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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 illegal to sell a picture of an item (rather than the actual item) with the intent of fooling automated scripts into purchasing it?

As of right now, a lot of scalpers are setting up bots that are buying up hard to get things like capture cards, Xbox Series X, and PS5s. Is it illegal for someone to post a picture of one of these ...
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How risky is modifying the logos of social media sites?

A lot of websites have social media buttons, which allows users to share the page on various sites. These buttons use the logos of these sites. Most social media sites don't allow third parties to ...
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Protect my JavaScript librar [closed]

Please read carefully and help me, I am a web developer and I have built a JavaScript library for my future projects that I will sell on markets like Envato. I need a license that saves my rights that:...
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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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What are the limits of service provision/PII consent for compliance with GDPR?

Most of the internet business model can be described as providing data in exchange for seeing adverts. These adverts are worth a lot more if they can be targeted. The GDPR applies to this, such that ...
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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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Do websites need to notify users when PP and TOS are cosmetically changed?

Websites are supposed to notify their users if the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy are changed. What if the meaning remains the exact same, and only the syntax, spelling, etc are changed? Here are ...
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Can you request response to SAR by web form?

When one makes a GDPR Subject Access Request (SAR), one can specify a particular form of response, for example by email. Also the data can be requested in a structured, commonly used and machine-...
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Can I post on Twitter a stock photo without paying?

Found a cool image: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/photo/urban-crowds-of-people-from-above-royalty-free-image/1180113568 There are many jurisdictions: Twitter jurisdiction Getty Images ...
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Is caching copyrighted content illegal in EU?

I found this question and this article on wiki about copyright aspects in EU. However they don't talk about caching (I found only this for US). Imagine the scenario where there's a service/website ...
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Is it legal to use a VPN to reduce subscription fees?

I have seen VPN companies and their sponsees openly advertise the fact that VPNs can be used to change the apparent country you are connected from, and pay lower rates for subscriptions and services, ...
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Is it legal to scrape an individuals' public data from Facebook/Twitter/Instagram?

I am building a website builder for small businesses. During the onboarding process the user provides his/her business social media accounts. I am interested on extracting the public information in ...
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What is the legal basis of requiring permission before one can link to a webpage?

I came across the "Linking Terms" of OTC Markets Group Inc.'s website: PLEASE READ THESE LINKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("LINKING TERMS") BEFORE LINKING TO THIS WEB SITE. YOU MAY ...
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How can I register a domain that someone is cybersquatting and using for malware?

I reside in the United States and I'm interested in registering a ".com" domain. However, the current register is cybersquatting the domain while also redirecting users to a malicious domain ...
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Can a company waive liability for a self-employed contractor without the end client being a party to the agreement?

Consider a self-employed web developer whose work is outsourced from another web development company. That developer could be liable for any mishaps and could be sued by their clients. The web ...
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Repercussions of defying the Cookie Law

I was wondering what case law is out there on the subject, or, if there is not much, what real repercussions can website owners who defy the Cookie Law expect? Say Bob is not only pissed off by the ...
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Copyright infringement and reproduce in web application

I want to know the actual meaning of infringement and reproduce in web application development. I understand that we can take copyright for the Code base (i.e., Source code) or layout of the website ...
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Saving websites for archiving

I am looking into archiving certain articles of websites (not the whole website or nothing similar) I'm interested in, to keep a personal archive of information I want to have available or that I want ...
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Scraping FB phone numbers

I am an EU citizen who codes. I have a project, which works this way: program enters a word into Facebook search program extracts links to the Facebook pages program scrapes (gather and save) the ...
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Web Application and its Copyrights classification [closed]

I wanted to know the facts behind the Web Application Hosting and its classification respective to copyrights. I know the streaming of Video / Audio over Internet its comes under OTT (over-the-top) i....
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GDPR & Privacy Policy for a personal website where the only potential personal data is IP logs

I'm based in the UK, and I am building a personal website (basically an online resume/portfolio) which I have ensured does not collect any personal information (there are no forms, cookies etc.). I do ...
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Do search engines need permission to start searching?

I was talking to my friends a few days ago about search engines and we started discussing whether or not they need permission from websites to crawl them. I looked this one up and it said on Quora ...
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How can I prove that content existed on the Internet?

I want to make a record that establishes that certain content existed on Internet at some point of time. It seems that http://archive.is/ is a way to archive the page. But, are there any other ...
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Are Wix.com and WordPress.com GDPR compliant?

When signing up to Wix.com or WordPress.com there is a bundled consent practice which seems to violate Art.7(4). Note than even no Privacy Policy mentioned in WP.com https://automattic.com/privacy/ ...
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Is VirusTotal's business model violating copyright laws?

