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Stop, in the name of the law

Does the popular media cliche Stop, in the name of the law have any founding in actual law or policing practice, either current or historical? Did police ever say this as a matter of course? If so why?...
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At what point is unsolicited explicit material considered harassment?

My significant other and I were talking about how often she seems to get explicit advertisements on Pandora or Youtube. I'm sure many of you have heard one or two at some point - I can type out some ...
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Public domain or not so “public domain”?

Works created by the U.S. government's institutions are in the public domain within the U.S. territory - not around the world. However if the U.S. government institution with such clarification on ...
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What is the point of the disclaimer in Narcos?

Each episode of Narcos opens with a disclaimer that "Any similarity to name, character, history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional". Why do they have this disclaimer, ...
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What could be done if a TV show used a person's music without that person's permission?

What would happen in the scenario where a show on a TV network played a tune during the show that another person owned? Let's say that the show was broadcast a few years after the music was composed, ...
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Copyright compliance for music used in a TV show

How do shows recorded and syndicated for replay on television (and comparable media) comply with the copyright of a music they play but do not own?
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Can the President of the United States legally discredit or promote mass media organizations?

Whereas freedom of the press and freedom of speech are both inalienable rights in our country, the same might not be said of every citizen--particularly members of the military per 10 U.S. Code § 888: ...
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Is CNN Chris Cuomo right about Clinton's emails: “it's different for the media”?

In 2016, CNN reporter Chris Cuomo, said about Hillary Clinton's hacked emails: Also interesting is remember...it's illegal to possess the stolen documents. It's different for the media. So ...
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Is google maps legal?

This is the image of my house on Google Maps: (not really. Just to make a point). I gave no permission to Google to publish a satellite image of my back garden (including swimming pool, children's ...
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What is the difference between a private exhibition and public performance with regards to showing films?

Most films for home video in the US begin with an FBI warning that includes some variation of this message: Licensed only for non commercial private exhibition in homes. Any public performance other ...
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Instagram: publishing a publication image if it has been modified by some third-party app?

I am addressing the legal community. My question concerns Instagram: The user is the owner of the image he has published on Instagram. The user has published on Instagram an image of which he is not ...
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Are there laws that govern what you can say or can't say in political attack ads?

I was wondering if there is some sort of law that governs what you can say or can't say when it comes to attack ads against an opponent during election season. Shouldn't dissemination of political ...
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can you hire a witness as your lawyer to exclude their testimony?

I'm was just watching "American Crime Story" season 1 (O.J. Simpson trial), episode 4, around 38:30. The prosecutors were discussing the case when one asked about the testimony of Robert ...
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Client asks me to re-brand supplied media

As a backend web developer in UK, I do some frontend work on a side. A client of mine sent me a brochure of another company and more or less asked me to place his logos over that company's logos, or ...
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The Ancillary Copyright in the European Union

On 12th September the European Parliament voted for an "Ancillary Copyright" (as well as Uploadfilters) for Press Publishers, which will hold even for smallest snippets of press publications: https://...
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Media use of Facebook/Twitter images

I frequently see photos of public officials, celebrities or people who are in the news on media websites with a credit that looks something like this: FACEBOOK/JOHN BROWN The irony is that the image ...