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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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Who is responsible for the actions of an AI (artificial intelligence) agent?

say i have a software that has AI(artificial intelligence) incorporated into it locally, and the user gives the software some permissions. if the software has caused some problems (developed a hack to ...
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What types of recourse do I have against people who contact my employers about thing I have of Facebook?

I made a factual statement about mathematics on Facebook. A group of people took exception to what I said and decided that they would contact my employer because they thought it made me unfit to be a ...
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Will a site get into trouble if it's users use it's resources for unethical/unhealthy things on the internet?

Take the site 10minutemail.com for example. What if someone uses the temporary email and logs into somewhere on the internet and does something illegal. When the investigations happen, the email will ...
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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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What exactly does “Copyright © [year] [company]” on a website entail? [duplicate]

Almost every website has some variation of "Copyright © [year] [company]" at the bottom. Sometimes they also add "All rights reserved". What exactly do those terms entail? My biggest concern is this: ...
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GDPR - Withdrawn user consent

I have been reading alot about user consent management according to the GDPR and one problem I can't see solved anywhere is managing withdrawn consent. The user gives his consent to use his data and ...
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Are server-logs reckoned as storing of personal data by website (GDPR)?

Well, almost all website have IP logs in "/home/logs/" folder (which is stored by hosting's Apache web-server (or whatever), and not by my site CMS). Should I state that in our privacy policy?
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Do marketing emails require consent?

I am getting spammed with marketing emails from Tough Mudder. Their unsubscribe link takes me to a page where I have to either accept the fact they will send me emails or unsubscribe from everything, ...
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Contract necessary for the most basic processing under GPDR?

I am very pleased to have found this resource and am hoping I can be guided to some clarity on some points regarding processing of webserver access logs. I have not yet found these addressed here or ...
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Getting New York based company to delete my personal information

I registered with Topresume.com and uploaded a copy of my resume. I found their service to be poor and according to the Privacy Policy they may sell information to third parties. Is there any laws in ...
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Sexting and age

This question is about sexting (a person sending a sexually explicit image of themself to a recipient by electronic means). When can the recipient get in trouble with the law if the person sending ...
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Are website operators allowed to detect and block website content based on browser add-ons?

In this case, it's about Ad Blocker. I've noticed more and more websites blocking their content based on whether their visitors are using this add-on or not. From their point of view, I understand it'...
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Is it legal to use the Tor Network and Tor Software in the United States?

Is it legal to use the following provided by the Tor Project: Using the Tor Browser Using the Tor Network Browsing *.onion domains Browsing the "Hidden Wiki" Provided I'm not doing anything illegal ...
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Why YTS owner not jailed for illegal digital distribution, even police caught him?

The guy behind YTS must be thanking his lucky stars. On 21 October, 2015 MPAA team shut down YTS site. Mega Upload owner was jailed for decades, even after he is running legal site, But YTS is not a ...
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Legality of Proxy sites and DMCA

I own a semi successful proxy website. It was created initially to assist co workers in the web hosting industry for troubleshooting propagation of new websites. Recently I have been receiving DMCA ...
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Definition of “Direct Financial Benefit” in the DMCA Title 17

I run a website with pages for famous people, books, brands, movies, etc. Users can rate and discuss these things. Each page has a "profile picture", which is added by a user and then approved by a ...
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EU fines Google $2.7B, based on which laws?

Yesterday the news came out that the European Union fined Google for $2.7B because they, according to the EU, place their own services higher in the result than competitors. Google suffered a major ...
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When is linking to copyrighted material illegal?

If Alice is a photographer, she takes a photo, owns the copyright and posts it on her public website, then Bob links to that photo on his public website, is he infringing on her copyright? Does it ...
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What can I do if someone posts nude pictures of me on the Internet?

I live in Michigan and my ex girlfriend lives in Indiana. She took a picture of me fully nude and we broke up. I guess someone got her phone and now they are posting nude pictures of me to people I ...
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Does a user have the right to request their forum posts deleted?

