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Questions tagged [international]

For questions about the interaction of two or more sovereign states, including agreements and laws between them, and disputes of jurisdiction for civil or criminal matters.

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Can a Canadian Citizen live in america while working in Canada officially via remote (online work)

Specific/Extended Question What legally counts as working in the States while living there (technically vacationing) while visiting for the legal vacation period that a Canadian passport allows. For ...
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What happens if a piece of Literature falls within the Public Domain in one Territory but is Copyrighted within another Territory?

I am considering the use of some literature, for use on products on an e-commerce site. For the most part, the literature is classified as being in the public domain. Thus, free of copyright. For a ...
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Raise a case against AWS [on hold]

I've had 4 interviews (in a row) with AWS (an Amazon company) in Dubai for a vacancy there and I am from the middle east. After a while, the recruitment agency that set me up with them for the ...
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How can the Belgium law allowing Belgium-funded research to be made open access be retroactive?

Belgium recently passed a law allowing researchers to make any of their article open access if the majority of the research funding came from Belgian public funding. The law is retroactive. How can ...
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International issues [closed]

I've been working with a person in the UK and recently fell into some issues. There's breach of contract being thrown around. I'm just wondering which jurisdiction it would fall under: UK or ...
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Having chance in a legal lottery

For simplicity a lottery is defined as consisting of these three elements: a prize distribution of the prize by chance, and payment for that chance. This article states that a way around this is to ...
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Why don't US prosecutors press for imprisonment for crime in the banking industry?

In this article by The Guardian published two days ago they report: RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market after making millions by trading loans that staff described as "total ...
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Is it legal for a website to require registration in order to submit a DMCA?

This is about one of the big file sharing websites that currently has 30+ links to my original content. I sent them an official DMCA, they replied to make a registration on their website and use their ...
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Israel Highway Code - Comparative Analysis

Anyone know where I can find the Israeli Highway/Road Code? Also curious to know how it compares to other comparable codes worldwide. To be clear: I am referring to the Code that contains traffic ...
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How can a country reclaim money held in Swiss bank(s)?

Suppose, a 3rd world country X had a corrupt/autocratic government in the 90's. Politicians embezzled a lot of public money and deposited them in various banks in Switzerland. In the 2010's, that ...
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Non-compliance with international legal instruments: the UDHR vs. the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam/Arab Charter on Human Rights?

The question is about the qualifying of (non-)compliance in context of the duties arising from a treaty-like foundational legal instrument under public international law, the interaction between the ...
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Vienna Convention on Road Traffic(1968) Letters Only Vehicle Registration Plate

There is a large media scandal in Romania about a car that had a preferential number from another country. According to police, the number was illegal because was having letters only and no digits so ...
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Is it lawful to discount products below its cost to sell other products on the same sale?

Suppose a company in Singapore buys some hardware for $100, develops some software for it, and wishes to sell the integrated solution for $200 to a foreign customer. The invoice lists the hardware ...
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The Kampala Amendments, Germany, and the White Helmets

(as a legal question, I understand that some follow only one of the two main narratives currently running on world events!) Annex I 2.2(g) states that: (g) The sending by or on behalf of a State ...
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Can I use a name which is registered in another country?

For example there is a technology feature under a Brandname® which is (R) Registered. It is in another country. Lets say Germany. If I registered a .com name under the same name and created a ...
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Can you report use of product copy/likeness in video games for compensation?

If a video game (created outside of the US) has an exact copy on a 3D model used from a large world-wide corporation's (based in US) product is there a way of: Reporting the use of likeness/copy ...
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Is criminal prosecution of asylum seekers who entered the US illegally a violation of the Refugee Convention?

The United States is a party to the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and Article 1, paragraph 1 of that protocol incorporates Articles 2-34 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the ...
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What are some good sources for the rights of individual in an international context? [closed]

I am looking for sources for the international rights of individuals between nations. Nations might have problems politically, yet one might say individuals of nations have some international rights. ...
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Are people born in a foreign embassy on US soil american citizens?

This question seems hard to google, since all the results are about people born in US embassies on foreign soil. I'm wondering about the situation where someone's born in, say, the French embassy in ...
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Can a nation A stop nation B from issuing visas to citizens of nation A?

How would it legally work? For example, could India force U.S. consulates to stop issuing H-1B visas, or other specialized visas, by claiming it amounts to poaching of important human resources? ...
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Illegal to buy dermal fillers over the internet in the U.S.A.?

I know a med student and can buy dermal fillers for much cheaper online than paying a doctor. I could buy them from other countries, but is this illegal to do? Injectable fillers/dermal fillers/etc.
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Could one buy a whole country?

Imagine a billionaire who is obsessed with the idea of running his own country. The size and geo location does not matter much. What matters is full sovereignty and international recognition. ...
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How do sanctions apply to intellectual property and copyright infringement

Scenario: Business X in country A sells software with a subscription license. Business Y in country B pays monthly for software from X. Country A and B are members of the Berne Convention Example ...
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Can a company make cars and motorcycles under the same WMI(world manufacturer index)?

Lets take the example WMI (world manufacturer index): LAT On their NHTSA submission it says they produce "motorcycles" but can a company then decide they want to make a car and keep the same WMI? or ...
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How can huge company mergers that kill all competition be legal?

