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Belgium's historical Charter for indefinite access to UK waters

In 1666 King Charles II granted 50 fishermen from the city of Bruges ‘eternal access’ to British waters, and the EU are now trying to 'grandfather' this treaty. Is this treaty valid under all possible ...
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Can choosing a username with corporate terms be a violation of the law?

I recently answered this excellent question on the Software Recommendations SE: Method/Software to rename multiple files in ascending numerical order regardless of file type? I just noticed the ...
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Is it possible for a juridical/legal person (a company) to have multiple nationalities?

While the answer to this question may be an obvious yes, my question is more related to what defines a legal person per se. A natural person can have multiple nationalities, but the "person" ...
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Does any legislature purport to legislate for everybody?

Is there any legislator or legislature that has regarded its laws as being of universal application? It is said in Wikipedia that the Emperor Qianlong was like this, and worked on the 'assumption of ...
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How Does the Compulsoriness of Skipper Licences and Flag State Relate?

Focused core question What documents/licences should I get, if any, in case I didn't wanted to have problems with authorities while sailing around the world, on any given type of sailboat having any ...
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Can Scotland secede without permission from London?

Can Scotland secede without permission from London, from the standpoint of international law? There's a thing called "the right of a people for self-determination". I wonder whether it's ...
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Who owns the work created on freelance platforms like Fiverr?

Imagine this scenario: I go on Fiverr and hire an artist to create a piece of artwork for me. Everything went well, the artist created the piece, I'm happy with it and I paid for it. Now, who owns the ...
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Is it illegal for a European to be paid for giving financial advice to people in the US?

I live in a country in the EU in which giving financial advice, such as stock tips, and getting paid for this is perfectly legal for a private individual. Let's say I have a friend in the US who asks ...
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Should I ask author/publisher for permission if I want to create a free game out of the book?

I want to create a free and open-source (licensed with GNU (A)GPL v3) using the plot and maybe the title of the book. I won't sell it and will have no income from it. I have some questions: Should I ...
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Would working for another nation's armed forces be treason for US troops?

I am writing a historical fantasy story, and have come to a rather sticky in-universe legal situation. My main characters are the crew of a US Navy seaplane from WWII, and they've ended up in a new ...
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What happens if a country refuses to take its citizens back?

With the covid-19 pandemic Argentina decided to establish limits for the return of its citizens and some of them could return to the country 5 months after this decision, and they had to remain for ...
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Is Jersey A member of the European Economic Area

Specifically, would companies with registered offices in Jersey count as being incorporated in the European Economic Area?
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Why is it difficult to import 5-HTP (a form of Tryptophan) into some countries? [closed]

5-Hydroxytryptophan(WP) is sold in various places around the world as a dietary supplement that may boost serotonin levels, with possible benefits as a sleep aid, antidepressant, appetite suppressant, ...
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What is the legal & tax position of a UK person working remotely for UK firm, in non-UK locations, in Europe and globally?

This question is inspired by this question on travel.stackexchange.com. I am mainly asking about a UK viewpoint, but am interested others (Europe, USA, commonwealth, etc), because at its root, this is ...
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International Transfers to a Data Subject

A membership organisation based in the EEA receives membership applications from people based outside of the EEA, in countries which do not have an adequacy decision. During the course of the ...
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What action can be taken on a B2B portal which collects upfront import fees

What action can be taken on a B2B portal which collects upfront import fees through their courier service providers to a country which does not impose any import fees for importers. The worst thing is ...
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Are these unsolicited seed packages illegal?

I recently came across an article with the headline "Some mystery seeds illegally sent from China identified." It struck me as odd because obviously sending unsolicited junk mail isn't ...
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What happens if a country re-emerges?

Let's assume that early modern (think about 1900) Ruritania has a neighbor called Ruristan. The kings back then signed a treaty of allegiance and allowed free travel and residence between the two to ...
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If not pictures are exchanged at all, is it ok to have sexual conversations with people who are over the age of consent in their country over phone

If someone 18+ in the US wanted to have sexual conversations with someone who was 17 in the UK (over the legal age of consent) So long as no pictures are exchanged would it be ok to write a "...
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Protection of a person from the laws of the country (marriage in Israel)

If a person is a citizen of the country that prohibits or limits his right to marry, what are the legal ways for this person to protect his/her rights to marry? An example is Israel that prohibits ...
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How can it be legal to prohibit marriages based on religion and nationality?

As far as I know marriages between jews and non jews are prohibited in Israel. Even Israel citizens have to go to Cyprus to marry. How did this law come into existence? Is there an enforceable ...
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Does apply Single Tax Principle in that situation?

Does apply Single Tax Principle in that situation: Person is citizen of Chile, but currently lives and has residence in Ukraine and works remotely meanwhile Chile. Does he need pay taxes in Ukraine?
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Adaptations of partially expired copyright in some countries

Let's say that there are 2 (hypothetical) countries with different copyright durations: Country A has a copyright duration of Life + 70 years. Country B has a copyright duration of Life + 50 years. ...
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Can I use the name Friedrich Nietzsche as commercial application title?

Can I use the name Friedrich Nietzsche as commercial application title that will be available globally? I know that his books are in the public domain and I can use fragments in my app but I don't ...
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Do I need to get transit permits for an unmanned circumnavigating ship?

Suppose I built a small unmanned robotic ship (1.5 m long), and I intend to make it circumnavigate the Earth without stopping in any port along the way. Under international law, do I have to get ...
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Can a citizen be denied access to their own country?

