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Legitimacy of Online Cryptocurrency Lottery

Is it legal to run an online cryptocurrency lottery (where participants buy virtual tickets) taking a 1% of the prize as profit specifically or other kinds of profit in general? What authorizations ...
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Meaning of “Strike from the Record” in legal code? Is there *any* memory/record once “stricken”?

"Strike the record" ("strike from the record", "strike that from the record") is a frequently spoken phrase in legal docudramas. Are there violent connotations to the ...
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Meaning of the word “person” and “individual” under U.S. law

How does the U.S. define the word "person" in the statutory sense? I know the Dictionary Act defines it as an "individual" or a corporation, corporate body, but that leaves open the question, what is ...
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Do I need to accept House restrictions/rules?

If I become member of a fitness center online and I accepted the general terms and conditions, but they did not mention house rules, am I legally accountable if I violate them and maybe more import, ...
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Legality in earning a money tip for searching some files in the Internet

I am interested in knowing if it would be legal to earn a money tip from people that wanted me to search some files in the Internet (books, series, movies, etc.). My question refers to the action of ...
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What are realistic time limits on contemporaneous note taking?

In terms of contemporaneous, if an OHS Inspector is taking notes on an official investigation what is an acceptable time frame for s/he to adjust the notes to correct errors while at the scene i.e ...
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Liability and Responsibility what is the importance of the distinction in common Law

In Civil Law( legal system) there is no distinction between Liability and Responsibility. One can only seek(judicially) the cessation of an illegal act if they have suffered damages. One can only ...
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Storing users data in database, which data is legal to store and how to store it?

I am developing a mobile application that will be pretty similar to Instagram. Now this app will be available for free and I will be offering it on the Stores as an individual not as a business. So ...
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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 regulations specify the loan and what regulations specify the credit under US law?

What is a difference between loan and credit in the law system? Let's say US law. What does it mean to grant a loan, use a loan or to have a credit? What regulations describe both credit and loan?
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Is there a legal / commercial term for a free offer that can't be demanded or expected

What is the name for a service offer that is limited in availability due to resources or which could be withdrawn if it is being abused or unreasonably expected? Is there a standard legal or ...
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Does installing or removing software legally constitute modifying a device?

The terms of service for my bank's mobile banking include this: USER MOBILE BANKING SECURITY RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure the Mobile Device is updated with the latest system software provided by ...
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parol evidence rule v. plain meaning rule

I saw this paragraph {"[a] clear conceptual division would treat the plain meaning rule as about interpreting the provisions of contracts, and the parol evidence rule as about establishing what count ...
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What is the legality of an lawsuit filed against a foreign national in California

There was an NDA signed between an Individual Residing in India (Entity A) and Company based in San Jose, California (Entity B). Due to perceived breach of confidentiality agreement a cease and desist ...
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Which has precedence, a purchase policy or an invoice's payment terms?

If an online company has a posted policy that says your payment is due on the second of every month, but send you an invoice with terms of net 30 and a due date of the thirtieth, is the invoice date ...
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Are the abbreviations “IANAL” and “TINLA” legally valid substitutes for their full forms?

tl;dr: I've often seen the disclaimer "I am not a lawyer" abbreviated as "IANAL". And I've often seen the disclaimer "this is not legal advice" abbreviated as "TINLA". Is it legally just as ...
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When does a cogeneration plant feed power to the net, according to the german KWK-G 2015?

§7 (1) of the current german KWK-G (Law concerning co-generation plants) makes a huge difference for power fed into the grid, or not. Say an installation consumes 150-200 kW contiually, and operates a ...
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Meaning of “the approval of First Mortgagees holding mortgages on Units…”

I've been a condo association President for a couple of years now and I keep finding older residents that have come up with their own interpretations over the years, so if something isn't clear, I do ...
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Offering a free service (SaaS) via website as a personal individual person in Germany for everybody (global)

Want to offer a free service to scan code via my website (Software as a Service - SaaS) . It will be free for now, run as a individual in Germany to be used globally (anybody in the world). Hosted on ...
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Are products made from illegal software also illegal?

Say a piece of software was aquired, and used, completely illegally, like a license key was hacked online or something, and many other products (say, for example, videos) were made with this illegal ...
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Is it illegal to use an unsupported version of software, without a license key?

there is this particular computer program, that I [possibly, for legal purposes can't say for sure] may have downloaded, well, "illegally", a.k.a., they require a license key to get the full version, ...
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Can RescueTime sell derived data?

Me and my friend were discussing privacy concerns regarding the use of a activity tracking application - Rescuetime. It's privacy policy says, We will never sell, rent, or otherwise share your ...
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Will Stack Exchange EU terms still apply to Britain now that BREXIT has finished?

