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Zoom Bombing - What specific law is being broken (US and Canada)

In "zoom bombing" (teleconference hijacking) what specific law is being broken? Youtube's reporting feature asks to cite the specific laws are being broken? The class I witnessed being zoom bombed was ...
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History and purpose of “Train Wrecking” prohibition in US federal law

Recently, a California man was federally charged "Train Wrecking" over an incident at the Port of Los Angeles1. I admit I was surprised that train wrecking is specifically a federal crime, since the ...
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How to Handle Employer Breaching Employment Contract

I work as a W2 employee for a medium size company. The contract specifies my salary for each year of the term, along with many provisions to protect the company such as a 1 year non-compete, IP ...
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Does the New York State Governor have the authority to impose fines?

The New York State Governor has allegedly declared a "fine for violations of the state's social distancing protocol from $500 to $1,000...." The government website claiming that references a March 20 ...
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Employer very sporadic with paydays, not sure what to do

My girlfriend works for a large chain restaurant, of which I believe she works for a franchise location. I found it very weird that they down right refused her request to set up direct deposit, but ...
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Can I use ingame pictures for my Android App?

I am a German citizen. I'm developing an wiki Android app for the new animal crossing game and I'm worried about using images from the game. I do not own any of them so I can't use them right? But ...
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Does ICE have the legal authority to arrest illegal immigrants who came into hospitals due to COVID-19?

I am wondering if ICE has the legal authority to immediately arrest illegal immigrants after they have received medical care at U.S. hospitals for COVID-19. I am referring to people who voluntarily ...
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What article implies that foreign non-EU citizens have to pay VAT for goods and services purchased online?

I'm a Russian citizen. I've noticed that literally all online EU shops and service providers (e.g. web hosting) add VAT to the price. I've spent some time looking for an article that implicitly states ...
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Coronavirus - Exercise in a UK National Park

During the current Coronavirus lockdown in the UK (England), is it legal for me to: a) Drive for over one hour (alone) to reach the start of my walk. b) Walk for 4-5 hours (alone) keeping at ...
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What is the most effective way to contest poorly enforced speed restrictions?

This is my first time writing on the politics exchange, so I'm not entirely sure this question is appropriate. At any rate, I live in a fairly desirable area with one drawback: my apartment overlooks ...
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Am I entitled to a partial rent refund due to my building shutting down all shared amenities?

I live in Seattle, Washington. A few weeks ago, our building decided to shut down the shared amenities that we had: Gym Climbing wall Cinema room Games room Kitchen/bar Coworking space While on ...
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Is Day Trading legal for a corporate worker?

Scenario: a corporate associate for a big company, like Walmart or Google. He's name is John Doe. John is on the blacklist and cannot freely trade his company's stock. John understands the limitations ...
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Does bypassing the 10NES lockout chip violate the DMCA?

The first model of the NES has a 10NES lockout chip to prevent unauthorized games from being played which many of the companies worked around. The negative result to the consumer is that this chip ...
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Is it technically legal to take a young child into an opposite sex rest room?

It's pretty standard procedure for parents or guardians to take young children into whatever restroom is appropriate for the adult, regardless of rather that matches the sex of the child. I'm curious ...
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If someone attacked me with a weapon twice and I hit them back once is that self defense?

Scenario: If John was walking his dog and another pet owner made him aware their animal will attack his dog, which it then goes on to do (in a public park) and John intervenes and stops the animal ...
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Are there laws in the USA that prevent news from reporting false information about a situation that could put lives at risk?

There has been quite a bit of misinformation flowing about COVID-19, some of it has even been reported on major news agencies, the one most heard about being Fox and Friends claiming, falsely, that ...
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Is it legal for me to violate traffic rules in a non-emergency situation if traffic flow is stopped?

The other day I was on a small-ish two lane road where traffic in the other lane was traveling in the other direction. I came upon an unattended stopped car with it's emergency blinkers on blocking ...
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Does the FDA have authority to regulate medical devices which aren't marketed?

I'd like to know if there is anything in US law that gives the FDA authority over medical devices which aren't marketed; and where that is in the law specifically. I did a quick search of Title 21, ...
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Under what conditions could a police force enlist the help of a minor?

Would it be illegal for a fourteen year old to assist the police in solving a murder in New York City? What kind of red tape would the department need to navigate in order to enlist their help?
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Employer Terminated employee during covid-19 crises

From the past six months, I was working for a tech company as an Independent Contractor in the province of Ontario. The contract states that "At the end of the ninety-day probationary period, the ...
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Transfer Real Estate into Partnership [closed]

My business partner bought a house with cash. We want to transfer that into an LLC we both own and have 50/50 ownership. We thought about doing a quitclaim deed to transfer the deed but we're worried ...
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Do DOT and EU 261/2004 also apply to Expedia (or other OTA)?

Department of Transportation and EU regulations clearly state that the customer is entitled to cash refund in case the airline cancels a booked flight. Obviously many airlines at the moment are ...
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W-4 filled out, no taxes take out of paycheck?

I filled out a w4 upon hire and employer never took taxes out of my check. Is it legal for them to have a w4 on file and not take taxes out your paycheck? ETA: Exempt was not specified on the W-4 and ...
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Does my own company also need to be EU-US Privacy Shield certified if we use AWS to store data of European customers?

We're based in United States. We understand that any sub-processor that we use should be EU-US Privacy Shield certified and GDPR compliant. So, we can use AWS and Google Cloud. Both of them are EU-US ...
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How to cite an Act of Parliament that varies by jurisdiction?

