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Is it legal to incorporate replacement parts for another product into a new product?

In particular, I wonder about the use of mobile phone camera modules. Due to demand, price for replacement camera modules for mobile phones is very low. Is it legal in the US to purchase such ...
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What is the legal status of data (intentionally deleted or not) on a second-hand computer?

If a person purchases a second-hand computer, and the seller has not wiped the hard drives of that computer before the sale, is it legal for the buyer to access the data on it? Alternatively, if the ...
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Is it legal to replace something's firmware?

I'm a software/hardware hacker and I am wondering about how legal it is to replace the firmware of something. This something can be a car a chinese quadcopter a phone a Canon EOS 5D a (connected) ...
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License notices when shipping hardware and firmware

I'm planning to release a hardware device with proprietary firmware source code, using some MIT, BSD, Public Domain libraries. I have a question about a clause like this: Redistributions in binary ...
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Would the Oracle v. Google lawsuit imply that any API can be re-implemented, including hardware CPU ISAs?

I understood that the lawsuit implies that APIs are not copyrightable. Hardware CPU ISAs (e.g. x86 and ARM) are an API (?), and could have different implementations. However, there are precedents ...