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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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Threat to remove company from a crowdsourced website [closed]

I belong to a service very similar to Glassdoor (much more smaller) for a niche in Europe. In this case Portugal. So, the people can: Review companies Review interviews Add new companies After two ...
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EDIT: Prevent copy right/trademark infringement by not using company logo, but

I want to prevent copy right infringement and therefore I don't use logos or fonts of companies on a site where I want to list them. So it came to my mind to just use a standard open source font and ...
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Is it legal to sell a web scraper? [duplicate]

I’m just wondering if I will get in trouble for selling a website scraper targeted at a specific site? I see lots of online services offering this, some quite well established like ParseHub and they ...
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What happens to Rights and IPs after a company dissolve?

So I'm currently trying to figure out what happens to IPs, Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, etc. that a company owns, if said company decides to dissolve itself and cease all operations entirely. Are ...
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Cookie opt-in required on paid-for web-based software-as-a-service application?

Context: We provide a paid-for web-based software-as-a-service application. This application requires users to register an account, and agree to our terms & conditions and privacy policy to be ...
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What legal concerns may be caused by featuring a post on meta?

Recently a post on Meta StackOverflow got unfeatured by SE employee, with the explanation that it was done because of some "legal concerns." Given that: similar posts exist on main Meta and are ...
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Using url parameters to search a different website

I wanted to create a search box on my website that would allow the user to directly search another site. It works like this: The user types in "facebook" in the search bar The app generates the link: ...
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Advises for a mobile app

I would like to develop a mobile application that makes it easier to make appointments with private individuals and doctors and dentists, similar to the existing solutions but with additional health ...
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Are computer programs copyrightable work?

If the platform is not open-source, is the computer program copyrightable?
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is it illegal for users to store money on a website?

I am aware that there are legal things that need to be considered if someone wants to start their own bank. However people earn money by selling on a website and people spend their money and transform ...
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Is offering uncapped access to certain services but not others by ISPs legal under EU net neutrality laws?

Some ISPs in Europe offer data plans that are capped at certain amount of GB per month. But in this europa.eu page one can read that: The best effort internet is about the equal treatment of data ...
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Are Pornographic Websites Really Only for 18+?

Every time I go to porn sites on the internet, it always asks if I'm 18 years or older before I can enter. Are websites legally required to do this? I honestly don't understand the point of it, if I ...
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Is it against the law to take over a defunct website's domain name?

Let's assume that there is a website called Tomorrow Tech run by a company named Viral Tech Ltd. Half a year ago, it was shut down for undisclosed reason. The name of the website was also no longer ...
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Is selling an online poker assistance software that is prohibited by poker sites legal?

I own a small tech firm and we have been approached by a team of professional online poker players. They want us to build a real time assistance software that helps them play poker. It works by ...
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can anyone interpret the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act(CFAA) to include everyday mistakes in good faith?

For example can the statement "Intentionally access without authorization/exceed authorization" be interpreted to mean something like a strict liability for accidental mistakes? Like can a plantiff/...
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Would I be in legal trouble if I charge money on my website that cites other peoples work?

I am thinking about building a website that is a collection of information. Some of the content will be written by me and some of the content is from outside sources. The outside sources will be cited ...
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Does an intranet site need to comply with cookie laws if it's only used internally

I'm developing an intranet site used by employees of my company. The geographic location of an employee could be anywhere around the world but they will be accessing the intranet website using a VPN. ...
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In the CFAA, what exactly do "Intentionally accessed a protected computer without authorization" and "exceeding authorization" mean?

I originally looked at this for web scraping, but upon reading it more, it seems like it could be interpreted to include all types of common mistakes. Does this even include something like a ...
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Is it illegal to NOT store logs within the UK? (VPN related)

Introduction: I co-run a VPN company. I have a few legal questions since our service has a strict NO-LOG policy enforced. Question: In the UK, it is illegal to store sensitive and private customer ...
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Is it legal to copy the design of a website only to demonstrate coding ability to clients, nothing more?

