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If someone wanted to take legal action against someone else online, in which country should it be done?

This is a real scenario I witnessed. But for the sake of anonymity, I will not specify any names. Suppose the following entities: X is the company that provides a service. It is based in country C1. ...
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Is using proxies to circumvent rate limit to scrape data legal?

Im under the Indian jurisprudence and this is what the Indian Information Act of 2000/66F says on the matter, Indian Information Act 2000/66F Punishment for cyber terrorism.– Whoever,– with intent ...
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Have any GDPR (or other) laws been breached during this scenario?

This whole thing is to do with using an IP address to identify an anonymous forum account and then sharing details of the ownership of this account with another member. I will explain the best I can: ...
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Data scraping from LinkedIn—is it okay to publicize it?

I am doing a project using data from LinkedIn. Basically, I am extracting the "workplace" field from people that went to my university. I was told by someone in the research group that ...
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Is hyperlinking legal in Europe?

This is why I am asking such a strange question: Europe has a law called GDPR which imposes responsibility of processing on the person who decides the means of processing of personal data. Now, if ...
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As per GDPR, how are the agree/disagree to cookie buttons to be designed?

I just stumbled over this very... interesting cookie dialogue on the Ansible site: How am I, as the average user, to decide if I'm agreeing or not to the choice with "Out" or "In"?...
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Legal issue with open source font?

I use a free, open source font called "Metropolis" for my webpages. However, apparently there now is a legal issue due to similarities to a licensed font called "Gotham", owned by ...
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Legal issues when displaying specific content of a website inside my website/app [duplicate]

I am creating an android application and I want to add as many online games as possible. There are a tone of websites that provide free to play HTML5 games and I am wondering if I can just take the ...
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Very simple static website with Google Analytics. How to make it GDPR compliant?

There is a very simple static website for a commerce. That website only shows information. It has Google Analytics to count visits with the default GA script placed in : <head> <script>...
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Uploading purchased (edited) music to YouTube

Say that a hobbyist DJ purchases CDs, digital tracks and what are known as mixtapes (free music) and slows them down or things like that. If that DJ wants to share the result of this, is it legal to ...
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Music in private online social gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Me and a small group of friends (10 people) are going to have a party. Normally, we would meet each other at someones home. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everybody will stay at their own ...
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What exactly is banned if the US TikTok and WeChat bans go into effect?

On August 6, 2020, President Trump issued two executive orders, EO 13942 banning TikTok, and EO 13943 banning WeChat, in 45 days if they are still owned by their original companies (as I understand it)...
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Online crime, subpoena, search, and arrest [closed]

Suppose that someone hacks a website, and suppose that the police find what the hacker's IP address was at the time of hack, and they contact the Internet Service Provider to resolve the IP address to ...
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Why can Domain Registrars sell trademarked Domains?

For example, as of writing this, Vanillacoke.org is available for purchase. There would be nothing to stop me from buying this and Godaddy or whichever Registrar profiting from it. Why are domain ...
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Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act and retweeting with comment

The bill Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act (OFVDA) would, if, passed, amend CDA 230. It includes the following text: RESPONSIBILITY: For purposes of subparagraph (A), being responsible in ...
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Website Disclosures to cover estimations/rounding/stale data

I am developing a website for a client, and we want to include some legalese in the disclosures that protects us against claims that our inforation was not correct: Some facts/figures may be outdated ...
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Is it legal to create a fake google certificate and distribute it en masse?

The question is exactly what the title says. I am a student attending a rather large high school in South Carolina. In order to block to youtube, proxies, games, etc., the school has disabled SSL and ...
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Is posting in blog format notes from out-of-print book where some content is original and other content is copied word-for-word illegal?

The out-of-print book is Commutative Algebra by Matsumura. For example, you can't buy it on Amazon. I take notes, solve the exercises, but sometimes in my notes (typed) I just copy word-for-word what ...
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Is it against Riot Games Worlds Pick'em contest rules to collaborate with others in predicting the result?

The contest in question is the League of Legends Worlds Pick'ems. Entrants are to rank teams in order of winning probability for both virtual and physical prizes. As there are a limited number of ...
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Clicking ads as a form of protest or boycott

Would it be legal to click on ads on the internet, as a form of protest or boycott, making the advertisers waste time, money, or resources for something that you are not actually interested in? What ...
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Can choosing a username with corporate terms be a violation of the law?

