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Using output of a CC BY-NC AI algorithm in a commercial product?

If I use nvidia's stylegan, which is CC BY-NC, to generate images that then will be part of a dataset used as input of my own ML algorithm, do I infringe the stylegan license if I make a remuneration ...
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Is it work-for-hire if the hirer doesn't own copyright on collective work?

Per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_for_hire#Law_in_the_United_States, work done by an an independent contractor may qualify under work-for-hire if it's a contribution to a collective work. But ...
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Can a lawyer subject the court to a (temporarily) ruse for a legitimate purpose?

This question is about the legality of a possible defence tactic that might be used in a criminal trial. Suppose that a criminal trial occurs, and the defendant is not already in custody when the ...
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Do you have to surrender “ideas” in intellectual property transfer?

I'm looking at an MSA for software services that reads, in part, emphasis mine: Contractor agrees that all of the work product produced under this Agreement, including without limitation all notes, ...
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Neighbor blocks our narrow road with his cars specially when parking, can we file a criminal case against them?

This is going for years now. And you'll actually have a bad day when you encounter it. The thing is, in the Philippines our roads are narrow. The road into our subdivision is only 2 lanes, which ...
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What are my rights if the bank misrepresented the mortgage contract at time of signing? Or broke other terms of the contract?

I'm having a very bad mortgage experience as a first time home buyer... I had believed that the term of the mortgage started on the house purchase closing date, when the funds are advanced. So I ...
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Legally enforceable contract?

I told my landlord that I will only be living in the apartment for half a school year because of my early graduation. I told him that my girlfriend would be taking over the other half of the school ...
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Convert document/e-book to audiobook

Customer gives me an e-book or a document, I record audio of that document and send it to the customer. I am not redistributing that work, I only charge the customer. Will this infringe the copyright ...
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Selling US patented product in US from Canada

If I am selling a product that is patented in the US by US Company and I am selling this product from Canada to both Canadian and US customer. What will be at risk in this case. How can a US company ...
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In what languages do I make the legal pages of my website

I have a website in Spanish as the main language (and other languages) but with users from many countries and languages, and I want to know if according to the law I am obliged to present legal pages ...
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Does a university have rights to an invention of product which was created during one's active enrollment?

lets say I have a product which I am the sole creator, and I intend to make a business out of this product. The idea / creation of this product came to fruition during undergraduate enrollment at X ...
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Firearm provision in lease agreement

I'm a university student and I shoot skeet on the weekends. Currently getting ready to sign an apartment lease for next year and I noticed this clause. Section C is the part I am confused about, as it ...
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Can guns be controlled asymmetrically?

The Second Amendment is oft quoted as the reason that guns cannot be completely removed from American society, at least not without some sort of further amendment to the US Constitution. But what ...
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Can we identify the main source of new law in the UK?

IIUC the primary sources of law in the UK are: statute (acts of Parliament) delegated legislation (statutory instruments) case law EU law But can we pick one of those as being the main source of new ...
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Why can image search engines use all images without asking for permission? [duplicate]

I have an image on my website, which I created myself. I have not added any license. The photo is just there. Google is showing the image in their image search. They also modified it by creating a ...
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What to do if ex changes child school without my consent? (UK)

If one parent changes their child's school without the others consent (both have Parental Responsibility), what can the other parent do to cancel that? The current school's new vacancy might be ...
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Is a lie by ommission to make it seem like a legal offices services are required legal?

A friend was researching using a sperm donor she knows to do IVF. she got concerned when she read this website's legal 'advice' They basically say that unlike most states PA has no law that says a ...
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How does real estate / private land ownership come into existence?

I can buy real estate from another seller. That seller at some point bought it from someone else, and so on, until we arrive at the first "owner" of this property. How did that individual become its ...
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Image source and copyright disagreement

I just have a quick question about image use. For some background, I'm starting a business, and as a placeholder (I am not currently making money, so I guess its personal use right now but that will ...
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With NO written contract or non-compete in place, how does the law (NY, NJ, FL, CA) view contacting former clients?

Is there any kind of generalized legal rule of thumb in reference to contacting former prospects/clients/colleagues once you've left/been terminated, etc.? With no written contract or non-compete in ...
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Dispute unpaid debt of a deceased family member

My elderly relative died in December 2018. Her gardener has now (January 2019) sent us an itemised invoice. The items begin in March 2018 and end in November (my relative last left the house in ...
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Legal Strategy for Protecting IP

I have done substantial work on some software that I plan to continue to develop and improve during the course of my next employment. The contract has something to the effect of All code created ...
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Am I allowed to reverse engineer/decompile a computer program?

I would like to gather information about how something works from a computer program and use it in my own. However, there is a software licence that forbids it. Except as and only to the extent ...
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landlord asking other tenants to spy on each other

We recently got a new property management company. She is evicting people at an alarming rate and asking for deposits for pets that were waived by our previous prop mgmt and wanting to see our ...
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How hard is it to sue and win an employer wrongful termination or other suit

A person was hired for computer programming work. He was hired on salary. It was expected to be a full-time, 40 hours per week thing. The company has traditionally, when asking people to work a ...
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How do i evict a son who wont work, pays nothing and is 26 years old. I'm the homeowner [duplicate]

My son is 26, he doesn't work. My wife and I are pensioners. We keep him and he doesn't contribute in any way. We own our house. We have reached the end of our patience and help. How do we get him out ...
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Legally, what agreement is entered into when posting a letter [in Germany]?

