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Why some US software companies ban their free products for some countries?

I'm a developer from Iran and I know Iran is under US sanctions. I have a few questions. First let me start with an example. If you reach Docker Hub website from Iran you get this message: Since ...
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How do one country's sanctions on another apply to third parties?

Having just read that Britain has seized a ship sailing under the flag of Panama carrying oil from Iran to Syria, I wonder what the legal basis for this is. EU sanctions forbid oil exports to Syria. ...
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What can the government do with the Iranian tanker Grace 1 seized in Gibraltar?

The UK/Gibraltar has seized the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 , for allegedly breaking EU sanctions and attempting to supply oil to Syria. On the assumption the seizure is legal and the accusations ...
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Trade restrictions on open source software

Apparently the US has put Huawei on a trade blacklist that prevents US companies to trade with Huawei. With hardware and proprietary software it is straightforward how this can be executed (don't make ...
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Does Trump's sanction on Huawei include Open Source US products, like Linux kernel & RISC-V? Does this ban effect Huawei's membership there? [duplicate]

Trump has banned US companies from trading with Huawei. Does this ban include US non-profit organizations, such as the Linux Foundation and RISC-V foundation ? Huawei is a paid member of those ...
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Example of “fraus omnia corrumpit” in which a person loses rights they had before a fraudulent act?

I'm looking for a bit of case law - as an inspiration more than as valid precedent - for the following scenario: A person has some prospective rights w.r.t. some physical objects, or future rights w....
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Does anything in international law that limits a countries ability to recognize secession governments?

In 1903, Panama separated from Colombia. Colombia tried to forcefully retake Panama, but Panama quickly allied with the U.S. which easily prevented the reunification. Some view this as the U.S. ...
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Iran Technology Sanction

Is there any comprehensive list of Iran technology sanctions and the reason they were imposed(especially related to software products and scientific data sets?) As I remember, some software products ...
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Do international sanctions have an impact on Open Source Software?

Background Recently I was reading about embargoes and sanctions on Iran (also this link) and before Sudan, and it got me thinking about how they could impact Open Source Software. Sanctions being ...
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As an Iranian, can I sign an Independent contractor agreement, and work remotely for a US company from Iran?

Are there any restrictions for citizens of sanctioned countries to work remotely for US companies?
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Could it be illegal for an individual in USA to hire a software developer in Syria or Venezuela for short project?

This question is about an individual in USA hiring a software developer for a short project through a site such as guru.com or freelancer.com. Considering that U.S. has sanctions on Venezuela (...
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How do sanctions apply to intellectual property and copyright infringement

Scenario: Business X in country A sells software with a subscription license. Business Y in country B pays monthly for software from X. Country A and B are members of the Berne Convention Example ...
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Can you provide free technical services to Iranians from America?

Is it legal to provide free technical services to Iranians, or to grant them access to services such as websites and social media? Is it the duty of American Companies to actively prevent access from ...
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Social network websites limitations based on USA sanctions

I live in a country that has been blacklisted under United States sanction regulation. I've got free membership in DeviantArt.Com (A community website for sharing artworks [Photographs, painting, ...
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Do economic sanctions prevent repaying debts?

Suppose that I lend money to a business or individual associated with the government in Russia, Venezuela, or some other country. Suppose that by the time the debt is due, my country of citizenship ...
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Distributing a free iOS app to Iranian users

I'm an iOS developer and one of my apps is a free app that targets Iranian user. The app is free with no ads. Apple asked me to provide an OFAC License to publish the app: Dear Developer, ...
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Would it be illegal to sell a drone defense system to a nation under an arms embargo?

Will it be illegal to sell anti-drone systems to any nation like Gaza? Because it's not a weapon system, it's more like a defensive technology. Would it still violate an arms embargo?
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Are there limits on unreasonable claims by an attorney?

Attorneys often write letters to third parties, in order to get something for their client. E.g. if A trespasses against B, B's attorney may write a letter to A stating that the trespass must be ...
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Are encryption apps (iOS) exempt from US Export Regulations if released to the US App Store only?

Note: The original question in iTunes Connect regarding exemptions has since been changed to reflect recent changes made to their FAQ as follows: Does your app meet any of the following: (a) ...
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Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 11

Can a FRCP Rule 11 Motion suffice as a "responsive pleading," or do you have to either (1) answer the complaint; or (2) file a rule 12 motion, to meet the responsive pleading deadline, and then later ...
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Are motions to censure opposing counsel used?

Is it common, considered a good tactic, or even allowed, to move a court to censure – or even hold in contempt – the opposing counsel? If one has a reasonable argument for why the ...
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Why do VISA and MasterCard comply with U.S. sanctions that erode their business?

On what basis does the U.S. government prohibit American companies like VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, et al, from doing business on the Crimean Peninsula? Crimea is connected with, and backed by, the ...
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Can you pray for the opponent party to be sanctioned in California?

In California Superior Courts, what would be some common grounds to ask the judge to sanction the opponent party? Under what circumstances would such motions be granted, and how often do any such ...