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Can I sell origin accounts with games on eBay?

I wanted to ask if I can sell Origin accounts on eBay... is it illegal if I sell them? I have 1 account that I don’t use and it has the sims 4 with almost all the packs and I was thinking to sell it ...
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Would a bitcoin "cleaning" service be legal in New Zealand?

I'd like to create a piece of software or service which takes someone's Bitcoin, goes through a process of "cleaning" it (making it untraceable) and then returning it. Provided the purpose ...
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Is using a bot to post data to a system that doesn't have an API (via a "Ghost Browser" such as Selenium) illegal?

I am looking at creating a consolidation like service that posts data of the same type* across a network of third-party websites, most of which do not have open, or free APIs. If you used Selenium ...
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If I answered questions on a web forum, does it violate US copyright for me to publish the exchange?

Suppose on a web forum I answered a series of questions from different individuals. Suppose I then wanted to publish and sell the exchange as an ebook. Is this a violation of copyright in the US? ...
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Do default Apache logs violate the GDPR?

Joe is a completely novice Web developer who sets up an Apache server on its defaults, which include collection of log files which basically say "this specific file was requested by this specific IP ...
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Ignore an invoice issued by an internet registration

I have registered for a training which is going to be organized in Germany. The registration was done by a form in which I have mentioned my personal information, my address, and the company I work ...
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In Texas is it okay for a person to post photos on a commercial website of private property without the owner's permission?

We hired someone to build decks on our property. He did not do a good job, finish the job, etc. He took photos and posted them on his company website. Is there anything I can do to have them ...
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Leagalities of recreating a website design but not using publically

I am wanting to try and "copy" a website design, for an example let's use facebook. What I am going to do is simply try to recreate the page layout completely from scratch. The only resources I will ...
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Displaying a website in a webview inside a mobile application - copyright infringment

Is it a breach of copyright to create a mobile application which simply displays another website in a webview as it is available online?
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Is a monthly Patreon donation\subscription, a contractual obligation to pay someone?

Let's say I have a prepaid card with a balance of 0$ and I am subscribed to a Patreon user for the recurring monthly donation of $50. Let's say I remain subscribed to the Patreon user for 10 months, ...
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Is reselling online currency of a Website illegale? [duplicate]

On the Website "abcdef.com" You can get credits by doing actions like watching something or buying them for real money. With the credits you can let other people do actions for you. I found a way to ...
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"no logs" website in eu - is it illegal?

As title says, am I obligated as EU citizen / owner of website hosted in EU to log some data about users which would then make them identifiable? What if I do not collect any data about users of my ...
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Which countries' law should be considered for Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in a localized website

Should a multi-language website have different privacy policy and terms of use content for the languages it implements? Or is it just perfectly legal to have a mot-a-mot translation of the base ...
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Bypassing website's paywall by modifying HTTP request headers

Recently I see some debates about bypassing paywalls by modifying browser's HTTP request as stated on ghack. Most paywalled websites allow users to read a certain number of free articles before ...
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Is web scraping legal without authentification?

I am currently learning how to web scrape the web and I encountered a major problem. It seems that every website has some part of its terms of use talking about web scraping being strictly prohibited....
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Do corporations have any legal liability for XSS exploits that can harvest private/payment info?

So let's say there's a website that is made up of crowd sourced articles (let's say it's about politics). The website has users from around the world. All articles have to be approved by an editor, ...
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Legal to create a backup of website that is shutting down?

Is it illegal for me to create a backup of a website that is shutting down, including all assets, etc., and host it on my website?
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What legal proof is valid for a user to complain under an online privacy policy

Now a days most of website like Bank,Social media,Financial service apps and almost all online service) when we signup or create online a/c or use some online services we need to select privacy policy ...
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Downloading music using "online converters"

Is it illegal to use online converters to download .mp3 files of songs from websites such as Soundcloud, YouTube etc. You can search online for terms such as youtube to mp3 or download from ...
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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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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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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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