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International Proxy Shopping and KYC regulations

As I am about to graduate from college, some might say I am starting a new chapter of my life. And so far that chapter has involved exploring a lot of personal finance options. In this process I have ...
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How does the US law deal with cross-border market abuse?

I guess that when some market abuse happens within the US, it is relatively easy for SEC to track down the criminals and sue them. But what makes me wonder is that what happens in case someone runs ...
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How to handle tax compliance on Google Play, when selling digital goods through in-app purchases globally? [closed]

I'm a app developer from Germany and I tried to figure out how to take care of taxes when it comes to in-app purchases. So far I know that Google collects VAT in the following countries for me: https:/...
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How does UN employment work legally?

If you're an employee of the UN, how does that work legally? Is your employer on the tax form written as the UN? Does it have a tax ID? Which country do you pay tax to? Is it treated like a ...
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Origin of goods in international waters

In the Europe Union, it is mandatory for a seller to indicate where the food is coming from. If fish were caught in international waters, should we consider its origin as the closest country or the ...
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Did they not require any kind of passport or identity when traveling between countries before the year 1914?

During World War I, European governments introduced border passport requirements for security reasons, and to control the emigration of people with useful skills. These controls remained in place ...
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Is a company liable if an employee illegally works across the border? [closed]

As a US based company, if an employee illegally works from a foreign country in violation of company policy, will the company be held liable for taxes and fines for this action? If the company is held ...
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What happens if two EEZs overlap?

I have a simple question, actually two, that I've searched for a good answer about. I'm looking at the disputes in the South China Sea. First, what happens if two Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) ...
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Law enforcement requesting passwords from companies?

Could UK law enforcement enforce s.49 of RIPA 2000 on a company outside the UK, say Snapchat, Facebook, or Google, in order to retrieve a user's hashed password from their database to log into that ...
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How important is the © symbol in copyright notices?

Many years ago, probably some time around 1990, a lawyer was sent around my employer (in the UK) to brief all the programmers about the need to include a proper copyright notice at the top of every ...
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Are there any international laws or rules for returning a dead body after a cross-border killing?

International law never allows such killing of unarmed people trying to cross a country's border. Are there any international laws, processes or rules to return dead body in these circumstances? From ...
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How is a person residing abroad subject to US law?

I am reading this press release of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. The attorney states that: Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, of Bognor Regis, in the United ...
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Trying a foreigner in the United States - praticalities

I am reading this press release of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. The attorney states that: Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, of Bognor Regis, in the United ...
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Can a country put a foreign criminal on trial, without catching them?

I'm thinking about a few scenarios here. One scenario is a Pablo Escobar scenario, or a Don Eladio scenario if you're a BCS fan like myself: A drug kingpin operating outside the United States, ...
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Discrimination arguments against the Ministry of Education that imposes an ethnicity to pupil

Imagine the fictional Republic of Tratatoria is ethnically composed from Barmaliens, Turariens and Gluzariens. The Minister of Education of the Republic of Tratatoria considers himself as Gluzarien. ...
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Can someone by prosecuted if they commit a crime outside of all jurisdictions?

Scenario: Fred and his wife Sue are crossing the Atlantic Ocean on their yacht and are hundreds of miles from the closest nation. They jump into the water for a quick swim, and while in the water, ...
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Were the Nuremberg trials legal with respect to the US constitution?

I'm very much a layman, and an Englishman rather than American, with an interest in political philosophy. I was reading through the US constitution the other day, and one sentence in Article I, ...
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How does the WTO ‘Dispute Settlement Body’ enforce ‘binding’ decisions?

As far as I can tell the WTO does not rely on the UN Security Council to enforce any binding decisions, which is the only international body I’m aware of that has the authority. I’ve not yet found a ...
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Conflicting different country laws when browsing the Internet, as you connect to servers worldwide [duplicate]

When a user browses the Internet, downloads or views content and websites, which law are they under, the law from its own country, from where they are browsing the Internet, or the law from the ...
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Why are businesses not concerned about every law in the world, mostly?

Several businesses have publicly accessible websites . Thus don't they operate in every country? Then why are they only concerned about their own country's laws and sometimes GDPR and CCPA? Is it ...
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Californian resident travelling in EU - which privacy law applies?

If a Californian resident is travelling within the EU, it seems both European GDPR and Californian CCPA privacy laws will apply. Sometimes businesses have single privacy emails, so if a deleting ...
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Do data privacy laws force age restriction on youtube?

If ever a privacy is passed restricting age to something higher than 13 ( COPPA ) would all youtubers be forced to age restrict videos (not made for kids ) even if they feature content suited to ...
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Which countries' judgments do Indian courts recognize?

Which countries' judgements are recognized in India ? Will they still be enforced by Indian courts if defendant is able to prove that it is unreasonable or economically infeasible to follow these ...
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How can jurisdiction be limited if platform does not provide geoblocking?

If we are allowed to upload content on to a site but the site does not provide any way to georestrict it, are we still capable of stopping countries we do not target from enforcing or claiming ...
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Applying for a patent in one country using a patented invention beloning to some else from another country

Let's assume certain invention is patented in country A, but not in B (in the latter it should be considered novel and non-obvious). Can a random person (not the original inventor) apply for and be ...
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Does processing for blocking mean “doing business”?

This is an extension to my previous question here: Which country's jurisdiction applies on YouTube channels? My question is if someone blocks a video in regions (countries or states) where someone ...
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Which country's jurisdiction applies on YouTube channels?

