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Is witchcraft legally punishable? [closed]

Suppose a witchcraft is proved to cause consequences, would it be legally punishable? I was telling to everybody that I am a sectarian and a religious fanatic. For this reason I would most likely die ...
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A question about being owner of forum

I want to create a forum, which is devoted to a videogame, but I have a law question. What will happen if some user posts an illegal content? Am I responsible for it? I don't want to hire moderators. ...
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Can an artist take away a unique character that was first visually displayed in a piece of artwork I commissioned from them and paid for?

The artist did not ask me to sign any agreements and neither did I, the artwork was paid for, but after a personal conflict the artist told me they were "revoking" the character the artwork was of. ...
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Are prescribed burns legal in Russia?

One (badly written) article from 2009 seems to suggest that prescribed burns are illegal in Russia. Is that (still) the case? And if, to the contrary, they are legal, who can authorize them? What I ...
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Are Putin's constitution amendments legal?

Putin is shaking up the constitution and there were reports suggesting that the process, as well as the amendments themselves, are probably unlawful/illegal despite the Constitutional Court's ruling ...
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What license considerations are there when reproducing Soviet art?

I've found some impressive Soviet propaganda posters and I intend to have them printed and hanged in the living room. This is for personal use but it got me thinking. Let's assume I wanted to start a ...
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What are the laws of the sky over land?

In the USA, some of the states gambling is illegal. River boats and cruise boats allow gambling because vessels in open water are subject to federal not state law. Applying this logic to aircraft, ...
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Can disabling Windows 10 updates be considered a crime?

There's a pretty (in)famous post on Russian Microsoft Answers site (just search by UID to see it referenced in many news stories) where user asks how he can disable Windows Update through registry due ...
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I am an American about to marry a Russian girl in Russia. Do I need a pre-nup?

My fiance is not a "Russian bride"; she's a real girl I've been dating for a year, we love each other, and want to get married. If we marry in Russia, do I need a pre-nup? If we later on get a ...
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Who is responsible for posts on Internet forums, particularly in Russia?

Are users or is the site owner responsible for posts on the forum? Could it be different: with or without a license agreement available on the site? with or without a registration? My concern is ...
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Was defamation legal in Russian empire in the 19th century?

In Dostoevsky's Idiot, it seemed that it was perfectly legal to publish articles of slanderous nature. Was there any legal protection of a Russian's rights in publicity in the 1800's?
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Certificate that person is living with a dead man, is there any analogue in US?

There is a certificate in the Russian bureaucratic system that is literally called: Certificate that a person is currently living with a dead man The reason for that is that a dead man is still ...
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Advocating for Russian presidential candidates

Is it against the law to post a call to vote for a Russian presidential candidate in social networks?
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I understand the US portion for applying for a K1 Visa - what about requirements from Russia?

Suppose an American citizen is engaged to a Russian citizen. The couple would like to be able to live in America together. They do not particularly need to live together in Russia, although the ...
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Document stating a person's ability to be an adoptive parent in Ireland

the opinion of a competent authority of the State of nationality of your husband, on his living conditions and his ability to be an adoptive parent; the permission of a competent authority of the ...
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Russian law of extradition

If a Russian hacker hacks a computer system in India, can India seek Interpol's help to get that hacker extradited to India? I mean, does Russia allow extradition of Russian nationals to other ...
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Would “Stop a Douchebag” be legal in the US? Why is it legal in Russia?

In Russia, there is a movement called Stop a Douchebag, whose prime activities are as follows. Prevent people from driving on sidewalks. Prevent double parking. The participants in this movement ...