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Is it legal to use content from news websites?

I got an education project based on freemium business model. I want to use content from news websites (NYC Times, BBC, etc.) on free part of web-site as an example for training reading skills. Is it ...
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Required disclaimers to minimize liabilities for a search engine [on hold]

I have been working on a search engine. It is using APIs and will probably crawl some websites. Therefore, it is building up on many different pages. I am not checking the contents that my search ...
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What happens if I alter the text on a web page before clicking “agree”?

Modern browsers offer the ability to edit the HTML source of a page while viewing it; for instance, on Firefox, with right click - inspect element - right click on the line highlighted in blue - edit ...
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Can terms of service prohibit a user from quoting content on a website?

I was wondering whether Facebook's TOS on automated data collection would actually be legally feasible. As far as I am concerned there is a universal right of quotation. Of course that will vary from ...
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Tramatic brain injury . Second opinion to take that part of my case [on hold]

I fell at work. Have found it was concussion last two years . Tramatic brain injury. I have epilepsy now. 6 months after falling I reached up n arm popped. Started physical therapy two times a week ...
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Is this okay for getting YouTube videos without an api key? [on hold]

Is this perfectly legal and everything to get the HTML contents of the youtube search page for a search term through the cors.io website and splitting it, without any API keys or quota limits through ...
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Internet Startup Partner Blocking Access to Server [on hold]

I am the CTO of an internet start up. I am also the sole software developer and created the web site. A person that we appointed president of the company, who is not a partner, is having our hosting ...
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Is it possible to forbid linking to a site?

I have seen on several sites notes similar to The creation of hypertext links pointing to the ... site is subject to the prior written approval ... Is this notice legally enforceable? (or legally ...
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Can we use Marines' sign for personal signature?

So I'm asking here as a normal person, not as Marine Corps. So as a marine fan, is it possible (legal) to add Marines' Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA) sign before your name in the end of documents or ...
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How can I ensure EU citizens can share my content?

I've been hearing things about the new Article 11 and Article 13 legislation which recently passed in the European parliament which regulate the ways that, for example, social media or news ...
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Website using Phonenumber, frequently getting phone calls from strangers

A website is using the mobile/cellphone number of a relative in their contacts. He's getting phone calls from strangers multiple times a week, sometimes even multiple times a day. He's not to familiar ...
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Is Facebook Invading My Privacy?

I have two Facebook accounts: A, and B. FB account A uses my real email address and has my real life friends. FB account B uses made up information and is in no way associated with my real life. I ...
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GDPR and personal data that gets crawled and ends up on other websites

Data controllers must delete the users' personal data if they are asked to do so, according to the GDPR, except in some cases that don't really apply here. But what if that personal data has ended up ...
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What is exactly a joint controller in GDPR? Examples

I am not sure I really understand the concept of "joint controllers" in GDPR, and I'd like to have some concrete examples, especially examples of joint controllers relating to the internet (websites, ...
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GDPR and hotlinked images: are they allowed?

By opening this question, you have automatically sent some data to some random website on the internet, the website hosting the above picture. What data? This is the data that is usually sent: Your ...
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Display company logos who downloaded free content

I have a website (for a small company) that has free downloads (you must enter your email address). It is quite popular in our industry and many of the big players in this industry have downloaded ...
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Do Net Neutrality's “Reasonable network management” and “No paid prioritization” allow for tiered services?

In CA's recently passed SB822, "Paid Prioritization" is not allowed, but "Reasonable Network Management" is allowed. MUST NOT “Paid prioritization” means the management of an Internet service ...
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How to fulfill the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in science

Suppose, a scientist is planning to publish a paper that is about an algorithm which analyzes Wikipedia articles. I'm wondering, if the European General Data Protection Regulation would be relevant in ...
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How to have a refund after buying on internet

I was victim of a scam on the website "leboncoin"(in France similar to ebay), I wanted to buy a second hand phone. After several SMS and a phone call, the seller seemed quite correct but after making ...
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Is it illegal to create software automation bots?

I am a freelance programmer and I create various tools for customers and often different kinds of bots that trade on platforms, advertise on chatrooms, automate traffic, post articles, gamble online, ...
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Are file hash codes really unique identifiers? [closed]

It is often said in judicial opinions and legal briefs that the hash value derived from a file is like a fingerprint that uniquely corresponds to the source file. See, e.g., http://www.ca5.uscourts....
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what liabilities come with hosting a server?

what liabilities come with hosting a gaming server (minecraft like game) at home in germany, european union, assuming that no one hacks it?
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How to legally distribute the data of all Internet websites? [closed]

We are a humble startup that's very good at Internet crawling and data mining. Unfortunately after 2 years of struggling, we may soon fail. We have lots of data and we want to release them free ...
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Is it legal for a website to require registration in order to submit a DMCA?

This is about one of the big file sharing websites that currently has 30+ links to my original content. I sent them an official DMCA, they replied to make a registration on their website and use their ...
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Removing personal information from Google when being cyberstalked

I would like to make a request to the search engines to remove personal information based on the ground of being stalked and that putting personal information can lead to more stalking. Is there any ...
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Can school request to take an entry from RateMyProfessors.com [duplicate]

Regarding RateMyProfessors.com, if a school asks to remove an entry of a faculty in that school, will RMP take down the entry of the faculty?
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Can a website that passively promotes illegal activities be legally shutdown?

