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Legality of obtaining stolen digital content

Suppose I buy a stolen video game account and then get caught. Obviously, the police wouldn’t really care about a game account but that’s just my example. The reason I am wondering is because couldn’t ...
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Can we use images from Wikimedia Commons in a product that we sell?

Say we are creating an educational application that needs to use a number of images as part of its lessons. Since it would be prohibitively expensive if we had to hire an artist to create all the ...
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Liability when using content from third party content distributor

There are sites that offer images and music that is supposedly usable without paying any royalities (for youtube videos, placeholder images, and so on). The content is uploaded by third party (from my ...
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Is Apple violating any specific rights of mine by preventing me from taking a fair use screenshot?

Apple's Safari web browser prevents you from taking a screenshot of DRM (Digital Rights Management) content, such as Netflix movies, by blacking out that part of screen (when taking screenshot) which ...
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What happens when someone changes their license on an image (or other file) and you are actively using it on your website?

Say I find a CC0 (public domain) or other Creative Commons Share Alike (permissive license) image on Flickr or the web. Or any asset/file really, that is under a permissive "you can use this ...
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Is "digital dropshipping" legal?

For example, there is a game on Steam for $15 and my site would sell it for $20, but I don't actually own the game, just buy it from Steam and take the $5 profit. Is this legal? Also, if it is, how ...
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What Are Repercussion For Making Uncensorable Social Media? [duplicate]

I'm intending to make and publish an experimental platform where user-generated content (UGC) is uncensorable and permanent. Although tech promotes itself as such, like the omnipotence paradox, man ...
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Copyright situation of small parts of different YouTube videos put together creatively?

In my YouTube channel I want to make a video about topic x. Now I find that in a number of other videos on YouTube there are content about x. I take small parts of each of these videos (a couple of ...
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The copyright issue of a movie review on YouTube

I want to review one part of a movie (less than 15 min of it) in my channel in YouTube. I will review the part from a different angle, interpret it differently from a psychological and philosophical ...
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How illegal would it be to use fictional locations, companies, etc. from a video game in a different video game?

Let's say I wanted to create a knock-off GTA-esqe game. If I wanted to use locations like Los Santos, San Andreas, Blaine County, Paleto Bay, etc. would there be any IP concerns? If I wanted to use ...
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