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Does the US Executive Order 13884 (August 5, 2019) target the Property of the Government of Venezuela only or of all Venezuelans?

Does the US Executive Order 13884 (August 5, 2019) (mirror) target the Property of the Government of Venezuela or of all Venezuelans? https://helpx.adobe.com/la/x-productkb/policy-pricing/executive-...
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Airport Security - advanced check, 4th amendment breach

I am a traveller, have a long Muslim name and I encounter frequent advanced searches at airports. Searching someone based solely on their name is obviously illegal as per the 4th amendment, but I ...
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Can a non US citizen work remotely for a US company and be under their payroll?

Some context: I've been in the US for almost 5 years under a F1 visa. In the last year I've worked under OPT for a company in the US. I have a SSN but my card says "valid for work only with DHS ...
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Why was El Chapo tried in the US?

I don't know the full story of El Chapo or seen any of the documentaries/movies. However, I'm assuming he committed the same crimes in Mexico. Why would he be extradited to the US without facing trial ...
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Does ratifying USMCA imply a (stealth) ratification of UNCLOS?

I tried asking this on Skeptics first, but apparently there's too much law (interpretation/opinion) and not enough fact in this issue. Several conservative/right-wing sources says that if the US ...
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How did the “Wise Honest” end up at the US (and not Indonesian) custody?

Context: US seizes North Korean coal ship for violating sanctions The relevant (US) legal document is here. The ship was detained in Indonesia for violating local maritime laws, and the captain was ...
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How to change the law to raise the age of a minor from 18 to 21? [closed]

How would the age of a minor be raised now that higher education is a must. What the legislative procedure is to raise the age of minority? Alternatively, could a parent show that the child is ...
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Tax treaty and residence country taxation

Suppose you are a scholar that has a contract at a university in state S for less than 2 years, and you are resident in your home country, say Italy. Then you successfully apply for tax treaty ...
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Which countries grant extraterritoriality to US citizens?

Some countries have ceded, to the United States, some control in the application of their own laws within their own borders. A historical example would be the Treaty of Wanghia, signed with China in ...
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Can tech companies wishing to prevent secret backdoors discriminate in hiring against Australians?

Australia has passed a law which apparently requires tech workers to develop backdoors which can defeat a company's encryption and security features, without informing their employer, if ordered to do ...
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I'm a Canadian Citizen and want to marry an American Citizen, but still live in Canada

I'm just wondering if I am able to marry an American citizen if I'm Canadian, and still reside in Canada, while he will still reside in USA. We are not able to move abroad for probably a few years, at ...
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Can an immigration law firm in Bulgaria sue me in the US? [closed]

Two months ago I started to conduct an investment-based immigration program to Bulgaria with the aid of a Bulgarian law firm. After two months, I found they were extremely unprofessional (the ...
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Undeclared participation in wars and other armed conflict under international law

Wikipedia lists US participation in at least eight wars or armed conflicts justified by Congress's 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force against Terrorists (AUMF). These include wars include: ...
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United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

if I used United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for my game name and publish google play store then in this world no one can use my name to publish both App Store and google play or ...
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Do US laws apply worldwide? Which US laws apply worldwide?

Do US laws apply worldwide? Kim Dotcom, never in USA, yet court proceedings for extradition from New Zealand to USA ongoing. A Chinese arrested in Canada during layover for breaking US sanctions law. ...
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Is the arrest of Huawei's CFO legal?

Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of the Chinese company Huawei was recently arrested in Canada, and is facing extradition to the US, allegedly on charges of breaking violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. The thing ...
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What are “US Business Activities” and “Effectively connected income”, again?

I know this is a confusing matter and there's been number of questions here and articles elsewhere, but maybe it would be simpler in the situation explained below. Assume there's a non-US company ...
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is there any law for using unlicensed or cracked software?

Is there any law for using unlicensed or cracked software for our personal use? Can we use cracked versions of software in organization?
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does law defines any hacker rules? [closed]

does law defines any limitation that tells how much can a hacker use his knowledge in different way? Any boundary that tells about hacker and cracker.
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If I don't patent my invention, how closely can a competitor copy my product?

Introduction: I had an idea for how to make a certain product much better. I'm currently in the prototyping stage for a product based on that idea. That idea (the solution to the problem of improving ...
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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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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 from ...
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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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unknown US citizen, do I owe taxes

My parents are US citizens who, moved to Brazil and had me 32 years ago. We never went back. The US doesn't know about me I'm sure. I don't even have any US documents. But I wonder still, I have ...
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How are businesses based outside, but doing business inside of the US taxed?

I am looking specifically for how the U.S. taxes businesses that originate from another country, but are doing business within the U.S., with or without operations taking place at a permanent address ...
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Will a Muslim with multiple wives who travels to the U.S. be charged with polygamy?

If you are a Muslim with multiple wives, and you travel to the U.S., will you be charged with polygamy? What if you are also a U.S. citizen? (I'm just curious how this works for people from Saudi ...
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Can a U.S. business store mail on a server outside the U.S.?