With decades of international treaties covering refugees, asylum, diplomats, espionage, and countless other interesting and relevant topics to international politics, is there any international treaty ...
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Does violating an international treaty have any legal consequence in United States?

I'm asking in general and also specifically in the example I'm going to show. In my country, international treaties have constitutional level since 1994, which means a violation of an international ...
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To what extent can a country criminalize acts outside its territory?

Indonesia prohibits pornography. If someone creates porn in Indonesia, that's illegal. What about if an Indonesian citizen creates porn somewhere else? What about if a non-Indonesian is a porn star ...
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I want to provide a online service/app to the world which might not legal in all countries/jurisdictions but mine. What next?

If i provide an online service/app to the world which is legal in my country/jurisdiction but might not be legal in other locations, what i have to do or what might happen to me? I mean every ...
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Cloud Storage Price Increases

I paid $100 for 6 TB of cloud storage (Microsoft) for a lot of personal videos. That contract ends May 31, 2021. I'm sure I can then renew it, but are there any laws in any country preventing a large ...
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If a US citizen murders a fellow citizen in a foreign country, where does the trial happen?

If an American citizen murders another American citizen abroad in a country which an extradition treaty exists, but is first arrested back in the United States where they have since returned to - ...
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Can I flight check-in on someone’s else behalf?

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this and if not please guide me to correct forum. I am building a software that’ll help travellers with their flights. It’ll auto check-in to the ...
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How to calculate currency conversion for USA consumption tax (sales tax) reporting

I have been told, that an overseas company selling in USA need to collect consumption tax and pay it back to US. However, our company is going to charge our customers in Australian dollars. Thus, to ...
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Sanctions against dealing in Bitcoin

Some countries are treating dealing in Bitcoin as seriously as drug-dealing and money laundering [0]. Suppose that you are a citizen of another country (and normally live in it) that does not have ...
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Same name in social networks, same product, different country, changed it as soon as it came to my knowledge, untangible goods

I started a business reading tarot online, using a Facebook and Instagram page. My attempt was to do this bilingually. At the time I started it I didn't know there was another woman in another country ...
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What does international law say about the military action on a disputed territory?

Suppose, two countries 'X' and 'Y' were part of a larger country 'A'. They got independence from A or just got separated, say, in 2001. Both are members of the UN. X and Y have a disputed area between ...
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Does a foreign company need to be HIPAA compliant to work with a covered entity?

If I'm a HIPAA covered entity and I want to work with a foreign company (e.g. the foreign company would provide the covered entity with PHI from US and other people), does that foreign company also ...
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In international law, does the absence of individual responsibility for an act lead to an absence of state responsibility for the same act?

Say, a soldier acted in a particular manner which leads to the State being responsible under International Humanitarian Law. However, the soldier himself is deemed not to be responsible (say, due to ...
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Is my overseas music distributor in breach of their licensing agreement? How do I get money owed to me? [closed]

When I first started making music several years ago I used a service called Music Kickup; they're based in Helsinki, Finland and I am based in California, US. They take music I send them, put it on ...
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Retroactive Child support across country lines

Let's say the Family initially lived in Australia (NSW) in the mid-90s. After the divorce, the rate of child support was calculated and fixed. Sometime later the father (paying the child support) ...
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Misprision of felony by a (potentially) foreign entity

According to USC, 18 U.S. Code § 4. Misprision of felony Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon ...
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Can a server justify a permanent establishment in a tax manner?

Let's assume I am located in Germany, but I am operating servers in some other country, for example Ireland. My fictional business is running these servers to rent them out to others (like hosting ...
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Is the US officially not a member of the WHO now?

The USA's President Trump has announced that the country is "terminating our relationship" with the World Health Organization. But I haven't been able to find any information on what the legal ...
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Is it illegal to enter illegally one's own country?

In Né quelque part (an obscure French movie), the main character, a French citizen, is entering France illegally (on a boat with illegal immigrants). I am under the impression that a citizen cannot ...
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Jurisdiction for international contracts where it is unspecified in a contract clause

Assuming a contract doesn't have a clause specifying jurisdiction how is jurisdiction decided. I am talking about international contracts and which country's laws would govern the contract. So to ...
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Under what law, can the U.S. forbid other countries and companies from selling products to Huawei?

Under what law, can the U.S. forbid other countries and companies from selling products to Huawei? https://www.wsj.com/articles/huawei-warns-u-s-chip-ban-will-damage-operations-globally-11589801706 ...
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On which jurdical/legal ground can the FBI declare a foreign military officer a “ wanted” person?

I think I previously saw on the FBI website that northern corean/ chinese / russian military officers were considered as " wanted" by the FBI. My point is not that the US has no reason to suspect ...
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how to know if somebody sued you in germany?

2 years ago before I left Germany someone I knew said that he will file a lawsuit against me :( I am now not in Germany and I didn't give this guy my address in my current country but how can I know ...
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Tax implications when assigning a patent application to a non-US company?

When a US company transfers ownership for a pending patent application via an assignment to a company outside the US, say for 1 Dollar, are there any tax implications to worry about? As for the 1 ...
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How can it be legal in the USA to have live television shows/streams of cops interacting with real people? [duplicate]

I always found even the concept of cops having "bodycams" extremely scary and creepy, but having people watch it all live, as a freaking television show or "YouTube stream" or whatever, is even worse. ...

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