When a video is uploaded to YouTube, it is visible to the rest of the world, meaning YouTube displays it everywhere. Does this mean all countries' law applies to it? If the videos are in English and ...
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Can co-owner of an apartment prohibit tenants to use bathroom (wc). Is it a violation of the right of adequate housing (UN HABITAT)? [closed]

Can co-owner of an apartment prohibit tenants to use bathroom (wc). Is it a violation of the right of adequate housing (UN HABITAT)? Can co-owner evict tenants without providing an alternative ...
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International sexting between two minors - Text only

A 12-year-old living in the U.S. "sexted" with a 14-year-old in Sweden. Was any crime committed? Are there possible legal consequences for either child having engaged in that act?
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Client demanding refund [closed]

I'm a freelance programmer from Belgium and I have developed an application for an American client. We agreed on 800USD for the completed project. I finished the application and met all his ...
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Executive order by Trump on 2020-11-12 barring investment in publicly traded companies that the US says are owned/controlled by the Chinese military

I read on finance.yahoo.com (mirror): The move stems from an executive order President Donald Trump issued on Nov. 12 barring investment in publicly traded companies that the U.S. government says are ...
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Does Trump's pardon of the Blackwater mercenaries violate international law?

President Trump recently pardoned Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard, four Blackwater mercenaries convicted in 2014 of killing civilians in Iraq back in 2007. The United ...
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Creating a cover song for a video game

Based on some cursory internet searches, I understand the following: If you create a cover song, you still need a license for it from whoever owns the original song. If you want to put a song in a ...
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Must VPN service providers whose servers are in the US, disclose a customer's IP address upon request from another country?

Is it obligatory for a VPN service provider with servers in the United States to disclose a user's personal information (such as IP address and logs) in response to a request that came from another ...
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Consequences of leaving USA with unpaid rent

Suppose someone on an H1B visa leaves the country without notice and immediately stops paying rent, breaking a lease that requires 2 months of advance notice and 2 months of rent to be paid to break ...
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As a French citizen owning an Estonian company, can I be sued for that company activity by another French company under French law?

Within the following situation: I have the French nationality. I have an Estonian company, created as part of the e-Residency program. This company purpose is doing "web scraping", ...
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Liability for hyperlinking

Is there any jurisdiction which holds a website liable for policies of another website for hyperlinking to that website.Liability refers to any requirement like tracking number of link clicks or ...
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Amazon 3rd party seller shipped me a book in US which clearly say “For sale in Indian subcontinent only”

What legal options do I have if an Amazon 3rd party seller shipped me a book in US which clearly says "For sale in Indian subcontinent only" ? I'd like to get a US edition book and get some ...
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Are Gutenberg books illegal to sell in Germany or any non-US countries?

I am building an eBook reading service (paid) and I aim to distribute free classics available on Gutenberg Project. (at least for the start) I have gone through all Gutenberg terms which allows me to ...
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Was it legal in 2004 to sell a minor an airline ticket from the US to a foreign country without proof of parental consent?

Alone, when I was 17 (born 1987), I bought a ~$537 round-trip web/internet ticket (for a 2-week trip to Amsterdam by way of Germany) and returned at age 18. I did not have official parental consent, ...
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Born on a plane

Pregnant woman gets on a plane in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. Gives birth over Nebraska. Lands in Maryland. What state does the birth certificate say the child is born in, and is the time ...
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Do you have to pay tax on money received after a friend/family repays money you lent them?

So if I lend a friend/family like 5k$, do I have to pay tax on that money when my friend/family pays it back to me? A more concrete example: my brother in the USA would send us let's say 5k$ for some ...
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How to file a lawsuit against a Canadian national from the UK? [closed]

My uncle is a British national. Around 8 years back he helped his distant relative living in Canada who was in a financial difficulty by giving him a loan of approx £30K with an agreement that he will ...
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Why was it neccessary for The Hague to establish the identity of all the people murdered in the Srebrenica Massacre?

The Srebrenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims constituted one of the main charges of genocide against the Serb forces at The Hague International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia. Here, the Serb ...
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Compliance of .eu domain names post-Brexit

I am a sole-trader who operates purely in the UK, and I also have a corresponding (dormant) Limited company on 'Companies House'. I have both .com and .co.uk suffixes. I also have .eu suffix, and ...
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Limitations for importing from China to US

If a US small business company would want to import products from China ( possibly tax-free or low-tax, mostly beauty, cosmetics and fashion products - below $10,000), what are the limitations, taxes, ...
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I'm creating an app, which country's law will be applied to it?

So, I'm creating an international app; all my team is from Mexico (including me, of course). Which country's law will be applied to it? The app is physically hosted in the United States, but our "...
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Do any countries have effective policies that bolster common convention and the rule of law itself?

In the United States, we have a problem where a certain individual continues to flout long-held common convention, safeguards against autocratization, and even several very old and cherished laws that ...
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How did the USA justify its war against Vietnam by way of International Law?

According to Shaws book on International Law: The Soviet Union made considerable use of legal arguments in its efforts to establish its non-liability to contribute towards the peace-keeping ...
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What's the difference between 'a free state' and an 'independent state?'

According to Daniel Parton, an associate professor of law at Boston University, in March 1946, the French Government recognised the Republic of Vietnam as 'a free state' but not as an independent one ....

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