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What stops Chinese companies from printing “Made in US” on their products?

I was wondering if manufacturers of any country are legally bound to print the true origin of the product while exporting to other country? If yes, who makes sure they are printing the real origin of ...
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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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Software developer not getting paid for contract work

I'm in Canada, subcontracted for a company in the US. I have been working with them for 4 months. They refused to pay me for the last month I worked, giving a reason that my work is not up to their ...
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How can I sue a USA company while I am in Mexico

I was working for a Indian IT company that hires people from Mexico and sends them to work within other companies in USA. This company has been stealing money from me each month with taxes, and I'm ok ...
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For HIPAA, Does US Patient Data Have To Stay On US Servers?

For an application that stores US patient data, does HIPAA require that US data stays on US servers?
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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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Does the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic prohibit driverless cars?

The 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, which the United States and several other countries have ratified, states the following (emphasis added): Chapter II, Article 8, Section 1 (reprinted in ...
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Can I sue Apple if battery replacement was refused because the program is not available in my country?

I bought an iPhone 6s in Moldova. I have sometimes unexpected shutdowns. Recently I discovered that Apple has iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues. I checked the serial number and my ...
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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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What and when was Japan--Alcoholic Beverages I?

I understand that DS8: Japan--Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages is also called Japan--Alcoholic Beverages II. But where or what is Japan--Alcoholic Beverages I?
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Are there any laws preventing Space Junk?

Are there any laws limiting the production of Space Junk, like there would be laws preventing a company from putting their waste in the ocean?
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Are Western states' actions in Syria akin to the US' in Nicaragua? [closed]

The whole affair looks like an inflated version of Nicaragua v. United States at the ICJ, has there been any analysis on this?
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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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Which country's law applies when scraping / crawling web pages?

I'm interested in the legal aspects of gathering (scraping) data from web pages with web robots / scrapers / crawlers. I am not sure which country's law applies in the case that a website is hosted in ...
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Can I lable a product, “product of” the country where it was bottled

Can I lable a product, "product of" the country where it was bottled? For example if I buy barrels of oil from Spain, and bottle them in Italy , can I lable it "product of Italy"?
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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 can one register a trademark for a mobile app name without a lawyer?

I want to get a trademark for my mobile app. It is available also in App Store and Google Play. Do I need international protection? Do I need register on USPTO or WIPO? I have a low budget. Do I ...
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Do Singapore authorities have any leverage on a Canadian who is currently residing in South Africa?

Suppose a Canadian citizen is accused of committing various acts in Singapore which are punished with a fine (littering, selling gum and hacking into wifi). The Canadian is currently residing in Cape ...
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What are some laws about limiting the number of foreigners in a country?

What are some laws about limiting the number of foreigners in a country? Which country has the strictest such laws? For example, the number of foreigners shouldn't exceed 50,000 or 1% of the number of ...
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Ex wife moving out the country with my daughters

My ex-wife is planning to move out of the country (to France) next year with my daughters (12 and 10 years old respectively). We have shared custody. I pay alimony (been paying for 7 years, 3 more to ...
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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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How do you go about conducting business internationally?

I have a few questions on this topic. Let's assume the following: Company A is based in China and Company B is based in Mexico. Company A has no presence in Mexico. Company B has no presence in China....
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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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What happens when a president is part of a mafia that violates the law in other countries?

So one of the persons arrested by the FIFA gate (corruption, bribes that were paid throw United States financial institutions) mentioned in his confession a former argentine president (Cristina ...
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Are there international treaties preventing states from taxing property transfers out of it?

With the goal of discouraging companies and high net worth individuals from leaving the country to save taxes by taxing wealth leaving the country by a multiple of the taxes due per year if they ...
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Is there reliable intellectual property protection in overtly international markets?

Say I have a device I wish to sell to airlines. This device provides incredible value for commercial flights, and I'd like to start a business selling it. I have a problem. Where do I patent my device,...
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What happens when court orders issued by different countries contradict each other?

