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Can you copyright reproduced information by open government licence?

I want to use some of the information from one website, but that website has a copyright. The source of the information is under Open Government License" I have a few questions regarding the licence ...
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Question about employment contract

I was asked to agree to the following employment agreement and I have concerns: I acknowledge that all of my work product, including materials, ideas, and other property, whether or not copyrightable, ...
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Given the doctrine of Contra proferentem wouldn't it be better for the non-drafting party to not point out ambiguity?

This question is a follow up to If a party says something about interpretation of contract, is it binding? Since courts usually interpret an ambiguous term in the favor of the party that did not draft ...
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Can an American witness be forced to “learn” what s/he does not know?

My understanding is that a witness is supposed to prepare for a deposition. My first concern is how well prepared or knowledgeable for a deposition. Suppose a witness made a point of studying his ...
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How is an Executive Branch's Pursuit of an “Investigation 'Quid Pro Quo'” Unconstitutional?

I recall an instance where Top Secret information was/might-have been disclosed by the White House. In that argument, it was stated that the President has the authority to declassify information. So,...
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Can the jeopardy of being judged be fought against in court?

Can the right to take people to the court be itself subject to judicial challenge? In other words, if someone attempts to sue you, would you ever be able to successfully argue in the court to prevent ...
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Is it against a Terms of Service/End-User License Agreement to not read it?

In many Terms of Service/End-User License Agreements, there is a statement either as art of the confirmation check box to agree to said agreement and/or as a part of the agreement itself that says ...
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Buying a business in Germany

There is person A with SoleTraderCompA and person B with no company. Person A wants to sell to B, and B wants to buy. Both residents of Germany. How can this be processed? Transfer obligations etc. ...
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Can I be fined by Australian customs if an online seller sends me an incorrect, prohibited item?

Under Australian federal law, it is illegal to import or posess a hand-held, battery powered laser pointer which is above 1mw in power - without a weapons permit. I am planning on purchasing a legal &...
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Can a landlord ask a tenant to sign an addendum to the lease that changes the terms of the first lease?

If a landlord asks a tenant who signed a 12 month lease to sign an addendum after they have already moved in that changes the terms of the lease to move out within 3 months of the landlord's death, ...
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Trademark: “Lyft” and acquired dictinctiveness

I want to understand why "Lyft" was trademarked for "transportation of passengers by motorized vehicle". When Lyft Inc originally filed for "Lyft" trademark in 2012 (serial# 85/743120), the use was ...
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Is it legal for a cop to ask for my ID if he pulled up to me when I'm checking my car

I thought I could smell something burning while driving so I pulled over and popped the hood of my car. I was checking my engine when a police officer pulled up. He had me drive over to a parking lot. ...
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Must one accept an offer to fix a defect before suing for damages

A building contractor was hired to do certain work. The contract stipulated that the contractor would be paid in full once the work is successfully inspected by the city building compliance inspector. ...
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Trademark Company Name for branding [on hold]

hope all are doing well. I want to Trademark my Company name and use that Trademark name to build my brand in the Business, Entertainment and Book Publishing industry. As I am getting ready to ...
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Business contact based on observed activity - is it right?

My mother recently posted this on Facebook, but I'm interested in terms of the legalities regarding communication and observation. Earlier this year I joined a gym. Small one, based in local town, ...
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Reverse engineering for security research

Is it legal to reverse engineer a closed source application in order to check how secure it is if: the software came preinstalled on the device (i.e. I have not signed an EULA) I have signed an ...
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Is Plummer v State still valid under contemporary law?

Apparently, in Plummer v State back in 1893, the court ruled an individual may act in self-defense against a police officer provided there is unlawful use of force. Note, this does not mean self-...
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Can I legally drive over speed limits in medical emergencies?

Say one had a pregnant wife that was going into labor: I've already called for an ambulance, However: They are far away from reaching me. So in order to reach them faster: We jump into a car and drive ...
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How to find/choose a criminal lawyer in another state?

I am seeking an attorney, in a state other than my own (in the USA), to provide me with guidance in the area of criminal law. (I have some specific questions.) How might I go about finding such an ...
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What legal protections exist for people entering into polyamorous relationships in the United States?

Polyamorous relationships exist when at least one partner in a relationship has additional partners. Consider the following hypothetical arrangement: Person A is married to Person B. Person B has a ...
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Can I sell my license plate tabs to someone else if I no longer need them?

I just moved from one state to a bordering state. I had bought license plate tabs for 2020 in the original state. I had yet to apply the tabs to my original state plates, so they are unused. I just ...
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Can I change MIT license to a proprietary license?

I have an open-source project licensed under MIT. Can I change the license to a proprietary license? (not double licensing) What if I don't want to distribute it anymore and want to move to a ...
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Under what circumstances does referencing a copyrighted fictional work in an unrelated commercial educational product constitute fair use?

Question. Under what circumstances does referencing a copyrighted fictional work in an unrelated commercial educational product constitute fair use? For example, suppose the copyrighted work is Star ...
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Can I fly a rocket of any size with just an FAA waiver?

Can I fly a rocket of any size with just an FAA waiver? Could I fly a rocket on an orbital trajectory, like the SS-520? (Although for that I realize there are FCC and NOAA licenses on the satellites.)...
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Aliens voting in Federal elections

I've read that a Federal law prohibits non-citizens from voting in Federal elections. I'm not a lawyer, but from reading the original Constitution and all the amendments, I don't see anything that ...
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Can the US Senate disqualify a former President?

