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How can I register a domain that someone is cybersquatting and using for malware?

I reside in the United States and I'm interested in registering a ".com" domain. However, the current register is cybersquatting the domain while also redirecting users to a malicious domain ...
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How to handle tax compliance on Google Play, when selling digital goods through in-app purchases globally? [closed]

I'm a app developer from Germany and I tried to figure out how to take care of taxes when it comes to in-app purchases. So far I know that Google collects VAT in the following countries for me: https:/...
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Can a company waive liability for a self-employed contractor without the end client being a party to the agreement?

Consider a self-employed web developer whose work is outsourced from another web development company. That developer could be liable for any mishaps and could be sued by their clients. The web ...
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Repercussions of defying the Cookie Law

I was wondering what case law is out there on the subject, or, if there is not much, what real repercussions can website owners who defy the Cookie Law expect? Say Bob is not only pissed off by the ...
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Saving websites for archiving

I am looking into archiving certain articles of websites (not the whole website or nothing similar) I'm interested in, to keep a personal archive of information I want to have available or that I want ...
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Copyright infringement and reproduce in web application

I want to know the actual meaning of infringement and reproduce in web application development. I understand that we can take copyright for the Code base (i.e., Source code) or layout of the website ...
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Scraping FB phone numbers

I am an EU citizen who codes. I have a project, which works this way: program enters a word into Facebook search program extracts links to the Facebook pages program scrapes (gather and save) the ...
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Web Application and its Copyrights classification [closed]

I wanted to know the facts behind the Web Application Hosting and its classification respective to copyrights. I know the streaming of Video / Audio over Internet its comes under OTT (over-the-top) i....
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GDPR & Privacy Policy for a personal website where the only potential personal data is IP logs

I'm based in the UK, and I am building a personal website (basically an online resume/portfolio) which I have ensured does not collect any personal information (there are no forms, cookies etc.). I do ...
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Is it legal for an ISP to cut your phone use if you use too much data from the internet?

I'm in Arizona and my fax machine suddenly stopped working. We called cox communication and they effectively said they cut the phone and are demanding an extra $25 to turn it on. Their justification ...
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Are Wix.com and WordPress.com GDPR compliant?

When signing up to Wix.com or WordPress.com there is a bundled consent practice which seems to violate Art.7(4). Note than even no Privacy Policy mentioned in WP.com https://automattic.com/privacy/ ...
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Is VirusTotal's business model violating copyright laws?

For those not familiar, VirusTotal is a Google-owned site that allows anyone to upload any binary so it can be scanned by numerous anti-virus engines. Many third-party products also integrate the ...
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Obtaining parcel GIS data controlled by a private company that uses public information/funds to maintain it?

I am trying to obtain GIS parcel data for non-commercial purposes. So far, most counties provide this information on their public GIS portals. San Luis Obispo and Orange County said they cannot ...
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What laws allow social media companies to “choose” who to serve, but not brick-and-mortar business?

I'll say right away, I know this hot topic is politically divisive, but I'm hoping for a neutral explanation by people with experience. Social media companies (in addition to banks, payment processors,...
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How does GDPR affect GMail GeoDNS?

My employer (in the EU, where GDPR applies) uses Google GSuite, and as a result I have a work webmail that I can check at the host mail.google.com. From what I understand, Google uses GeoDNS, i.e., ...
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Do I need “cookie management modal” in my web application?

We have a web application (+1000 users) and we use analytics cookies and have also some cookies that are required for the application to work. Before the user creates an account, it has to accept both ...
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Do lax and lazy cookie messages comply with cookie laws?

On a web page, I received a cookie pop-up that looked like this: Which reads as: We use cookies. You probably don't care. Click the button to get rid of this pointless message. Whatever (the button) ...
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Is visiting the Hidden Wiki legal without visiting any illegal links presented on this site? [duplicate]

Is visiting the Hidden Wiki legal if you do not visit any illegal links presented on this site? For example, for education purposes?
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Can I make a website explaining how to DIY a medical treatment which is not currently approved?

There is a medical treatment which saves lives around the world, but not currently available in the USA, because of new regulation. However this treatment can be easily performed on a DIY basis. There ...
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Where do I put an Impressum on my client's website

We are busy building one of our first websites for a client in the European market. My client has asked that we add an Impressum to their site. I have been reading about these, and it seems pretty ...
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First Sale doctrine on digital goods in a virtual world

For our hypothetical we set the stage using Second Life as an example virtual world. Second Life is hosted in the United States by Linden Labs. SL Terms of Service by Linden Labs. People can upload ...
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Web archives and sites with DMCA

Assume the following: A website is indexed by a web archive like the wayback machine. The website receives a DMCA takedown and the content is removed. Does the web archive need to remove the saved ...
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Can I use logos of brands, companies and/or services in a website for linking to my content on those services?

Specifically, can I use the youtube logo on my website as a button to link to a video on youtube that I made? What if I trace the logo, and/or change it a little to fit with the general theme of the ...
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How do sexting laws work in the Netherlands?

I've noticed that in some countries the definition of child pornography varies. For example, in Canada, where if a conversation is private between people of a very small age gap and there is never any ...
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How do I find out if my Internet Service Provider (ISP) was subpoenaed or released information secondary to a subpoena?