Two recent examples have prompted me to wonder about this: In the Equustek case a Canadian company has gained an injunction in the Canadian courts ordering Google to remove certain material worldwide....
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How do we claim the estate of someone who died under a different name in a different country?

The father of my wife (from Germany) died in London 10 years ago, with a different name, but with the same family name (for example was born in Germany with the name Johannes Doe, and in London died ...
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Stolen passport and loan is taken or company opened who is liable for fraud?

One of my relatives got his wallet with EU passport, drivers license and his credit cards stolen in Kiev... He immediately told about this to his bank, police and embassy, so at this point everything ...
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Can I be sued for warning of a potential crowdfunding scam?

Note: I don't seem to find any pertinent tags (such as "crowdfunding" so bear with me if the tabs are not correct) I recently got of (potential) scam from a (successfully funded) campaign on Indieogo ...
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Would it be illegal to sell a drone defense system to a nation under an arms embargo?

Will it be illegal to sell anti-drone systems to any nation like Gaza? Because it's not a weapon system, it's more like a defensive technology. Would it still violate an arms embargo?
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Is it possible to declare a large underground area as a sovereign principality or any form of independent state? [duplicate]

If one were to happen upon a large cavern deep underground, are there any laws that dictate how deep underground a country's claim to land can be? Would it be possible to declare the area an ...
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Which country's employment law is applied in 100% remote work

The work done is 100% remote in all cases, and the employee does not care at all where the employee does his/her work. For examples sake we can assume that the work in question is programming, ...
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Can persons holding dual/multiple citizenship obtain multiple social security incomes?

Say a person is citizen of Country A. Person applies for citizenship of other countries B,C,D where Country A's citizens are eligible to apply for dual citizenship. Person A reaches the age or ...
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Do I have the right to protect my personal property ? [closed]

In most part of US, people have the right to protect their own personal property with an appropriate amount of force.With this concept of personal property and a persons right to protect as background,...
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Choosing Domain Name and Avoiding Lawsuit?

So say I wanted to create the blog "TheSportLad" that is about sport news and "Lad" as in (young man). Say there is a small blog called "TheSportLand" also doing some news about sports. Would I be ...
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Government compensation

I am contemplating going to the courts over an issue that has persistent for decades in my area. Cattle rustling has really affected the livelihoods of the people of Samburu North Constituency (...
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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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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 arrival/departure stamps on an expired passport be used in court to prove someone wasn't in the country?

Can arrival/departure stamps on an expired passport be used in court to prove someone wasn't in the country and is therefore innocent? Hypothetical question: For example, if someone commits an ...
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Exposing to the public video streaming content

Here's my question: Is it legal to expose tv series from web sites on a mobile platform? Would the developer(s) be sued for creating such a software ? Or since the data is already exposed online(i.e ...
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How is parental authority, as opposed to physical custody or visitation, enforced under the Hague Convention (28)?

Under the Hague Convention (28), can parents request assistance securing Rights of Custody under Article 21's provision for assistance securing Rights of Access? It seems "non-sequitor" that parents ...
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Why are mercenaries illegal but military servicemen serving voluntarily are not?

It looks like mercenaries are outlawed and are considered "unlawful combatants". Mercenaries are people who engage in combat for compensation. Many states have armies where at least some of the ...
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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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Diplomatic immunity and criminal acts

As in the case of the 23rd July 2017 incident in which an Israeli security guard killed 2 Jordanians outside of Israel's embassy to Jordan, if the guard has diplomatic immunity, does that mean he can "...
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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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Does showing an image as part of a presentation fall within the domain of copyright?

I am interested on the following situation due to its importance in an academic setting (which makes question about it common on Academia SE): Suppose I legally obtain some digital image created by ...
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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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Do courts have jurisdiction over online service providers from overseas?

Consider this pretty common scenario: company (or person) A, incorporated/residing in country X, provides online services all over the world. Technically, the services do not require any physical ...