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Does incorporation of open-source (GPL-licenced) software by freelancers violate Upwork T&C?

Some widely used open-source software is distributed under restrictive licences: for instance, the R language uses GPL v.2/v.3. This and other copyleft licences impose several obligations, such as the ...
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Are developers data processors?

This question is inspired by this other question: What are an employed/contracted software developer's responsibilities under the GDPR? I wanted to understand more precisely the concept of a data ...
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NDA: what can you do?

I wanted to know more about NDA contracts. What can I do after signing them and what can't I do? I never understood if I can work for other clients in the same industry or not? Being a programmer, if ...
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Do minors need to disclose their age in business agreements?

Is a minor working as a freelancer, or negotiating a contract for another reason, contacting a potential client required to disclose that (s)he is a minor? Assume that the minor has no plan to void ...
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Contract says all information must be kept confidential. Does this mean I cannot outsource?

Let's say there's something like this in the contract: "Without the prior written consent of the other party, no party shall disclose any Confidential Information to any third party" Does ...
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Outsourcing work without informing the employer: is that illegal or punishable?

I'm a freelancer and many times I simply outsource or hire a subcontractor (all ghost subcontractors) from like UpWork to do what my clients' ask from me. My clients generally do not know that I ...
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Is it illegal to not disclose pay for a freelancer? [closed]

Let's say I am running a platform for freelancers to find work - a bit like Upwork or Freelancer. Each worker is assigned a job and only the client and website admins know the price - but not the ...
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Easiest way for buyer to obtain copyright when hiring on Fiverr or Freelancer.com?

According to the accepted response in this question, when one hires a freelancer, the freelancer owns the copyright to whatever work they produce, unless the copyright is explicitly transferred to the ...
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Notice period in a business contract

I am writing up a contract as a self-employed freelancer and I have a question about contract termination and the notice period. Lets say I have a 14 day notice period clause in my contract and either ...
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Is anyone who develops websites or webapps for clients legally responsible for what they are creating and all the gdpr obligations?

Suppose the case of a european (italian) web developer who, at the request of a client, creates a web platform for him from scratch (also with database, saving user’s data, ecc.). When putting the ...
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Non-Compete in consultancy and switching to freelance work

I'm currently working as a cloud engineer in a cloud consultancy company and when I joined the company as part of my contract there was a non-compete clause forbidding me to carry on a business or ...
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If I create smart contracts for my clients on fiverr, upwork, etc., can I be arrested in Bangladesh?

The legality of cryptocurrency is a bit tricky in Bangladesh. A cautionary notice issued by the Bangladesh bank on December 24, 2017, said: My translation: Recently, it has been known from various ...
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Can you talk about freelance projects you're working on with people other than the client?

John Doe is working on a freelance writing project for Acme Inc. He has not signed an NDA. Can John talk to Jane Smith, who is not affiliated with Acme in any way, about the project?
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