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Lawful vs legal [duplicate]

My understanding is lawful is the spirit of the law and legal is the letter of the law. Is this correct? If so then if you have to break the letter of the law to fulfill the spirit of the law would ...
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The use of “free” vs “at no additional cost”

Twitch's page on using Twitch Prime Subscriptions describes how to use your Twitch Prime membership to subscribe to a streamer for free. Step 2 states the following in reference to the text on the ...
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What is a leading question?

What constitutes a leading question? Until recently, I assumed it was the same as a "loaded question" in a casual context, like a question in a push polls designed to bias the answer. But through ...
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Is there a proper lexicon for legal documents? [closed]

My apologies in advance for such a childish manner of asking a question here. If it deserves a downvote - go ahead. Yet for me it is that simple, but so lethal. As far as we all human beings, I am ...
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What's the difference between inquisitorial and adversarial systems?

This question was inspired by this answer while trying to learn the difference between common and civil law. Two questions: What's the difference between an inquisitorial system and an adversarial ...
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Categories of US law

Considering US law (federal, state and local), are there any laws which fall outside of the following categories (pulled from Wikipedia)? Criminal Law Tort Law Contract Law Property Law ...
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What does “in the course of” mean?

I'm trying to decipher the Proprietary Rights section of a contract I've been asked to sign. Does "in the course of providing services" mean "during the same time as providing services" or "for the ...
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What does “residence of temporary character” mean

The protective covenants and restrictions section on the deed of a house has a clause stating: No trailer, basement, garage, barn, or other outbuildings erected on this property shall at any time ...
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What is apostille attestation?

I was looking for higher education in Europe, I got to know that I need to legalize my documents by doing apostille. I'm from India, what is the process of getting such attestation?
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What is the distinction between “reduce” and “suspend” in the context of government action?

I am curious about the distinction between the term "reduce" and "suspend" in the context of government action, specifically as to whether or not the term reduce would require permanence. For example: ...
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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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What does “rejection of an arbitration provision mean”?

Chase Bank/JP Morgan Chase recently added a provision to their terms for cardholders about arbitration. So customers are receiving notices about this change, but at the bottom of the notice, it says ...
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Does the user get affected if they buy an item that says “Not for Individual resale?” in the U.A.E?

So, my mom bought me an item that says it was not for Individual resale and I started to worry that it’s illegal here in the U.A.E. Is it though?
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What is meant by exclusive jurisdiction?

For example from lawinsider emphasis mine Forum Selection. Any litigation based hereon or arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, may be brought and maintained non-...
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After a lease is signed, do the things said in emails become nul and void, or are they relevant in a dispute?

Before moving to a new town, I was in contact with a landlord about renting an apartment from her. In the emails, I specifically requested a month to month lease as I did not want to commit to a year, ...
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What does 'attach costs' mean?

Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 495. If a judge awards claimant nominal damages, this means the defendant lost and must pay costs. Thus I'd guess 'attach' to mean 'impose' or 'award'?...
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What is the legal standard which would make a request to investigate “improper”?

On May 3rd, 2019, Kamala Harris tweeted: I'm calling on the DOJ Inspector General to investigate whether the White House improperly ordered or pressured Barr to investigate the president's ...
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What are the legal repercussions of dosing somebody?

I have a strong suspicion somebody is dosing(I'm not going to get into the exact drugs listed) people at a bar/restaurant I attend. What is the best legal course of action that can be taken? What ...
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How does a 'covenant' differ from a [1] 'promise' [2] 'contract'?

I'm discombublated why none of my contract law textbooks define 'covenant' when they use it many times, including Anson's Law of Contract (2016 30 ed) and Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (...
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Statute Book vs. Government Gazette

Try to find the translation of Indonesian term "Lembaran Negara" which means 'a piece of paper where all government regulations are promulgated. A regulation is considered valid if it is put on the ...
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Classification of laws from a perspective of consequences of action

I am looking for a classification of laws from a perspective of consequences of action. For example: "If you do this, something good will happen to you." "If you do this, something bad will happen ...
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Lawsuits over fake social media content

Someone developed a social media network that permits users to post local news/events and information. What are the legal ramifications toward the developer if someone uses the platform as a way to ...
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What constitutes a gambling app

I am developing a game that has users playing live quizzes against each other for cash prizes. You can book to play a live quiz for a small fee. You have a chance of winning a cash prize if you ...
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How Google Play Policy applies to different Developers

I have a quiz game that was rejected from the Play Store on claims that it violates the Gambling policy because it currently allows users to win money for playing quizzes. On appealing, I asked the ...
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Question about MIT license usage

In my documentation, I have to use some external content (along with my own content) that is under the MIT license. According to the MIT license, I have to mention their license information in each ...
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Is there a term for a set of laws where breaking one results in breaking others?