I've seen a couple of clearnet websites that have been around for years that, although not directly, do create and promote a type of community where most of its members sell and buy stuff such as ...
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Is it illegal to sell tobacco online without a license, and can you grow it on your balcony legally?

Wanted to know if it is illegal to sell products that contain tobacco online in the state of Maryland, USA. Let’s say I was starting up a cigar shop. I’m growing tobacco out on my balcony, and decide ...
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Profit from a celebrity domain name if I have the same name?

Here is my situation. I have a fairly unique first/last name in the States but it is common in another country. I live in the States. I own a .com, which is my full name. It is an empty page right ...
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How do concepts like intent, discrimination, and bias apply to an Artificial Intelligence agent?

Background I work at a financial institution in the United States and have been researching the regulatory impacts of Artificial Intelligence recently - specifically the simple purpose-specific ...
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Netflix through a VPN and original account location

I'm sharing a Netflix account with my brother who currently lives in the USA but since I'm not the library is limited somehow. I could use a VPN but I'm not sure whether the fact that my brother is ...
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Automated analysis of potentially illegal material using a web spider

I work in information security, and one project I have been considering undertaking would involve using a bot (automated web spider) which crawls Tor hidden services for analysis. I am currently in ...
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Legalities on summarizing the content of publishers and publishing to our app for readers

We have built a technology which gets trending things happening on internet from publishers like techcrunch, bbc, time of India and many more leading publishers. Then it summarizes the content of the ...
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The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, also known as EU Copyright Directive and file 2016/0280(COD)

Going to WikiPedia, I have been drawn attention to a new EU directive on Copyright. The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, also known as EU Copyright Directive and file 2016/0280(...
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What would be required to prosecute a person attempting internet fraud in Nigeria?

I've recently been emailing back-and-forth with a spammer from Nigeria. Background: After he spammed RPG.SE, I decided to have a little fun emailing back and forth with him Here's a transcript of our ...
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Is it legal? Chrome Extension to augment Facebook, LinkedIn or Trading Platforms?

Is it legal to release Chrome Extension augmenting site behaviour - like Facebook, LinkedIn or Trading Platforms? For example: For Facebook/LinkedIn it would hide spam and display some analytical ...
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Do companies have the right to demand proof of being present in the EU before executing a GDPR request?

Under the GDPR, any company doing business in the EU must remove EU users' personal data upon request from that user. Since the statute only applies to persons present in the EU, are companies ...
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Illegal to buy dermal fillers over the internet in the U.S.A.?

I know a med student and can buy dermal fillers for much cheaper online than paying a doctor. I could buy them from other countries, but is this illegal to do? Injectable fillers/dermal fillers/etc.
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Effect of SCOTUS sales tax decision on origin-tax states

I have only read news stories about the SD v Wayfair decision, and I have 2 related questions. According to Intuit, there are 12 states that attempt to charge sales tax on all transactions completed ...
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Trademark was banned on eBay

Some time ago I registered a trademark for making some business throught the internet. I registered my trademark throught the Federal Institute of Industrial Property in Moscow, Russia because I'am ...
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Who is responsible for posts on Internet forums, particularly in Russia?

Are users or is the site owner responsible for posts on the forum? Could it be different: with or without a license agreement available on the site? with or without a registration? My concern is ...
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What is the process for obtaining an anonymous internet poster's identity for a civil lawsuit?

An anonymous person can, given some effort and a minimum of expertise, ruin a person's life on the internet through defamation. (The popular method currently is to forge authentic looking screenshots ...
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Cyberstalking and RateMyProfessors.com

Imagine this hypothetical scenario: I am a faculty at a state university. I have an entry at RateMyProfessors.com (http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/) that shows up when people search Google with my ...
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Does data that is anonymized need to be collect in the event of a GDPR Subject Access Request?

Google Analytics anonymizes and aggregates all user data so it is not possible to look up an individual user. Does that mean that in the event that we use Google Analytics and receive a Subject ...
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Excluding all people from the EU from my blog - is this allowed?

There's a new law from the European Union I simply cannot comply with (GDPR). Its way to complex, not even big companies can comply with it. I also don't know what google does with the data from my ...
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Does the UK have a legal precedent for “inherence” with refunding digital goods (& associated contracts)?

For example, if one were to purchase a digitally distributed video game, then a year or two later purchase DLC (or other content reliant on the game to be used), if a refund was obtained on the ...
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Can you sue someone for online harassment if you agreed to it?

Say that you're on a toxic online forum and you know that the community is anonymous and that everyone bashes everyone, and you've agreed to the terms of use which state that the owner of the forum is ...
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Is it legal to sell Pokémon?

In the games, given enough effort and time, a player can get Pokémon with better stats and alternate color palettes, and are highly valued by players. Additionally, there is a built-in function that ...
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“Right of access by the data subject” if the IP address is the only personal data

IP addresses are "personal data" according to the GDPR. When saving IP addresses in web server access logs, data subjects have the right to get the log entries for the IP addresses they used (article ...
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How can clicking on “I agree with …” have any legal weight?

Many times you have to agree with some conditions or terms on website by checking the "I agree" checkbox or clicking some button. Or this - we are working on an agreement email for our client - our ...