What is the best way to find out if a subpoena was served to my ISP ? Next, is there a way to find out who requested the subpoena and what information was released (if any)?
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Conflicting different country laws when browsing the Internet, as you connect to servers worldwide [duplicate]

When a user browses the Internet, downloads or views content and websites, which law are they under, the law from its own country, from where they are browsing the Internet, or the law from the ...
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Blackmailing from Germany [closed]

I don’t know from where I should start but I am from Arabic Sudan and my Ex BF who lives in Germany is blackmailing me with private photos and videos he threat that he with post all over and send it ...
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Agreement to policies provided by a website link: today's version or any future version?

If I am asked to sign something saying that I agree to follow the policies that are provided from a website link, does that mean I'm agreeing to whatever the state of that website is on the day I'm ...
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Are apps “delivered by a door-to-door salesman” in any way, according to FTC rules?

If a person buys an app on the Google Play store, is the person "buying from a door-to-door salesman" or not? That is, the FTC has a mandatory 3-day "Cooling-off Period for Sales Made ...
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Can action be taken against a Discord server for someone admitting in chat they're under 13 then changing their age to over 13 thereafter?

Suppose you have a Discord server with a member who voluntarily tells people in chat that they are 12 years old. For purposes of this example, the user says I am 12 years old. Then after making that ...
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Does a corporation “ do business” wherever its subsidiaries do?

Does a corporation fall under the jurisdiction of wherever its subsidiaries or affiliates do business ? Consider there is no common branding and operations are separate .
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Can a free website have a terms of service?

I co-own a free website that recently underwent a spam attack. I have considered a terms of service to keep people from abusing the website. However, upon reading sites that inform me how to create ...
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Website project canceled. Do I need to Restore old page? [closed]

A person contacted me to create a website for him for a fixed price. I verbally agreed. After the client always asked for more functionality, I decided to define the scope in a written contract, also ...
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Is it ok to set up a private music website without royalties? [closed]

Suppose that there is a private band. They occasionally record covers for the fun of it, they don't distribute, sell, or perform live so don't require any permission / royalties for their covers. ...
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Are freelancers liable when products they develop for a client suffer data-breaches?

Supposing this is a freelancer & client in the EU and that a website was reasonably secured when developed. Imagine there are no written contracts and a year after delivery this client's website ...
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Will Naver own all user content on Wattpad when the sale goes through?

On January 19, the Naver buy of Wattpad was reported. I am concerned. To my knowledge, Wattpad has allowed users to retain the copyright on their content published on the site, as supported by this ...
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Does section 230 protect users who distribute pirated content?

From my non-lawyer reading, it seems the prime protection in section 230 is clause (c)(1): (1)Treatment of publisher or speaker No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated ...
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In Europe, can I refuse to use Gsuite / Office365 at work?

See above. In a country where GDPR applies (Italy in my case), do I have the right to refuse giving consent to Google and Microsoft to store my personal data, if this account is for work use? Or, in ...
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Is it illegal to sell a picture of an item (rather than the actual item) with the intent of fooling automated scripts into purchasing it?

As of right now, a lot of scalpers are setting up bots that are buying up hard to get things like capture cards, Xbox Series X, and PS5s. Is it illegal for someone to post a picture of one of these ...
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Publishing research obtained by violating Google's TC

I believe Google's Terms and Conditions prohibit bot scraping: that is, submitting lots of (automated) search queries in a short time. This is enforced by mechanisms such as CAPTCHAs and IP ...
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Online Service Requires 2-User Minimum Billing for Per-User Priced Product

Is this legal under Payment for Services Not Rendered if only one user account is ever used? I'm using an online service, Hubstaff, to keep track of my time and invoice clients for the time I work on ...
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Can I add software logos in my video? [closed]

I make a video about the AR filter that I created, showing my work process. Can I add logos of the applications that I used in this video? And is there any official source fo these logos, or can I ...
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What is cyberstalking?

What constitutes cyberstalking? If I contacted a person online 4 times is that cyberstalking? (3 times were over email apologising for accidentally nearly logging onto their account and the 4th time I ...
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Can I edit a (copyrighted) logo to use for my website?

I've made a website that notifies users when an item on another site (lets call it source site) is on special (the source site does have this feature, but it doesn't work well). For the logo for my ...
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Are there legal consequences of being banned by a web service?

If you get IP banned from a website (like reddit), while youre on your phone, do you face any legal repercussions? Does it show up on your record? Do you get banned from other websites? Do the police ...
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As a French citizen owning an Estonian company, can I be sued for that company activity by another French company under French law?

Within the following situation: I have the French nationality. I have an Estonian company, created as part of the e-Residency program. This company purpose is doing "web scraping", ...
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Is it possible to embed a PayPal donation button and still be GDPR compliant? [closed]

I've read that PayPal embeds a pixel in its button which tracks every user that visits the website. Is that true? More generally, is it possible to embed a PayPal donation button and still be GDPR ...
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Do I need to file a DBA for a mobile application / website published using my LLC's name?

I have formed an LLC in my state. I am currently developing a mobile application under a different name, but published as my LLC. Note, the mobile application itself will not generate revenue directly....
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Is it legal to view a site's directories/files/bare index that contain sensitive information?

I've been getting into cyber security and learned there are certain sites that have their directory browsing enabled, like a URL that contains the files/folders of a site that contain content, which ...
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I emailed a law and data privacy professor regarding an issue I was having to do with internet privacy law. Will I get in legal trouble for this?

I emailed an American law and data privacy professor to ask to help explain whether google could reveal my information if a court order was taken out to identify me. I was very over emotional in the ...

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