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Is it legal to download subtitles from youtube videos

youtube videos have different types of subtitles, there is manual subtitles where the author writes his video's captions and uploads them, and there is the auto generated subtitles by youtube. ...
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When will Flash copyright expire?

It would seem, Adobe will kill Flash, but not release it's source code under a free License ! -https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2017/07/25/adobe-flash-update.html So, when will Macromedia Flash ...
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For a game, what gun names are copyrighted?

If a game designer creates a game where the game uses old soviet weapons and can the game use the name and design picture without copyruight or trademark problems.
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Hit and Run, I didn't know

I was driving my fathers large pickup truck at night. When I got home a short while later a man came to my house sreaming "you hit my car". Becauase the truck is so big, loud and bouncy (...
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Will tenancy agreement still valid if the property manager/broker who signed on behalf of landlord is terminated?

In BC,Canada, if a tenancy agreement is signed by a brokerage/property manager on behalf the landlord, and the property manager's contract is early terminated, will that make the tenancy agreement ...
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Powers of Entry when it is summary-only offence

I was watching this YouTube video by Crimebodge. At 10:10 he explains that the police only have powers of entry to arrest somebody for indictable offences (like rape), and not for summary offences (...
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Is local government a private entity?

Following up on this question, where it turns out police dont have any real power citizens dont have, isn't local government just a utilities monopoly? Property taxes are enforced with utility ...
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How to verify a US based company?

I have been recently hired by a US based company to code on their platform. Living in a different country, how can I verify that the company is legit and how do I find any information regarding the ...
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Can a judge suggest to the jury that a witness is lying?

I was recently party to a preliminary hearing in a criminal case in which a 911 call was played. The content of the 911 call was very beneficial to the defendant. During the hearing, the judge said ...
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Are press releases copyrighted?

Many companies have a press release section on their websites called newsroom or another similar term, and some even title it "for the journalists". Does that mean those press releases and ...
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What exactly is banned if the US TikTok and WeChat bans go into effect?

On August 6, 2020, President Trump issued two executive orders, EO 13942 banning TikTok, and EO 13943 banning WeChat, in 45 days if they are still owned by their original companies (as I understand it)...
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Can I release all my copyrighted works into the public domain upon my death?

I would like all my copyrighted works into the public domain immediately upon my death (rather than the current United States law specifying that it will be released 70 years after my death). Is this ...
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Is youtube-dl takedown due to their tests which use copyrighted content?

The DMCA takedown notice posted on GitHub's youtube-dl page seems to be primarily based on the fact that youtube-dl is expressly advertised as a tool to "circumvent the technological protection ...
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What is the mathematical formula to determine this lease rent re-negotiation?

The total annual rental for each such period for said land shall be equal to the prevailing rate of interest then charged by responsible lending institutions in the community for private loans on the ...
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Can a pardon be issued clandestinely?

Say there exists some individual who is in danger of prosecution for federal crimes, though it's not yet certain what the exact charges will be, nor even whether the indictment will be made at all. ...
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How Does the Compulsoriness of Skipper Licences and Flag State Relate?

Focused core question What documents/licences should I get, if any, in case I didn't wanted to have problems with authorities while sailing around the world, on any given type of sailboat having any ...
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Is It Legal to Create A Virtual Copy of a Physical Board Game If I Own A Copy of the Physical Game?

Since COVID-19 has senior centers shut down, I'm thinking of holding a virtual game night at these centers. I'd like to allow the seniors to play games like Risk or Monopoly against each other on ...
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To what extent can a person use Wizards of the Coast's D&D monster information?

I am creating some software that, at the moment, uses parts of the same format of summarizing creatures as the published works of Wizards of the Coast. Specifically the 2nd edition of Advanced ...
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GDPR (DSGVO) relevant concerns for website [closed]

we would ask for your professional assessment of data protection issues that arose during the development of a website. This is intended to establish, mediate and manage networks through which locally ...
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What effect does bad English have on warnings / disclaimers?

I've come across more than one case of ill-phrased 'legalese' and often wondered where the line is with respect to enforcibalilty etc. For example, a McDonalds promotion which disclaimed: "Offer ...
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New employer asking permission to run a background check

I received a job offer (for a software engineer position at a small, remotely distributed company), verbally agreed to it on the phone, signed the offer, and then received a copy with the manager's ...
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Hypothetical - new land ownership

I am intentionally not specifying a country for the following as I am interested in answers for different countries. Lets say that instead of global warming we would have global cooling - the ice ...
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What are the top introductory texts on the Justinian Codex?

I'm a non-lawyer interested in reading an introduction to the Justinian Codex such as would be assigned to orient students in a law school program. What are the usual suspects here? Thanks,
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Can a programmer be liable if a customer commits a crime using their software?

Is it true that if a programmer writes a program, sells the program to a customer and customer commits a crime with this program, the programmer might be found liable by the court? I was wondering as ...
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Can I sell a figurine of my own design, despite it being a game character?

I am making a Deku scrub figurine from The Legend of Zelda series to 3d print. I decided that I could sell these figurines on Etsy. Is there any legal requirements for the UK where I have to say ...
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Prevailing law when land is impermanent?

