've written an updater program. Our customer downloads it to update our software with database. It would be helpful if we would know who has already updated our software. For this purpose I've added ...
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GDPR data deletion: can I ask the company to delete the data it had exported in the United States?

I am located in Italy. I have subscribed to a service and provided some PII that "could be exported in the United States". If I send a GDPR request to delete my data, can I ask them to also ...
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Mendeley is encrypting my data on my hard disk with a key only available to them: can I ask for unencrypted data under GDPR?

I use Mendeley Desktop to manage my bibliography. Now I want to switch to Zotero. Zotero used to be able to import the Mandeley's database. However, Mendeley 1.19 encrypted my data on my HDD with a ...
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How can an app company determine the validity of legal requests for user data from various countries?

Context Suppose the following example (but I'd be grateful for clarifying comments and exceptions that make the rule): An app named Twombly is made by a company registered in the United Kingdom. Users ...
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How can you guarantee deletion of consumer data on the internet?

I have a bit of conundrum in thinking of making a business directory site listing businesses and people in a community-driven/edited way (like Wikipedia). Say that a community of people add personal ...
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Do initials count as personal data?

If I had a database of customer names and I'm to transfer it to another party, how much scrubbing can be done until it's no longer personal information? If I abbreviated customer names like John Doe ...
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Inactive account deleted under GDPR (data retention) laws. Should the credit on it have been refunded to the account holder?

I have a situation where a UK utility (mobile phone) account has been inactive for more than 7 years. The account was deleted under data retention laws (GDPR) but had a positive credit balance at the ...
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Data copyright for public domain content or natural resources

So fossil websites such as this, this, and this all say their data is basically it is for personal or educational use not-for-profit. Others such as this are creative commons. From my understanding, ...
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Are there databases that collect historical state and local government-initiated lawsuits against corporations?

For instance, this database collects federal lawsuits against corporations. Is there an equivalent one that collects state and local government initiated lawsuits?
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What legal recourse do we have against Clearview AI's collection of our personal data and terrifying privacy policy?

TL;DR: how do we get the data this company collected on us without also giving them our government-issued IDs that they could potentially keep and tie to our "profiles"? A week ago (January ...
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Is there any legal recourse in the UK if an employee leaves with sensitive company information to a third world country? [closed]

Employee x was recently fired, who subsequently took with him lists of clients and started mailing them with damaging statements about company y. Company y spends a significant sum to get a lawyer to ...
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How to legally distribute the data of all Internet websites? [closed]

We are a humble startup that's very good at Internet crawling and data mining. Unfortunately after 2 years of struggling, we may soon fail. We have lots of data and we want to release them free ...
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Someone else's Python code to create poetry

I have a legal and ethical question. I am in the process of trying to create text processing programming code to generate text that will be used for poetry that I plan to write using Python, while ...
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Does data protection apply under a power of attorney relationship?

I have hired a relocation company to help me with dealing with the immigration office and I have signed a power of attorney so that they can visit the authorities and get feedback on my application on ...
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GDPR account verification

I am having trouble in deciding what information I should be recording in order to verify an account user in the event that a) the user is locked out of their account for some reason b) they make an ...