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Can terms of service prohibit a user from quoting content on a website?

I was wondering whether Facebook's TOS on automated data collection would actually be legally feasible. As far as I am concerned there is a universal right of quotation. Of course that will vary from ...
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Is it possible to forbid linking to a site?

I have seen on several sites notes similar to The creation of hypertext links pointing to the ... site is subject to the prior written approval ... Is this notice legally enforceable? (or legally ...
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Can we use Marines' sign for personal signature?

So I'm asking here as a normal person, not as Marine Corps. So as a marine fan, is it possible (legal) to add Marines' Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA) sign before your name in the end of documents or ...
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How can I ensure EU citizens can share my content?

I've been hearing things about the new Article 11 and Article 13 legislation which recently passed in the European parliament which regulate the ways that, for example, social media or news ...
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How to mention other website as the Product or Service in other website's terms?

Let's say I have a Billing website(1st website) for clients where a client makes an account and buys a plan. Then what I do is create a website(2nd website) for that client's shop where his employees ...
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Website using Phonenumber, frequently getting phone calls from strangers

A website is using the mobile/cellphone number of a relative in their contacts. He's getting phone calls from strangers multiple times a week, sometimes even multiple times a day. He's not to familiar ...
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Is Facebook Invading My Privacy?

I have two Facebook accounts: A, and B. FB account A uses my real email address and has my real life friends. FB account B uses made up information and is in no way associated with my real life. I ...
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GDPR and personal data that gets crawled and ends up on other websites

Data controllers must delete the users' personal data if they are asked to do so, according to the GDPR, except in some cases that don't really apply here. But what if that personal data has ended up ...
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What is exactly a joint controller in GDPR? Examples

I am not sure I really understand the concept of "joint controllers" in GDPR, and I'd like to have some concrete examples, especially examples of joint controllers relating to the internet (websites, ...
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GDPR and hotlinked images: are they allowed?

By opening this question, you have automatically sent some data to some random website on the internet, the website hosting the above picture. What data? This is the data that is usually sent: Your ...
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Using translated company type on website

Is it legal to display the translated the company type on a website in English if the site itself is English? Also, on a bill? My specific problem is that in my country (Hungary), the short name for ...
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Do Net Neutrality's “Reasonable network management” and “No paid prioritization” allow for tiered services?

In CA's recently passed SB822, "Paid Prioritization" is not allowed, but "Reasonable Network Management" is allowed. MUST NOT “Paid prioritization” means the management of an Internet service ...
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How to fulfill the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in science

Suppose, a scientist is planning to publish a paper that is about an algorithm which analyzes Wikipedia articles. I'm wondering, if the European General Data Protection Regulation would be relevant in ...
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How does GDPR affect a personal web application that uses third parties to authenticate?

I created a publicly accessible web application that allows me to remotely control the heating system in my home. The only data the app itself collects is logs of user activity (e.g.: logging when I ...
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How to have a refund after buying on internet

I was victim of a scam on the website "leboncoin"(in France similar to ebay), I wanted to buy a second hand phone. After several SMS and a phone call, the seller seemed quite correct but after making ...
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How much evidence do I need in their ban appeal that they are actually 13+ to unban someone who was banned for being under 13 (to comply with COPPA)?

Since my site collects personal information, people under 13 years of age are not allowed because of the COPPA law (and the site is not directed towards children). The most common ban appeals that ...
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Is email verification for account creation in violation of GDPR?

Is email verification for account creation in violation of GDPR? I am creating a new website, and my account creation is incredibly simple, consisting of username, password (stored as hash), and ...
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Are file hash codes really unique identifiers? [closed]

It is often said in judicial opinions and legal briefs that the hash value derived from a file is like a fingerprint that uniquely corresponds to the source file. See, e.g., http://www.ca5.uscourts....
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Can i use brand logos on a website template I'm going to be selling?

I'm working on a website template that I intend to sell on a marketplace where people can buy and sell templates (i.e. ThemeForest). I'd like this template to have a "Featured In" section where I'd ...
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How to legally distribute the data of all Internet websites? [closed]

We are a humble startup that's very good at Internet crawling and data mining. Unfortunately after 2 years of struggling, we may soon fail. We have lots of data and we want to release them free ...
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Responding to GDPR Article 15 requests if all data is already accessible via website

So, Article 15 of the GDPR gives the user the right to access all the personal data concerning him or her. Assume we have a website with user accounts. We store some information that is regarded as ...
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Is it legal for a website to require registration in order to submit a DMCA?

This is about one of the big file sharing websites that currently has 30+ links to my original content. I sent them an official DMCA, they replied to make a registration on their website and use their ...
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Removing personal information from Google when being cyberstalked

I would like to make a request to the search engines to remove personal information based on the ground of being stalked and that putting personal information can lead to more stalking. Is there any ...
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Is it legal to download subscription based content from a website for personal use?