Is there a term for laws or regulations that are written to refer to other rules in the set such that breaking one also breaks other laws? An example is easiest way to show what I am describing: ...
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Difference between the term “law” and “legal”

In one document, I found Indonesian term "asas ketertiban dan kepastian hukum" translating into “the principle of order and the certainty of law”. Instead of "the principle of order of law" and " ...
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In the United States,what does it mean for a website to keep records for legal compliance? And what is typically kept?

Mediafire claims they delete or do not store Logs of who access your account in their data retention policy. However, in there data retention policy they state they keep records for legal compliance ...
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Why is everyone affraid to give “legal advice”? What is the difference between legal advice and personal opinion?

Why is it illegal to give your opinion/advice about a legal problem or case if you are not licensed or do not have a lawyer/client contract? Findlaw - What is Legal Advice page says it's ok if you ...
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Is this considered Kidnapping under law?

Okay so the title is questionable but hopefully intriguing. I am not a man of law so I do not know, anyways. Prom is coming up, my friend has a girlfriend 2 hours north of where we live and he wants ...
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What is the meaning of “Additionally, and subject to our obligations hereunder and under X”?

Question: What is the meaning of "Additionally, and subject to our obligations hereunder and under X" ? Background: The following section is part of a Terms of Use statement. The rights that ...
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Legally enforceable contract?

I told my landlord that I will only be living in the apartment for half a school year because of my early graduation. I told him that my girlfriend would be taking over the other half of the school ...
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Can I use this other code in my own commercial projects?

I asked a legal question about the code earlier. In this other code, there are no copyrights. It even says this: This is the Readme File All rights reserved. No part of this publication may ...
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Right to travel(transportation code definitions) [duplicate]

I believe we can all agree that there is no reasonable argument that anyone has the right to drive without a drivers license. The states have been granted in several court cases even up to the supreme ...
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Are State-Authorized Century Farm Programs Titles of Nobility?

Both the Federal and State governments are prohibited from granting "titles of nobility" under the US Constitution (Art. 1, Sec. 9 & 10). My understanding is that "titles of nobility" are ...
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Would I be violating terms of service if I asked for permission but got no reply?

I created a Python API wrapper for a service, which I want to release as an open source python package if possible but not necessarily, the main issue is that I have a small python project where I ...
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Are there any legal terms to use for charging the client for downtime hours at reduced full-time rate?

Normally, when working as a contractor, the bench time — when the client fails to provide you with the work to do, and no explicit work hours were assigned, either — is not compensated. This could be ...
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How can a cash sale result in a voidable title?

§ 2-403. Power to Transfer; Good Faith Purchase of Goods; "Entrusting". Please look at the statute above. It is fairly short. There is a link to it here: https://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/2/2-403 I am ...
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Terms and condition for web scraping

I intend to scrape (download all articles) from a newspaper website which has some terms and conditions listed in its footer. The part which seems to be in my interest is as follows: You shall not ...
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do we have to register our trademark to be valid… can we take a legal action if someone is using similar trademark but our is not registered?

My question is about do we have to register our trademark to be valid. 1. can we take a legal action if someone is using similar trademark but our is not registered?
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can we legally use the source code of customer software without asking them?

My question is can we use the source code of the software that we made for previous customer and we use that source code again legally without his permission? can he take any legal action ?
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Addressing UK magistrate as “My Lord”

Is it legal to call a magistrate “My lord”?
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Why is 'give effect' used so often, rather than 'effect[uate]'?

I'm aware of the difference between the verbs "affect" and "effect", and refer to the latter. Why use "give effect", when it can be substituted with a one-word synonym like "effect" or "effectuate" ? ...
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Creative commons for erotic purpose

I am a young writer and I need free photos of girls's body ( so with faces covered ) for the cover of my erotic book similar to 50 shades of grey. Can I use the photos of flickr under this licence ...
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Are 'no contra proferentem' clauses enforceable?

Are 'no contra proferentem' clauses enforceable? It seems the point they exist is to increase fairness and removing them would inherently make contracts less fair. Also, is there another name from ...
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What are the rights a owner can do with an island?

Suppose, I have enough money to purchase a big island near Hawaii. After I purchased, I started to make some changes, such as: Changing the name of the Island. Build an airport. Build some houses for ...
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Automatic Renewal Contract / Contract Law - Licensee Cancels before Expiration Date, but not within 30 day period

Has this turned into contract law - can the licensee cancel the upcoming auto-renewal? Licensee entered into a multi-year software usage contract with Licensor. The software license is a straight ...
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What does 'duty to devote full time' mean?

In a work contract there is the following term Duty to Devote Full Time The Employee agrees to devote full-time efforts, as an employee of the Employer, to the employment duties and ...
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What is the difference between “private” and “confidential”?

It is often stated on the envelope of bank statements, or certain email messages: Private and Confidential Presumably, "Private" and "Confidential" are two different legal terms, hence the need to ...
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When a law specifies that documents should be available for examination at “convenient times”, for which party should it be convenient?

Michigan Compiled Law, CONDOMINIUM ACT (EXCERPT) Act 59 of 1978 Section 559.157 covers books, records, contracts, and financial statements; examination; audit or review; opt-out of requirements of ...