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E-Commerce regulations in switzerland [closed]

I know this is a really specific question but what kind of e-commerce regulations apply in Switzerland? How old do you need to be, when do you have to register a company, when do you have to register ...
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German Online Law [closed]

Since moving to Germany you're always faced with stories of fees to pay upon internet usage (streaming movies, z-library, google adblocker add-on, VPN add-on etc.) what's the punishable acts online in ...
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What are the potential consequences of pursuing a copyright dispute regarding StackExchange content?

A few weeks ago, I discovered this site, which just seems to be a wholesale copy of a very large amount of StackExchange content. There is no attribution or acknowledgement of any sort, and in fact ...
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Is this bait-and-switch?

I had an odd experience at a large online retailer (call them AtoZ). I'll happily edit this to include the actual name if that's permitted here. I selected an item that was indicated as sold and ...
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Is it illegal to buy prescription eyeglasses online in Canada?

(This is not the same question as this one, which is regarding U.S. law.) I recently visited my optometrist, and was informed that I will either need progressive/bifocals, or else two different ...
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Can a big box store sue me or demand I return items I did not order?

I'm in California for reference. I've been working with the kitchen design people at a big box store and they came out and did the measurements. They were paid for by me. We decided on a design after ...
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I was banned from an online forum. Which law would enable me to force admins to restore my account and issue an apology? (and pin my post to homepage) [closed]

For example - Twitter is very pro freedom of speech. Some online forum - their home - their rules - their Terms & Conditions. I do not like the fact that I was banned, without breaching any rules. ...
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Is there a law that regulates charging an online account to which the owner has no access?

Is it legal for an online service to charge an account holder credit card for services that are contingent on the account holder being able to manage their account if the account holder's access has ...
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Access to US Supreme Court brief

does anyone have access to the American edition of Westlaw? I’m trying to get hold of a copy of the US Supreme Court brief under reference 2000 WL 432367, any pointers or help appreciated!
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After we sign up online website for services, we give up our phone number and email address,legally what can the company do internally and exterally

During the pandemic time, fond myself signup a lot of food delivery services, where pretty much they all asks my phone, email and address. And some online services Now, I got call from people trying ...
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Copyright Ownership of a Translated Article Appearing in a Book in Which an Online Translator was Used

As a follow-up to Attributing the Assistance of an Online Translator for a Book's Chapter---Is It Necessary?, and at the suggestion of @DaleM: QUESTION: Would an author of a book who incorporates ...
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Attributing the Assistance of an Online Translator for a Book's Chapter---Is It Necessary?

I have recently finished a work in which one of the chapters is based upon a translation of a nineteenth century document in which I have made use of a free online translator. Where the translator ...
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Do anti discrimination provisions apply to online as well as brick and mortar retail vendors?

Suppose a shop commits unlawful discrimination by selling products to only one race or only one sex, and a court rules that this constitutes direct unlawful discrimination. Now suppose that a website ...
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How to prohibit "Discussion of Illegal Activity" -- but only the bad kind?

Online forums often have rules that say "Discussion of illegal activity" is prohibited. By this, they want to prevent users from using the forum from doing things like planning crimes, or (...
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With copyrighted material, as long as Bob blog a snippet of it and provide their offical website link and comply with the (DMCA) law, safe enough?

Bob would like to start a blog where Bos shares some how-to tutorials. Bob would like to show some credibility and educational suggestion, so Bob would quote some instructions from the manual and ...
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how to fair use another company's logo in personal blogs for review or tutorial purpose?

Here is my initial question about adding creator information on some "artwork" that also contains other companies' logos. How to properly add creator information when the art work is done ...
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Can disrupting an online video game be illegal?

Imagine for example, a person makes an online game unplayable by flooding the game with bot accounts, winning games through cheating etc, but the person doesn't steal any data and they aren't ...
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Is it legal to force users to accept new terms of service by threatening financial loss?

Why isn't it illegal, (extortion or duress), to force users to accept new Terms of Service by threatening financial loss, (like denying access to purchased content, or inhibiting or prohibiting the ...
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Does it actually do anything legally to state "this is not financial advice" after giving financial advice?

When people talk about investing online they often say "this is not financial advice" after giving financial advice. Sometimes they use it as a twitter bio in an attempt to immunize ...
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What specific law is broken if the merchant continue to charge the customer's card after the customer disabled his account?

A customer used to have a VIP account with a California social media company that charges a monthly subscription fee. In July 2021, the customer disabled his account and terminated his VIP. No service ...
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GDPR and personal data reselling

The situation is following: I had an account in company A which then was sold to company B, both conduct online services. I wasn't aware of this because I didn't log in to my account for several years,...
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Serving process on a name, account number and sort code [duplicate]

Suppose one would like to exercise statutory rights against a trader who would like not to honour them and thus force the consumer to resort to small claims court. But all they have is a phone number, ...
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What are the parameters of the statutory buyer's remorse refund period for online purchases?

Do they apply to purchases of services as well as of goods? For such purposes, what constitutes an online purchase? Must it be automatically accepted card payment, or does a discussion with a service ...
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Price parity clause for marketplace

We are in the E-commerce business and there is a marketplace that we would like to sell our products on. They have in their contract a "price parity clause" meaning we have to give the ...
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What are my obligations towards goods received with no payment request?

