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Can I use an image from The Wolf of Wallstreet for a social media vacancy? [closed]

I hope this is the right site for a question like this, but I want to use an image of Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill) from the movie The Wolf of Wallstreet to use as a background for a social media post ...
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Are the irritating web site warnings about cookies an intentional consequence of European legislation?

It seems that in the last couple of years, it has become standard for web sites to have irritating pop-over notifications that their web site uses cookies “to enhance your user experience” or ...
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If we anonymize Google Analytics IPs do we still need to ask for Cookie consent? [duplicate]

Trying to figure out the most light weight way to have Google Analytics on a site without having to ask for cookie consent. If we turn on IP Anonymization do we still need to ask for consent? If so ...
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Does the GDPR mandate that web sites provide access to cookie settings?

Cross referenced this question with SO just to get more technical perspective In this article it says with respect to: Google Analytics and GDPR consent to cookies and tracking: Based on a true ...
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Does CNNs cookie consent banner comply with the GDPR?

I just got done reading this cookie consent material and it says that we need to keep a record of cookie consent. It also says that the notification needs to allows users to opt in and out of ...
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Can I sell unofficial “names” for bathroom stalls at a public university?

For a $20m+ donation, you can put your name on my university's new recreational facility. This got me thinking, could I do the same thing? As a satirical joke I'm thinking of setting up a website ...
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If you find something indexed on a search engine, is it legal to access and report that to the firm?

I found a US law firm's SQL database indexed on Google exposing email addresses, phone numbers, comments/questions of its clients. Not to mention the user database with even worse information. This is ...
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Is piracy (copyright infringement) not prohibited by law in Tonga? [duplicate]

Inspired by (lack of answers to) another question of mine. I often see sites which illegally distribute copyright-protected content (torrents and the like) using .to domain name (which belongs to ...
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Selling digital tickets who owns the data?

If I sell digital tickets in the UK using an online platform, and they provide the means for me to download that data, who owns that data? Is it the person who paid for the ticket, the platform or me ...
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Caching third party images on my website?

I've built a website (actually, an API, but that data will be used on a website) that provides people with real time data they can use in their own websites and apps. One part of that API is a list ...
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Does my claimant have a right to copyright audio from a popular reciter?

I got plenty of copyright claims on my YouTube channel from Qanawat Audio because I uploaded videos with Abdullah Al-Juhani's recitations in them. I wonder, were they right in copyrighting my video? ...
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Do I need permission to use Twitter videos with the embed feature?

I see news agencies always asking for permission to use user shot videos. Most of them go like this, Hi, I am from the XYZ news. Could we use your footage on our website and socials? With ...
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Why Tonga domains (.to) are not legally shut down, for websites tolerating piracy?

UPDATE: due to lack of clarity in the initial question, I have completely revised it. I, hopefully, made it more comprehensible now. I often see sites which illegally distribute copyright-protected ...
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Duty of care dilemma when reporting Web vulnerabilities to both Stakeholders and Web Service owner

Ok, I am going to ask this question with an Analogy. A Locksmith is walking in the street and comes across a door. The door seems to be well secured to a normal user and is actually a door to safe ...
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'Right to be forgotten' denied due to insufficient identification

I registered for a free online service with fake data while being underage. Years later I request to have the account deleted, using the e-mail address I registered with. However, to identify me as ...
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Heathrow public wi-fi and Data Retention Regulations

My friend visited Heathrow airport and he used their public wifi. He said that he had to provide only his name and email and got access to the Internet. He had not validated his email to get access, I ...
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Is it legal to publish information about the server on a shared hosting webspace?

I have a shared hosting webspace on a linux server. I am showing the uptime of the server on my website, because it's interesting to see... I am now questioning if it's is legal to publish any ...
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Hosting images somewhere else - viable?

Say you have a website that has a gallery of many, many high quality images that you want to provide to your users. Because the images are high quality with large dimensions, their filesizes are huge. ...
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Can a platform become a publisher through it's actions?

Platforms such as social media sites are protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, this allows platforms to avoid liability for most content posted by its users. Publishers, on ...
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Who is infringing copyright when hotlinking is involved?

When a page at "Pirate Site" embeds images from "Example Site" by hotlinking, we have the following situation: Pirate Site isn't actually copying, storing, or manipulating anything. The pages only ...
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GDPR data portability when no data stored

My website is processing IP addresses to automatically select the language for the site, however these IP addresses are not stored in the database. Even though the visitors give consent, do they have ...
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Recreating images from video games in a stats app

I am making a Discord bot that tracks in game stats for many popular video games and I'm having trouble discerning whether it's ok or not to display these stats in a format that replicates the in game ...
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GDPR: Can a website not process personal data?

