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Why are software licenses required to access a piece of software?

According to the GTA 4 EULA: LICENSE. Subject to this Agreement and its terms and conditions, Licensor hereby grants you the nonexclusive, non-transferable, limited right and license to use one copy ...
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What's the minimum transit time to be legally allowed to enter Singapore?

I read (sic): Singapore immigration law suggests one should have atleast 10 hrs of transit time to get into the Country. [Author: Nakulan Ramamirthan] I can't find the legal source of that claim. ...
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Business overcharged me: Can I refuse to pay?

Say a business overcharges me. Examples: Cleaner quoted me a price of $50, but failed to mention it was actually $50 per hour so the total bill was $200 instead of the $50 I expected. Restaurant ...
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What law(s) prohibited Singaporeans from visiting the PRC, other communist countries, and the ROC? When were they repealed and why?

In the past, for fear of communism, the Singapore government banned Singapore citizens below a certain age (I think 40 but I'm not sure) from visiting the PRC, North Korea, Cambodia, Laos, and Viet ...
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Does the Singaporean constitution allow pardons to be revoked?

The Singaporean government allows for the power of pardon to the president but it doesn't include how the pardoning power is to be excercised and if the pardon can be revoked or not.
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Is there legal precedent when there is no permission granted & a sibling enters your room? They were caught on camera

I am interested to know if trespass will be considered if its a family member. The door was closed & permission was not granted. There was nothing wrong being done but they just enter & walk ...
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Scammed by partners. Is there something I can do? [closed]

I'll make it as brief as possible. Simply put, I knew this group of people who were building something (it had to do with IT). I knew they'd something, but I also knew they wouldn't get anything done ...
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"accept and agree to be bound by its terms, as amended and supplemented from time to time by Citibank"

From a Citi's brokerage services contract: "accept and agree to be bound by its terms, as amended and supplemented from time to time by Citibank" Is it normal to impose requirements like ...
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English contracts vs Singapore contracts

Since Singapore law is based on English common law, would it be feasible to use a pre-exising English Services Agreement wording in Singapore? Could we then amend the wording so it's governed by ...
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Why was an American who overstayed in Singapore not caned?

The US citizen Kamari Kenyada Charlton overstayed his visa while in Singapore. The law is that this shall "be punished with caning with not less than 3 strokes". However, according to this ...
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Settlement Agreement for business dispute payment to personal account

I have reached a settlement agreement arising from a dispute between two companies and the other party is requesting that I pay the settlement into a personal off-shore account of one of the directors ...
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Not joining a company after signing offer letter

I have been working in Singapore on S-Pass for last 11 months in an IOT product company. I got an offer from a services company in SG, they got me an Employment Pass and I have to join the on x date. ...
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Why is Sim Lim Scammer in Jail even though technically his victims agree?

https://coconuts.co/singapore/news/33-months-jail-sim-lim-square-conman-jover-chew-whos-getting-treatment-depression/ Sim Lim scammer is in jail for "scamming". That one is obvious. We sort of know ...
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Is spitting in Singapore Sink illegal?

I sometimes cough. Sometimes when I cough, there is phlegm and sputum that's suddenly on my mouth. I usually, of course, run to a nearby sink and spit that out. In Singapore, is this a fine able ...
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Is i-doser legal in Singapore?

Drug is illegal in Singapore. i-doser claims to be a musical drug. Namely it's music whose effect similar to drugs. Indonesian government say it's not a drug. It's just a marketing gimmick. Will it ...
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Is it legal to eat or drink on the bus (Singapore)?

In Singapore, is it legal to Bring food or drink onto the bus? Eat or drink on the bus? (I am referring to the public buses, so SBS, SMRT, Tower Transit, etc.) There is a law prohibiting eating or ...
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Do Singapore authorities have any leverage on a Canadian who is currently residing in South Africa?

Suppose a Canadian citizen is accused of committing various acts in Singapore which are punished with a fine (littering, selling gum and hacking into wifi). The Canadian is currently residing in Cape ...
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How well can one know the rules in gambling before it's legally fraud?

A Wired article from earlier this year describes how a regulatory change in Russia (suddenly prohibiting most gambling) flooded the market there with old slot machines. Some technically skilled ...
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