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Zoom Bombing - What specific law is being broken (US and Canada)

In "zoom bombing" (teleconference hijacking) what specific law is being broken? Youtube's reporting feature asks to cite the specific laws are being broken? The class I witnessed being zoom bombed was ...
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Is it legal to publish scraped data on your website? [duplicate]

INTRO: I wrote a scraper which collects some data such as geographical coordinates, price and urls from a website that sells new and used cars. My idea is to create a website that shows the position ...
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Can I sell fan made merch on etsy?

I'm an artist and have recently got into hand made crafts. Is it okay to sell something with your own art? Such as animal crossing stickers, If I draw some in my own style. Is it okay to sell them? ...
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Mistakenly agreed with a scammer’s term of use

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 without any ...
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If I'm making website for friend for free, should I have him sign something saying he will only provide me with material he owns to put on website?

I would like to help my friend build a website for free. The only concern is have is, if he provides me with copyrighted material that I add to the website, would I be liable? What kind of contract ...
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Can I use my StackOverflow profile to release the contents of my questions and answers under a secondary license?

As I understand, when I post something on StackOverflow (or other StackExchange sites), I have copyright on the contents of the post and I've licensed significant redistribution and re-licensing ...
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If someone lets you use their (e.g. Netflix) account, is it legal to let others use it?

If someone gives me the credentials to login to a streaming site they have an account for, would it be illegal for me to share the credentials with someone else? For example, if Joe tells me the ...
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Is it legal to purchase a domain and have it redirect to one you don't own?

For example could I purchase a domain like "www.myownsearch.com" and just have it redirect to a Google search, for example?
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How novel does a Stack Overflow answer need to be from a copyright perspective?

As I understand, when I post something on Stack Overflow (or other Stack Exchange sites), I have copyright on the contents of the post and I've licensed significant redistribution and re-licensing ...
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Can anything go into a website's TOS just like a normal contract?

To my understanding a website's terms of service is just like a regular contract. You agree to it by click "I agree" or simply by using the website. So hypothetically could a website scam people by ...
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US regulations regarding internet gambling

According to my sources, the SAFE Port Act makes online gambling illegal. According to this source, the act [...] had attached to it a section making it illegal for banking institutions to allow ...
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How can it be legal for companies to send me random crap and then demand payment? [duplicate]

(Although I live in Sweden, I think this applies more or less globally.) Numerous times throughout the years, the most recently today, I have received snailmail notifications from the postal office ...
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U.S. Technology - Is it legal to scrape freely accessible data then charge to be able to filter that data?

Would it be legal for me to sell a service that scrapes and filters the freely accessible data from sites and also provides a link back to them? I essentially want to create a scraper that collects ...
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I have created an App to help isolated people in Corona Virus lockdown. Do GDPR rules apply

I have created an App at helpathome.me which isolated people can use to fill out a form and request help from others. I innocently thought this would be fine but a friend told me that I must comply ...
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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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Is it legal to use “VMware Workstation 15 Player” with earning money purpose?

I am planning to open a blog webpage, publish technology-based content on it and make money via blogger earning methods like Google AdSense. The software I mentioned in the title, which is available ...
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How to anonymize network data packets for commercial use?

I am working on a project where I have to identify anomalies in network traffic of business networks with machine learning. The algorithm is feeded with captured network packets from inside of the ...
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Are you Legally Allowed to add a Screenshot to Google Drive and Create a Sharing Link for Proof

Let's give this for an example: Billy lives in Oregon. Somebody said something in a non-logged chat, and Billy wants to prove they said it. He adds a photo to his Google Drive without the person's ...
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Is opening a blog, publishing technological/educational content on it and earning money via blogger earning methods like AdSense legal?

I am planning to open a blog website and publish technology-based educational content as articles in Turkish language on it. Topics I'll cover are Microsoft and Linux system administration, cyber ...
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Subject Access Request (SAR) of data relating to cookies?

Take a search engine (e.g. Google), where user A can make searches without logging in with their account. The search engine collects, processes and stores, over time, a number of data about the user A,...
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Facebook disabled my account and keeps charging me for ad bills to which I'm denied access to

I've been buying ads on Facebook.com for a few years. On Feb. 9th, my Facebook account was suddenly disabled for no reason at all and I was denied access to all my Facebook assets, business accounts, ...
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Listing out-of-stock item for sale

I was purchasing a product off a website and the product only had one in stock, but it turns out the product was already sold and the product had still been up for quite some time after the purchase, ...
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Some of my personal information was made public some time ago as a school project. Can I legally demand removal of said information?

Some years ago, as a group project in school, I and my group published on a certain page (REDACTED.wordpress.com) information including things like my name, email, phone number, pictures, etc. It was ...
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Is it illegal to make a website for watching unlicensed self-subtitled Korean dramas?

I want to create a website for watching Korean dramas must like this one: https://dramanice.ru/ . I want to add subtitles to all the videos in my language. It would be for educational purposes ...
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GDPR and CDN (content delivery networks)

I have a website hosted in a European server. The website is static (serverless) so I can take advantage of a CDN to serve its whole content. A CDN is, basically, a distributed network of servers. ...
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Do VPN providers really operate under single jurisdiction, even though their servers are located in many different countries?

For example, ProtonVPN claims in many places (e.g. Transparency Report, Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy) that their service operates "under Swiss law", which, among other things (based on their ...
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Can you get sued for someone else modifying a website you own?

I own a website and domain and i've given someone access to modify it (developer). I am not a business and the person who has access is not paid for the job. Recently the person who has access ...
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reproducing data from one website on another

I'm making a website that translates original content scraped from other websites and reproduces it on my own website. The content on the source websites is not behind a paywall, nor does one need to ...
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Who is liable for material on a website?

Someone wants to make a website but had trouble registering with the host. He has asked me to do it with my ID. Hypothetically if copyrighted content or something illegal was done with website, who ...
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Threat to remove company from a crowdsourced website [closed]

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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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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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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Public WiFi - when do you have to delete stored user data?

Note: I originally thought of this for germany, but if you have examples from other countries those are also welcome, since im interested in the topic in general. So lets say im using a public WiFi, ...
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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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Why an app that streams audio from third party site that extracts audio from Youtube is illegal?

Ok, so, let me provide a little background on the topic, I've built an app that mimics the Youtube app, except upon selecting a video it connects to one of the various youtube to mp3 converter sites, ...
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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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Effect of SCOTUS sales tax decision on origin-tax states

I have only read news stories about the SD v Wayfair decision, and I have 2 related questions. According to Intuit, there are 12 states that attempt to charge sales tax on all transactions completed ...
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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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Are computer programs copyrightable work?

If the platform is not open-source, is the computer program copyrightable?
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Do I need permission to use Twitter videos with the embed feature?

I see news agencies always asking for permission to use user shot videos. Most of them go like this, Hi, I am from the XYZ news. Could we use your footage on our website and socials? With ...
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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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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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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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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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