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Threat to remove company from a crowdsourced website

I belong to a service very similar to Glassdoor (much more smaller) for a niche in Europe. In this case Portugal. So, the people can: Review companies Review interviews Add new companies After two ...
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EDIT: Prevent copy right/trademark infringement by not using company logo, but

I want to prevent copy right infringement and therefore I don't use logos or fonts of companies on a site where I want to list them. So it came to my mind to just use a standard open source font and ...
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Is it legal to sell a web scraper? [duplicate]

I’m just wondering if I will get in trouble for selling a website scraper targeted at a specific site? I see lots of online services offering this, some quite well established like ParseHub and they ...
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What happens to Rights and IPs after a company dissolve?

So I'm currently trying to figure out what happens to IPs, Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, etc. that a company owns, if said company decides to dissolve itself and cease all operations entirely. Are ...
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Is a privacy policy required for storing user preferences?

I wanted to use localStorage (which I think technically counts as a cookie) to store a user's preferences in a simple web app. The stored data doesn't identify the user and is never sent to any sort ...
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Cookie opt-in required on paid-for web-based software-as-a-service application?

Context: We provide a paid-for web-based software-as-a-service application. This application requires users to register an account, and agree to our terms & conditions and privacy policy to be ...
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What legal concerns may be caused by featuring a post on meta?

Recently a post on Meta StackOverflow got unfeatured by SE employee, with the explanation that it was done because of some "legal concerns." Given that: similar posts exist on main Meta and are ...
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Using url parameters to search a different website

I wanted to create a search box on my website that would allow the user to directly search another site. It works like this: The user types in "facebook" in the search bar The app generates the link: ...
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Advises for a mobile app

I would like to develop a mobile application that makes it easier to make appointments with private individuals and doctors and dentists, similar to the existing solutions but with additional health ...
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Are computer programs copyrightable work?

If the platform is not open-source, is the computer program copyrightable?
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Can I allow creation of a user profile without their knowledge?

I'm working on an app/website and I want to add functionality, which would allow current users create profiles for their friends and possibly connect these pages with the persons social network ...
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is it illegal for users to store money on a website?

I am aware that there are legal things that need to be considered if someone wants to start their own bank. However people earn money by selling on a website and people spend their money and transform ...
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Is offering uncapped access to certain services but not others by ISPs legal under EU net neutrality laws?

Some ISPs in Europe offer data plans that are capped at certain amount of GB per month. But in this europa.eu page one can read that: The best effort internet is about the equal treatment of data ...
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Under the hiQ vs LinkedIn decision are developers still required to go through Twitter API to scrape Twitter?

Individual developers have been required up to now to sign up for and get approval to use site-specific APIs for social media to search. This requirement has been called into question by the recent ...
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Are Pornographic Websites Really Only for 18+?

Every time I go to porn sites on the internet, it always asks if I'm 18 years or older before I can enter. Are websites legally required to do this? I honestly don't understand the point of it, if I ...
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Is it against the law to take over a defunct website's domain name?

Let's assume that there is a website called Tomorrow Tech run by a company named Viral Tech Ltd. Half a year ago, it was shut down for undisclosed reason. The name of the website was also no longer ...
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Is selling an online poker assistance software that is prohibited by poker sites legal?

I own a small tech firm and we have been approached by a team of professional online poker players. They want us to build a real time assistance software that helps them play poker. It works by ...
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can anyone interpret the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act(CFAA) to include everyday mistakes in good faith?

For example can the statement "Intentionally access without authorization/exceed authorization" be interpreted to mean something like a strict liability for accidental mistakes? Like can a plantiff/...
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Would I be in legal trouble if I charge money on my website that cites other peoples work?

I am thinking about building a website that is a collection of information. Some of the content will be written by me and some of the content is from outside sources. The outside sources will be cited ...
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Does an intranet site need to comply with cookie laws if it's only used internally

I'm developing an intranet site used by employees of my company. The geographic location of an employee could be anywhere around the world but they will be accessing the intranet website using a VPN. ...
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In the CFAA, what exactly do “Intentionally accessed a protected computer without authorization” and “exceeding authorization” mean?

I originally looked at this for web scraping, but upon reading it more, it seems like it could be interpreted to include all types of common mistakes. Does this even include something like a ...
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Bookmarking Service - How much of a website's page is it okay to analyse?

I'm working on an app that could be described as a bookmarking service, where a user can add a URL and build topical lists of interests. For some specific websites that a user could be interested in ...
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Is it illegal to NOT store logs within the UK? (VPN related)

Introduction: I co-run a VPN company. I have a few legal questions since our service has a strict NO-LOG policy enforced. Question: In the UK, it is illegal to store sensitive and private customer ...
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Is it legal to copy the design of a website only to demonstrate coding ability to clients, nothing more?

I'm trying to find out what is "fair use" or not. I'm a web developer trying to get off the ground and my website portfolio has nothing. So, I'm thinking to have a section of my website called "how-to ...
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Legality of Cyber Attack on illegal foreign website

I live in a country where website that provides pornography, illegal drugs, prostitution, illegal gambling, etc are forbidden (in Indonesia). But foreign websites (ex. from western countries) on those ...
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ISP / Internet Cafe liability for copyright infringement in NZ

I recently visited an Internet Cafe in New Zealand that has "Popcorn Time" installed on their computers. "Popcorn Time" is software designed to torrent videos and play them in more-or-less real time. ...
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Is it legal to promote activity on a mobile app with reward based contests?

