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Regulations: these are typically used to refer to rules and administrative codes issued by governmental agencies at all levels, municipal, county, state and federal. Although they are not laws, regulations have the force of law, since they are adopted under authority granted by statutes, and often include penalties for violations.

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Who is responsible for environmental clean up?

Suppose you bought a property that had serious environmental problems (lead, gasoline, etc.). An environmental authority calls you on it and orders you to clean it up. Can you shift part of the cost ...
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Being a barrier to the right of another

I am in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. It is a racially mixed country that the people of the world know. Here I run a business in a small town. Someone runs a small restaurant next to my ...
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Would using a StableCoin bypass the “Money Transmitter” laws in the US?

I'm considering a startup that allows news/content creators to collect nano-payments (~$0.01) for their content. Since transactions of that size are unreasonable to charge individually by Stripe/etc, ...
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How do I object to the FTC and Equifax settlement?

The FTC has a press release with some court documents at Equifax to Pay $575 Million as Part of Settlement with FTC, CFPB, and States Related to 2017 Data Breach. The release includes the link to the ...
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Requirements for low-power radio transmitters

I'm trying to build a tiny (roughly non-smart cellphone sized) device which communicates over radio. Ignoring any mistakes during development, in the end it'll probably broadcast over standard ham ...
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What is the amateur FM broadcasting legal limit?

Some stereos can receive a signal just outside the commercial band at either end of 88 and 108. I legally can buy everything I need on eBay to transmit my own personal radio station. What legal ...
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How to use the vehicle horn to communicate? [closed]

I know people use the car horn to get the attention of another drivers or pedestrians. What other ways do people use the horn to communicate that may not be the same everywhere? Can you break any ...
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Which building regulations in Europe for industrial buildings should I read if I want build bus factory in Europe?

I want to build a bus factory in Europe (for example in Austria). Which documents about building regulations should I read to construct correctly (I know that there are Eurocodes, but maybe there is ...
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What is a “listed natural gas appliance”?

My landlord mentioned that I can have a grill on my balcony as long as it is fueled by natural gas. As he is a fireman, I'm assuming he has some knowledge of the relevant laws. But before dropping ...
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How is species of pet legalized? [closed]

I understand the environmental impacts of taking a species from one place to another. How can I legalize to have a native species as a new pet like a cat or dog? For example, you can get canned ...
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Criminal Liability for judges under 42 USC 290-dd2(f) and 42 CFR 2.63 [Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Patient Records]

42 USC 290-dd2 establishes heightened confidentiality requirements for certain (really most) substance abuse treatment records. The statute grants authority to HHS to interpret the law and create ...
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Holding Period Algorithms and the Blockchain

According to this interview, taxation holding periods in the United States for cryptocurrency can be determined by FIFO (First In First Out), LIFO (Last In First Out), or a more flexible option called ...
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What is the minimum required pre-provision net profit (PPNR)?

Is there a minimum required pre-provision net profit (PPNR) stated by Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR)? Or how else does the Fed evaluate stressed PPNR in its tests?
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Buying guns from America if I am European

I wanted to ask something related to the gun dealing policies. If I am European, is there a way I can purchase a gun from let's say Daniel Defense (which is American). Moved into question from an "...
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A company (EU) sells potentially dangerous chemicals to anybody. What can I do as a citizen?

I have read a report by a high-schooler doing "experiments" by injecting himself with custom-synthesized peptides (small proteins). I emailed the author who confirmed that his report was no joke. ...
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Can 2 cars go at the same time at a stop sign?

The first car stops at the stops sign line and then pulls up to the edge of the road at an intersection. The second car stops at the stop sign line behind the first car. When the traffic is clear is ...
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Is it legal for a restaurant to take back your food and cook it again?

Example 1. You are served a burger, but it is not cooked enough for your liking. Does it violate any food safety regulations for the server to take the plate back to the kitchen, disassemble the ...
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Selling custom electronic projects online in the uk

(Sorry if I am posting in the wrong forum) I am wanting to have a go at selling some of my projects (mostly lighting: epoxy, led strips) after doing a search, it sounds like there are a lot of ...
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Does a licensed driver need to be present while riding in the back seat of a fully autonomous car?

I have a friend that I fear will never have her driver's license. Now with the back seat type of fully autonomous cars does she have to be licensed to be able to use one?
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How do I get a regulation changed in my state?

I am looking to request a change in Washington States cryptocurrency regulations. Where would I start and at what point if any does a petition become important?
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What is the procedure when being pulled over for a known officer? [closed]

I have my own opinions about what is best for you to do when getting pulled over. I am hoping I may have missed anything I could add. What are things that a driver can do to make the stop as seamless ...
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Are most Uber drivers unqualified to operate a vehicle for hire?

When applying for a commercial drivers license many life saving and valuable knowledge is to be learned. Commercial classes in the USA ranges to Class D in some States which is a car and to Class A,B, ...
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What specific criteria must a custom built vehicle meet in order to drive on public roads?

Assuming in the state of Michigan, I have seen this Secretary of State web page on assembled vehicles, however, the two forms attached (BFS-72) and (TR-54) seem very basic and non-technical for the ...
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Vocabulary for the outline levels of an SEC rule

I am working on a data modeling project involving an SEC rule and am struggling to deduce the proper vocabulary when referring to the various outline levels of the document. For example, at the top ...
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What is the legal interpretation of “As satisfied by” in this passage?