Is it legal to copy data from a subscription based education site using http://ricks-apps.com/osx/sitesucker/ or https://www.httrack.com. This is to be able to study the material when internet is not ...
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Can a website that passively promotes illegal activities be legally shutdown?

I've seen a couple of clearnet websites that have been around for years that, although not directly, do create and promote a type of community where most of its members sell and buy stuff such as ...
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Is it illegal to sell tobacco online without a license, and can you grow it on your balcony legally?

Wanted to know if it is illegal to sell products that contain tobacco online in the state of Maryland, USA. Let’s say I was starting up a cigar shop. I’m growing tobacco out on my balcony, and decide ...
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Profit from a celebrity domain name if I have the same name?

Here is my situation. I have a fairly unique first/last name in the States but it is common in another country. I live in the States. I own a .com, which is my full name. It is an empty page right ...
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How do concepts like intent, discrimination, and bias apply to an Artificial Intelligence agent?

Background I work at a financial institution in the United States and have been researching the regulatory impacts of Artificial Intelligence recently - specifically the simple purpose-specific ...
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Netflix through a VPN and original account location

I'm sharing a Netflix account with my brother who currently lives in the USA but since I'm not the library is limited somehow. I could use a VPN but I'm not sure whether the fact that my brother is ...
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Automated analysis of potentially illegal material using a web spider

I work in information security, and one project I have been considering undertaking would involve using a bot (automated web spider) which crawls Tor hidden services for analysis. I am currently in ...
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Is it legal to inject javascript to the netflix website and publish it?

I want to publish a javascript code which changes the way www.netflix.com behaves. One thing this script does is change the language. Am I also allowed to publish a chrome extension with the name "...
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What actions should be taken in order to notify authorities about illegal online activity

At tumblr I've stumbled upon a post which contents bothers me a lot and if it has any relation to reality it's 100% illegal (someone offers to have sex with his children). I'm not a citizen of US ...
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Legalities on summarizing the content of publishers and publishing to our app for readers

We have built a technology which gets trending things happening on internet from publishers like techcrunch, bbc, time of India and many more leading publishers. Then it summarizes the content of the ...
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The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, also known as EU Copyright Directive and file 2016/0280(COD)

Going to WikiPedia, I have been drawn attention to a new EU directive on Copyright. The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, also known as EU Copyright Directive and file 2016/0280(...
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What would be required to prosecute a person attempting internet fraud in Nigeria?

I've recently been emailing back-and-forth with a spammer from Nigeria. Background: After he spammed RPG.SE, I decided to have a little fun emailing back and forth with him Here's a transcript of our ...
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Do companies have the right to demand proof of being present in the EU before executing a GDPR request?

Under the GDPR, any company doing business in the EU must remove EU users' personal data upon request from that user. Since the statute only applies to persons present in the EU, are companies ...
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Effect of SCOTUS sales tax decision on origin-tax states

I have only read news stories about the SD v Wayfair decision, and I have 2 related questions. According to Intuit, there are 12 states that attempt to charge sales tax on all transactions completed ...
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Do fonts integrated in the browser need licensing?

Fonts like Helvetica and Arial are commercial, meaning that one needs to purchase (rent actually) a WebFont license when providing that font. However, both fonts are available on the very most ...
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Using a franchise images in my own website

A friend and I want to develop a website related to IT, where we could get hired, however we both like Digimon and we got the idea of using some of the characters images in our website such as the ...
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Who is responsible for posts on Internet forums, particularly in Russia?

Are users or is the site owner responsible for posts on the forum? Could it be different: with or without a license agreement available on the site? with or without a registration? My concern is ...
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What is the process for obtaining an anonymous internet poster's identity for a civil lawsuit?

An anonymous person can, given some effort and a minimum of expertise, ruin a person's life on the internet through defamation. (The popular method currently is to forge authentic looking screenshots ...
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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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Cyberstalking and RateMyProfessors.com

Imagine this hypothetical scenario: I am a faculty at a state university. I have an entry at RateMyProfessors.com (http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/) that shows up when people search Google with my ...
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Does data that is anonymized need to be collected in the event of a GDPR Subject Access Request?

Google Analytics anonymizes and aggregates all user data so it is not possible to look up an individual user. Does that mean that in the event that we use Google Analytics and receive a Subject ...
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Excluding all people from the EU from my blog - is this allowed?

There's a new law from the European Union I simply cannot comply with (GDPR). Its way to complex, not even big companies can comply with it. I also don't know what google does with the data from my ...
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Does the UK have a legal precedent for “inherence” with refunding digital goods (& associated contracts)?

For example, if one were to purchase a digitally distributed video game, then a year or two later purchase DLC (or other content reliant on the game to be used), if a refund was obtained on the ...
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GDPR Compliance: Do all Cookies require Opt-In?

Given a Web Site which uses cookies for the following: User Preferences Bookmarked Articles Cookie Preferences what explicit permissions would be required from the user? Here I anticipate the ...

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