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Is a sales clause prohibiting the buyer of exporting the goods outside of a zone legal?

I bought some goods at my local Mercedes dealer in France, and I was stunned by a sales contract clause that reads : Le client s'engage : Export interdit hors UE/AELC/MC Translation mine The client ...
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Is it legal to remove the SIM from your car?

There is a youtube video about data collection by cars. They suggest the solution of removing the SIM card from your car. They address some technical problems, such as getting access to the SIM card,...
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Is threatening to share copies of an online discussion with an employer, in order to stifle opposition, illegal in any way?

Some political groups use the practice of threatening people with sharing screenshots of an online discussion to the debate opponent's employer, to get the debate opponent fired. This seems like an ...
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Competition research legality

Is it illegal to do competition research for somebody and thus be paid to do that? What if the competition has in its Terms of Use agreement a directive like: User may not use any information on the ...
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At what point does a bunch of ingredients become a medicine?

In most if not all countries it is illegal to sell unlicensed medicines and medical treatments. It is however legal to sell the reagents, equipment and instructions to individuals for them to create ...
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Can an HOA control how a homeowner enters and exits their home?

Is it illegal for me to exit my bedroom via my first-floor bedroom window? Is this likely to be against common or standard HOA regulations or rules? Suppose that the house and land are owned by myself ...
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Tear gases/chemical weapons for civillian use?

I was wondering if civilians can legally carry and use a chemical weapon/tear gas in an event where you need to protect yourself. I have found that pepper spray is okay for self defence in the USA, ...
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If Kazakhstan's citizen visited Indonesia/Ukraine while wearing shirt with flag of Kazakhstan's armed forces, would he face any legal punishment?

Here is the flag: I want answers for each country (in one post if possible). Both countries banned communist symbols, but Kazakhstan isn't a communist country. So maybe it's possible to argue, that ...
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Is it legal to use a chatbot as a middleman to access the Web?

In my country (Philippines) Facebook Messenger is free, without the images and video. Even if you don't purchase balance data, you can use Messenger as long as you can connect to the internet. We want ...
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Legality of avoiding paywalls

Many news sites have paywalls to incentivise people to pay them for their content. There are a number of ways one can get access to this content, depending on the form of the paywall: f12 In some ...
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Is transporting people into the countryside and leaving them a legal response for private security?

It is reported that three 16-year-olds were found without appropriate authorisation within the camping zone of Reading Festival, UK. Despite police telling festival organisers no further action would ...
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Is it legal in USA (FL) to organise tournaments (any sport) among friends, each player putting some money, with 100% going to the winners as a prize?

Is it legal in USA to organize no-profit tournaments (any sport) among friends, with each player putting some money to play, and 100% of the total pot goes to the winner (and possibly second/third ...
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Is port-scanning my own WiFi network illegal in Australia?

I've recently been drawn into pen-testing and port-scanning and I wanted to give it a try. I am unsure of the laws around port-scanning in Australia. Could I get in trouble with my WiFi provider if I ...
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Can suicidal behaviour be a crime if others call the emergency services?

The Suicide Act 1961 decriminalised the act of suicide in England and Wales. There is an image going around social media that purports to be of a letter, on police headed notepaper, written by a ...
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What law could criminalise using prank calls to expose politicians?

It is in the news that a campaign group Led by Donkeys has made prank calls to politicians to show how willing they are to work with commercial companies for £10,000 a day. Former minister Stephen ...
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(UK) Employee signed off from work by a doctor - can we ask for equipment back?

If an employee is signed off from work by a doctor and is currently holding equipment owned by either his employer or one of his employer's customers, it seems perfectly reasonable to me to ask for ...
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Is genital "nullification" legal in Europe?

Is it legal for health professionals to perform these operations described here, under the heading "genital nullification", in Europe, safely and to consenting adults. Genital nullification,...
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Is it lawful to have a dating website that is free for women but charges men initiation +membership fees?

An American dating platform charges men an up front fee for “verification” and then an ongoing monthly fee for “membership,” while openly stating that “membership is free for women”. Is this ...
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Is this telephone company's terms of usage common or unfair?

Though many think the price is good, their policy does mean your telephone service is subject to change. Is this even legal to enforce per FCC? reserves the right to reclaim any phone number from ...
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Are flash loan attacks legal?

A new form of "money making activity" has emerged in recent years, the flash loan attack. In very rough terms, a loan of some cryptocurrency is taken out, the cryptocurrency is used in some ...
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Is GPS tracker legal after microphone removal? (Germany)

As I understand it, the possession of GPS trackers with a listening function is prohibited in Germany. Meaning that the environment of the tracker can be listened to by a built-in microphone. Suppose ...
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Does the Australian Telecommunications and other legislation amendment Act 2018 put resrictions on indaviduals or OSS?

The Telecommunications and other legislation amendment (assistance and access) act 2018 allows the issuing of three types of notice relating to access to encrypted communication, either requesting ...
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Can I use AI to enhance my own Images?

I understand AI art isn't copyright material. However, I am curious if the creator generates AI versions of the creation are those AI versions the copyright of the creator? I'm not sure how else to ...
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Are there countries where businesses allowed to charge what the market will bear without being harassed, fined, or imprisoned by state actors?

According to Wikipedia: As of March 2021, 42 states have emergency regulations or price-gouging statutes ... Some states that do not have a specific statute addressing price gouging, can nevertheless ...
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