By way of example, the following is a citation using the OSCOLA style: Companies Act 2006, s 162(7) However, that provision contains different text depending on whether the jurisdiction is ...
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Offering a free service (SaaS) via website as a personal individual person in Germany for everybody (global)

Want to offer a free service to scan code via my website (Software as a Service - SaaS) . It will be free for now, run as a individual in Germany to be used globally (anybody in the world). Hosted on ...
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definition of personal data collection related to privacy policy

So I am about to publish a mobile app and I need a privacy policy, although my app doesn't really collect any type of user information, is there some kind of definition about what it means to "collect"...
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Is it legal for a non-lawyer to help another party with their California arbitration case?

With the cost of lawyers being exorbitant in most cases, what alternatives are there for people who are willing to pay a reasonable amount for help navigating the process of arbitration? Presumably I ...
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What does 'in reliance on the security of their receipt' mean?

Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 354. To whom does 'their' refer? What does "security" mean here? Can I just substitute "security" for "secured transaction"? But then "in ...
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Why doesn't Sudbrook apply, when two parties agree to appoint valuers but one doesn't and claims 'reasonable price'?

Poole, Shaw-Mellors. Contract Law Concentrate (4 ed 2019). pp 34-35. Please see the green side-lined box on p 35. Why doesn't Sudbrook apply? The facts in the practical example liken Sudbrook more ...
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What damages could one claim in a data breach, if the data was not subsequently used fraudulently?

Equifax recently announced they suffered a very large data breach, allegedly affecting almost half of all people in the United States. It's expected that lawsuits against Equifax will be popping up ...
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Can a medical professional be liable for not completing a procedure as claimed?

A patient in the United States goes to the dentist for a routine extraction of both bottom wisdom teeth (as explained to him beforehand by the dentist). The patient is put under general anesthesia, ...
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Is resale of Windows 10 keys legal?

Windows 10 (pro, enterprise, any) that supposedly have never been activated so far are (re) sold online for 5$-20$. I assume that those are key that have initially been given out by microsoft in ...
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What Is An IRS "future benefit?

In the US, if I create a trust and fund it, if the beneficiary of that trust has an "immediate benefit" (immediate access to some part of the fund) to any part of the trust balance, then some or all ...
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Should I forget the past and justice about my brother's case? [closed]

First of all, if my question doesn't fit this site, kindly forgive me. But I couldn't help but post it here. I'm kind of feeling broken and in a state of confusion. I didn't want to put much detail ...
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Would making a cyborg be legal?

Recently, I've re-watched the movie Robocop (2014), and a question has come to my mind: Would making a cyborg be legal in the US? Notes: By "cyborg" I mean a robot-human hybrid, where the brain is ...
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Can withdrawal of funds from bank account by a relative be a basis for criminal case?

A friend of mine is in need of desperate guidance. She lives in UAE and is of Indian origin. Her husband died of cancer three years ago and had 401k with Fidelity. Suspecting his year-long battle with ...
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Is CNN Chris Cuomo right about Clinton's emails: “it's different for the media”?

In 2016, CNN reporter Chris Cuomo, said about Hillary Clinton's hacked emails: Also interesting is remember...it's illegal to possess the stolen documents. It's different for the media. So ...
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Can implied terms be excluded from a tenancy agreement? (UK)

I am wondering if it is legal to exclude implied terms in a tenancy agreement and whether I should question/amend the lease before I sign it? The clause is: 'Nothing contained or referred to in this ...
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Can a phone conversation be summoned from telecom operator as evidence in court of law

Our landlord/landlady have twice made statements that suggest they breached our privacy. We have not recorded our conversations since we understand it would be illegal to do so. However, we wish to ...
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Is there a comprehensive web source for a list of european union protections against aggresive contracts?

Some time ago I found interesting information on the web about additional legal protections that customers from the European Union automatically have when signing up to various services (even services ...
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Leave Germany for few months after having registered

I am a an Italian university employee in Munich. I have rented a flat until the end of November and I did the "Anmeldung" in the offices of the burgeburo. Now I need to leave Germany for 4 months due ...
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Who bears the burden of proof of a mitigating circumstance if the statute does not state it?

If a statute states a mitigating or negating circumstance to a criminal charge, who has the burden of proof, the prosecution or the defense? For example, if a state statute says that it is criminal ...
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How do I get out of my university apartment housing contract?

Due to COVID-19, I have decided not to return to my university in April (which was my original plan.) However, my university-approved apartment complex will not release me from my contractual ...
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How do plaintiffs get emails relating to companies they are suing?

For example in the case of IBM getting sued over age discrimination, the plaintiff somehow got emails showing that upper management instructed his director manager not to transfer him but to fire him. ...
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How exactly is founder stock created?

Suppose that I found a C corporation, Superlative Widgets Inc., within the U.S. I would like to both fund the corporation and issue myself 100,000 shares in a way that avoids or minimizes my personal ...
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Does Halocene have a case against The Masked Singer Australia?

Halocene is an American Indie rock band. In early 2019 they made a cover song of Billie Eilish's song "Bad Guy". Halocene say that they did this legally by contacting Eilish first and paying any ...
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What is the proper way of handling non-USPS packages for long-gone tenants?

I moved into a rental home around 2 years ago immediately on the heels of a previous tenant. I experienced the usual "mail overlap" period of a few weeks, during which I was happy to pass letters &...
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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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How do you serve a person in Small Claims Court if they are International but their Business is here in the USA?

The company subject has two owners, and I was the Third, I am sueing my x partners now for the debt that they did not pay and left for me. They are International but have since started a New company ...

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