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Can minors publish open source software?

If a minor releases software under a FOSS license, is the license binding? Could the minor sue a violator?
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Is it necessary for a minor to show a driving log when obtaining a driver license?

In Oregon, a minor who has not completed a driver education course needs to obtain an instruction permit and complete 100 hours of driving supervised by a person 21 years old or older who has been a ...
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Sexting with a minor overseas

Suppose that a person who is 22 years old and is an Algerian citizen has been sexting a minor who is 16 years old living in the UK. Can the Algerian be prosecuted, and if so for what?
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What responsibility do parents have to keep and maintain the property of their children?

In reading this thread: In the USA, do parents have the right to control their children's possessions? It made me wonder... What responsibility do parents have to keep and maintain the property of ...
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Can a minor listen to phone navigation instructions while driving in Oregon?

If a minor set up (for example) Google Maps voice navigation while parked, then started driving (listening to the phone's instructions), then parked at the destination and turned the navigation off, ...
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Can a minor possess a handgun on private property in Oregon?

Can a minor possess a handgun on private property in Oregon (outside any city limits) with the consent of his parents and the property owner?
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Why is breach of code of conduct applicable for a morally and legally different culture?

Let's say there is a guy named Samuel, who is 20 years old from Germany sexting with a girl named Mary, who is 16 years old and also from Germany. Sexting was mutually agreed upon. Samuel sends her a ...
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If a 12 year old child uses his mother's car without her consent

A 12 year old child uses his parent's car without her consent. He loses control over the steering wheel and hits his twin brother, which causes his brother's death. In this case, who is held ...
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If a minor requested a doctor prescribe her birth control, can she demand the doctor not disclose her request to her parents?

Let's say a 16 year old girl manages to speak to her doctor in private during a regular appointment and requests birth control. She is afraid her parents would respond poorly to knowing she is ...
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Can my ex boyfriend legally take back a gift he gave me during our relationship?

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year. During our relationship, he had an old computer lying around in his house that he no longer had any use for. He gave it to me as a birthday gift and I ...
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Is it illegal to allow a minor to participate in a site satisfaction survey?

Consider some imaginary website, run by a US legal entity - let's call it Whack Stove Reflow - has registered users, some of whom are under 18. This imaginary website wants to take a community ...
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Can medical information (such as expected time until a terminal condition occurs) be witheld from minors?

(not including mental issues) Do medical professionals have an obligation to tell the patient their findings, or can they just tell the parents and leave it up to their judgement whether or not the ...
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If i'm left as a de-facto caretaker do I count as acting in loco parantis?

I understand how in loco parantis applies to such things as teachers or registered childcare providers. I'm wondering about less official situations of childcare. To give an example last weekend I ...
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Can a minor's information be revealed after he reaches the age of majority?

There was a case of a mother who killed her daughter named Adrianna Elaine Hutto - some of the details are on this Wikipedia page. Her brother testified against their mother and he was referred to ...
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What is the law about adults dating a minor?

Say that a guy was dating this girl since he was a junior in high school and at the time she was a freshman. Say that they stayed together over the years and he is now 18 and graduated. Is this ...
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Is it legal in the US to leave a gun in the hands of a minor without oversight?

Reading about the detail of the trial of Rittenhouse I wondered how it was possible that a minor was allowed to go around holding a weapon. I searched on the internet and I read some blogs claiming ...
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Can a 17 year-old legally sign an International Employment Contract?

I would like to know if a 17 year old is allowed to sign an International Employment Contract. Details: Employee is in the Philippines where it is legal for a 17 year old to work a full time job. ...
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Why is marriage with a minor legal in the US while sex with a minor is not?

It seems that marriage with minor is legal in many states. Yet sex with a minor is not. So they can't consummate the marriage before the child is of legal age? In most cases, minimum marriage age is ...
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How is internet based proof of age verifiable in a yes or no popup or an agree to terms and conditions disclaimer admissable?

If I am visiting a bar or especially a club I am ID'd especially here in the UK. But for a porn site anyone can enter and exit by just self verifying yes or no. That's an extreme example. But when you ...
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Can you sue an underage contractor?

I recently got my garage epoxied. After about a week, it started peeling off. I was wondering if I can sue the contractor as they aren't answering my calls or replying to my messages. The reason I'm ...
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Minor Who Lied About Age Broke Contract and Stole $10,500 - What Can Be Done? [closed]

About a month ago, someone who I was friends with for 3 years and have done business with called me while he was down in Miami, telling me that he and some others were trying to rent a boat. However, ...
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On the Legality of Teens Trading Stocks---Cf. Barron's (6/14): ``Here Come the Teens: New Apps Make it a Cinch for Teenagers to Trade Stocks...''

It appears according to an article (`Here Come the Teens: New Apps Make it a Cinch for Teenagers to Trade Stocks. Are They Investing---or Gambling'') which appeared in Barron's this week, minors are ...
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Crime records as a minor, does it affect sentencing as an adult?

Are crimes as minor, especially felonies, kept in your records? And would they affect your sentencing as an adult? I am not asking about a specific jurisdiction, I just want to have a general idea.
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How can I tell a judge that I want to live in the opposite house of the parent who has custody?

My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. I am now 16 years old and every time I turn a year older I get told I have to be one year older than I currently am before I can tell the judge which parent ...
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Can minors express their political views?

