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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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Do newer contracts superceed prior ones?

I have seen many contracts saying tgis "this will happens unless agreed in writing to do something else".However many contracts do not have this in written.So take an example.A and Z make a ...
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UK lawyers search for your bank details [closed]

My bank in Dubai is threatening to send my loan default to a UK law firm to try and recoup lost money. What information can a UK law firm find on me? Can they find out my bank balance in my UK bank? ...
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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? Edit: The app is phisically hosted in the United States, but our ...
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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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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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Under what aspect of International Law could the Allies divide up Germany into Western and Eastern spheres of influence?

After the defeat of Nazi Germany the Allies, in particular, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union at Potsdam came to an agreement concerning the military occupation and ...
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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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Is it correct to say, that in International Law, the legislature consists of the nation-states and they are the ones subject to the laws do enacted?

In International law, the subjects, unlike that of national law, are the nation-states themselves. In this way, can we say that in temporal law here, there being no higher power, must be horizontal ...
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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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Where are the duties of a sovereign stipulated in international law?

According to Emmerich de Vattel, in his The Law of Nations or The Principles of Natural Law, first published in 1758, he writes: It is a much discussed question whether a sovereign must observe the ...
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As of 2020, have any GDPR-related court judgements been successfully enforced on companies without presence in the EU?

The GDPR has been in effect for 2 years now and theoretically applies to any company on the planet which deals with personal data belonging to EU residents. But practically speaking, enforcing this ...
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To what extent can a country enforce its laws in foreign countries?

Let's say a hypothetical country Z makes a law that says: "If anyone operates a website accesible within the borders of or accessible to the residents or citizens of country Z will have to pay $1 ...
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What to expect when getting sued from abroad for libel?

I, a citizen and resident of the EU, wrote a biography of a British citizen who resides in England, and I published it on a popular online encyclopedia hosted in the United States. The subject of the ...
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Can a government tax foreign activity that does not involve its citizens or residents?

Say a law is passed in the United States that purports to tax the Canadian government on its income, or to tax a Canadian citizen for activity in Canada. That is: regardless of current tax ...
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Can cloud services providers be asked to turn over data from foreign countries?

Can cloud providers be asked to provide data from other countries to the government/law enforcement for security purposes? Can Amazon be asked to provide data from non-US countries for any security ...
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Claiming *forum non conveniens* after extended “shadow litigation”

Can someone claim that a particular forum is inconvenient after challenging service through a proxy (the recipient), thus essentially "shadow litigating" intensively for an extended period ...
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Did the Russell Tribunal on War Crimes in Vietnam attempt to hold a session in the USA?

In the postscript of his book, War Crimes in Vietnam, Bertrand Russell called for an international tribunal to be held along the lines of the Nuremberg trials to charge the USA with war crimes that he ...
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Business Registration Rules for startup?

I am the CEO and CMO of a new software based startup in Canada. I have little to no knowledge of company registration rules. I would like to not only register my startup in Canada, but also be ...
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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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Does a free video game distributed on the internet require age verification or restrictions?

If a free, completely non-commercial video game distributed online contains mature content or themes (such as cartoon violence and cartoon nudity, but not pornography), is it legally necessary to ...
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What potential lawsuits does the recent Expensify fiasco expose the company to?

As some of you may know just by checking your mailboxes, David Barrett, the CEO of Expensify, recently sent out a political endorsement e-mail to all of Expensify's users (supposedly, 10 million ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Can suits be filed in small claims courts from overseas?

I often see freelancers suggesting to other freelancers to use the small claim courts to get paid when the client is in another country. Already with the small claim court, there's a maximum amount ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 are the charges faced for sexting minor overseas?

One of my friends(18) was in an online relationship with a girl(15) overseas. They were sexting each other for about a year until he broke off contact with her, realizing the mistake he made. He ...
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Cybersquatter posted my domain for sale after I queried it - can I still file a UDRP?

I'm in a situation where a cybersquatter holds a domain name that I have trademarked. My company "Example Ltd" is based in the UK, and we've been established under our brand name for over 30 years. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Does my own company also need to be EU-US Privacy Shield certified if we use AWS to store data of European customers?

We're based in United States. We understand that any sub-processor that we use should be EU-US Privacy Shield certified and GDPR compliant. So, we can use AWS and Google Cloud. Both of them are EU-US ...
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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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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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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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