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Is it legal to download subscription based content from a website for personal use?

Is it legal to copy data from a subscription based education site using http://ricks-apps.com/osx/sitesucker/ or https://www.httrack.com. This is to be able to study the material when internet is not ...
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What are the rights of the client when buying online and receiving a broken product?

I live in Brazil and I bought an electronic product online and it came broken. I contact the guaranty, but they said that the guaranty is not valid, because the product is broken. The store that sold ...
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What happens if Apple goes bust?

I know this is unlikely... but, many of us now buy our films/books/music through services like Kindle and iTunes. Our purchases stay on the provider's infrastructure until we want them then we can ...
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Is one liable if illegal material is found on one's own server?

This question was prompted by a news article I read earlier today, in which a person described the dilemma they faced on discovering illegal material had been stored by an unidentified third party on ...
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GDPR: event registration form and email communications

I need to set up a registration form for an event in which the main communication channel between the registered users and the organizers is the e-mail. E-mails could be sent before, during and after ...
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Privacy concerns regarding my data on a website

Recently, I signed up on this website. As soon as I registered, they sent me an activation email. After seeing the activation email, I was a little disturbed. The activation email consisted of the ...
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Can you advertise against another product using domain names?

Suppose your competitor is about to release a product. Can you technically build a website with a domain name that includes their product name, such as www.get-productname.com www.better-than-...
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Can a company receive a payment and never provide the paid service?

I was wondering a question about a situation I'm involved in. Prefacing that I live in Italy, where an European directive states that every customer in their territories must have legal rights to ...
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Is it illegal to intentionally design a social network that can't comply with right-to-be-forgotten (and possibly other laws)?

If I intentionally design (and program) a social network that uses a technology (blockchain,...) which does not allow for alteration / erasing of user data, what happens in case of a right-to-be-...
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Can UK stores charge VAT for goods sold to customers outside the EU?

I just came across a .co.uk online store delivering goods all over the world. Even though I specify both billing and shipping address outside the EU (New Zealand), the site keeps applying 20% tax. My ...
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Can I include problem statements when posting exercise solutions to Code Review?

Short Version I have several books of programming exercises that I am working through. I would like to post some of my solutions to Code Review. Can I include problem statements along with my ...
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GDPR and online forms: how to prove that the data owner opted in?

How can the data processor who collect personal information using an online form prove that the person who entered her data gave active consent, for instance by clicking a checkmark? Imagine a a ...
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Is it legal to track a scammer's IP address?

One of my contacts has messaged me asking for help about a scam. He was saying that one same person keeps harassing him with scam messages threatening to put some videos of him online if he doesn't ...
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Do Companies like Microsoft sue users for unpaid online services bills?

Let's say that I have subscribed for a monthly paid services using my credit card, and when the time of paying come the amount that I have as a credit doesn't cover that bill, and after months I ...
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Package recieved after full refund, illegal to keep it? [duplicate]

So I ordered a package with a company (chinees company), after it not arriving and reaching the deadline I got a full refund (490 USD). The day after I received the money, I bought the same product ...
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How to form an escrow corporation in Delaware with address in California?

We are developing an online startup in which we will provide an online escrow service. The money flow is easy: We receive money from user A. User B provides user A with some services. We pay user B ...
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Is it illegal to create a website that allows a user to upload a file and make it accessable and downloadable for others?

I am working on a website in which a user can sign in and upload a file and other users can search for it by name and download it. Those files will be catagorized as audio, video, apps(linux, windows, ...
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How can I legally protect my website from users who upload copyrighted material?

I have a small website that hosts content in the form of text from registered users. The content can be described more specifically as short novels, essays and other personal work. How do I protect ...
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Educational blog and book copyrights: can I include text quoted directly from a source without permission?

I'm an undergraduate student who wants to keep track of my notes so I'm putting them online. Naturally I'd be putting references at the end of every post. The problem is that my notes are often ...
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Private Servers

I know that starting up a private server of an online game is illegal. However, what if I have access to the source files of a specific game, and change/implement the code so that it's a completely ...
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Does this description warrant the tort of deceit?

Hello I am concerned someone online has recently used Reddit to offer someone £180 through Paypal for £200 of Amazon gift card codes with the intention of not giving him the £180. The Person with the £...
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Classifieds site's responsibility for user content

Say there is a website allowing users to post ads/classifieds. Every ad includes the poster's contacts details (however, there is no guarantee that they are genuine). Now, user U posts an ad ...
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Can I compare my product to another brands similar product on my website?

I have a product that is better in some ways as the competitors product. To show my potential customer why it is better I would like to compare my product with the product of a competior so he can ...
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Is it rape if someone goes by a pseudonym and gave fake facts about themselves?

Let’s say Person A, an adult male, meets Person B, an adult female online. They develop a close relationship and talk on the phone on numerous occasions, but never meet in person. Finally Person B ...
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Is it legal to publish others' private health data?

Suppose someone finds private health data about themselves online, identifying them by name and by specific family information. The person does not recall signing anything that gives anyone ...
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Any obligation to return an accidental second payout?

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), if you receive an item you did not order - it should be considered as a gift - and you are not obligated to pay for it - or return it. Question is, ...