Questions tagged [ownership]

Questions about ownership of property. More specific tags include real-estate, intellectual-property, common-property, community-property. More general tags include property.

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From where do the non-physical ownership rights over the HeLa cell line derive?

The HeLa cell line is the first studied immortal cell line. It was taken from a tumor in Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge, consent or property transfer agreement. It has developed into an ...
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Can I be legally compelled, in the U.S., to return/destroy old work emails that are on my own laptop?

I used to work remotely and had my own hardware, etc. The company used Microsoft exchange (or similar) to run their email, store it on servers, etc. They killed my email account when I left but all my ...
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Ensuring Promised Equity is well secured when joining a start up

I am currently working for a start up and we have been talking about an equity deal, where I would be compensated with some percentage of the company plus salary. I want to ensure everything is ...
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What is my liability for third-party content I host?

I live in Canada, but my servers are hosted by a third party in the United States. I run a forum-type website, so most content is provided by users. Do I have any liability for illegal content that ...
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Rights of Joint administrators of a property

If legal heirs of a joint property have acquired the letter of administration of the joint property, can a single co-owner sell his share (in india)?
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Trademark Protection for Domain Names

Today I purchased a few new domain names, which are composed of very general words. When I attempted to purchase a different domain, adventure.app, I received warning of a trademark claim. I chose to ...
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Am I allowed to blog about technical topics I was paid to learn about?

I work as a software engineer on lots of research topics where I look into new technologies. These topics have intersections with my private interests which I research on my own time after work. The ...
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Declare some land national forest

Many have heard of the Tree that Owns Itself in Athens, Ga. According to the Wikipedia article "Such a deed, even if it did exist, would have no legal standing." So my question is, could I donate ...
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If someone reading a computer programming text book types an example program into a computer, who owns it and how can it be used?

A bit of a follow up to If you create something by following a YouTube tutorial, who owns it? Often times a book that teaches computer programing contains code snippets that the reader is intended to ...
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Is a subsidiary partnership (i.e. where a General Partner (GP) owned 96% of the stock) also considered "wholly-owned" (i.e. by the GP)

I get how, according to US partnership constructive ownership attribution rules, a partner that has less than 5% of the partnership stock isn't treated as an owner. However does this also mean that a ...
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Abandoned Purchase

I sell online. My customers build a box with me to save on shipping. After 30 days of inactivity I close boxes,pack and bill for shipping. I also ship when a customer requests. I've sent repeated ...
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Why do some contracts have provisions granting a license if ownership can't be transferred?

I've seen some contracts with an ownership provision: for example if an employee invents something, it belongings to the employer. Often times I see a provision beneath it stating "if this isn't ...
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Letting out a property without permission of everyone on the title deed

Following on from a comment I made on this question, I have a three part question. If there were two, or more people on the title deed of a property, and one of those people let the property out ...
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Selling digital tickets who owns the data?

If I sell digital tickets in the UK using an online platform, and they provide the means for me to download that data, who owns that data? Is it the person who paid for the ticket, the platform or me ...
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Inventions Assignment Agreement in California

As I was being hired today, I was asked to sign a "Confidentiality and Inventions Assignment Agreement" which partly reads: "I agree that all right (...) to any copyrightable material (...) ...
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How does one go about writing TOS?

I'm a sole developer, building a platform in which users can trade intellectual property. (Is it called IP? stuff like music, art etc.) How would I go about mediating this without being sued left, ...