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Bike locked to mine: am I allowed to cut through the lock on my own?

Bob locked his bike. Two hours after he found another bike locked to his. Is he allowed to cut through the lock that doesn't belong to him on his own? I am mostly interested in the following ...
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Is it legal to wear a short a little transparent like this, outside?

Is it legal or prohibited to wear, for example in my garden where I can be seen by others, or at the beach, a semi-transparent shorts and my organs under (…like the picture)?
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Does being engaged (to be married) carry any legal significance?

Being married carries specific legal consequences, e.g. spouses typically are treated differently under tax law, divorce property law, inheritance law, have rights regarding medical visitation and ...
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What is the state of intellectual property when the owner goes bankrupt?

A company makes a great game called "AwesomeGame" that costs 20€. They sell thousands of copies of the game, but ultimately go bankrupt. What is the status of the game at that point? Do any ...
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Does copyright no longer apply if one cannot find the owner?

Suppose a work was originally published in France (and in French) , in 1940. Suppose the author (Georges Macron) died in 1980. Suppose it was translated into English, and published in English in 1955. ...
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Why did French have such a lasting influence on the English legal lexicon?

It seems so pervasive but, still confusing that we don't simply use French altogether for legal purposes, which I suppose was done at one time. But why were certain terms kept from French, while the ...
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Legal Considerations When Self-Publishing a Book

According to, 300 million self-published books are sold each year. I am thinking about, in the future, uploading (i.e., self-publishing) ...
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Le Petit Prince and the public domain status in France

Trying to reply in this question, I found this interesting link: This is a 2016 article talking about ...
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Is it legal to copy website design?

Is it legal to copy a website design? I'm a developer not a designer, and I found a very cool website. I made an exact replica of the website every shape, navigation is in the same place that the ...
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What law is to prevent to say n-word in France

This is a question I am asking because I am not in best of health and I have been bullied by some nationals which are non-european , non -african. I am african and study in a university of France. ...
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Remotely working from France for a US company

I'm French, I live in France and I'm considering applying for a remote job in a US company. Are there any legal issues that would prevent me to do so? How would the time spent working in a US company ...
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