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What does limited or unlimited mean in a license?

What does limited or unlimited mean in a license? For example how is a limited license to use a program or specific source code, different than an unlimited one?
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Can someone please interpret this and put in simpler terms?

Where damage is caused to a visitor by a danger due to the faulty execution of any work of construction, maintenance or repair by an independent contractor, the occupier is not to be treated without ...
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Under what circumstances can dust be considered “damage” in Maryland law?

According to interpretations of Maryland Code, Real Property, Section 8-203(f)(1)(i): "Even in the absence of an express covenant, the law imposes on a tenant the obligation to return the premises at ...
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In NJ, referring to the NJSRA, is “salesperson” different from commission-paid “independent contractor?”

There is a case in NJ that I believe is still pending: https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20180914m30 New Jersey Sales Representative Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:61A-1, et seq. (the "NJSRA") [Docket Entry No....
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“Status date” for trademark (in TSDR) is prior to “Filing date”?

This is specific to a trademark I came across; http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=76720679&caseSearchType=US_APPLICATION&caseType=US_REGISTRATION_NO&searchType=statusSearch The status is ...
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What is the legal definition of “surrender” when it comes to leases in the US?

My lease says "DEPOSIT RETURN, SURRENDER, AND ABANDONMENT OR JUDICIAL EVICTION. We'll mail you your security deposit refund (less lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any deductions no ...
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Cyclic definition of “US Person” by the IRS

The IRS classifies taxpayers into categories of "US Person" and "Foreign Person" based on their immigration status. However, the definition appears to be cyclical: According to the IRS: The term ...
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Defamation vs Moral Injury

Moral Injury definition: Moral injury refers to an injury to an individual's moral conscience resulting from an act of perceived moral transgression which produces profound emotional guilt and ...
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What is Legal Theory? I am asking for its concept, its definition by some Oxbridge or Ivy League Legal Dictionary

People talk about Legal Theory and I do not understand what it is. The Theory Part. In Physics, Chemisty, Geology, Economy, Sociology... Theory is an explanation of a phenomenon( why it occurs and ...
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Is it kidnapping if the resisting stops [duplicate]

If a person takes another person against their will but the victim quits fighting is it still a kidnapping?