I am planning to launch a social networking app where, for building an initial community of users, the primary motivation would be a rewarding contest. The contest would involve users earning points 1)...
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What responsibility I have by letting customers take payments from their clients on my system

I want to let users add their Stripe, Braintree or other payment processors API keys to my system and then let them send links to their clients where they can pay for services or whatever they are ...
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Legal hurdles to providing personalized service based on protected demographics?

I am a computer scientist and UI/UX designer working on a fun project - perfect interface discrimination. Essentially, in the same vein as perfect price discrimination, I want to create a system that ...
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Doesn't COPPA incentivize mislabeling Youtube videos?

My understanding of the current situation with Youtube and COPPA is that Google was collecting private data (comments, viewing history, email addresses) about kids, which is a clear violation of COPPA....
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Is remove and ignore a valid response for copyright infringement notice in the EU?

There is a Hungarian non-profit organization in the EU, which has a website. One of the members posted an article on that website and use a copyrighted image as an illustration. The image was ...
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well, I fell for the sugardaddy scam

So, long of the short. They offered to pay off my meager credit card debt. I was able to cancel all the payments but one. I called my bank and reported a fraudulent payment. It was for $211. So, am I ...
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Mistakenly agreed with a scammer’s term of use

R.f. scam Say, someone was scammed by a false online bitcoin mining service. He invested some money to buy the scammer’s service, the service was said to produce bitcoins online at a very fast speed ...
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Can a website incur liability for linking to a funding campaign for a lawsuit against it?

A large website that hosts user-created content has recently announced that it is redacting links to a fundraising campaign for a lawsuit against it "under direction from [its] legal team." Is there a ...
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Are vigilantes actions on DDoSing child porn sites illegal?

There still exist many illegitimate child porn sites on the web. Some vigilantes organized and DDoS those child porn sites, typically because they think the government is inadequate to seize the ...
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Deletion of Facebook messages

This question has been asked before, but it doesn't bring up several important points. As things currently stand, deleting a Facebook message only removes it from your inbox but the recipient still ...
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Legality of reading unpaid e-book/research paper (ex. from genlib/sci-hub)

What is the legality of reading unpaid e-book/research paper (ex. from site like genlib/sci-hub) (In my case, in Indonesia). is someone eligible to be charged because they downloaded the e-book/...
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Is it legal to disclose a technical vulnerability publicly that might cause a monetary loss to millions of people?

I'll cite an example that came to my mind to crisply explain the essence of my question. It might contain some extreme assumptions not rooted in real world examples. Computer scientist John Doe who ...
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Can I download an image from fandom?

The image I want to get is from fandom and it's from a movie (a promotional image) so I'm wondering if I can legally do it. I would prefer a yes or no answer.
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Is legal to block tracking cookies by tool (machine arrangement)?

I was browsing and suddenly my browser told me that blocked tracking cookies. (Of course some time before I was told that from now on it is able to do so.) I wonder if it is truly legal to block ...
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Are Brazilian companies allowed to store the first 6 digits of my card number?

I tried buying a bus ticket online from a bus company from Brazil and the payment failed. However, in the history of payments the failed transaction shows the first 6 and the last 4 digits of my card ...
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Can law enforcements from country(A) request or force an isp or a company from country(B) handover its logs?

If someone hacks a server from country(A) using a vpn from country(B), law enforcements from country(A) must obtain logs from the vpn company or the vpn isp from country(B) inorder to find the person ...
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How does a company, with a multinational presence, establish the correct Jurisdiction to work within?

For the purpose of this question, let's assume an eCommerce company has the following profile: Registration Location: London; Distribution and Manufacturing: London; Domain Name: www.example.co....
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Will I go to jail if I made an Artificial Intelligence?

I am a programmer, I'm always using different programming languages to make something like a hobby or just my playground. Now I have several insights of how can I make an Artificial Intelligence, ...
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Copying job ads from top brands

Is it illegal to copying job posting from top brand's websites ie: Facebook, Google, Amazon, TCS, Tesla, SpaceX etc? Such brands always post open job position: Is it illegal to spider/crawl or ...
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Is publishing a web scraping script on Github to get data from a website to publish it on another place, illegal?

I have written a script that fetches some information that is on a website and upon command it publishes it on another place. Is it illegal to publish it on Github and also if you use it?
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Can a person use a picture of me for a non profit organization? It’s on the internet and I’m not happy about it?

My picture is on a non profit organization without my permission. Can this be removed ? The title at hand states recovering sexual abuse .
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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I hope someone can help. I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when ...
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GDPR IFrame Cookies - Opt-In necessary?

A lot of googling didn't help me with the following questions: Given I own a website which only creates one cookie that identifies a users session - is it okay to embed said website in an iframe ...
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“Impersonating” a government agent for an Alternate Reality Game

Say I'm creating an alternate reality game where I want players to be contacted by an FBI agent through email. Ideally, in order for players to remain immersed, the email would appear to be actual ...

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