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Can i use brand logos on a website template I'm going to be selling?

I'm working on a website template that I intend to sell on a marketplace where people can buy and sell templates (i.e. ThemeForest). I'd like this template to have a "Featured In" section where I'd ...
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How to legally distribute the data of all Internet websites? [on hold]

We are a humble startup that's very good at Internet crawling and data mining. Unfortunately after 2 years of struggling, we may soon fail. We have lots of data and we want to release them free ...
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Responding to GDPR Article 15 requests if all data is already accessible via website

So, Article 15 of the GDPR gives the user the right to access all the personal data concerning him or her. Assume we have a website with user accounts. We store some information that is regarded as ...
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Is it legal to download subscription based content from a website for personal use?

Is it legal to copy data from a subscription based education site using http://ricks-apps.com/osx/sitesucker/ or https://www.httrack.com. This is to be able to study the material when internet is not ...
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Can a website that passively promotes illegal activities be legally shutdown?

I've seen a couple of clearnet websites that have been around for years that, although not directly, do create and promote a type of community where most of its members sell and buy stuff such as ...
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Website with social network login - user profile picture

There is website where you can login/register using traditional email plus password or social network (FB, Google) login. If user registers using social network login, the service copies users name, ...
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Legality of web scraping for non-commercial use

I would like to scrape data from a website (which is based in USA, and I am not, if this matters) - let's say it's something like IMDb, or something like that. Unlike most other questions asked about ...
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How do state laws apply to gambling websites?

I was exploring the idea of starting a sports gambling website, but it seems like the state I'm in (Washington) allows you to participate in online sports gambling but not run them. If it is ...
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Is it legal to inject javascript to the netflix website and publish it?

I want to publish a javascript code which changes the way www.netflix.com behaves. One thing this script does is change the language. Am I also allowed to publish a chrome extension with the name "...
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What actions should be taken in order to notify authorities about illegal online activity

At tumblr I've stumbled upon a post which contents bothers me a lot and if it has any relation to reality it's 100% illegal (someone offers to have sex with his children). I'm not a citizen of US ...
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Do fonts integrated in the browser need licensing?

Fonts like Helvetica and Arial are commercial, meaning that one needs to purchase (rent actually) a WebFont license when providing that font. However, both fonts are available on the very most ...
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Using a franchise images in my own website

A friend and I want to develop a website related to IT, where we could get hired, however we both like Digimon and we got the idea of using some of the characters images in our website such as the ...
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GDPR, is scrolling the page can mean cookie acceptance?

For example take a look at https://www.cookiebot.com/ as soon as you scroll down a bit, the consenting options fades away, and it puts a cookie in your browser, that you accepted their cookies. Is ...
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GDPR Compliance: Do all Cookies require Opt-In?

Given a Web Site which uses cookies for the following: User Preferences Bookmarked Articles Cookie Preferences what explicit permissions would be required from the user? Here I anticipate the ...
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Do marketing emails require consent?

I am getting spammed with marketing emails from Tough Mudder. Their unsubscribe link takes me to a page where I have to either accept the fact they will send me emails or unsubscribe from everything, ...
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Do web applications as hobby projects need to comply with the GDPR?

I would like to know if you must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, if you've made a web application that is not subject to any business or organisation. 2) This Regulation does ...
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Just how different is the legal situation in Germany under GDPR compared to previously with respect to running a website?

A frequent statement with respect to making German websites GDPR-compliant is that barely anything has changed in Germany with DSGVO (the German version of GDPR) and the previously applicable national ...
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According to GDPR, do I need a contract for processing on behalf with my e-mail provider?

It seems already sufficiently established that a contract for processing on behalf according to GDPR Art. 28 is necessary with one's web hoster. Now, I am wondering whether the same is true for the e-...
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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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GDPR: what can I record about website visitors?

My use case is very simple. I have a website, on which I have articles that I wrote. It behooves me to learn about the people who visit my site so that I know what articles are popular and why, mainly....
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Are server-logs reckoned as storing of personal data by website (GDPR)?

Well, almost all website have IP logs in "/home/logs/" folder. It is not stored by my website, but by hosting's Apache web-server (or like that). Should I state that in our privacy policy?
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Do Github Projects by Germans Require an “Imprint” (Link) in their Readme?

As is discussed in various places, German law requires an "imprint"/"Impressum" (a page with some contact information, such as a physical address and an e-mail address, on the person responsible for ...
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Legality of online publishing of public records containing home addresses of large #'s of people?

Suppose that: (1) a person living in Washington state receives a large number of documents from a public records request, each containing names and mailing addresses (for hundreds of thousands of ...
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Would GDPR affect my own personal website?

I am developing my own website with a blog, portfolio and tutorials, which will be accessible to the public. As I am the only person who is in charge (my personal site), would I have to oblige to ...
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Do cookie banners need to change for GDPR compliance?

Many sites these days display a "cookie banner" which declares that cookies are being used on the site, generally with a link to a policy document, which state that continued use of the site amounts ...
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GDPR and deleting users from wiki changelogs

According to the GDPR §17, users have a right to request the deletion of personal data. I am wondering how this applies to wikis. In my case, when users edit a page, that edit is associated with ...
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License for public Google Docs?

If I make a Google Drive document publicly accessible, can others use that information as they wish or is there a specific license that applies? For example, if I record experimental data in a ...
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Can the user be given time to respond (DMCA) before removing content?

If I (as a website owner) receive a DMCA Takedown Notice for a user's post, am I allowed to give said user a small period of time to provide a counter-notice before I take down the post? I was hoping ...
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Is it legal to scrape Yahoo Finance strictly for personal learning and NOT for commercial use?

I have been recently learning how to webscrape websites using the Python's Beautiful Soup module. Just to learn and improve my webscraping knowledge and skills, I wanted to webscrape Yahoo Finance for ...
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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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GDPR impact on genealogy website / uncontrolled user data

The past few months I've been working on a website which allows users to manage family trees, write stories about the family etcetera. Now the last few days the GDPR has come to my attention. This is ...
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Is it legal to build same website like amazon

I would like to know Is it legal to build same website like amazon or any other website's by copying there features. Example: I am planning to use amazon as requirement gathering source for my ...
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Privacy Policy for email contact form

I'm building a web page that does not have any sort of registration/login. The only bit of user data is a contact form that allows the user to contact the owners of the page. This contact form asks ...
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Is it legal to read and edit on the fly JavaScript code with a browser?

If I go on a website, can I read the source code of the JavaScript files? Even if the code is obfuscated? I precise, not for compression reason, but obfuscated in order to transform the code less ...