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Can you talk about freelance projects you're working on with people other than the client?

John Doe is working on a freelance writing project for Acme Inc. He has not signed an NDA. Can John talk to Jane Smith, who is not affiliated with Acme in any way, about the project?
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To follow through on a breach of NDA, do you have to publically confirm the information you don't want disclosed?

Basically, NDA's seem completely broken to me. The impetus for my question is: some woman accused Elon Musk of very inappropriate conduct, and alleged that they settled, with her being put under NDA. ...
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Do NDAs limit disclosure of their own terms

I have always been interested in putting up a website where people upload NDAs. They would be properly redacted if applicable and reviewed. I have worked in software for a long time, in many ...
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Is injunctive relief/money compensation guaranteed when a non-breaching party sues the breacher for violating any non-disclosure agreement?

If a Non-disclosure agreement is silent on whether injunctive relief or money compensation is agreed as a result of breach of agreement, are injunctive relief and money compensation still applicable ...
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Does an NDA with an outside party override a privacy agreement?

If a privacy agreement on a web service states that it will not disclose your personal information to any outside party, can the information be disclosed to a third party under an NDA? The NDA would ...
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Removing the explicitly "mark as confidential" clauses from a MNDA

Can someone explain the ramifications in not having limitations on what is explicitly marked as confidential? For example, changing the first to the second: “Confidential Information” refers to the ...
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Would sharing information with a party that did not sign an NDA mean that information is no longer confidential?

I volunteered my time to help do research for a podcast that sought to help a family get answers about the death of a loved one. The original information was given to us by the family (police reports, ...
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Does the fact that a company stated they were a non profit corporation in an NDA when they are not allow for the contract to be voided?

In this particular NDA, the company lists its name and states "a non-profit corporation". In reality, they left off the LLC from the company name, and the company has never been designated ...
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First time signing a NDA, no exception for prior work [closed]

This is the first time I have to sign a NDA as I've always worked as a freelance developer, and I'm worried about this NDA applying to software and libraries I've written previously, since I will be ...
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Meaning of 'Nothing herein shall require the Owner to disclose any of its information' in an agreement document?

What is the meaning of the sentence from an agreement document? Nothing herein shall require the Owner to disclose any of its information. Does it mean 'nothing in the document shall require owner's ...
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NDA over a video call

Do I need to force participants in a remote video call to sign a paper NDA before the video call? Or is it enough to mention in the video call something like this after recording the video call: This ...
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Healthcare professional and non-disclosure agreements

I'm just curious if it's legal for a healthcare professional to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in order to hide certain things from their patient? And also, if the patient asks the healthcare ...
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Is there some kind of disclosure immunity if you violate your non-disclosure agreement to reveal fraud?

Is there some kind of disclosure immunity if you violate your non-disclosure agreement to reveal fraud? In the United States, is there some kind of law that protects people when they violate their NDA ...
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Can developer ask the idea creator/founder to sign an NDA? [closed]

I am in a very unusual spot and seeking some clarity from those who really know this stuff. So I had an idea about a software product for about 2 years. I hired multiple freelancers but failed to get ...
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"Or otherwise" in Copyright Agreement

I have an agreement presented by an employer that has the following bullet point: Employees are prohibited from using, exploiting, disseminating, or reproducing any intellectual work, in any form or ...
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Can I breach a non-disclosure agreement if I share a story, but do not identify any of the parties involved?

Assume that any details in the story would not enable anyone outside the story to infer the identities of the parties involved. The agreement is a standard NDA between me and a former employer that I ...
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Can an out-of-court settlement that includes an NDA prohibit disclosure of illegal activity?

Can this stipulation be legal and enforceable?
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Is a contract enforceable if one party can’t keep a copy?

Suppose parties A and B are signing a contract that incorporates by reference a confidential document belonging to A. Party B agrees to a non-disclosure agreement which disallows B from viewing or ...
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NDA seems wrong?

I've been asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). I generally like to read things before I sign them, and the first real condition was this: The restrictions herein provided shall not apply ...
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Is it standard to have "subsequent employment" clause when signing a NDA/IAA for a freelance project? And is it enforceable in New York?

I am considering doing a freelance project but the prospective client want me to sign a IAA which has a clause that reads: "Subsequent Employment. In consideration of the Company's promises ...
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Is it illegal to lie and say you're under an NDA?

Is lying about being under a non-disclosure agreement illegal? Imagine that A manages a bunch of gaming servers online, and B keeps bugging A for information that A does not want to disclose. If A ...
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Can a NDA define that, any information disclosed is incorrect and invalid?

Can a non-disclosure agreement specify that, after signing, any information disclosed or will be disclosed to any third party without permission is invalid, incorrect, and not factual, and this ...
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Can a party decide that something that wasn't initially considered confidential, now is?

If I have signed a confidentiality agreement with an employer or client, can they provide me with information that would generally be considered non-confidential but then change their mind and require ...
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What happens to confidentiality agreements after company dissolves?

I worked as a consultant for a company that dissolved. I signed a confidentiality agreement that ended with "This Section shall survive termination of this Agreement." Out of curiosity am I ...
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Assigning intellectual property rights like a provisional patent to oneself while employed

A hypothetical: let's say I am employed in the U.S., and in a field where I am compensated for the results of my ideas or intellectual work, i.e. engineering. Let's say I have a roughly standard ...
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Can a confidentiality agreement require you to not say who your client was?