I want to have a website where I publish my own articles. When a user requests a webpage, I receive an HTTP request from their browser, which contains the IP. Now, for a split second while the ...
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Can a city ban a person from filming in their own house?

Jake Paul was apparently banned from filming in his own LA house, and it seems like ice Poseidon, another Youtuber has been banned filming (or in his case, streaming) outside and from within his LA ...
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Who can the EU fine?

More broadly... what conditions must exist for a governmental body to enforce its laws on a foreign company? Concrete example: the European Union fined Google for what it found to be anticompetitive ...
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Is it illegal to access content on website hidden by CSS

I am not sure if this is the right form to ask this question, so please tell me if I should post this somewhere else. There are some websites (like this) that have part of the page free to view, ...
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Can I cache content which could be illegal in the eu?

Imagine a page where users can enter an url. When they submit it the server will download the entered url, cache it, slightly modify it and serve it to the user. What if the user entered an url of a ...
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Is it illegal for a website's moderator/administrator to access your computer when you are posting comments?

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is a United States cyber security bill that was enacted in 1984 as an amendment to existing computer fraud law (18 U.S.C. § 1030), which had been included in ...
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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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Is it legal to pose as a competitor's customer?

If company X wants to find out information about company Y's online product, is it illegal for X to hire a contractor to pose as a customer using false details? Assuming no documents are signed, has ...
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What happens when an ISP who was subpoenaed for an IP doesn't have their IP logs anymore?

What if police wanted to find a copyright violator or someone who hacked or committed a worse crime in the United States and the ISP in question deleted there IP assignment logs. Then how would they ...
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Export Classification of a Cloud Web Application

Need help identifying in which specific category a cloud web application hosted on AWS would fall. The web application would be served via HTTPS TLS 1.2 in Software as a service mode to multiple ...
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Is it required for a website/file-sharing site to log the IP of downloads?

MediaFire claims they keep no logs of who downloads or accesses your folders. Is this legal and if it's not true, could they get into any legal trouble from it? The first image is there support ...
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Is it legal to ignore “Do Not Track” for data subjects who fall under the GDPR?

The "Do Not Track" (DNT) flag is an optional header field in HTTP requests sent by web browsers to web servers. It requests that the website not track the user, or not track the user across different ...
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Popular websites using images from other websites with a link-back to source in the credit

I've seen this happen all the time. Hugely popular websites like Buzzfeed, Scoopwhoop and several other use images from other websites and leave a link back to source in the credits. What is the ...
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Freely accessible work on the Internet: publication or public performance/display?

I have long been under the impression that making one's own copyrightable work available on the Internet for free does constitute publication for the purposes of copyright law in most/all Western ...
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Can I legally make a website about boycotting a certain company?

Located in the US. Can I make a website which is specifically aimed at boycotting a certain company? There is no lawsuit between myself and the company. There would be no defamation on the website ...
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Can a sysadmin ever read emails or PMs on his server, when secrecy of correspondence is in the constitution?

There is another question here that asks something similar, but apparently it refers to the US, where secrecy of correspondence doesn't seem to exist, at least according to this article on Wikipedia: ...
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Way to first publish a work outside of the US in the Internet era

Suppose that I live outside of the US and have a standalone website where I post original works created by myself: photos, articles, software sources, music etc. The site is hosted outside of the US ...
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If photos are PII under GDPR, how are most photos on the web legal?

It has been established that identifiable photos of individuals are Personally identifiable information. They MAY even be Special Category Data. It seems to me that ones photo is the most personal ...
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What can happend if I am sexting with an underage girl from another country? [duplicate]

So I met this girl on the internet and I told her I am 19 and she told me she is 17. We started talking for a while and she sent me me a pic in underwear.. We started texting and all that.. we did ...
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How to notify the use of cookies (Cookie Law Notice)

I have been investigating notifications about the use of cookies and a question has come up: Why 99.9% of websites do not report correctly about the use of cookies and nothing happens? With "...
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Should I have a privacy policy on my personal website?

Assuming I have a personal website that I maintain, without offering users the possibility to log in, nor giving them the option to post any content of their own, should I design a privacy policy? ...
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In what languages do I make the legal pages of my website

I have a website in Spanish as the main language (and other languages) but with users from many countries and languages, and I want to know if according to the law I am obliged to present legal pages ...
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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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US extradition or domestic prosecution of US based foreign cyber crime?

I’m a cybersecurity professional familiar with the extradition of foreign cyber criminals to the US. But what if the situation were flipped? Given the following scenario what would likely happen? US ...

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