I had a difficulty understanding the meaning of "as satisfied" in the following sentence: references in these Regulations to any requirement for any document to be written, in writing, to be ...
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Can online business in one country deny access via terms of service to entities in another country?

Can an American company state in their terms of service that if an entity is from a designated country they are not allowed to use the service? In other words would that be a legal and enforceable ...
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Description of 3rd party cookies in the privacy policy for GDPR compliance?

In order to comply with GDPR's right to be informed section, some sites try to describe what specific cookies that 3rd parties supply do. Is it OK to just list what cookies these parties set, and ...
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Can the terms of service contain a clause that instructs a user to forfeit their rights under the GDPR?

Suppose an American company wishes to do business with European parties. Could their terms of service say that as a user of their services the user forfeits any rights afforded to them by the GDPR ...
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Handling a GDPR subject access request when using google analytics?

When using Google Analytics and receiving a GDPR subject access request does the party receiving the request also have to send all data collected by Google Analytics?
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What is the legal mechanism by which the GDPR might apply to a business with no presence in the EU?

My family has a small side business selling some things through the internet. As far as I know, we aren't likely to have any customers who are EU citizens, but it's certainly not outside the realm of ...
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Laws regarding amateur chemistry sets for lawful and safe exploration of science [closed]

Last week a squad of 20 members of the weapons of mass destruction division of the FBI shut down my block and raided my apartment. They didn't find what they'd expected to find (basically they found a ...
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Is Mark Zuckerberg subject to questioning by every U.S. senator, or only select ones?

I have been watching the live questioning for the last 2-3 hours and wonder about the Senate's hearing process: Do all of the senators get to question Mark, or just a limited number of them? And if ...
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Is Ambush by New Parking Sign legal unless prohibited?

I came across the following NYC article from on the internets whilst researching the situation for ATX: https://newyorkparkingticket.com/proposed-nyc-parking-law-relieves-pain-new-parking-sign/ ...
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Is this opinion by the Wage & Hour Division, disallowing fines/salary deductions for lost & damaged property, generally applicable to US employers?

FLSA2006-7 is a letter from the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) to an unnamed employer, published on the Department of Labor's website. It is an opinion on the employer's proposed policy "to impose a ...
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Are DBA / “trading as” names always different than legal names?

In many jurisdictions, any "trading as", DBA ("doing business as") or similar "ficitonal" or "pseudonymous" names of a company or other legal entity have to be registered. The assumption e.g. on ...
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Using hash functions to bypass Cold War-era crypto export restrictions

During the Cold War and up until late 1992, export restrictions prevented the distribution of strong cryptographically secure ciphers. These export restrictions required that all symmetric ciphers be ...
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Child Labor in Entertainment

Why is the entertainment industry exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act? I have no idea how to research this question. edit: I mean, I thought the constitution specifies that laws shall be equally ...
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Can a traffic violation ticket be beaten if it was due to a non-compliant road sign?

The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices is a set of standards for road signs in the United States. If someone is ticketed due to a violation related to a sign and the sign is found not to be in ...
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Does the state forbid competition with so-called natural monopolies?

(I don't need information about specific country, so it's OK to post information about laws of country that you know, just remember to include the name of the country in your post). For example, I ...
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UK District Councillor Nepotism over Planning Application

I hope this is a suitable question for a law forum. We applied for planning permission to build a small extension on the side of our house. Our neighbour had objected however planning officers deemed ...
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Statutory interpretation by regulation: effect of regulatory repeal?

Suppose there is a US federal regulation that asserts a particular interpretation of a statue (in particular, that a certain class of documents is included among those designated by a phrase in the ...
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What rights does Tim Berners Lee have to the World Wide Web?

What rights does Tim Berners Lee have to the World Wide Web? Does he have any say over what is allowed on the World Wide Web, its regulations, and so forth? If not, when did he lose these rights and ...
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Can Australian government departments use ISP meta data for general analytics

In Australia all ISP s have to capture 2 years of all users metadata, a number of government departments can access the data with out warrant. We are told this is to track terrorists, criminals and ...
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Is a fishing license required on a private pond?

Suppose there is a pond that is privately stocked by the pond association, a group of homeowners. The pond has no public access; town residents may access the pond through a town beach, or waterfront ...
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Is an e-bike without pedals considered a bike? (in Europe)

I'm interested in ordering this product: Smacircle S1: The eBike That Fits In Your Backpack. This link is only for the purpose of explanation. I am trying to figure it out if in Europe (EU ...
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Can federal prosecutors go against the Justice Department's interpretation of the law?

Suppose that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has a belief or opinion about what the proper interpretation of a certain statute or Constitutional provision is, and that they have formalized their ...
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Is it illegal for a consumer to obtain or use a non-FDA approved medical device?

The Freestyle Libre Pro, which is a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, was approved in September 2016 for use by healthcare professionals has not yet been approved for use by consumers, as ...
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Bathroom Lighting in the UK: Is British Standard BS 7671 a required LAW

I've looked high and low on Google to find out if its law within the UK that bathroom lights or fittings are required to use IP44 rating or above. The only bits of information looks like a regulation ...
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Regulations of Tempest protection of buildings

Tempest devices could via intercepting from far away the electro-magnetic waves coming out from one's computer detect what one does on the computer. Employing the Faraday cage principle, one could ...
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Are there restrictions on what can and cannot be called “Stainless Steel” for marketing purposes?

A coworker was recently complaining to me that there are restrictions on types of steel American companies can call "Stainless Steel" when marketing products (for example, outdoor grills) and that ...