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A friend needs help. Sexting overseas with minor [closed]

A friend of mine sent a nude photo to someone he didn’t know was under 18. He is 19 and she is 17. The girl asked for a nude photo and he sent one moments later. He didn’t know her age at all. She ...
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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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Can I be held liable if users of my Filesharing Site upload copyrighted Material? [duplicate]

So here's my problem. I run a Filesharing Site where Users can upload Files for free and Share them. Now yesterday evening someone filed a DMCA Complaint because someone uploaded a copyrighted file. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Can action be taken against a Discord server for someone admitting in chat they're under 13 then changing their age to over 13 thereafter?

Suppose you have a Discord server with a member who voluntarily tells people in chat that they are 12 years old. For purposes of this example, the user says I am 12 years old. Then after making that ...
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Does a corporation “ do business” wherever its subsidiaries do?

Does a corporation fall under the jurisdiction of wherever its subsidiaries or affiliates do business ? Consider there is no common branding and operations are separate .
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Can I use text from other web-sites to create a publicly available text corpus (dataset) for training language models? [duplicate]

Let's assume that we have a web site that regularly publish some content which is free. In other words, anyone can access this content without registration and any payment. To make it more specific, ...
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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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Website project canceled. Do I need to Restore old page? [closed]

A person contacted me to create a website for him for a fixed price. I verbally agreed. After the client always asked for more functionality, I decided to define the scope in a written contract, also ...
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Is it ok to set up a private music website without royalties? [closed]

Suppose that there is a private band. They occasionally record covers for the fun of it, they don't distribute, sell, or perform live so don't require any permission / royalties for their covers. ...
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Are freelancers liable when products they develop for a client suffer data-breaches?

Supposing this is a freelancer & client in the EU and that a website was reasonably secured when developed. Imagine there are no written contracts and a year after delivery this client's website ...
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Will Naver own all user content on Wattpad when the sale goes through?

On January 19, the Naver buy of Wattpad was reported. I am concerned. To my knowledge, Wattpad has allowed users to retain the copyright on their content published on the site, as supported by this ...
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Does section 230 protect users who distribute pirated content?

From my non-lawyer reading, it seems the prime protection in section 230 is clause (c)(1): (1)Treatment of publisher or speaker No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated ...
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In Europe, can I refuse to use Gsuite / Office365 at work?

See above. In a country where GDPR applies (Italy in my case), do I have the right to refuse giving consent to Google and Microsoft to store my personal data, if this account is for work use? Or, in ...
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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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Publishing research obtained by violating Google's TC

I believe Google's Terms and Conditions prohibit bot scraping: that is, submitting lots of (automated) search queries in a short time. This is enforced by mechanisms such as CAPTCHAs and IP ...
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Online Service Requires 2-User Minimum Billing for Per-User Priced Product

Is this legal under Payment for Services Not Rendered if only one user account is ever used? I'm using an online service, Hubstaff, to keep track of my time and invoice clients for the time I work on ...
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Can I add software logos in my video? [closed]

I make a video about the AR filter that I created, showing my work process. Can I add logos of the applications that I used in this video? And is there any official source fo these logos, or can I ...
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What is cyberstalking?

What constitutes cyberstalking? If I contacted a person online 4 times is that cyberstalking? (3 times were over email apologising for accidentally nearly logging onto their account and the 4th time I ...
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Can I edit a (copyrighted) logo to use for my website?

I've made a website that notifies users when an item on another site (lets call it source site) is on special (the source site does have this feature, but it doesn't work well). For the logo for my ...
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Are there legal consequences of being banned by a web service?

If you get IP banned from a website (like reddit), while youre on your phone, do you face any legal repercussions? Does it show up on your record? Do you get banned from other websites? Do the police ...
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As a French citizen owning an Estonian company, can I be sued for that company activity by another French company under French law?

Within the following situation: I have the French nationality. I have an Estonian company, created as part of the e-Residency program. This company purpose is doing "web scraping", ...
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Is it possible to embed a PayPal donation button and still be GDPR compliant? [closed]

I've read that PayPal embeds a pixel in its button which tracks every user that visits the website. Is that true? More generally, is it possible to embed a PayPal donation button and still be GDPR ...
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Do I need to file a DBA for a mobile application / website published using my LLC's name?

I have formed an LLC in my state. I am currently developing a mobile application under a different name, but published as my LLC. Note, the mobile application itself will not generate revenue directly....
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Is it legal to view a site's directories/files/bare index that contain sensitive information?

I've been getting into cyber security and learned there are certain sites that have their directory browsing enabled, like a URL that contains the files/folders of a site that contain content, which ...
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I emailed a law and data privacy professor regarding an issue I was having to do with internet privacy law. Will I get in legal trouble for this?

I emailed an American law and data privacy professor to ask to help explain whether google could reveal my information if a court order was taken out to identify me. I was very over emotional in the ...
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How does Google and other websites avoid infringing on 3rd party copyrights for displaying images for 'commercial' purposes?

I really hope someone would be able to clear things up, because this question has been bugging me for a long time now. Google Images (and frequently Google Search as well) shows images associated with ...
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Liability for hyperlinking

Is there any jurisdiction which holds a website liable for policies of another website for hyperlinking to that website.Liability refers to any requirement like tracking number of link clicks or ...
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Using pictures with logos in portfolio [closed]

My company (a construction company) has done a lot of work with large chains, such as retail stores and restaurants. I would like to display pictures of some of these stores on the company portfolio ...
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Legality of Network companies scanning TCP ports - how has my consent been obtained?

In my firewall and IIS logs I constantly see entries for servers from companies like ZenLayer, Dedipath, DigitalOcean and other Network-related businesses that appear to ping/scan my systems to ...
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Do I have the right to let Twitter deactivate/hide a public account I had, but no longer use?

So a number of years ago, I created a Twitter account which I forgot the password and email to. More than 3 years ago, almost 4. I did not post anything, almost nothing. Just liked a couple of posts. ...
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What does it mean that, for commercial use of this font, “a license is highly recommended”?

I intend to be running a web application in the browser for commercial use. The font I am considering at the moment is: Akzidenz Grotesk which can be downloaded for free provided it is for personal ...
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Who owns the rights to the questions on Stack Exchange?

I asked a question here a year ago and this was removed. Who owns the rights to the question, and can it be republished? On what grounds could it have been removed?
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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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Data scraping from LinkedIn—is it okay to publicize it? [closed]

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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Does revealing the owner of an anonymous forum account breach GDPR (or other) laws?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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