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A set of regulations which users must agree to follow in order to use a service.

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Crawling a web forum and presenting the posts in a search

Is what this site is doing with steam community legal? https://www.steamtrades.com/ I assume that is a grey area, no? So what are the factors that would make it legal or not? I assume one should not ...
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How to mention other website as the Product or Service in other website's terms?

Let's say I have a Billing website(1st website) for clients where a client makes an account and buys a plan. Then what I do is create a website(2nd website) for that client's shop where his employees ...
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Is Facebook Invading My Privacy?

I have two Facebook accounts: A, and B. FB account A uses my real email address and has my real life friends. FB account B uses made up information and is in no way associated with my real life. I ...
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Can terms of service override any written laws?

Can ToS override some/any aspects of written laws, or rights granted by written law? I know that ToS cannot compel one to commit murder, theft etc, and that most human rights are off limits. I've ...
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violation of the terms of service

literally i have an app(to earn money) that parses google.translate results. Changes it(info from google) and puts it in. And it seem I am violating terms of service because i am scraping google....
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Why wont music streaming services like Spotify, Soundclound, Napster allow their API to be used in games?

I've been searching around for a music streaming service that can be integrated and used in a rhythm game, but I've found that all I've looked at so far (Spotify, Soundcloud, Napster) explicitly state ...
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Evil Wifi Terms of Service [duplicate]

It's a well know fact that very few people read the Terms of Service when accessing a public WIFI network. The internet is full of hilarious stories like: 22,000 people agree to clean toilets for ...
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What does proportionate exactly mean here?

In an offer letter offered to me by an organization it states that: If the trainee leaves the service of the corporation before expiry of the bond period, he shall pay damages to the corporation ...
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Does a ToS make sense for an artist?

It seems that many artists (including people I know personally) tend to think ToSs are a good thing to apply to art commissions. I tried to explain ToSs put the impetus on the service rather than the ...
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Copyright Law and Terms and Services

Terms and Conditions for websites often include provisions pertaining to Copyright Law. To what extent can those Terms and Conditions, as a contract, alter standard copyright law and Fair Use? Can ...
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Can Amazon pull money from me?

Suppose I add my credit card to Amazon AWS service billing. Suppose that some hacker interacts with my domain at Amazon in such a way to make me owed $1000 or $10000 to Amazon (deliberately to harm ...
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Scraping a user's data with their permission and credentials

Many websites have user-specific data tied to their account which the user can view by logging in. For example, Amazon tracks a user's purchase history, Netflix tracks a user's watch history, etc. ...
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Website Registration Terms Agreement - Implicit With a Blurb or Need Checkbox?

During sign-up, the user must agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy. Is it sufficient to state: "by registering, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy" (where the words ...
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Can a company receive a payment and never provide the paid service?

I was wondering a question about a situation I'm involved in. Prefacing that I live in Italy, where an European directive states that every customer in their territories must have legal rights to ...
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How can clicking on “I agree with …” have any legal weight?

Many times you have to agree with some conditions or terms on website by checking the "I agree" checkbox or clicking some button. Or this - we are working on an agreement email for our client - our ...
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Can I use the rating of different restaurants from different websites like Yelp on my own website?

I am thinking of creating a website with restaurants ratings. You would be able to search for restaurants and in the result list you would see the name of the restaurant and the ratings of different ...
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Can I amend boilerplate contracts by mail?

I am party to a number of contracts (website terms of service, for example), where a service operator writes the contract, and I agree to the contract by using the service. If the other party wants to ...
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Is an “Acceptable Use Policy” and TOS enough to protect me from personal liabilty?

I do NOT have an LLC. I'm creating a website that allows users to submit their photos and artwork for voting. (no cost for memberships) When a user signs up, they'll check a box saying they've read ...
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Should offline users of an online video game be forced to accept ToS?

In the context of a video game that has online and offline play. An account is needed to play online, but no account is required to play offline. Assuming the user must accept some terms while ...
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How to tell which state governs the “Terms and Conditions” of my website?

In the "Terms and Conditions" page of my website, I have this paragraph: These Terms will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of XXXXX, and you submit to the non-...
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How do users / members have to be notified of a change in terms and conditions?

However, I'm wondering what sort of due process a company has to go through before they assume that I've read an email regarding a change to their terms and conditions. it. For example, a bank will ...
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How does one go about writing TOS?

I'm a sole developer, building a platform in which users can trade intellectual property. (Is it called IP? stuff like music, art etc.) How would I go about mediating this without being sued left, ...
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Does microphone recording of audio content from YouTube violate terms of service?

I would like to study the audio patterns of certain recordings on YouTube for scientific purposes, but don't want to violate their terms of service or any laws. Can I: play a youtube track, record it ...
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How can a license agreement or terms of use be enforced on a minor?

Since a license agreement/terms of use document is a contract between the publisher and the end-user, and since minors are prohibited from entering into legally binding contracts in most U.S. states, ...
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can I get sued without accepting EULA

I plan publishing information in an article about Software which is the result of people reverse engineering the software. The author of the software has been attempting to sue people who made use of ...
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Interpretation of “Code” and “Programs”

I've recently came across a paragraph in the Merchant User Agreement of Big Cartel, specifically paragraph 5.2, called "Prohibited and Restricted Activities" The paragraph states that offering the ...
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What does “Resident of any country excluding” mean?