Forum posts and similar stuff: chat messages from chatlogs, etc. According to https://eugdprcompliant.com/personal-data/ , a person's social media accounts and their posts there are considered ...
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A computer “virus” that only spreads (no payloads) - Is it illegal?

Let's say that someone makes a computer virus. The only thing the virus does is email itself to random emails. Upon someone opening the virus, it is emailed from their computer to other random emails ...
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Is it always permissible to republish the Metadata of a website?

If you right click in this website and select "View page source", you can find between hundreds of lines of code the following: <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary"> <meta ...
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Can I legally scrape data from a website for use in my app?

I'm working on a little app that need AIS boats data. Without cracking something I've found that a website give it: http://shipfinder.co/endpoint/shipDeltaUpdate.php?bounds=49.439658,0.061074,49....
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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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What is the legal structure of online “TOS”?

TOS, also known as "terms of service" or "terms of use", is an agreement entered into by a user, usually before the user is allowed to use the company's product but is it an agreement(contract), or ...
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Terms and condition for web scraping

I intend to scrape (download all articles) from a newspaper website which has some terms and conditions listed in its footer. The part which seems to be in my interest is as follows: You shall not ...
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Is sharing onlnie a video with copyrighted song in background illegal?

I am helping a friend make a Facebook page. I am one of the admins. The page is for her clothing modeling. She had me upload a video of her walking down a run way modeling, but Facebook notified me it ...
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What must I do to legally create a MMO browser game? [closed]

I am an adult programmer who knows (absolutely) nothing about law. What must I do to start a MMO browser game? I mean a massively-multiplayer online browser game similar to (for example) Travian, ...
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Can anything be done when people admit to crimes through an online game?

When playing an online game recently, I heard two players on voice chat discussing how they've raped women before. Over the years, I've heard many awful things said through voice chat, but nothing ...
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Is legal to sell virtual goods?

Is it legal to buy cheap virtual items (as game keys, in-game items, etc.) and then sell or trade them for a higher value? I have some items that went up in price and I'm thinking of selling them. ...
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Charging someone with theft of virtual currency

I've done some reading about gruesome tales of folks spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on video game currencies only to have their accounts irreversibly stolen or lost due to a bad in game ...
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Could Ross Ulbricht from Silk Road not get life sentence?

Ross Ulbricht was the creator and operator of Silk Road, the first modern darknet market, best known as a platform for selling illegal drugs, until his 2013 arrest. From the criminal complaint, Ross ...
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To share a summary of a book, and put my name on it, is illegal?

I made a summary of a book I used in class years ago in order share it with my students. In the summary, I took whole sentences and equations from the original book, and reduce the pages from 600 to ...
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GDPR, is scrolling the page can mean cookie acceptance?

For example take a look at https://www.cookiebot.com/ as soon as you scroll down a bit, the consenting options fades away, and it puts a cookie in your browser, that you accepted their cookies. Is ...
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UAE now banning Virtual Private Network (VPN) access. Are business travelers exempt?

According to a few news articles, the UAE is passing a new law with heavy penalties for using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Another report says: Travelers also come under this law and if caught ...
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Is scraping real estate data illegal in anyway?

So a relative of mine works in the real estate business and she wants me to write a Python script that scrapes property prices and lot size from a website, calculate price per sqft, and email her the ...
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Law and open-source project

I am going to create open-source project for Linux, and i would like to ask you, how is it with licenses and law. For example i will make a project with GPL license and: Must i have company, or can ...
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Are tweets an intellectual property? [duplicate]

I am currently planning to use someone's tweet in my book & tweet won't include any images (which will made commercially available). So , first are tweets intellectual property protected by ...
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Is it legal to copy a website's terms of use?

I was wondering if it's legal to copy a website's "Terms of Use" policy, and then use it on your own website?

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