For those not familiar, VirusTotal is a Google-owned site that allows anyone to upload any binary so it can be scanned by numerous anti-virus engines. Many third-party products also integrate the ...
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Obtaining parcel GIS data controlled by a private company that uses public information/funds to maintain it?

I am trying to obtain GIS parcel data for non-commercial purposes. So far, most counties provide this information on their public GIS portals. San Luis Obispo and Orange County said they cannot ...
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What laws allow social media companies to “choose” who to serve, but not brick-and-mortar business?

I'll say right away, I know this hot topic is politically divisive, but I'm hoping for a neutral explanation by people with experience. Social media companies (in addition to banks, payment processors,...
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How does GDPR affect GMail GeoDNS?

My employer (in the EU, where GDPR applies) uses Google GSuite, and as a result I have a work webmail that I can check at the host mail.google.com. From what I understand, Google uses GeoDNS, i.e., ...
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Do I need “cookie management modal” in my web application?

We have a web application (+1000 users) and we use analytics cookies and have also some cookies that are required for the application to work. Before the user creates an account, it has to accept both ...
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Do cookie banners need to change for GDPR compliance?

Many sites these days display a "cookie banner" which declares that cookies are being used on the site, generally with a link to a policy document, which state that continued use of the site amounts ...
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Do lax and lazy cookie messages comply with cookie laws?

On a web page, I received a cookie pop-up that looked like this: Which reads as: We use cookies. You probably don't care. Click the button to get rid of this pointless message. Whatever (the button) ...
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Is it legal to host a directory of .onion urls?

.onion is a special-use top level domain suffix designating an anonymous hidden service reachable via the Tor network. .onion. (2016, March 11). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:46,...
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Is visiting the Hidden Wiki legal without visiting any illegal links presented on this site? [duplicate]

Is visiting the Hidden Wiki legal if you do not visit any illegal links presented on this site? For example, for education purposes?
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Can I make a website explaining how to DIY a medical treatment which is not currently approved?

There is a medical treatment which saves lives around the world, but not currently available in the USA, because of new regulation. However this treatment can be easily performed on a DIY basis. There ...
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Where do I put an Impressum on my client's website

We are busy building one of our first websites for a client in the European market. My client has asked that we add an Impressum to their site. I have been reading about these, and it seems pretty ...
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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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First Sale doctrine on digital goods in a virtual world

For our hypothetical we set the stage using Second Life as an example virtual world. Second Life is hosted in the United States by Linden Labs. SL Terms of Service by Linden Labs. People can upload ...
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Web archives and sites with DMCA

Assume the following: A website is indexed by a web archive like the wayback machine. The website receives a DMCA takedown and the content is removed. Does the web archive need to remove the saved ...
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Can I use logos of brands, companies and/or services in a website for linking to my content on those services?

Specifically, can I use the youtube logo on my website as a button to link to a video on youtube that I made? What if I trace the logo, and/or change it a little to fit with the general theme of the ...
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How do sexting laws work in the Netherlands?

I've noticed that in some countries the definition of child pornography varies. For example, in Canada, where if a conversation is private between people of a very small age gap and there is never any ...
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Blackmailing from Germany [closed]

I don’t know from where I should start but I am from Arabic Sudan and my Ex BF who lives in Germany is blackmailing me with private photos and videos he threat that he with post all over and send it ...
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How do I find out if my Internet Service Provider (ISP) was subpoenaed or released information secondary to a subpoena?

What is the best way to find out if a subpoena was served to my ISP ? Next, is there a way to find out who requested the subpoena and what information was released (if any)?
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Conflicting different country laws when browsing the Internet, as you connect to servers worldwide [duplicate]

When a user browses the Internet, downloads or views content and websites, which law are they under, the law from its own country, from where they are browsing the Internet, or the law from the ...
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Agreement to policies provided by a website link: today's version or any future version?

If I am asked to sign something saying that I agree to follow the policies that are provided from a website link, does that mean I'm agreeing to whatever the state of that website is on the day I'm ...
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Are apps “delivered by a door-to-door salesman” in any way, according to FTC rules?

If a person buys an app on the Google Play store, is the person "buying from a door-to-door salesman" or not? That is, the FTC has a mandatory 3-day "Cooling-off Period for Sales Made ...
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Would I get myself into trouble if I say that I'm using pirated material?

Let's say that I am downloading pirated material (pdf books) via bittorrent because I can not afford to pay for the items. If I later say (admit) that I'm downloading and using these pirated ...
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Can a website only publish good reviews?

My mate was buying a car from AutoTrader UK and heavily relying on reviews in their website. When I mentioned it to a relative of mine who owns a car supermarket he said that to post a review in ...
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Can a free website have a terms of service?

I co-own a free website that recently underwent a spam attack. I have considered a terms of service to keep people from abusing the website. However, upon reading sites that inform me how to create ...

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