I am a minor and my family continue to tell me "Since you can't vote and a minor, you can't express your political beliefs." I stand more with the Republican Party but I don't agree with ...
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Can Parents Of A Minor Legally Take Away Something That They Own [duplicate]

I'm under the age of 18 (a minor). Do my parents have the right to take away my personal property? To clarify this I should mention that my parents are divorced and my dad has legal custody of me but ...
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Concerns with working as a Teenager

I am a 13 year old. I am wanting to work at my town's local book shop. I live in Washington, USA. I can't find any online documents regarding if I can or cannot work there. According to official D.O.L....
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What is the principle that children can consent to other children of the same age, but not to an adult, called?

Two three year old children that agree on "playing doctor" and examining each others bodies, including genitalia are not committing a crime (but if one three year old child forces another ...
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Conservator Investment Possibilities For Minor (Georgia USA)

In a minor's conservatory account, it is common for courts to allow conservators to purchase low yield investments such as municipal bonds, treasury bills, money market accounts, CD's and other low ...
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What is the emancipation process?

I am looking into emancipation and was wondering what the process looks like. I live in PA. Any information will help.
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Keeping children away from an ex-convict legally required?

Are there laws that prevent a minor under your protection from staying with a person who you suspect is a pedophile, if you believe they are not likely to be abusive? Assume that said minor is adamant ...
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International sexting between two minors - Text only

A 12-year-old living in the U.S. "sexted" with a 14-year-old in Sweden. Was any crime committed? Are there possible legal consequences for either child having engaged in that act?
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What happens to people that gamble in Arizona when they're not old enough?

I was gambling in Arizona 2013 and was looking for a goal of $1,000. It wasn't a scam. I was 10 years old at the time. We got only got $300. Both and my Dad were doing the gambling and we each took ...
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Is it legal for a parent in Florida to remove their minor child's doors and install a surveillance camera looking into the bathroom and bedroom?

Is it legal for a parent to take off a 15 year old's bathroom and bedroom doors and place a camera that looks into the bathroom and bedroom?
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Can a minor make a contract?

Some Policy requires all individuals with System X™ access to be contractually obliged not to press the Big Red Button. X Corp only grants System X™ authorisation to people who bound by The Contract; ...
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Does a free video game distributed on the internet require age verification or restrictions?

If a free, completely non-commercial video game distributed online contains mature content or themes (such as cartoon violence and cartoon nudity, but not pornography), is it legally necessary to ...
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Is it illegal to buy and/or sell "feet pics" or pictures of feet if the seller is a minor?

Curious about this -- I'm not a buyer of such things. A growing trend online that has been booming is females selling pictures of their feet online, very often to male buyers. If the seller happens to ...
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If a teenager runs away illegally but turns 18 before being found, are they still in danger?

Could the police still take them back home against their will or otherwise prosecute them?
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Does anyone know if there's an equivalent to the New South Wales Property and Contract act in Massachusetts?

I'm looking to see if there's an equivalent to the (Property and Contracts) Act 1970 of New South Wales in the US, specifically the part pertaining to minors.
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Can a minor act as an officer or director of a corporation?

I have two questions: I was wondering if a minor could act as an officer of a corporation; and if a minor can act as a director on a board of directors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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Can a minor serve as a company's registered agent?

Can a minor serve as a registered agent for a company in Massachusetts?
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Is it illegal to distribute physical images of relatives (including minors) without consent?

My estranged father has produced a limited run of CDs for distribution (potentially for profit - unknown at this time) that include images of my son (a minor) and me on the sleeve, without my consent. ...
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Can an adult (25 y/o) be prosecuted for writing pornography with a minor (16 y/o) in the UK?

If a 25 y/o adult in the UK writes and distributes sexually explicit material with/to a 16 y/o can they be prosecuted for Child Sexual Abuse? The adult has been grooming the minor online, confessed ...
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Minor's legal right to his personal property

I am the legal guardian of my 14-year-old grandson and have been since he was 2 years old. He has resided with his Aunt for the past 6 years. Due to issues concerning his safety in her home, he has ...
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Spanish Criminal Law

My understanding of Spanish Law is as follows: 14 is usually the age of criminal responsibility. Menores de edad from 14 to 18 can only be given a maximum sentence of two years in prison per crime. ...
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Under California Health and Safety Code 11361, what constitutes "inducing a minor to use marijuana"?

In California it seems like marijuana is legal for adult recreational use, but that does not extend to minors. Under California Health and Safety Code 11361 there's a section about "Inducing a ...
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Do children hold the copyright over their own creative works?

I was recently looking at a story I wrote when I was 8 years old. I presume that, however the law works exactly, I now hold copyright over it at age 30. But think about when I originally wrote it. Did ...
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Is it illegal for an actual minor to catch predators?

So a close friend of mine is a minor (close to not being) but we were wondering if it is illegal for her to pose as herself and report predators?
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Where do I have to live during my emancipation process?

I live in Maine and am unaware of what exactly the laws are in this state. I turn 17 in a few months. My mother told me to leave the house, but filed a missing person's report when I did. I am ...
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Potential false accusation and how to handle this

I am a 22-year-old male, and last fall, I found this girl in an online chat site. When I asked her age, she told me she was 19. We exchanged numbers and started texting a lot every day. I had started ...
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