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File hosting user agrement [closed]

I want to host a small website on my server where friends (and friends of friends) can upload files to get a link so that other can download those files again. Exactly like a filehosting service. No ...
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Does a web application ToS or privacy policy need to be in "legal" text?

I created a web application where users can create content online. The data that they created is stored in an online database and others can see it with the link to their content online. I want to ...
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Can messages in messaging application be used as evidence to accuse someone?

For domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, abusive partners can misuse messaging to harass, intimidate, and threaten. How significant is evidence of messages in a messaging application (like ...
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Does the First Amendment apply to Twitter censoring an account?

It is my understanding that the First Amendment protect free speech from being prosecuted by the government: even then, there are bright lines as to what one may not utter (state secrets for example). ...
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How to handle account deletion of user with financial information and/or otherwise liability related information

So, I read a post on reddit the other day about a user unhappy with Binance (crypto currency exchange company) for only being able to "disable" his account but not "delete" it. ...
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What happens if there is no formal agreement between two app developers

Suppose two people, A and B, developed an ios app together doing equal amounts of work. Suppose that they don't have any written agreements and never registered a company. A registered himself as an ...
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Are there any regulation, or laws put in place that regulate how often privacy policies can be updated?

In reference to the recent change of the Stack Exchange privacy policy: Most people reading this are probably aware, but the Stack Exchange Privacy Policy has changed, which is a little frustrating. ...
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About protecting the time and energy of a startup team against the irresponsibility of academic growth centers or private accelerators [closed]

I have seen some rejection about my and other startups project form the Startup accelerator or Academic incubator, which is taking the team's works and energy. For example, I have one green startup ...
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How to verify the identity of someone you met online?

I need to sign a contract with someone I met online in order to start doing business with him. But how could I possibly know that the information he would put on the digital contract is his real info? ...
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Is there any copyright or other legal issues with copying a website content and show it on another domain?

I found a website with good and rich content that is generated by its users. It's a kind of professional social media that people write long content. The website is too old, and it's usually not easy ...
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Can you preemptively check local storage before user agrees under Cookie Law?

I am pretty new to the idea of asking for consent for storage for a website because I'm American. I understand that if I want to store anything, I need to ask users for consent. However, I'm confused ...
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Creating a new Rest API that allow to download contents from publicly accessible website

Let say I am planning to create a new Rest API web service Which allows to download contents from a given URL End user can provide a URL and set which item they like to download, it could be images, ...
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Can you track those who denied tracking on a website?

I'm coordinating a website project where we are implementing Analytics and a GDPR compliant Cookie Banner. I was asked if we had a way to track how many users have declined analytics in case we needed ...
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Can I use the font Collegiate FLF for commercial use without legal consequences?

I would like to use the typeface Collegiate FLF, the designers went out of business back in 2003 - Casady-Greene I have been searching for a commercial license for this typeface to no avail. I am not ...
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Do i need to include anything in my website Privacy Policy if I launch on Heroku?

I have been working on a web-app as a hobby. The web-app neither collects nor processes personal data, does not set cookies (or otherwise track individual users), and also does not integrate any ...
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How can I protect myself of building a university review website

Suppose that a developer builds a website that let students write reviews of their university. It seems possible that such a site might get lawsuits from the universities if there are some negative ...
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Would a VPN user still be under GDPR protection?

I got a client that wants to remove the 'GDPR please accept our cookies' banner when the user is NOT in the EU. (Its an NA based company) So the way we could do it, with PHP, would be to check the IP ...
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Audio exhibition rights for self-hosted video files: third-party content question

Suppose that there is a website hosted in USA, with most of its users in the USA. The website is owned by a Canadian corporation. Suppose that the website allows users to create videos using their ...
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Who owns my website?

I started a website on Wix, and then I registered a limited company later. How does my limited company own my website? I paid for the Wix website and the domain myself with my own money under my own ...
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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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