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Can a private chat conversation about someone be considered defamation?

I recently commented on a Facebook post of a friend and suddenly got messaged by someone who was involved in the post. This person is in fact part of my social circle, however we are not close, we ...
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Partial usage of third-party content in a mobile application

I notice few applications in App Store use articles from news web-sites such a New York Time, The Guardian etc. But, they do not use photos or graphics (actually they use their own photos and ...
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Generic/home-made agreement for a very-small/temporary business venture between neighbors? [closed]

My neighbor and I have made a deal: we selected and purchased some domain names that we believe we may be able to sell, for a small profit. Short version: She paid the financial costs; I'm ...
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Regarding PDFs of the textbooks

I was reading some mathematics books and I observed that most of them have either of these mentioned before preface. Case I Copyright: All right reserved by XYZ or Case :II Copyright: All ...
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Why Silk Road is criminal but localbitcoins is not?

How are the Localbitcoins.com founders safe from money laundering laws? Localbitcoins says that it's purpose is to connect buyers and sellers. That legalese makes him escape criminal laws. What ...
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Selling custom electronic projects online in the uk

(Sorry if I am posting in the wrong forum) I am wanting to have a go at selling some of my projects (mostly lighting: epoxy, led strips) after doing a search, it sounds like there are a lot of ...
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is Comcast a utility? do they have a legal right to access utility easements?

In my small town (Lafayette, CO), Comcast is upgrading the fiber network which involves going onto residents' properties to access the green box in the yard. For reasons beyond my comprehension, one ...
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Can I download pictures from Pinterest and send them to a client as an example of work?

I am a wedding florist, and clients want to see lots of different pictures to help them choose their arrangements. There are lots of pictures people have posted online, such as on pinterest. Can I ...
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Is there a legal basis for sending anonymous SMS to a number?

I am an app developer form Germany and quite unsure about American law. I am working on a social networking site where people can only participate if their friends invite them anonymously and via SMS. ...
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Why do websites which “store” money not show the actual currency, but as tokens/credits etc.?

I've seen some sites which you give money to (like pokerstars, bet365) but unlike those sites, they display the money as Tokens/Credits. One such site is woduels, their currency is WD tokens. Is ...
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Is it possible to sue Facebook after the most recent data breach?

I read on Fox news that Facebook could be forced to pay you nearly $8G after ‘disaster’ hack attack that left 50M users exposed. Someone I know has been affected by the hack, he was logged out of his ...
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Can a user request the deletion of their IP address that is stored for moderation purposes?

An Internet forum logs their users' IP addresses for moderation purposes (fighting abusive sockpuppetry, temporary banning a dynamic IP address range in case of a spam attack, permanently banning ...
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Does a user have the right to request their forum posts deleted?

Forum posts and similar stuff: chat messages from chatlogs, etc. According to https://eugdprcompliant.com/personal-data/ , a person's social media accounts and their posts there are considered ...
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Are security pentesting services and software legal in Hong Kong?

I am planning to open a HK company that will specialize in selling software that is meant to test one's IT defense as well as tools for penetration testers/red teams and similar. I've heard that some ...
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I have someone that just Doxxed me online, by obtaining information from their own community using paypal donate service.

I have someone that just Doxxed me online, by obtaining information from their own community using PayPal donate service. He used personal information to harass me in the real world, by calling ...
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Is AdBlocker legal? Can't we get a legal action about AdBlocker as web masters?

AdBlock is one of the most popular ad blockers worldwide with more than 60 million users on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge as well as Android. We have calculate that one of our site loss almost $...
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Can I use Google Products XML Feed as a base for my version?

I am developing an application that will consume product XML feed to run some analytics. I would like to set a requirement that the clients need to follow a specific format. To make the application ...
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Copyright violation: Can a producer/film-maker file a lawsuit if one download a pirated version of their movie?

Recently, a company in Denmark called "Njord Law Firm" sent out about 25,000 penalty letters to Swedish citizens regarding downloading pirate movies from Piratebay, Popcorn time, or as such. They got ...
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Crawling a web forum and presenting the posts in a search

Is what this site is doing with steam community legal? https://www.steamtrades.com/ I assume that is a grey area, no? So what are the factors that would make it legal or not? I assume one should not ...
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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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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 ...