Background Information Britain has recently finished BREXIT (after years of painstaking decision making about pretty much nothing) and I was wondering whether Stack Exchange's EU specific terms still ...
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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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Difference between terms and clauses in a contract

I'm new to legal terminology used in contracts. I'm trying to understand the difference between terms of a contract and clauses of a contract. All the sites have referred so far provide no clear ...
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What does “Materially Non responsive” mean? [closed]

A question is posed and an answer is supplied. If the response does not actually answer the question, is this what is meant by materially non-responsive?
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Can I call myself a “A Spiritual Counselor Practioner?”

So let's say I would like to give life advise to people that is spiritually based. If I make it clear I am not a licensed Therapist or Psychologist. Is this acceptable?
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What's the difference between gross negligence and criminal negligence?

What's the difference between gross negligence and criminal negligence? A simple example that would show the difference would be appreciated.
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Term for an action leading to something else

I am looking (searches so far not successful) for a term that describes this type of scenario: A teen puts a nail against the tire of a parked car as a prank. It leads to an accident that results in ...
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Term for reviewing a legal document describing procedures to see if they match those procedures implemented in a computer system?

I was just reviewing some legal documents which need updated to describe procedures implemented in a computer system to see if they match. Is there a legal term to describe this action?
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Term for reading a legal document describing procedures and implementing those procedures in a computer system?

I was just reading some legal documents which described procedures which would be implemented in a computer system. Is there a legal term to describe this action?
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How to call the 'agrement' of a user accepting an action or risk?

I am planning a software management solution of storing the user accepted agreements for some of my applications. I have Terms of use and Privacy policies for every app and I want to store them in a ...
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Why are there so many youtube to mp4 and mp3 download websites online when it is illegal?

If it is illegal to download videos and audios from youtube due to copyright reasons, why are there so many youtube to mp4 and mp3 download websites online? For example https://freevideotomp3.com//, ...
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Are “de facto independence” and “de jure independence” really international law terms?

I have seen a certain factions of Taiwan independence supporters claiming that Taiwan's current status is "de facto independence" and only needs to formally declare independence to make its status "de ...
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Start a business out of my house selling coffee

I want to start a business where I charge people to use my living room, wifi. They can leave a tip for any of my coffee that they drink. Is there a legality issue with this?
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What can I do legally to a friend of a friend who returned items damaged? Or stole them?

I'm leaving some things (a suitcase and a computer) with a friend of a friend for a month, so I don't really know the person too well. I have some sketchy feelings about leaving my stuff with them ...
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What is Legal Theory? I am asking for its concept, its definition by some Oxbridge or Ivy League Legal Dictionary

People talk about Legal Theory and I do not understand what it is. The Theory Part. In Physics, Chemisty, Geology, Economy, Sociology... Theory is an explanation of a phenomenon( why it occurs and ...
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What does O/C stand for?

The abbreviation or notation O/C appears in many references to legal proceedings in Georgia, such as: "O/C Theft by Taking" and "O/C Driving While License Suspended". What does O/C stand for or mean? (...
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Copying job ads from top brands

Is it illegal to copying job posting from top brand's websites ie: Facebook, Google, Amazon, TCS, Tesla, SpaceX etc? Such brands always post open job position: Is it illegal to spider/crawl or ...
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Wave Broadband service refusal

and thank you for your time, I have a question in terms of the legality of a dispute between wave and myself. My grandma is displaying the signs of altzheimers so my girlfriend and myself moved in ...
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What happens if I don’t not receive a copy of my auto loan documents? Is that a violation of TILA? Do I have grounds for a lawsuit?

I recently purchased a vehicle and after signing all of the paperwork, the finance manager said that I would receive all of my loan documents in the mail the following month. Almost two months have ...
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Trespass Warrant

If I invite my HOA neighbors to my business conference room and one becomes unruly, I will ask him / her to leave. The conference room property belongs to my family. If the disinvited refuse to ...
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How to interpret or parse this confusing 'NOT' and 'AND' legal clause

In the following legal clause: They shall not confer the right to attend any meeting of members and to exercise one vote for every share held. Does the NOT negates both ANDs as in: They shall ...
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Is it advisable for a person write his own contract if he is good in english but don't know legal jargon?

A lawyer scared me by saying, yes you can right your own contract but chances are most of your clauses won't hold in court cause you don't know legal jargon. However, I know english and my english is ...
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What does “exclusion of the defence of continuation of the offence” mean?

Could you please explain what this clause (from an employment contract) might mean: For every case of culpable violation of the obligation of confidentiality stipulated in section xx, the ...
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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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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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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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Reasonable interpretation of the term “In connection with” with respect to intellectual property

In the phrase: "You agree that any rights you may have in any intellectual property produced, invented or conceived by you in connection with any of our business whether before or after the date of ...
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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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