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Personal devices subject to subpoena?

I work for a company in the US in IT, and don't have a company provided phone. I've resisted installing work-related apps on my phone (such as Skype/Teams, Outlook) out of concern that my phone might ...
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Taking donations on website with copyrighted material

I have a personal website where I post educational material and it contains copyrighted material. The legal owner requests to seek permission to use his material before anyone use it in his/her work ...
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What is the difference between hotlinking and uploading to an image site WRT copyright?

If one wants to include an image in a post here you have two options. You can use the inline format: ![Text](https://stackoverflow.com/image.jpg) Or you can click the "Image" icon in the ...
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Which licenses are most applicable for themes within a web app?

Suppose a developer is building a hosted web app which lets people use prebuilt themes on their websites. They can select and apply a theme, and they can also view and edit the HTML, CSS, and ...
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Suing Microsoft for automatically restarting my PC when windows has updates

Is there anything in the EU law (or the law of any EU state) that permits suing Microsoft for auto restarting my PC each time there is a windows update (and not allowing me to prevent this)? My PC is ...
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Should I be worried about Plagiarism here?

I run an online food blog. In the website, I post modified recipes that I find, I improve them, and post them; with credit of course. Does this count as plagiarism? I want to make an eBook, is ...
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Are “Unfriend Finder” apps for Facebook and other social media illegal?

Is it illegal for me to use a web extension to find out if my friend's list on Facebook changes? The specific example in question would be this site: https://unfriend-app.com/ It notifies me any time ...
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How a country can fine an Internet company from another country?

Recently France fined Google. Google intends to comply. Why? How a country can fine an Internet company from another country? I understand that Google's business is mostly ads. As long as France is ...
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Are internet accounts (Facebook, email, etc) inheritable?

When a person passes away, is the ownership of his/hers internet accounts such as email, Facebook, etc. inherited by the next of kin (or whoever is named in the will, if any) or reverted to internet ...
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“Impressumspflicht” outside Germany for individuals

This is another "Do I need an Impressum" question in a special case. I understand under German law, an impressum is required for all websites except strictly non-profit-oriented websites for ...
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Is a companies domain inherently included in the sale?

The situation is that I'm contracted for a company to do a website migration of the company's official website. The company was bought 7 years ago and the former owner remained contracted to manage ...
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How to attribute a Creative Commons website icon

I want to use this icon on a public website. The Creative Commons license says I must give attribution. I've read here that to give proper attribution, you must put the work's name, author's name, ...
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Am I allowed to mention trademarks in my free app?

Suppose that someone develops and distributes a free app, which will be published in the Google Play Store. The application is meant to be some sort of a drinking game / truth-or-dare game, which ...
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Someone has recreated (part) of my blog years after it closed. Same domain. Do I have any recourse?

I used to have a travel blog - nothing fancy, but at https://www.marksmayo.com (please only visit with adblock to avoid giving them any ad revenue). I let it expire a couple of years ago, backed up ...
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California: Unauthorized Access to Medical Info

I took a Covid vaccine few weeks ago with Walgreens. Suddenly in the news, California states they have an electronic record of everyone's vaccine, just provide the info on a website, and you will get ...
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Is it legal to use others Youtube videos on my website to teach people

First time in this exchange community, if my question needs editing please let me know. I'm wondering is it legal to use/embed youtube videos on my own website (domain in canada). What the website ...
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Should you share Credit Card details with online websites?

This comes from me casually entering my bank details on every next website. This includes Canadian tire, Home Depot, Coinbase, etc. to name a few. There are countless such (reliable and well-known) ...
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Is it illegal to give advice to a 17 year old girl who wants to pursue a 50 year old man once she turns 18?

I met a girl on an internet forum who expressed how she at 17 years old liked an older man (a 50 year old), as someone who had a similar experience (but i was an 18 year old woman, so legal) she asked ...
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Can legal actions be taken against an app developer if his/her app fails due to technical faults?

For example, a developer has developed an app that shares the location of the user to the saved contacts during an emergency on the press of a button. But the app may fail to work due to network ...
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Are online stores supposed to state the true “order cost”/value of an order on the package/envelope for the customs?