I am interested in what laws, either explicit or implicit, cover the delivery of a letter in Germany. I would imagine that if I accurately address a letter that contains content which is permitted, I ...
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What makes laws against wearing masks constitutional?

Related to this question, "Does a statute of limitation apply to Virginia's mask law?"; how does the law in question pass constitutional muster? The law states: It shall be unlawful for any person ...
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Defendants terminated v. dismissed

Suppose a civil lawsuit with multiple defendants. Some defendants are dismissed before judgment and some are not. Why would the docket list some of the dismissed defendants as "terminated" and ...
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Does a statute of limitation apply to Virginia's mask law?

Virginia § 18.2-422 makes wearing a KKK hood or other face covering a felony, both in public, and in private unless it is with the owner's written permission. Could someone (not mentioning any ...
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How is the burden of evidence distributed between parties?

I'm curious as to how the US legal system determines who should present evidence and how much evidence is required by them to prove one side of an argument against a counterargument. Here's an ...
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Regarding real estate contract [closed]

The sellers and I executed a real estate contract. After signing the contract, the attorney started switching out pages of the contract because information on the first page was incorrect. Also, they ...
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Can I use this other code in my own commercial projects?

I asked a legal question about the code earlier. In this other code, there are no copyrights. It even says this: This is the Readme File All rights reserved. No part of this publication may ...
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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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Undisclosed Cancelation Fees

I Paid $600 to a pet transportation company and after some talks in which due to some wrong information we were asked to pay an additional $300 i asked to cancel and was told that they would withhold ...
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Can a person obtain a notarization under an alias?

Hypothetical scenario: Alan Jones and Peter Piper both live in the United States and are good friends. Alan uses the screen name J7 in a computer account, and a need has developed for Alan Jones to ...
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Does the establishment clause prevent schools from promoting religious doctrine as truth?

According to this man... https://donotlink.it/7PyG The modern notion that the separation of these powers implies opposition or incompatibility is a gross misrepresentation of the founders beliefs ...
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I have doubts about the Github licensing issue [closed]

I will go straight to the point, I already read the terms I looked for some information on the issue of licenses I looked at sites but nothing, I did not understand anything is that I have a project ...
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Is there a law about mixing alcohol in eatables in India

I am considering starting a shack/small restaurant. I am considering adding items that will have alcohol mixed in them. What is the law around this in India? I am not considering selling alcohol. It ...
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Public accommodation arbitrary refusal of service example?

This is maybe nothing but stupidity on my end...but; Fitness center with tanning in Wisconsin. Went to tan as have done before, worker asked if I had protective eyewear (law to have in Wi) to which I ...
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Does the UAE law set the method of capital punishment for a given crime?

The judicial system of UAE allows a court (a Federal court, I believe) to pass judgment of the capital punishment for crimes including homosexuality and denouncing Islam. The executions are carried ...
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Does an admin have the right to read private messages in social media and apply TOS?

In online communities (like forums, social networks, platforms like Stack Exchange, etc.), can a user be banned because of something they have written in a private message? If so, when does the ...
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Is there a need for a license agreement when two programmers want to join forces on a common side project?

Recently me and an acquaintance have been talking about working together on a side project. I know he operates his own LLC and probably wants to release the side project under the LLC which is fine. ...
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Can I use this code in my own commercial projects?

I am reading a programming book that was written by an author that is not around anymore and published by a company that also does not exist anymore. This is the book. When I load in the CD-ROM, I ...
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Can a family member evict another without formal lease or being household owner?

Gist of the situation: I've had hard time finishing university and my previous job was tied to that (i.e., I have to be enrolled in minimum 6 credit hours in order to work at my university); my ...
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Printing and other rights in respect of a pseudonymously authored text posted online

A person posts a text to Usenet that he has signed using an obvious pseudonym that does not include a functioning address for himself that does not refer to a publisher other than himself. Together ...
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Is there a difference in “termination of employment” qualifying event trigger between group health insurance and 401(k)?

My job uses a Professional Employer Organization to handle payroll and benefits. This is a coemployment relationship, not temp/staffing, nor subcontract. The PEO is the issuer of my W-2 and listed ...
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How to split Rent-a-Room scheme tax exemptions with joint owners

My brother and I bought a house together. I own 60% and he owns 40% (this is on the deeds). I live in the house and he does not. I have two lodgers living with me, who pay rent. Typically one is ...
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Personal information online (Instagram) no way to control

I'm trying to work out the legal routes for reclaiming control of personal information online. Backstory: I have had an Instagram account for a long time. Then one day (a few years ago) I couldn't ...
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For USPTO trademark purposes, can the printing of artwork on non-paper substrates be filed under class 16?

If I am printing designs or artwork on a metal or plastic substrate, no paper involved, would that be listed under class 16? It doesn't seem to fit anywhere else. I considered class 40, but that's ...

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