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When including libraries licenses, do I need to include the libraries' dependencies' licenses too?

So I am building a project with SDL2_image, and I noticed that it includes libpng, jpeg, libtiff, and other dependencies. If I want the code to be closed sourced, do I need to include the dependencies'...
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Is .xyz not available in China? Is accreditation is required for all new TLDs?

Researching abc.xyz, I've come across xyz.xyz and gen.xyz, with a prominent link from the latter to a page called ".xyz for China". http://gen.xyz/china Thank you for your continued support of ....
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Would Google's Alphabet Inc. have any rights to alpha.bet?

If you own a "Google" trademark, then your sunrise rights to "google" in any of the newly proposed generic TLDs would likely be quite straightforward. However, what about domain hacks? There appears ...
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Selling stuff online + fundraiser campaign questions (EU)

Let's say I have a friend who owns a factory and makes rings and necklaces according to my unique design (1000 pieces order minimum). I want to sell them strictly online, and I'm sure that I won't be ...
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Is there any law that Windows 10 “spying” might violate?

Windows 10 terms of service document includes Microsoft privacy statement which contains the following excerpt (as cited on http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/) ...
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Why doesn't Ecuador make Julian Assange an ambassador?

Julian Assange is currently living in the London Ecuadorian embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden. It's my understanding that diplomats are immune from prosecution, detention, and (presumably) ...
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How to effectively search laws?

A common answer to problems and situations includes researching your state/country's law to check what are the consequences of a particular action. As a layman, it is difficult to do this research ...
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Works published before which year are internationally in public domain?

Figuring out whether a work is in public domain can be quite complex as different countries have different rules and there are often a lot of (relatively) complex exceptions. There must however be a ...
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Can I attack a VPS I am renting?

I live in France and I would like to know if it was legal to attack the Virtual Private Server I am renting in the US.
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Which state has jurisdiction in a case of a murder in an airplane?

A murder happened in an airplane flying from country A to country B when crossing above country C. Who will have jurisdiction? Bonus question: What if countries A, B and C are members of the ...
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Covenants against contingent fees

In which cases can and cannot contracts (like concession rights) be negotiated with the Government via a middleman? I.e., when can a company hire a consulting agent to help negotiate with the ...
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How might the mention of “the acquis” amongst the principles of an international treaty affect its interpretation?

The Tripartite free-trade agreement was recently signed between various African nations, and includes the following text in its principles: The principles governing this Agreement shall be the ...
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What do you do if you get bothersome local calls to an international number?

I've come to an issue that FCC.gov's DoNotCall.gov list does not accept Canadian area codes. However, I kept getting unwanted calls from several American companies trying to scam me with their ...
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Why do VISA and MasterCard comply with U.S. sanctions that erode their business?

On what basis does the U.S. government prohibit American companies like VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, et al, from doing business on the Crimean Peninsula? Crimea is connected with, and backed by, the ...
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When is misrepresentation and concealment allowed in negotiating contracts?

Suppose I, or a company I own, want to purchase a domain name from an existing owner. Am I allowed to blatantly lie about the interests I represent and why I want the domain? Can I, for example, buy ...
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Would a community website be liable if members took it upon themselves to start privately trading items between each other?

Consider a scenario where a community site, based in Switzerland, with an international member base has two memberships: free accounts and premium subscription-paying accounts. The primary service ...
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Under which law the person who commits a crime on the moon gets prosecuted?

I can understand that if an astronaut attack an other astronaut inside a spaceship he/she will have to answer to the law of the country which owns the ship but what if the attack happened on the moon?
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Should a foreigner have a US-based company to sell through Amazon cloud-based warehouses?

Let's borrow and expand on Can a foreigner setup an unstaffed company in United States?. Everyone knows that you can rent computing resources from Amazon.com in the cloud, but not many know that they ...
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Can a country start sending troops before declaring war?

Can a country send invasion forces before an official declaration of war? So, if the US wants to invade France, can they, under international law, officially declare war by the time their aircraft ...
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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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Regarding “Right to be Forgotten”, what's the definition of a “search engine”?

§§ — The decision by Europe's highest court allows people living in Europe to ask for links to "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" material to be removed from search results,...
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Restrictions on international data storage?

Firstly, I apologize for any brevity in my question and description. I'm under a NDA and can't really give out specifics. A company in the Netherlands is saying that it would not be lawful for them ...
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How does the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings address cooperation between between EU and non-EU insolvency courts?

In particular, I am curious how the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings addresses issues with cross-border corporate groups. The UNCITRAL Model Law contains provisions on the cooperation of ...
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Is the prohibition of narcotics mandated by an international treaty?

Possession of narcotics is of course illegal in many jurisdictions. Recently there has been talk of relaxing or eliminating prohibitions on the sale and possession of drugs. Are there any ...
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What jurisdiction does an IP address fall under?

What is an IP Address? An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the ...
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Which jurisdiction applies in a vessel?

Consider an aircraft registered in country A. On a flight operated by an airliner based in country B, it carries passengers on a flight from country X to country Y. The flight path overflies airspace ...
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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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Can the UN Security Council authorize states to violate international humanitarian law?

Chapter 7 to the United Nations charter gives the Security Council (UNSC) the power to authorize states to use force in some particular case (for example, in the first gulf war the UNSC authorized the ...
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What do you do if your consulate general violates the law?

If you live abroad as a foreign national, there are certain government services that you must keep obtaining from your own government through a Consulate General (e.g. passport issue/renewal). ...