I bought an electronic device for about £200 (GBP) from a UK online store to a nearby country where I live. When the package finally arrived, a few weeks later, it stated "£20" for the value ...
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What is considered “production” of an illegal image?

Is a child sex abuse image considered “produced” by Bob if it was “received” or “viewed” on Bob’s computer? Does the computer displaying the image on Bob’s monitor count as him producing it? Or would ...
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Can you import posts from Instagram?

I'm developing an app that users can connect to their Instagram account. Users will have an option to import their posts from their profile feed. With the user's permission, can I show posts from the ...
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Is it legal for me to accept donation from other adult If I am a NSFW creator of myself on a site? [closed]

Is it legal if an adult person builds an erotic (NSFW) web site, is it legal for that person to accept donation (so other people can still use the site if they don't feel like donating yet) from ...
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Identifying attackers and GDPR. In which cases is it legal?

Various techniques can be used to identify stalkers, malicious hackers et al. that are either gathering data for their target or use the target's digital items without consent. Canary files They are '...
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Are websites obligated to explain the Terms of Service?

Suppose one submitted a clarification request regarding the ToS, and the website declined to comment for the time being. Is that legal? I understand one, if unsure, can simply not use said site. So I'...
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What laws should I be aware of if I were to start a business scraping profile content from a website and using this content to build another website? [closed]

The idea is to build websites for people (in the UK (at least to start with)) using content that they have uploaded to another website. I will cold-call them, ask them if they would like a website and ...
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Is there a legal obligation for a webhost to attain the identity of a DMCA takedown's issuer?

There has been a rash of false DMCA take-downs affecting artists on Twitter, in conjunction with emails from the attacker offering to stop issuing the take-downs if given a ransom payment in bitcoin. ...
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Will Florida Social Media Bill Allow Trump back Online?

Does the Florida Social Media Bill Allow Trump to Be Back on Twitter and Facebook? It prohibits internet companies from banning Politicians on social media. "SB 7072 also bars social media ...
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Is it legal for an 18 year old moroccan man to sext a 17 year old vietnamese girl?

Say a hypothetical 18 year old man from morocco has been texting a vietnamese girl online, and they mostly just talk about hobbies and common interests but she started sexualizing the conversation, ...
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Is there a constitutional reason why there can be no legislation requiring commercial VPN operators to register veneer IPs?

For the purposes of this question, let's simplify what VPN operators do as "they allow their customers' internet protocol (aka IP) addresses to appear as other (veneer) IPs to the counter-parties ...
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Is it legal for using the limited free storage of Google Drive freely for business? Or should one buy a license for it?

A space of 15 GB is given free by Google Drive. Is this only for personal use or can I use this freely for business?
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What are the limits of service provision/PII consent for compliance with GDPR?

Most of the internet business model can be described as providing data in exchange for seeing adverts. These adverts are worth a lot more if they can be targeted. The GDPR applies to this, such that ...
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Can you request response to SAR by web form?

When one makes a GDPR Subject Access Request (SAR), one can specify a particular form of response, for example by email. Also the data can be requested in a structured, commonly used and machine-...
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Can I post on Twitter a stock photo without paying?

Found a cool image: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/photo/urban-crowds-of-people-from-above-royalty-free-image/1180113568 There are many jurisdictions: Twitter jurisdiction Getty Images ...
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Is it legal to use a VPN to reduce subscription fees?

I have seen VPN companies and their sponsees openly advertise the fact that VPNs can be used to change the apparent country you are connected from, and pay lower rates for subscriptions and services, ...
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Is it legal to scrape an individuals' public data from Facebook/Twitter/Instagram?

I am building a website builder for small businesses. During the onboarding process the user provides his/her business social media accounts. I am interested on extracting the public information in ...
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What is the legal basis of requiring permission before one can link to a webpage?

I came across the "Linking Terms" of OTC Markets Group Inc.'s website: PLEASE READ THESE LINKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("LINKING TERMS") BEFORE LINKING TO THIS WEB SITE. YOU MAY ...
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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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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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