I recently answered this excellent question on the Software Recommendations SE: Method/Software to rename multiple files in ascending numerical order regardless of file type? I just noticed the ...
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Enforcing academic integrity in light of Chegg's terms of service

According to Chegg's terms of service, No materials from the Services may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any ...
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Legal status of js code on web-site

Normally, every code, distributed to be run on user machines, come with a license. If you do not agree with a license, you can't run a code. Moreover, license clearly states responsibility of the ...
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Is it allowed to “copy” a website design? [closed]

For example, I really like the designs of Google pages. Google offers Material.io with which you can design this really similar. Is it allowed to design your own website very similar to another?
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Can I use a workaround I developed to bypass the internet filter at work?

I found a workaround (by writing some code) to bypass the internet filter at work. Is that considered hacking? Or perhaps violating the company's rules. Am I the one to be blamed for finding a ...
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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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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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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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what can be done to find out how to see who owns a gmail account and facebook account used to slander me

I was the subject of an ABC news investigation against a unlicensed psychologist, the episode aired april 10th 2019, ABC attempted to interview the psychologist on april 8th approx 2:pm, less than an ...
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Is internet tracking “public info” for insider trading purposes?

Suppose I own a search engine. I look at my server logs and see that the query "how to fix exploding engine" is very popular in the area around Tesla headquarters. Would it be legal to act on this ...
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Delete another user's account using my email address

Let's suppose I have an email account: user@example.com. Then, some other user signs up on a third-party service with email-based login with my email address (by mistake or not) and then I receive a ...
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Can I build an iPhone app that generates cryptocurrency income without the user's consent or knowledge?

I had an idea of an iPhone app but I'm not sure if the methods are entirely legal. For that reason I thought I would come here to ask. Where I live, in Canada, it can get pretty cold. Hence, I had the ...
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Which kind of lawyer does a hacking and spying victim need? [closed]

In the event that someone hacks your devices in order to let people on the internet spy on you every day, which kind of lawyer do you need to attack the situation? Based on what's being done and how ...
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Is it illegal to refuse to fix a hacked website?

Suppose there's a website or a server that has been hacked. There is no personal data stored anywhere, so there hasn't been a real data breach, because basically there's no valuable data to steal at ...
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Who owns the work created on freelance platforms like Fiverr?

Imagine this scenario: I go on Fiverr and hire an artist to create a piece of artwork for me. Everything went well, the artist created the piece, I'm happy with it and I paid for it. Now, who owns the ...
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I notices I'm overcharged in Internet in Australia. Where to complain?

I have subscribed to an internet service in Australia and they overcharged me. They are not following laws. I have found a few resources to prove they are in wrong. https://www.business.gov.au/...
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Does expungement of a case refer to online history?

When a court's expungement order stipulates that all entities with related data to the case, and data collection and data reseller companies destroy any and all records related to a case; does this ...
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Is it really possible to use Google Analytics without consent, and if so, why exactly?

I'm asking about the GDPR and the European Union. Lots of websites claim that it is possible to use Google Analytics without asking for the user's consent. Even some answers here suggest that it is ...
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“Personal ideas” website: using contributions from readers freely

Let's say I'm thinking about an unsolved mathematical problem for a hobby and I draw some conclusions of my own. I'd like to make these ideas public, allow anyone to use them absolutely freely (even ...
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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 getting money from advertisements like Google Ads considered a commercial usage?

Suppose I write an article on a blog that has Google Ads installed. Then, I use an illustrated image with a non-commercial use only license. I make money from advertising in my blog, not selling my ...
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Does GDPR consent notification apply to access points intended purely for maintenance?

Suppose I have a publicly available interface, intended to be used exclusively by me or my employees for the purposes of maintenance, e.g. an SSH server. Since I am processing user's IP address when ...
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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 it illegal to make an account on 'DarkNet' marketplaces (which provide illegal goods for purchase), but not actually make any trades?

i know this might be a goofy question, but i wanted to ask here, i am thinking about making tutorial videos on tor because it fascinates me, and i wanted to find out if it's illegal to create accounts ...
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Giffy's website content and copyright law [duplicate]

I was wondering how a website like Giffy doesn't have any copyright problems, or trials from movie and tv-show productions offices, since it generates milions of dollars of incomes with small parts of ...
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Is it Cyber defamation and cyber insult crime to talk about someone else in the private chat?

So me and my friends had a group chat and we were talking about someone not in the group chat. We gave her some funny nickname but we never said it publicly. It was all in the private group chat thats ...
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Can internet providers use navigation data for advertising / profiling?

My internet provider knows which sites I am connecting to (even if only the server names, when using https). Can they legally use that information for profiling / advertising? For instance, if they ...
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Using an openload server for free [closed]

So, I want to make my own website for watching movies and TV shows but not in English but in my native language. So I was wondering is it legal to just upload videos from the openload server or some ...
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When do I need an impressum?

I have found this statement here. "The Impressum is legally required on all commercial websites published in German-speaking countries" What does this mean? If I publish a website, then it ...

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