You need to be a resident of any country excluding: a, b, c. Does that mean you need to be a resident of any country not listed or do you need to be a resident of any country that IS listed? This is ...
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Is it required to include “Disagree” buttons for terms of service?

When installing software applications for the first time, there's usually a prompt to accept/reject the terms of service. Accepting the terms grant access to the service while disagreeing closes the ...
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Can companies legally make unreasonable term of service?

Say you buy a software. There is a term in the term of service that you got to pay $1 million dollar/become sex slaves, etc. To what extend companies can do that? There are 2 cases where something ...
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What data can I store in my database from Google Books API?

I am developing an app that makes use of the Google Books API. One of the features is to sort books by title. I am aware of the restrictions on keeping permanent copies of the data retrieved from any ...
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Can I sue the gas company for not notifying me that gas was shut off at a rental due to tenant not paying?

I have a continuation service agreement with the gas company and they neglected to notify me that they had discontinued the tenants gas service in April of 2017 for nonpayment. They also neglected to ...
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How are the Localbitcoins.com founders safe from money laundering laws?

There are lots of news regarding localbitcoins.com seller arrest against money laundering laws. I know it is seller or buyers responsibilities to follow their local AML laws. But how localbitcoins ...
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Is executing code from external server banned on Google Play?

I am creating a program that needs to download additional code and resources from external server. (Of course that code is safe). Is it illegal on Google Play? These additional assemblies will not be ...
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Does the 9th Court Ruling Imply That a Public Endpoint Is Truly Public?

Violating Terms of Use Isn’t a Crime, EFF Tells Court—Again The recent ruling by the 9Th CAP states that a user is not legally (criminally(civil maybe?)) bound by the ToS of a website operator. Does ...
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Is it illegal to modify a website locally

I am getting flak from the company I work for for having built a bookmarklet that makes one of their web applications more functional. It injects some code and new elements onto the page to augment ...
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How can sites like https://www.brandwatch.com/ crawl instagram legally?

sites like brandwatch.com and various other analytic sites crawl Instagram? Instagram says in their terms and conditions: We prohibit crawling, scraping, caching or otherwise accessing any content ...
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SLA liability in case client break some law

How does or can a Service Level Agreement (SLA) protect the provider from any liability in case the client knowingly breaks a law. Example: AWS is a web hosting provider that sells computing ...
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Ticket Seller's Liability

I bought four tickets to a concert on craigslist. Then I sold two of them on stubhub. I later learned the tickets might be fake. I immediately notified stubhub. I was told seller's agreement is I am ...
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Image scraping from public profiles [closed]

I am in the process of building a web-based framework to implement a search engine based on Facial Recognition, it will feature a paid service and a members only area, to protect not only the users, ...
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Is it legal to add functionality to a paid aggregator web application through browser extensions?

we are stuck with a Legal dilemma would appreciate your feedback. There is a company that aggregates product data from thousands of suppliers and makes it available for a searcher at a subscription ...
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Why is there an apparent legal bias against digital services?

Over the years, many websites - mostly file-sharing websites - have been taken down due to the users using the service for less-than-legal activities. Most of these websites posted well-visible ...
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Facebook disabled my account; can I legally force them to restore it?

I was trying to sell adult goods on facebook as I sold other kind of products as usual to multiple facebook communities. I happened to forget nudity was forbidden on facebook. But the package ...
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Is prohibiting proxies and VPN in terms and conditions of a website legal?

I found a service on an online website that prohibited the use of online anonymisers in the terms of service as stated here : The use of the Games and Services using anonymiser services (e.g. ...
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Should I use first-person (I) or second-person (you) for ToS consent?

This is a bit of a nagging question for me. Let's say I'm creating a web application that allows users to sign up for some service, subject to certain terms of service. I've seen some sites use first-...
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Google Translate Voice/Speech used in an app

I have made an app using Google Translates Voice/Speech-functionality in some features. Is it legal use it for commercial purposes?
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Appodeal Terms of Service

I have encountered this term "If you are a publisher, you are prohibited from using the Services in an app that offers any real monetary value to the end users." I don't really understand what that ...
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Does selling certificates from Let's Encrypt violate their ToS?

A company I (unfortunately) worked for in the past is selling Let's Encrypt certificates for about 10€/month. I don't need to tell you that these certificates are free for everyone. The customers are ...
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Can a business impose a minimum amout for credit card payment without notice?

Recently, I visited a bar I regularly attend and purchased what I normally get, which has a pre-tip total of less than $10. When I went to pay the check with my credit card, I was told that there was ...
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Will a site get into trouble if it's users use it's resources for unethical/unhealthy things on the internet?

Take the site 10minutemail.com for example. What if someone uses the temporary email and logs into somewhere on the internet and does something illegal. When the investigations happen, the email will ...
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Can we freely delete our questions and answers? [duplicate]

I was wondering what would happen if a high rep user decides to shutdown their account and take down their answers and questions. I imagine stack exchange would want to stop that from happening ...