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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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Is “legalese” necessary?

I've noticed large corporations use language in their legal documents that sounds very different than how a normal person would speak. Is there a point to using legalese or is old fashioned plain ...
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Indepdendent/Contractor vs Regular Employee

I was about to ask another question but think I should start at the basics. What exactly does it mean to be working as a contractor? Many jobs require you to sign some contract (e.g. non disclosure ...
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What exactly is a “title of nobility” under the US Constitution?

Article 1, sections 9 & 10 of the US constitution prohibit granting titles of nobility by the federal government or the states. What exactly is a title of nobility for these purposes? Why is (say) ...
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If an adult is raped by a minor, is it statutory rape?

Say an adult is raped by a minor, and does not give legally applicable consent regardless of knowledge of age of the minor. Do statutory rape charges against the adult still apply?
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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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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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In a contract what is the difference between indemnify and defend?

In a contract what is the difference between indemnify and defend? I often see them used together though I believe there is a subtle difference. If party x is to indemnify party y then x can't sue y. ...
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Is there any point in having Force Majeure in a contract?

Isn't force majeure statutorily implied in every contract whether or not explicitly stated. Further, is there any point in having a definition of force majeure as "including, but not limited to... - ...
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How can testimony not be hearsay

The first defining condition for hearsay under Federal Rules of Evidence 801(c)(1) is that it is a statement which the declarant does not make while testifying at the current trial or hearing. As I ...
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Counterfeit vs. pirated goods

What is the difference if any between pirated, contraband and counterfeit goods? "Smugglers usually smuggle contraband into and out of a country for commercial gain" a shipping line can as well be ...
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What is my relationship with a service company contracted by my insurance company?

I am wondering about the legal terminologies that define a relationship that I have with a service company. Some maintenance work was needed for several appliances at my home, so I contacted my ...
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What is stare decisis?

I know in general that stare decisis effectively means that once a court rules on a law that other courts can use that decision when considering their cases. But why is that the case, how is it ...
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What qualifies as “violent” and “assault”?

I was reading the following news: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150719/local/update-3-veteran-actor-john-suda-charged-with-violent-indecent-assault.577272 Essentially a person is being ...
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What is the difference between sublet and sublease?

What's the difference between sublet, subleasing and subletting? Are they all words for the same thing? If sublet is the name of the person who takes over, is that the same as subletor?
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Surrogate Court for Petition of Probate New York - COMBINED VERIFICATION, OATH AND DESIGNATION what is SS

In NY, when filling out forms for Petition of Probate, it reads the following: COMBINED VERIFICATION, OATH AND DESIGNATION [For use when petitioner is an individual] STATE OF NEW YORK )_______ COUNTY ...
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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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Can whatsapp messages be an evidence?

Please first read this question She sent me messages over whatsapp, Is those messages are valid in Indian and Canadian courts?
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'Factual matrix' vs. 'Fact pattern'

Google revealed a definition of 'Fact Pattern/Situation' (abbreviate to FP) A concise description of all the occurrences or circumstances of a particular case, without any discussion of their ...
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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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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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Terms for torts committed under theory of promissory estoppel?

The promissory estoppel doctrine allows an injured party to recover on a promise upon which he relied, and then suffered a loss as a result. ... All that must be proven is that a promise was made, and ...
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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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What are the rights of the software owners if their software is used to make money?

Let's assume that I have an iPhone and I tell how to use it (e.g. how an app is downloaded, how a photo is taken), I mention about its functions, features (e.g. how a contact is created, how Wi-Fi is ...
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What is 'Cross' about Cross-Examination? Why was it chosen?

Source: Ontario Small Claims Court - A Practical Guide (2011), p. 12. (ii) Cross-examination of the Plaintiff §1.32 Following the direct examination of the plaintiff, the defendant or his ...
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Marketing using GMail [closed]

I purchased a database of bulk emails. Now, planning to make some profit from it. Can I use Gmail as my marketing mail id and send advertisements? Is this Legal?
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What is the precise number of black racial groups of Africa? [closed]

Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity; Notices Federal Register / Vol. 62, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 1997 / Notices, Page 58789 at ...