In summary, the answer to "Can a US President, after impeachment and removal, be re-elected or re-appointed?" was "Yes, unless the Senate votes by simple majority to add the penalty of ...
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What determines the time factor in a court reaching a decision?

Aside from scheduling, what factors determine how long it takes for a court to reach a decision? My specific prompt for asking is the news that John Bolton is willing to defy the White House and ...
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Are only citizens “at the time of the adoption of this Constitution” eligible to be President?

While reading this answer, I noticed some odd wording in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution (emphasis mine): No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at ...
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Is it possible to request a copy of my client file from the public defender and district attorney office?

I have a disposition hearing for a new case and I would like to present evidence, particularly from conversations between my public defender and my doctor and the DA and my doctor, from an old case. ...
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HR wants me to sign a confidentiality on something I reported. How big is the scope of the agreement?

Basically what happened is a coworker made a false statement about me, relating to my work, on Social Media. I reported it to HR. HR wants me to sign the following. I'm concerned with how broad and ...
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Employment intellectual property ownership loopholes

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or help. I work for a large software corporation and have in my employment contract the standard clauses saying the company owns essentially any idea of mine ...
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How long are schools allowed to confiscate items from students?

According to this question and the corresponding answer, schools are legally allowed to confiscate items from students. This is not considered theft, as the intent is not to permanently take the item ...
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Are there any Federal laws governing the maximum number of passengers you're allowed to squeeze into a subway car?

On a recent trip via public transit in the US, I found myself in a subway car so jam-packed that there was scarcely room to breathe. The car was jerking about quite a bit, and there was little to grab ...
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User-solicited personal information beyond consent

What does the GDPR say about personal information provided by a user of a service about themselves, in the case that the service sign-up process and ToS have always asked of the users not to provide ...
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How does the Digital Millenium Act of 1998 relate to commercial uses for E-Books?

This statute was developed in order to protect and limit the use of copyrighted digital material. I am particularly interested in the e-books domain. My observation is: If I buy a physical book, it ...
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Python with Visual Studio Build tools and cx_Oracle

When running py -m pip install cx_Oracle a message says that I need Visual C++ build tools. cx_Oracle is a free license, but it's not clear whether you have to pay for the build tools that you have to ...
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Priority between signed contract and adoption agreement

When a contract is signed, then the adoption agreement (that is supposed to mirror the contract) has a conflicting statement, which takes priority?
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Paying to leave without notice in at-will employment state

Checking up here on a question that appeared on workplace.stackexchange.com: Someone signed a contract saying "If you leave the assignment without giving 15 days prior notice you will be liable to pay ...
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Does company have the right to purchase my vested shares after I quit?

Here's some context in case it's relevant. I worked at a startup which issued shares (not options) to employees. A good chunk of my shares have vested over the 4-year vesting period. I have ...
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Doesn't the use of precedent constitute a bandwagon fallacy?

I see widespread use of precedent in courts across the world. In essence, to me this appears as follows: "Just because some other people responded to x with y, then any time we see something ...
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Can a Condominium Association Incorporate Without All Owners?

If after purchasing a property in a Condominium Association, and it is discovered that the corporation was administratively "dissolved" years ago, can that association refile Articles of Incorporation ...
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I bought a car from a person who is licensed as a dealer and now they are asking me to pay tax days after the purchase

I bought a salvaged car from a person with a dealer number. I paid cash in full. He gave me the title and I went went through the process of getting it registered with the DMV. The car is now ...
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How to avoid buying flat which might land under Compulsory purchase agreement

Sorry if its not 100% law related query, as I am new here. It seems that - in UK cities Compulsory Purchase agreement is enforced quite often by local councils.(Although there's a usual farce of '...
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Is the non-availability of an accessory a defect of the main product?

I am currently trying to understand the details of the German law about defects ("Sachmangel, § 434 BGB") and misleading advertising ("Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG), § 5 Irreführende ...
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3 month notice versus 1 month notice

I do not want to serve a complete notice period (3 months) for the MNC (multi-national company) in India I currently work for. I would like to serve only one month notice period, and although I am ...
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Can impeachment proceed after a resignation? [duplicate]

Can a federal official be impeached and convicted after he has resigned or otherwise left office? (For example, could the impeachment of President Nixon have proceeded after his resignation? Or could ...
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Can class action lawsuits be filed against game developers that release broken games?

When game developers release games that are unplayable at launch, are there any applicable laws that protect the consumers that paid for the game? Most recently, Rockstar Games released Red Dead ...
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Why is YouTube going to direct control from Google?

YouTube is updating its terms of service on December 10. The new terms state: The entity providing the Service is Google LLC, a company operating under the laws of Delaware, located at 1600 ...
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How do I object to the FTC and Equifax settlement?

The FTC has a press release with some court documents at Equifax to Pay $575 Million as Part of Settlement with FTC, CFPB, and States Related to 2017 Data Breach. The release includes the link to the ...
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Secret Warrants

If a US citizen (or any citizen in a country with a similar system) is targeted by a secret warrant from something like the FISA court, how can they know and how can they defend themselves? Is there ...

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