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Is it legal to climb on public bridges when there are no prohibition signs?

I like to climb around on the steel structures below public road bridges. I do it for no other reason than having fun. I do it only at night because I don't want to attract attention, but I'm ...
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Do people have the right to comment or live blog professional sports in the United States?

Do private persons have the freedom to live blog or comment on games on progress in professional sports? For example, can a web caster watch the game on TV and then give his running commentary and ...
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Copyright of recorded sport events

I understand that music concerts are copyrighted and you can't post the music online if you record it with phone or whatever, but how about sport events? Say I attended a tennis match and recorded ...
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Are there legal labelling requirements regarding the “moisture-wicking” property claimed for certain fabrics?

Or can I just claim that any fabric is moisture-wicking? Could I sell a garment advertising that it wicks moisture into outer-space, using technology developed by astronauts? While protecting the ...
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UEFA membership criteria

There are UEFA statutes in which the criteria for membership in that organisation are next (on the 9th page): https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/OfficialDocument/uefaorg/WhatUEFAis/02/48/...
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Usage of nation names as teams

Can I use Country's names in my online championship game to allow players to recruit themselves in for their favourite/geographical nation and play against other nations? Cases: Is it legal to ...
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Do footballers ever get in legal trouble if they commit a violent foul?

Consider this infamous example when Zidane headbutted an opponent in the 2006 world cup. He got a red card, but if he'd done a similar thing while walking down the street, he might have ended up in a ...
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Are NFL athletes employees of their teams?

Are NFL athletes employees of their teams, or are they contractors? Are their civil protections similar to a normal person working an office job?
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Are there laws requiring the release of PII to participate in wall climbing in Utah?

I've been climbing climbing walls for over a decade. It's a lot of fun. But after moving to Utah recently, I find myself at a bit of an impasse. I can't find any place around here that has a ...
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Why do boxing fights need to be sanctioned by state authorities?

Why does boxing (and perhaps MMA) need to be sanctioned by state authorities like the Nevada Athletic Commission or New York State athletic commission? Other sports like baseball require no such ...
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Do football players still get paid if they get sidelined?

What is the norm for big sports contracts? Does the player still get paid if he is injured, or otherwise cannot play? For example, in 2001 Drew Bledsoe, quarterback for the Patriots had just signed a ...
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Sharing sports video clips, is it Fair Use?

I own a little Instagram page related to football, and one question came to mind. Let's say that I take a video showing a beautiful goal from a soccer game and share it to Instagram, Twitter, or any ...
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Can I take a bow and arrows on the train in the UK?

I'm interested in taking up archery. Attending the closest club would require that I take the train there as I cannot drive. Would I be able to take a bow and arrows, secured in a case, on the train? ...
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How can the Nevada State Athletic Commission enforce the fines they give?

How can the Nevada State Athletic Commission enforce the fines they sometimes give to athletes? I.e., if an athlete refuses to pay their fine (example), what can the Nevada State Athletic Commission ...