Follow up to this question. The goods were eventually delivered six weeks after I sent an order. This was four weeks after I was initially told they had been dispatched and I informed the company I ...
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Collecting statistics from online gaming and GDPR obligations

I am looking to to build an interface within a sandbox pc game environment that will allow for the collection of tabletop wargaming game stats in addition to player online ID(steam name). This data ...
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Is it correct to ban me from a concert without providing necessary proof that I was engaged in harmful or threatening behaviour?

I received following email by a venue in London: "Hi there We are getting in touch as we are afraid we have had to refund your ticket for the event tonight. One of the artists performing has ...
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Is there any law in India that mandates address to be published for websites that do business, specially online transactions?

Is there any law that mandates that a physical address to be published for the operators of websites that do business, particularly online transactions? There are laws that mandate a physical address ...
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Is this an example of theft of service?

There is a website that offers each member one free video lesson (of the member's choice) per week. To get more video lessons per week, one needs to pay to upgrade his/her account to a premium account....
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Online Defamation in Germany after the Künast court victory

M F Whitaker asked a question which has since been closed because it asked for legal advice in a specific case. I believe that there are two questions of general interest in the closed posting. The ...
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Is there a law that prohibits one from creating an avatar that looks exactly like someone else?

Let's say I'm playing some video game like Second Life where players create an avatar in a virtual world. These games usually allow players to customize their avatar's appearance. Is there some law ...
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Can opt-in/opt-out checkboxes be deliberately obscure?

Is this legal in the UK: hollywood bowl's sign up page asks for confirmation like this unless you tick the relevant box(es) below (or subsequently unsubscribe), you will receive exclusive discounts, ...
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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 I sue someone for false refund dispute claim [closed]

I did freelance character design work and comic pages for someone for almost a course of 1 year. He would keep ordering when a piece is done and sometimes would order multiple pages that would take me ...
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Is any of the free law programs in Germany arranged or attendable online?

This question arose out of the answer given by Volker Siegel to this question. Is it possible to establish admission online to without personal attendance or attend online after regular admission? ...
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Pulled off Amazon on a specious trademark claim

Selling products on Amazon, I've had a listing pulled over "trademark violation" for mentioning that an HVAC sets come with acme fittings and/or acme adapters. Is there any way that this ...
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Where is a TOS binding without affrimative acceptance? Where is it not?

When a website uses a "browser wrap" or "agreement of adhesion" approach to its Terms of Service (ToS) document, relying on language such as: Each time you access and/or use any ...
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Is there any legal principle supporting the refund of plane tickets sold to non-existent person?

The names below have been changed to protect the guilty. Suppose John Smith goes online to buy plane tickets for himself and his wife, Jane Maiden Smith. Due to human error and browser autocomplete, ...
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Why are terms and conditions of a website legally binding?

There are many resources (e.g. this) about ways of creating legally binding terms and conditions for a website. What I don't understand is: why can't a user claim that terms and conditions were not ...
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What can I do when a postal company lies about a delivery being made?

Imagine I ordered a product online, and it gets shipped from China to Europe. One day, the tracking service offered by the chinese postal company claims that the package was successfully delivered and ...
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Bought a product online. Store sent me something different stating original product should not have been listed online

UK store has sales of selected products every so often. My wife and I have tried for a few years to purchase a reusable advent calendar in store as they become available however have never succeeded ...
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How to verify the identity of someone you met online?

I need to sign a contract with someone I met online in order to start doing business with him. But how could I possibly know that the information he would put on the digital contract is his real info? ...
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Why are the owners of OnlyFans not arrested for profiting from child pornography?

Over the last three months, the BBC has been reporting about children selling pornographic images and videos of themselves on British online platform OnlyFans. They also reported that it was easy to ...
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Is it legal to provide customer service only via social media (UK)

I bought an item from an online store in the UK and imported it to EU. The UK shop did not deduct taxes, and I had to pay the import fee + my own country's taxes (calculated on the price containing UK ...
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How to deal with major companies flat-out ignoring your contact attempts about serious bugs on their website as well as refunds?

I'm forced to order groceries home these days. This is in Sweden The company I order from has a bug which keeps silently switching the delivery address from whatever you entered and saved, to the one ...
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Is sole proprietorship an option for online education app business?

I don't have much idea about business and legal stuffs. If a person wants to start his/her own online teaching business through his/her own app in the app store that involves real money transactions, ...
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Are online stores supposed to state the true "order cost"/value of an order on the package/envelope for the customs?

I bought an electronic device for about £200 (GBP) from a UK online store to a nearby country where I live. When the package finally arrived, a few weeks later, it stated "£20" for the value ...
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Game Hacking Legality [closed]

Hello I have a question about if game hacking is legal in Florida. What I mean by game hacking is making a software and selling it (not altering the games original code or selling anything with the ...
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Is ebay legally allowed to instantly suspend my account (with no possibility of appeal) without a valid reason? (Actual reason is: AI algo gone rogue)

I received an email out of nowhere from ebay claiming that my account has been suspended for selling "prohibited items" and there is no possibility of appeal. The items they identified as &...
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What rights go with a paid subscription?

When a platform has the right to kick you out as they deem fit, without any evidence why they did it, does that change if you have a paid? Because this is going on with me. I'm on a platform where you ...
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