I'm trying to find out what is "fair use" or not. I'm a web developer trying to get off the ground and my website portfolio has nothing. So, I'm thinking to have a section of my website called "how-to ...
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Legality of Cyber Attack on illegal foreign website

I live in a country where website that provides pornography, illegal drugs, prostitution, illegal gambling, etc are forbidden (in Indonesia). But foreign websites (ex. from western countries) on those ...
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ISP / Internet Cafe liability for copyright infringement in NZ

I recently visited an Internet Cafe in New Zealand that has "Popcorn Time" installed on their computers. "Popcorn Time" is software designed to torrent videos and play them in more-or-less real time. ...
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What responsibility I have by letting customers take payments from their clients on my system

I want to let users add their Stripe, Braintree or other payment processors API keys to my system and then let them send links to their clients where they can pay for services or whatever they are ...
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Legal hurdles to providing personalized service based on protected demographics?

I am a computer scientist and UI/UX designer working on a fun project - perfect interface discrimination. Essentially, in the same vein as perfect price discrimination, I want to create a system that ...
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Doesn't COPPA incentivize mislabeling Youtube videos?

My understanding of the current situation with Youtube and COPPA is that Google was collecting private data (comments, viewing history, email addresses) about kids, which is a clear violation of COPPA....
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Is remove and ignore a valid response for copyright infringement notice in the EU?

There is a Hungarian non-profit organization in the EU, which has a website. One of the members posted an article on that website and use a copyrighted image as an illustration. The image was ...
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well, I fell for the sugardaddy scam

So, long of the short. They offered to pay off my meager credit card debt. I was able to cancel all the payments but one. I called my bank and reported a fraudulent payment. It was for $211. So, am I ...
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Mistakenly agreed with a scammer’s term of use

Say, someone was scammed by a false online bitcoin mining service. He invested some money to buy the scammer’s service, the service was said to produce bitcoins online at a very fast speed without any ...
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Can a website incur liability for linking to a funding campaign for a lawsuit against it?

A large website that hosts user-created content has recently announced that it is redacting links to a fundraising campaign for a lawsuit against it "under direction from [its] legal team." Is there a ...
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Are vigilantes actions on DDoSing child porn sites illegal?

There still exist many illegitimate child porn sites on the web. Some vigilantes organized and DDoS those child porn sites, typically because they think the government is inadequate to seize the ...
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Deletion of Facebook messages

This question has been asked before, but it doesn't bring up several important points. As things currently stand, deleting a Facebook message only removes it from your inbox but the recipient still ...
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Legality of reading unpaid e-book/research paper (ex. from genlib/sci-hub)

What is the legality of reading unpaid e-book/research paper (ex. from site like genlib/sci-hub) (In my case, in Indonesia). is someone eligible to be charged because they downloaded the e-book/...
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Is it legal to disclose a technical vulnerability publicly that might cause a monetary loss to millions of people?

I'll cite an example that came to my mind to crisply explain the essence of my question. It might contain some extreme assumptions not rooted in real world examples. Computer scientist John Doe who ...
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Can I download an image from fandom?

The image I want to get is from fandom and it's from a movie (a promotional image) so I'm wondering if I can legally do it. I would prefer a yes or no answer.
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Is legal to block tracking cookies by tool (machine arrangement)?

I was browsing and suddenly my browser told me that blocked tracking cookies. (Of course some time before I was told that from now on it is able to do so.) I wonder if it is truly legal to block ...
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Are Brazilian companies allowed to store the first 6 digits of my card number?

I tried buying a bus ticket online from a bus company from Brazil and the payment failed. However, in the history of payments the failed transaction shows the first 6 and the last 4 digits of my card ...
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Can law enforcements from country(A) request or force an isp or a company from country(B) handover its logs?

If someone hacks a server from country(A) using a vpn from country(B), law enforcements from country(A) must obtain logs from the vpn company or the vpn isp from country(B) inorder to find the person ...
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How does a company, with a multinational presence, establish the correct Jurisdiction to work within?

For the purpose of this question, let's assume an eCommerce company has the following profile: Registration Location: London; Distribution and Manufacturing: London; Domain Name: www.example.co....

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