Disclaimer: I'm a programmer/electrical engineer and therefore a complete novice to law. My question is: how can mergers of direct competitors, each already having a dominant market oligopoly, be ...
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Vienna Contract on Road Traffic - can I take my E-Bike (Moped) abroad?

I did some research on that topic, but it did not really become clear to me. Situation: I live in Switzerland. Switzerland did not declare to treat Mopeds as Motor Cycles - Article 54 (2). My fast ...
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international small claims Canada USA

I am an American citizen living temporarily in Canada. I rented a commercial space in Washington State from a Canadian landlord. 6 months after I vacated the space the landlord sued me in small claims ...
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Excluding all people from the EU from my blog - is this allowed?

There's a new law from the European Union I simply cannot comply with (GDPR). Its way to complex, not even big companies can comply with it. I also don't know what google does with the data from my ...
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What are the implications of the Good Friday Agreement for customs controls?

After the Good Friday Agreement was concluded, customs and security controls between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom were removed (From Wikipedia). The Irish border is one of the major ...
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Is it legal to provide online therapy outside of your country?

I am based in Pakistan and I want to provide therapy for depression around the world using an app. I want the people around the world to use this app. Is it legal to provide online therapy in ...
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(UK)Freelance work on a student visa

I know that a Tier 4 General Student Visa has limits, up to 20 hours of work per week, no self-employment, no filling in for full-time staff, no statutory position, so that jobs are not taken away ...
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Can online business in one country deny access via terms of service to entities in another country?

Can an American company state in their terms of service that if an entity is from a designated country they are not allowed to use the service? In other words would that be a legal and enforceable ...
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Description of 3rd party cookies in the privacy policy for GDPR compliance?

In order to comply with GDPR's right to be informed section, some sites try to describe what specific cookies that 3rd parties supply do. Is it OK to just list what cookies these parties set, and ...
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Can the terms of service contain a clause that instructs a user to forfeit their rights under the GDPR?

Suppose an American company wishes to do business with European parties. Could their terms of service say that as a user of their services the user forfeits any rights afforded to them by the GDPR ...
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Handling a GDPR subject access request when using google analytics?

When using Google Analytics and receiving a GDPR subject access request does the party receiving the request also have to send all data collected by Google Analytics?
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Russian bank calling Russian citizen who is tourist in EU - GDPR issues

Let's say I'm Russian citizen (no dual citizenship) and on tourist visa in EU. I got call on my roaming Russian mobile phone number from Russian bank who tries to offer me new product. I'm not ...
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What's the difference between “GDPR” “Privacy Shield” and “Safe Harbor”?

I'm getting confused on the differences between "GDPR", "Privacy Shield", and "Safe Harbor". Can someone please elaborate? I think Privacy Shield replaces "Safe Harbor" but I still don't understand ...
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Could an international tribunal or the United Nations suphoena members of the former USA goverment because of 9/11?

In 2010 the sixth President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered 3 points explaining who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks at the United Nations. Video Here In point number 2 he suggests that ...
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European nexus into U.S. through Google product?

I'm in the U.S. with my websites. I'm not under European Union jurisdiction unless my use of one or another Google product puts me under EU jurisdiction. I need to find out if any Google product gives ...
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How do you laws apply through internet regarding the different countries?

In country A, it's illegal to say something to a person (it's considered a severe insult that is punished with jail) User 1 is using Twitter in country B, where such law doesnt exist, and he is a ...
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What is the legal mechanism by which the GDPR might apply to a business with no presence in the EU?

My family has a small side business selling some things through the internet. As far as I know, we aren't likely to have any customers who are EU citizens, but it's certainly not outside the realm of ...
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Can a doctor from one country prescribe medicine to a person in another country?

Can a doctor from one country prescribe medicine to a person in another country if they both are connecting through an online medium?
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Small claims EU to US

I am involved in a situation where a former housemate has left my sharehouse in the Netherlands and owes me €3000. This person now lives in the US. The facts: I have evidence they owe me this money, ...
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As a company, do you have to perform KYC & AML on individuals who provide you with a loan?

I am interested in accepting loans for my company, however, these lenders are mostly international. Would I have to do AML (anti money laundering) checks on these individuals? For some more ...
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forum selection clause in an international contracts

If there is a forum selection clause in an international contract (between 2 companies in 2 different countries), then it is fairly easy to decide which court has jurisdiction and what laws should be ...
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Jurisdiction over a California case in Canadian court [duplicate]

Here is a case of a couple living in California, got divorced, and the husband moved to Canada and his ex-wife still lives in States. The divorce agreement was not enforced for a while, because the ex-...
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Fallout/pollution as act of war?

Many contemporary weapons deliver substantial secondary and tertiary damage. For example: The fallout from nuclear detonations. The various epidemiological and ecotoxicological consequences of ...
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Is it possible for non-EU companies to avoid GDPR regulatory issues through filters and firewalls?

Background Most internet feeds are unfiltered. Everyone who has ever rented or set up a server knows malicious traffic comes in from all over the world, including the European Union (but mostly ...
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Is it legal to litter in international waters?

Suppose I'm on a private yacht. I'm in international waters, and I forgot to bring a trash bag. So, I go ahead and just dump all my crap into the ocean. Is that illegal?
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Is a governing law clause always enforceable?

If I'm elsewhere and a contract has a clause stating that it is to be governed by the laws of the state of New York, is this always enforcable? Could I be placed in situations where I would have to ...