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Product experience in 3D VR/AR

Let's imagine the case I offer to see a 3D sportscar (Ferrari or any sportscar brand), and you can explore it in my own programed VR/AR web-visor. The customer is not buying the product (the 3D model ...
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Is bypassing a website's “rules” via proxies, VPNs, etc. illegal?

Say a site only allows users to post every 20 minutes. If I use a proxy I can post as much as the speed of the proxy/connection/"fooling" allowed to make the site think I am coming from different IPs, ...
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University diploma / various certificates under GDPR

Background: I'm considering building a web (focused to Europe) which, for one of it's part, would require users to upload their university diplomas and/or other similar certificates of achieved ...
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Can I use the Wi-Fi logo on a website?

Despite reading Wi-Fi alliance style guide, I don't understand whether I can use the Wi-Fi logotype on my website. The style guide seems to target the producers of Wi-Fi equipment only; my case is ...
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Is Rock Paper Scissors considered gambling?

Consider I run a rock paper scissors matches online, where users buy in and cash out money if they win. Would this be legal in the United States? It is somewhat similar to esports tournaments, where ...
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Is it legal for someone to try to pass of my website as their own as long as they've kept the same MIT license?

The source code for my personal website is publicly visible on GitHub and hosted live with GitHub Pages. Back when I was creating this site, I didn't really understand the implications of copyright ...
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Using part of a copyrighted or trademark name in a product name

There is a software that called Mautic, i devloped an App/plugin that extends it's features and named it Mautify... Today i received an email from that software company telling me that my use to the ...
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What effect does a project's software license have on its cultural works?

0BSD and ISC are software licenses. They grant permissions for software. I guess these granted permissions legally only apply to what fits the legal definition of software. What if a project combines ...
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law about cookies on a website

I work on a website. The target group of the man I code the website for is everybody. I am worried about the cookies law. I intend to use Google Analytics. This service already uses cookies I want ...
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Building a Formula 1 non-commercial website. Terms of usage clarification

I would like to create a website for F1 results. This website is intended to be a “pet” project (non-commercial, no advertising, no donations, only for programming experiments). As a service to get ...
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Deletion of personal data

I recently registered an account on an employment agency website. Had to provide my email address, a password and of course all of my personal data, including my complete professional background. ...
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Is it GDPR-compliant to require *public* publishing of personal info as condition for access to a service?

Background: For roughly 2 decades I've run my own private email infrastructure for myself, open source projects, and a few other individuals over business internet service intended for such usage. I'...
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Is it legal for a company to not allow me to download my data unless I pay for the premium plan?

I started using a website on the free version knowing it was somewhat locked down. But after using it for a while I learned that I cant download my own data unless I pay for the premium plan. I am ...
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Is it legal to copy site content when providing link to original

Lets say I have a website and the content on my website originates for the most part from other websites. But when the content is from an other website i provide a link to this original content with ...
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What should I do if facebook ignore fake news?

Now, our state is in war zone and people are dying daily because of war. Government and Arakan Army are fighting with heavy weapons. No Journalist are allowed to enters, we have 17 divisions in our ...
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Do I need to ask for permission to use tokens?

I know that you need to ask the user for permission to use cookies. However I use OAuth from Google Firebase. OAuth works with tokens instead of cookie-authentication, however, for the user it makes ...
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Is offering a proxy web service illegal in India?

Can I offer a service that fetches the page input by user and return the data as it is in response as a web page under my domain? I will simply send a request from my server to the provided
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Are Online Contracts signed by a Minor and their Guardian/Parent Legally Binding

Amazon Web Services in their agreement explicitly requires you to be able to lawfully enter into contracts. [...] You represent to us that you are lawfully able to enter into contracts [...] If I ...
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Reuse images from web archives

There was a strategy game where I and my friends played for several years. The original developers closed the game 3 years ago. We have asked them to open the source code when they did it but they did ...
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Is it legal to copy large amount of data peer to peer in Canada

Is it legal to transfer large amounts of encrypted data peer to peer in Canada? I transfer data from my friend PC in another country. The data is encrypted, so nobody can ever know which data it is. ...
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Risky to provide summary of legal document with the document?

I'm planning on including Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, etc for users of my website. Following best practices I want to require affirmative "I agree to the terms and conditions" (or similar) ...
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How can I safely provide a free online service?

I am developing a website for secure sharing credentials. Similar to https://www.cloak.sh/ . How can I protect myself and hopefully eliminate all my liability, while still providing a service "...
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Can I Collect Information About Children Under 13 If It Is Given By A Parent?

I am making a location sharing app, and one of its features is being able to represent someone who doesn't have a phone. It will basically assume the person with no phone (such as a child) is right ...
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What does COVID-19 have to do with Live Audio at SCOTUS

The US Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments during Corona virus pandemic over teleconference. This is to comply with social distancing and prevent the spread of the disease. But why are they ...
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Is a website that receives user manual input (that they got from other websites) infringe copyright? [duplicate]

1. Does a website that receives user manual input (that they got from other websites) infringe copyright or is it considered “sweat of the brow” doctrine? A website asks a user to input data, that ...
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Can Lavabit be suspended again?

From the about page: In 2013, we suspended service to protect our global customers when the U.S. government ordered us to release our Transport Layer Security private keys. To protect your ...
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Registering a copyright for a web-app: what type?

I'm registering a copyright for a draft of a web-application I'm developing. I shared it with a potential defactor too soon and I want to at least put something down. In the "type of work" section, ...
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Same domain name as an old site

A few years ago I was looking for a domain name to use for my website. After trying a couple hundred names I eventually found one that wasn't taken. I did a quick google to make sure the name wasn't ...
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If a website receive an attack by an Hacker, who is evanutally liable for the data breach?

I'm trying to create a very general example, i know there are surely hundreds of variables that must be analyzed but even just some general considerations from who had some experience can be useful ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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