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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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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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Would a GDPR SAR cover the evidence an online company would be expected to provide to enforce a contractual debt?

It is in the news that HelloFresh is accused of charging people for deliveries they did not request, and said they would "send a third-party debt collector round" in the case of non-payment. ...
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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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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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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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What are UK rules on written material that is sexually explicit?

D is an adult who writes sexually explicit fan fiction which D posts to Tumblr and Archive Of Our Own. D always marks such writing as 18+ only and warns minors not to read or interact. The fan fiction ...
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What US state was this purchase made in?

I wish to file a claim in a class action settlement in the US. However, eligibility is dependent on what state you made a purchase "in" (the purchase being an item from an internet app). If ...
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Is using web platform currency considered gambling? [closed]

Working on a web startup in which users receive platform currency by watching content. Later they can bid on spots in the site to post their own content, but only one out of all bidders gets the spot. ...
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What to do when a company charges a credit card on authorized payments that go against regulations, though terms and conditions were agreed on?

In Quebec, a company is not allowed to automatically charge after a free trial period (see section 230c of the consumer protection act), they have to cancel the subscription, then they can ask if the ...
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Liability for information uploaded to an automated online service run by myself

As a toy project, I wanted to create an online service consisting of an e-mail address to which a user could send e-mails with attached pictures and it would automatically send them back to the user ...
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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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Are skill game tournaments gambling?

We consider whether a skill-based online multiplayer game with some entry fees to a tournament and prizes for winner and sub-winners (consists of entry fees) is in US and EU law classified as a ...
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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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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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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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Does a business require jurisdiction permits when operating across jurisdictions? [closed]

a hypothetical site provides independent contractors to do massage and this site offers contractors in many countries and in almost any city of u.s.a. but i know that the municipal codes of many ...
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Must a social network be moderated?

Is it legal (from the point of view of European legislation) to create a social network without any moderation? I am just starting the project and I honestly have else to do than sorting through ...
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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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Is it legal to make money off a youtube downloader or similar unofficial YouTube service?

There are many online services that let one download the audio and video from YouTube videos. Is it legal for the owners of such services to make money off these services, for example, to charge per ...
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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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How law can help me if someone using my name join a zoom class and tell teachers bad words?

Nowadays during lockdown Online classes are happening in the Zoom app. Teachers share the Zoom meeting link where we do our classes. As here anybody can join with any name and someone joins in zoom ...
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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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Online service disruptions. Can we claim our money back?

I'm a merchant selling software and providing subscriptions to some services. I use PayPal and other similar online services to receive payments. Very often the sandbox versions of these services are ...
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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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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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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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Can I successfully sue an online match making website for matching me with a fraudster? [closed]

Say I used a match making website to find a girl. The website matched our personalities, likes, dislike, etc. It turns out that this women is a fraud. She is drop dead beautiful, but her intention was ...
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Does online business, only using crypto currency have collect a tax bill before they can release funds back to an individual?

Online platform company, invest small amount of funds to earn a commission by reviewing items. If an item becomes to expensive you account goes negative and you have to deposit money to clear to ...
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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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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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