Does the following Confidentiality Agreement mean the Consultant cannot say who the Client who he was doing the work for was? For example if Bob was hired by Staffing Agency to work at McDonald's, ...
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How do I address the Recipient of this Non disclosure agreement?

When a non disclosure agreement (NDA) is between an individual (the Discloser) and a Director of a research institute (the Recipient), how should the Recipient be addressed? Just as an individual or ...
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NDA Cost Liability

I'm not entirely familliar with NDA's and reading through, this section seems unclear to me. The Developer is liable for all costs, expenses and expenditures including, and without limitation, ...
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Source Code Copyright and NDA

Does NDA give away the copyright of the source code that an independent contractor created after signing the NDA? In those unilateral NDAs, there is a paragraph always says "All Confidential ...
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Can a NDA be non-terminable for an indefinite period of time?

I have been given a NDA which say it is "unilaterally non-terminable for an indefinite period of time". Is this legal? Can they enforce me to keep the NDA forever? They also said that "The ...
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Can individuals spend money acquired in settlements that include an NDA?

This question was inspired by recent settlements like Monica Cellio's and Nick Sandman's cases, but I'm interested in the subject in general as well. When parties agree to a settlement that includes ...
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How to protect computer science project from being stolen by "employees" as an individual

I am developing an online platform for renting computer hardware and I've reached the point where I need to create the website. I do not have the required expertise to do that, so I thought I would ...
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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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Prevented from listing details of work experience both in private (resume, interviews) and public (linkedin, etc.) while trying to look for new job

When starting new employment for a company (Company A) based in India it had asked me to sign an NDA for a company (Company B) based in San Jose, USA. The NDA had addressed to me directly and not ...
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Signed generic NDA re purchase of business - can I start in competition

I'm interested in a general view as well, but my jurisdiction is New Zealand. I am looking for a business to purchase, and came across an advert for a business hiring out common equipment. While ...
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Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement for future information

I am responsible for implementing a software platform provided by a US company. I work in an international company having HQ in Germany, but also offices in Eastern-Europe (within EU). My security ...
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Signing on Behalf of a Minor

Background: I want to sign an NDA, however, I am a minor. As a member of the Disclosing Party, there are clauses within the NDA that state that "any files written with names developed by the ...
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Minor in Disclosing Party of an NDA

In an NDA, the Disclosing Party made a clause that any and all ideas generated by the Disclosing Part and labelled confidential are the property of the Disclosing Property and cannot be released ...
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Are NDAs enforceable if they require violating copyright?

As NDAs and copyright violation usually do not go together, I'll provide some background: Suppose that a company, we'll call them Olio, created a smartwatch that uses publicly available computer code ...
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Claiming Stolen Information in an NDA

Set Up: A unilateral NDA is created in the state of Rhode Island between a Receiving Party and a Disclosing Party. This is a basic patent NDA that grants the Receiving Party the ability to see the un-...
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Contract for Securing Intellectual Property

Is there any sort of legal contract in the United States (Rhode Island) one could make without a lawyer that would state that a disclosing party owns a certain idea and that the receiving party may ...
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Advice if concept is too general for NDA [closed]

I am currently low on money and have no way of paying for a patent on a new device I have designed. However, I wish to spread my idea to a few others who may be willing to help me grow the concept and ...
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An company want me to sign an NDA before I go to a job interview at their facilities

I have been invited to a face-to-face interview at a company. Before going, I am "obliged" to sign an NDA. This is the private sector and an entertainment company. Why on Earth would I go into such a ...
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Can I use confidential information provided under an NDA for other work?

Let's say that ABC Inc provided me some confidential information (CI) for a potential contract that never went through. Now XYZ Inc has approached me and asked to work on this contract with them. ...
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What options are available to plaintiff if defendant breaks NDA and goes ahead with deal on their own?

I work on acquisitions/sales of companies. I showed ABC Co. ownership a potential acquisition (XYZ Co.) that they passed on. A few months later, ABC Co. themselves was for sale. ABC's private equity ...
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Are damages in non-disclosure agreements regarding illegal acts enforceable? [duplicate]

The question arises because of reading that a famous music artist had hushed up instances of sex with a minor through the use of non-disclosure agreements. Making these enforceable in a civil setting ...
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Non Disclosure Agreement

I was contacted by an employer by phone. He said that he had found my CV online and liked it very much. He told about his idea ( a software program) and said that he is setting up a team, though there ...
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Email commitment possibly broken by big company

So here is the story: I email company A asking for a specific service they provide. They tell me to describe my idea and I ask explicitly for confidentiality (but not NDA just expressed) which was ...
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When are contracts (like NDAs) binding? [duplicate]

I have a Great Idea™ and I've found a trustworthy individual who can help me realize this. We're both private citizens in differing nations with no current employers. If I get them to sign an NDA, do ...
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Leaving company and wiping personal data

I am new here please help and answer my question. In case you are leaving the company, you worked for, if you wipe your personal data such an email you logged on or data like the logs of the websites ...
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