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Does public domain have international limits?

I've read that the length of time required for a copyright to expire can vary from country to country. If a country were to hypothetically set the length of time for a copyright to expire (and thus ...
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How does a company, with a multinational presence, establish the correct Jurisdiction to work within?

For the purpose of this question, let's assume an eCommerce company has the following profile: Registration Location: London; Distribution and Manufacturing: London; Domain Name: www.example.co....
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Is it illegal to drive a car by oneself as a foreigner in Myanmar?

Is it illegal to drive a car by oneself as a foreigner (French citizen and US permanent resident) in Myanmar? I have read some for conflicting information, e.g. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/...
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Foreign Fighter Classification \ Jurisdiction

Two British nationals are alleged to have executed Americans under the guise of ISIL and are in American military custody. Assume that the suspects remain in American custody and are not transferred ...
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How to protect my idea in another country?

I have an idea about possible creation of a product that in my opinion would be on demand among smartphone users. I have found a potential company In Switzerland and I think about offering them my ...
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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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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I hope someone can help. I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when ...
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How do publicly issued documents differ in countries that signed the Apostille convention?

As an example, Canada didn't sign the Apostille Convention while the United States did. Practically speaking, what is therefore the difference between the documents issued by these two states? Or in ...
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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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“Impersonating” a government agent for an Alternate Reality Game

Say I'm creating an alternate reality game where I want players to be contacted by an FBI agent through email. Ideally, in order for players to remain immersed, the email would appear to be actual ...
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What might be the consequences of not declaring foreign student debt when applying for a mortgage abroad?

When moving to a foreign country I know of many people who have decided not to declare their foreign (United Kingdom) student debt. What might be the consequences for doing so and how might a provider ...
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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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Linked treaty documents

A treaty T is signed by two state actors A1 and A2. It says: Both sides agree to put in place a single customs territory (described herein) for an interim period of two years (described herein)....
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Question about extradition [closed]

I saw a video about the protests taking place in Hong Kong just a few minutes ago and it took my attention for a while, so a question about a slightly different scenario came in my mind and I'd like ...
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Which laws apply on the world wide web?

This might be a very widely scoped question. I suspect by using common sense, that each country has different laws that might apply on internet use in that specific country. But nevertheless, I'm ...
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Does anything in international law that limits a countries ability to recognize secession governments?

In 1903, Panama separated from Colombia. Colombia tried to forcefully retake Panama, but Panama quickly allied with the U.S. which easily prevented the reunification. Some view this as the U.S. ...
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Legal issues in hiring an artist the create artwork for commercial use

I am thinking of hiring an overseas artist from Upwork to do the drawings for me. Just wondering if there any legal issues in me doing this and using the artwork in YouTube videos that may generate ...
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How to create a state?

Please elaborate on the steps needed to create a new state in international waters whose existence could not be denied by, say, the U.S.A., Japan and France. that would permit commerce with minimal ...
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Using international waters to provide illicit activities near a country

Let's assume I have a ship flagged in a country where certain activities are legal but are not in most of other countries (like, for instance, drug use or prostitution are in Netherlands). Let's ...
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Floating drug laboratory in international waters

This morning I read about Hongkongers being charged for operating a floating drug laboratory in front of the Phillipines coast. What would be the legal grounds for this operation in case these ...
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Bet on behalf of someone living in a country where betting is illegal

Let's say I have a friend living in a country like Albania where sports betting is illegal. I tell him he can send me money and I will bet for him in my country (for example Italy), where betting is ...
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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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What was the basis in international law for the seizure of the Iranian tanker Grace 1?

As far as I can make out, the Iranian tanker Grace 1 was seized by Gibraltar whilst it was travelling through Gibraltar's territorial waters. See e.g. this article. The stated basis for the seizure ...
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Could I build an island in the Pacific ocean and claim the throne?

If I construct an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean (not within any country's water territories) could I claim sovereignty?
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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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Move money from Germany to Spain

I want to move money I earn working in Germany to Spain, where I am from. What should I take in account or be carefull to do during this transaction? I dont kow the minimum amount of money which I ...
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Does annexation of state apply to territories under dispute e.g. Kashmir?

