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Questions tagged [translation]

The act of converting words from one language to another.

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When translating the law, who ensures that the wording does not change the meaning of the law?

Background The United States has no official language and has Federal Law based off the Constitution and derived from the English System. Most of the Law in the United States is written in English, ...
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What is the equivalent for “Consideration” (English common law) in Spanish speaking countries?

Consideration is a concept of English common law and is a necessity for simple contracts. Consideration may be thought of as the concept of value offered and accepted by people or organisations ...
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Can I translate a copyrighted book with the intent of publishing it? [duplicate]

I recently read a book that impressed me so much I want to buy a copy as a gift for a friend. Unfortunately, the friend does not speak the language the book was written in, and no translations exist ...
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how does copyright work for performer and singing cover tunes and or singing a translation i worote

I have translated a few songs from the 19 century and early 20th century. i sing as well and would like to perform them and post them on my youtube page and or record them . One one of the ...
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Is it legal to translate light novel works from Korea and publishing it on a website located in the EU?

According to this article Translation is typically considered a derivative work. While this varies from country to country, translation is considered derivative because it exists in relation to an ...
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Should all gdpr related documents be translated to all official EU languages?

I wrote application localized in Ukrainian language , which is not one of the official European Union languages. Since I reside in the EU territory I need to comply with gdpr. This application is ...
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Is this pdf a copyright infringment?

The Pontifical Biblical Commision of the Vatican produces documents in several languages - but not in all of them. For instance, the document L'interprétation de la Bible dans l'Église (The ...
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What power does the “Translations” section in Trademarks have?

I have seen that someone trademarked their last name, "ABULAFIA". This last name is very ancient and appears in many scripts and translations dating back 1000 years. The Wikipedia page for this ...
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I want to translate some poems, when does the original copyright expire?

Some poems were first published in South Korea in an anthology alongside the work of two other poets. This particular collection was released in 1946 (72 years ago) and the poet I am interested in ...
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What makes a document translation “court certified” in Massachusetts?

I have an agreement document which I need to translate into English, to be accepted as an exhibit in Massachusetts court. Looking around for certified translation services, there seem to be many that ...
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What conventions or traditions concern translation of legal abbreviations?

I am currently working on a legal translation, a judgment from Estonian to English. What is the conventional solution with regard to translating abbreviations of acts? In my situation, there's the ...
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Using movies to learn English by translating the difficult words, is that legal?

I am a mobile programmer and I want to create a mobile app to learn English. One part of this app contains a list of movies and under each movie you can find the difficult words mentioned in that ...
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Are there any laws on copyrighted material, preventing them from being translated?

I am an aspiring translator and hoping to go to university within the next two years. Part of going to university tends to include work experience in the section you wish to work in. Due to my ...
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What happens when two parties in a contract do not have a language in common?

What happens in the case where the two parties in a contract do not have a language in common? For example, the buyer of a house speaks English, and the seller is Afrikaans and doesn't speak English ...
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Is translating and posting comic original text + translation w/o image considered legal?

I'm interested in doing translation for Gundam Japanese comics that haven't been licensed outside of Japan for the purpose of enabling other people outside of Japan to do research (e.g. characters, ...
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Equivalent of the Austrian “bedingt” and “unbedingt” in English law

What is the correct English legal translation of the words unbedingt and bedingt when referring to a court sentence? E.g.: Jemand wurde zu vier Monaten bedingt verurteilt. (Roughly: Sombeody was ...
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Translating into French a book published in the US?

So there is this niche novel I read during high school and liked, it was maybe still is published in the US, and I would like to attempt translating it to French. What authorizations if any are ...
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developing an app to translate text depending on Google translate

I am developing an app to translate any text on user desktop depending on Google translate. It uses free google translate site not the paid API. making get request to the following link for example: ...
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How should software licenses be displayed in multi-lingual applications?

I have been hired by a Canadian governmental agency to release a version of my application on their behalf. They have informed me that I must add the French language to my application to comply with ...
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Does the copyright on a song's lyrics apply if the song is translated into another language?

You've all heard about the happy birthday ruling. This spun off a discussion in our office (none of us are lawyers). If I copyright the lyrics to a song in English, does the copyright apply if the ...
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Is translating a computer program from language A to B, the same as a normal translation?

I understand that if I translate a book from English to French, my French translation is a derivative work. But, if I translate something such as Ruby on Rails from Ruby to Java is it a derivative ...
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When is making a subtitle file for a commercial movie legal?

For example, on OpenSubtitles, a website which offers 3.5 million subtitles we can read Disclaimer: These files are NOT illegal warez downloads, we only offer files that we believe we are free to ...
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License of translation software Quran and Hadits

There is software license on "9 imam Hadits" by lidwa.com and it is copyrighted, the owner claim no one can copy their database, but aren't the Quran and Hadits themselves licensed and copyrighted by ...