If you are a business incorporated/registered in the US, is it currently (Feb. 28 2018) legal to store emails on mail servers outside the US?
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Can a US court monetary order against a non-US citizen be pursued outside the US?

Say person A (a US citizen) makes a monetary demand on person B (a non-US citizen) over a dealing in the US whose juristiction is the US. Assume that B a citizen of, and resides in, a "1st world" ...
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Can I steal Elon's Tesla?

My question is pretty simple: if I somehow retrieved the Tesla sent into orbit by SpaceX earlier this week, could I keep it? Why or why not? I'm specifically wondering if there are any laws ...
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Initial Coin Offering restrictions for Non-Resident Aliens (F-1 Student)

United States residents who are not accredited investors are often not allowed to participate in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) which are not public offerings for the purpose of U.S. Securities laws. ...
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How do I get a US document notarised from overseas?

How do I get a United States document (for business, to be sent to the USA) notarised and apostilled in the Netherlands?
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Theft of Trade Secret Prosecution

Suppose a person is a citizen of country A, and he/she traveled to the US for a business trip visiting say, a mining plant. That person, whether or not he/she was told it was forbidden or not, takes 5 ...
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Will I be let into the US if I request a passport from a country in the Trump travel ban?

I currently hold a permanent resident status in the US and planned on traveling internationally in next couple of months. Since I need a visa to enter to the country I am traveling to, I would have to ...
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Does it make sense to suing a foreign company who fired you with no fair cause?

Premise: in my experience when you are a solo-freelancer working for a corporation who does have their own lawyers and resources to fight against you, a win is very unlikely (I have even been told ...
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How would you know if the court should apply foreign or local law?

I have a question about laws in general. If someone were to get arrested in the United States for charges on misappropriation of trade secrets committed in Canada, would the court apply international (...
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Can a person outside the US, who is affected by a product in a US class action, join the class case?

This question is motivated by a class action suit in the US, against a US manufacturer who sells their products worldwide. The product is alleged faulty, and a class action suit has been filed in the ...
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Can I use facebook,twitter,linkedin,github icons in my app?

There are a lot of websites on which I login. Many websites offer sign up through fb, twitter, Github etc. I find it difficult to remember through which social account I signed up on a particular ...
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Married to someone who's not american for 7 years without registration. Will I get charged of bigamy if I married somebody else later?

I am a u.s citizen. I got married(We had a wedding with witness) and lived with my ex-wife who's non-u.s citizen for 7 years without registering our marriage in any country. We've never lived in the U....
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Dispute with overseas logistics company (USA) - how to sue an international company?

I live in the UK and sell stuff on Amazon. Last year I used a logistics company in the US to help me deliver my products from China to the US. They gave me a quote for $1850 which I paid. 8 weeks ...
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Can a non US resident find out if there are outstanding warrants against him?

While discussing with some friends the case of a German VW-manager who was recently arrested in the USA , the following question came up: Is there a way for a non-US resident to find out if there are ...
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Does the SEC apply to overseas investments?

Would a US company issuing private stock outside of the USA have to comply with SEC regulations?
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Is there any way to find out if a deceased person owns properties across the United States?

My wife and her two siblings had an absentee father who recently died of cancer. He left their mom for another woman about 12 years ago when they were all still children. They hadn't heard much from ...
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Does USA contract work outside the USA for non-residents?

I work as a software engineer (independent contractor) in Ukraine. Outsourcing companies here often provide two contracts to sign: one is a legal local contract with Ukrainian company and another one ...
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U.S. Citizenship by Birth

My spouse was born in 1979 to a legal foreign student couple , they left the U.S when she was a few month old and never applied for her U.S citizenship. now she wants to obtain her U.S citizenship ...
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Is giving money to a foreign government illegal?

If somebody who was a citizen from one country decided to send a gift to the government/etc. of another country, would that be against the law somehow? Suspicious? Bad for the person? Say Tom is a ...
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Traveling outside of the US as a permanent resident?

I was planning on traveling outside the US (first time in 20 years lol) I was admitted as a asylum. I read the Homeland Security (https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted/...
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What does the 9/11 bill mean for foreign governments?

Congress is about to pass a 9/11 that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Government. Does this open a 'Pandora's box' where other foreign governments like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, ...
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What could be the consequences of a “Joke wedding” in a foreign country?

Context : Two of my friends, both French citizens, have a PACS. PACS is a form of civil union that can be "upgraded" to a marriage, but not "downgraded" from one. They are planning a three weeks ...
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Processes for a law to be passed

In the US, what is the process for passing a new law? What are the stages and what are the regulatory bodies involved? Does it depend on the type of law? Also, once a law is passed, is there any ...
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Who's liable for copyright infringement when hiring a design company?

If company A pays company B to create an ad/logo/video/etc. and then uses it, what happens if company B used copyrighted material without obtaining the necessary permissions, unbeknown to company A? ...