I live in an area where new land is developing from the slow deposition of soil at a river mouth. As the land grows out of the water, it is covered for less and less time each day by the high-tide or ...
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What does “Dispense with formal citation” mean?

What does "Dispense with formal citation" mean? In various moot scenarios, I have observed the use of the phrase: If it pleases the court, may we dispense with formal citation? when ...
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Can my landlord ask for a fee for a non-executed lease?

In my lease, my landlord stipulated that on or before March 1st, he was going to email us a new lease (presumably for the next year), and we had to respond within 5 days whether or not we accepted ...
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Is it Illegal to sue a company that sells fake products to US customers?

My Girlfriend works for a car parts company where she found out that they sell products bought from China and is actually sold as “made in US” to customers and charged thousands of dollars for them. ...
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Mayor forged hotel receipt while drunk

Our mayor forged the name, room number and signature of another councilman on a hotel bar tab. Our mayor is Benjamin Huseman. The man who he forged is Guardiola. According to a taxpayer funded ...
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If I have backed out of moving into my apartment, is my lease still binding/ am I entitled to a refund if my guarantor never signed the lease?

so I am 22 years old and from the state of New Hampshire. So I'm a recent college graduate and during the last 2 years, I have rented through the same leasing company with no problems. Fast forward to ...
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After I register a copyright for my app, what do I get?

Lets say I took my app (source code) and registered it with the copyright office of my country. After that what form of proof do I get? Do I get papers that have my souce code printed on them and ...
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Statistical guilt

Imagine that there is a home care worker Alice who takes care of some great number of outpatients. Some significant proportion of them have reported thefts, although none of them suspect Alice. Since ...
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Termination of the appointment of a non-executive Director

The majority of shareholders of Company incorporated in Cyprus, during an AGM, has elected a new non-executive Director to the Board. He then receives a letter of appointment materializing service ...
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Is it legal for Microsoft to install software without user approval?

On several occasions, Microsoft had misled their users to forcefully install updates or unwanted programs (like Windows 10 on Windows 7 here, here, here, and here), it also has forcefully installed ...
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If a judge evidences a misunderstanding of the law is that grounds for an appeal?

In criminal matters, if a judge makes statements during oral arguments that clearly show that the judge has a misunderstanding of the case law pertaining to the matter at hand, can the judge's ...
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Which members of the American government are required by law or tradition to live in a specific location beyond the President?

Foreward: This question is about the American government, but an argument could be made that it doesn't concern law, strictly speaking. If it doesn't belong here, please let me know where it could ...
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Is it possible to license only parts of a derivative work?

This is kind of a follow-up question to one I asked earlier. I thought that if I generalize it, it would be better to ask it separately. I want to create a derivative work of another work, which is ...
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How can you tell whether somebody is “competent” to agree with you or your terms?

How can somebody best ensure that when they enter into an agreement or relationship with somebody, that they won't later be able to complain that they were unable to understand the terms by reason of ...
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How does one value an estate before being able to access details?

Question arising out of this answer. In the UK, one needs to value the money, property, and possessions of someone who died, before one can apply to represent the estate for official dealings. ...
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When can I sell 3d models and 2d renders of dead peoples and celebrities?

When is it allowed to create and sell 3d models and 2d renders of existing dead people and celebrities? I can imagine this is not a easy topic and is different depending on the jurisdiction. Here are ...
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GDPR - Who Called Me type of situation

I would like to ask how does it work with GDPR and a service like "who called me". Basically there are no publicly listed phone numbers as these kind of websites are using pretty much every ...
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Can an estate sue for defamation over statement made before decedent died?

According to the answers to this question you can't be (successfully) sued for statements you make about someone who is already dead. But what if you said something defamatory about John Doe while he ...
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Can i represent myself in a German court without a lawyer?

I want to represent myself in german court because I don't have money for a lawyer (i am a student international ) and I also don't know anything about german laws at all I have many evidence(gmails/...
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How do lawyers bill for phone/email requests?

I work in an agency where clients will ask for investigations or have queries or specific requests (requiring research/analysis) via email or phone or even text. I need to bill for this time without ...
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Convicted of a crime that wasn't oringially charged - Canada

Can you be charged with one crime, but convicted on a different crime? For example, could one be charged with first degree murder, but be found guilty by a jury of second degree? Could one be charged ...
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Why would someone face 2nd and 3rd degree murder, and manslaughter for the same killing?

A judge just dropped the 3rd degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin. He still faces a 2nd degree murder charge and a manslaughter charge. This doesn't make sense to me. How can someone face ...
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Is it illegal to lie about an NDA?

Is lying about being under a non-disclosure agreement illegal? Imagine that A manages a bunch of gaming servers online, and B keeps bugging A for information that A does not want to disclose. If A ...
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How can my company become an executor for social media account removal in the event of a death?

I'm starting a business with a friend where we plan to automate the process of closing social media accounts, bank accounts, etc. on behalf of deceased individuals. Looking into this further, some of ...
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What happens to my contract in the event of a death

I contracted a website development company (Company X) to design a brand new website for me from scratch. After an email conversation, we agreed on a price and that included a year's worth of free ...

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