I am not clear on the legal definition of annexation. Can we say India is annexing Kashmir, or Jammu and Kashmir? Or does the word strictly apply to two nation-states only? Many definitions are ...
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International law: Could this kik sexting interaction bring legal trouble? [closed]

One of my friends is freaking out completely over this. Right off the bat, yes its stupid and this was her first time, she wasnt thinking. So, my bi friend( lets call her liv) who is 20, found a girl ...
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Naming a product using the first letter of a persons name?

I was thinking about naming our products using the first letter in a cause or person that we'd like to bring attention to. For our first product I was thinking FS R, with the last letter being the ...
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Is this airline violating the Montreal Convention?

According to the Montreal Convention, I can read the following: Article 17 - 2. The carrier liable for damage sustained in case of destruction or loss of, or of damage to, checked ...
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Claiming my own country

Let's say one day, as I sail across the pacific, I come across an uncharted island. This island is not anywhere near the borders of existing countries. It is unoccupied. Can I put up a flag on the ...
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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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Under which country's law is perjury across borders adjudicated?

E.g. If someone provides false testimony to a court in another country by letter, does he perjure himself? If so, Will he be prosecuted according to the law of the country whose court requested the ...
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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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Can international competitors discuss pricing strategies?

Coming up soon is the annual World Low Cost Airlines Congress, drawing in low cost carriers from around the world year on year. Sessions will discuss business models, pricing strategies, revenue ...
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Can a country exit the TRIPS Agreement without exiting the WTO?

Is it possible for a country to exit the TRIPS Agreement without exiting the WTO? My question is basically whether or not the TRIPS Agreement is an essential part of the WTO or basically ...
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What can the government do with the Iranian tanker Grace 1 seized in Gibraltar?

The UK/Gibraltar has seized the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 , for allegedly breaking EU sanctions and attempting to supply oil to Syria. On the assumption the seizure is legal and the accusations ...
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How to ensure that no one can copy my app design and name

Can an application developer from outside the USA prevent other developers in the US from copying the name and design of the application? How will this work? How can a developer who has published a ...
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Was any penal law corresponding to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ever introduced in any country?

Was any penal law corresponding to UDHR ever introduced in any country? So that UDHR could be enforced. I now that UDHR itself is not a penal code and as of now it is not enforced globally. But is ...
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Can versioning of legal documents from many different countries hope to work by just using the name of the document?

A coworker is suggesting to have laws versioned in a system we're building by using the name of the document and the date of change, under the supposition that names of documents will remain the same ...
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Copyright licensing and Passenger Ships

As a passenger ship (note; not a cruise ship) we sail port to port, country to country, and in each place we go we run cultural events and conferences for the local people on board in our conference ...
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Foreign company failed to honor a merchandise cancelation [closed]

I purchased two rugs in Morroco while on vacation. I live in the US. Eight hours later, I left a phone message and email with the merchant to cancel my order. I made serveral attempts to stop ...
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Is British Columbia violating the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic by requiring foreign drivers to exchange their license within three months?

According to the 1949 Geneva Convention citizens of any country that signed the agreement are able to drive in any other country for up to one year with an international driving permit: No ...
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Legal status of animals in Germany

How has Germany has dealt with the legal status of animals? What, if any, transition has taken place from a thing to a creature in a legal context? This question is prompted by a sentence found in ...
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International sexting: how often is sexting overseas prosecuted? (Please read details)

I am asking for someone dear to me. This will be a hypothetical example. Hypothetically, if a 19 year old male (living overseas, say in Turkey) sexts/exchanges nudes with a female who says she is 18 ...
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Can Huawei sue Google for refusing to offer its services like Google Map?

Can Huawei sue Google for refusing to offer its services like Google Map? Although Huawei was put on the entity list, Google not providing services to Huawei is very anti-competitive. Is there a legal ...
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Is the U.S. entity ban against Huawei against the rule of law?

Is the U.S. entity ban against Huawei against the rule of law? Huawei hasn’t been formally charged or convicted in any court of law and not a single evidence hasn’t been presented to prove Huawei ...
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What is a “rock” under UNCLOS?

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea contains the clause: Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or ...
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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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Migration and marriage

I’m considering leaving my country. I’m married to a person who I cherish and love and we got married in our country of birth in a legally recognized, religious marriage and what I mean by that that ...