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Is President Putin a terrorist according to the definitions used in international law and treaties?

Is there a international law that decides who is a terrorist, and based on the acts committed in Ukraine, can Vladimir Putin be judged as a terrorist?
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Is Alcohol Considered A Date-Rape Drug? What If Both Parties Were Intoxicated? [duplicate]

Background Date rape usually happens when someone uses narcotics to drug another into an unconscious state before engaging in sexual activity without their consent. It is a pretty clear cut case when ...
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As an investor of a business, how do you prevent the founder from holding back growth?

If you are an investor who owns 30% of a business and the founder owns 70%, how do you prevent a situation where the founder decides to always take profits and not reinvest them to grow the business? ...
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What warranty would gratis software have?

Most, if not all, free and open-source software (FOSS) licenses have a liability/warranty disclaimer. The GPL's disclaimer is especially long: Disclaimer of Warranty. THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE ...
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Is it legal to use a TV-B-Gone on a TV in a business?

Is it legal for a customer to use a TV-B-Gone to turn off TVs in businesses, e.g. the ones playing sports channels in restaurants or the demo models in stores, without permission of the owner?
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It is legal for PC video game retailers to sell games without ESRB ratings?

One major example of this is Steam. While most games on Steam have ESRB ratings, some not (such as Valve's own Dota 2). Is this considered legal?
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Is it legal to publish legal documents of Venice Commission on the own website

For research we are using official documents. When official document publish as single PDF file or as regular web page it's difficult to hyperlink to a specific part of the document. But our ...
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Who, if anyone, owns the copyright to mugshots in the United States?

In the United States, who, if anyone, owns the copyright to mugshots (or perhaps any "work", if the principles generalize) produced by federal, state, or local employees? If there is too ...
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The GDPR and how it treats online game character names

I am writing a MUD server - a multiplayer game where people connect and create characters. I am unsure if the GDPR applies to me - offering a game to the public is not a household task, but I am also ...
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Does the Vietnamese law prohibit non Vietnamese to work as lawyers in Vietnam?

Does the Vietnamese law prohibit non Vietnamese to work as lawyers in Vietnam? A "Vietnamese" for that matter is a citizen of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
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Is selling an autographed mugshot of oneself a violation of Indiana's "Son of Sam" (notoriety-for-profit) law?

Let's hypothetically say a person is arrested and booked into a county jail. During the intake process, their mugshot is taken. Let's also say that later on the arrest makes major news, even beyond ...
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What amount of force, if any, can be used to prevent animal abuse?

What amount of physical force, if any, can be used to prevent animal abuse (a dog's owner hitting the dog, with a minor present) in Oregon? Is it legal to restrain the owner? Take the dog to a safe ...
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Planning for Signs and Attachments on Fences [closed]

There is a 2m height restriction on border fences in the UK. Can signs attached to a fence, pointing into the victim's garden, exceed the height of the fence resulting in a total height exceeding the ...
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Mental Health and Planning

There is a 2m height restriction on border fences in the UK. Can the council allow that planning restriction to be circumvented if the perpetrator is claiming to have mental health problems? Can they ...
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Circumventing UK Planning Law For 2m Boundaries

Are these legal ways for a council to avoid dealing with the 2m boundary restriction for planning? Only measure the fence months later (where the perpetrator has delayed it that long) when the ground ...
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What would be the legal ramifications in regards to someone else paying your legal bills?

In regards, to, establishing attorney-client privilege, and the related attorney-client confidentiality. What would happen if someone else paid for your legal counsel? Do all the rules remain the same ...
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Valid definition of "vagrant" per Washington state law

RCW 9.66.010 suggests that in "every place... [w]here vagrants resort... [e]very act unlawfully done and every omission to perform a duty, which act or omission [s]hall offend public decency"...
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Is a firm required to arbitrate disputes arising after the expiration of employment contract?

Suppose an employee is hired by a firm for a period of one year. After the first year the employee may continue working for the company, until terminated, as an at will employee (For simplicity, let’s ...
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How should I make a Asset Protection Irrevocable Trust? [closed]

I want to make a irrevocable trust to protect me against potential lawsuits and future divorce (I am not yet married). At the same time, I want to be able to invest my assets (cash/securities right ...
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Why prosecute Kyle Rittenhouse if there is no real chance of a guilty verdict?

(Not sure if this should be on the Politics.SE) From divibisan's answer to one of my questions on Politics.SE: You won't find many people seriously arguing that the Rittenhouse jury ruled incorrectly ...
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Can a Housesitter allow a bailiff entry to a property?

This question fairly closely relates to the below linked question, but does differ in it’s question. Legal standing as a house-sitter during a bailiff visit Suppose a high court writ has been received ...
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Service Engagement Implicit Renewal

I have a question about contract law within the following scenario: Say the original contract/engagement letter is for 2 tax filings with Acme Tax Accountants. Each filing is $1,000 for a total of $2,...
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Taking a product and transforming it into a different form [duplicate]

Hey I was wondering if I were to take for example a Snickers bar and make it into something else for example a coffee flavoring is that legal?
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Is it legal for google street view images to see in my house (EU)?

My aunt lives somewhere on the territory of European Union and I navigated to her house in street view mode on Google Maps. I noticed that by navigating those images you can see into her house! You ...
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License compatibility for proprietary software [closed]

Is such a proprietary software model possible?, or only some (if not all) licenses allow such combinations to be possible? Then do I have to state the original authors or contributors of each source ...
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The Social Action Responsibility and Heroism Act (England and Wales)

can anybody help me; Is there an equivalent law in SCOTLAND and NORTHERN IRELAND to The Social Action Responsibility and Heroism Act (England and Wales)?
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International requests of VPN logging data [closed]

I fell for scam on instagram and suffered the loss of approximately $400. All I know for sure about the scammer is what he lives in a country different than mine and I live in Austria. I will be going ...
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Tax duty for unassociated money?

This question is rather US-based but perspectives from all other countries (UK, Aus, CAN, etc.) are much appreciated. The situation is as follows. An expat gives some money away to a friend in his ...
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Why don't people who are untruthful during jury selection get held in contempt of court?

This question is U.S. based. I ask this because recently I was summoned for jury duty. When we were in the courtroom, the judge asked each of the jurors in the box a list of questions. One of them ...
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Is attorney client privilege practice wide?

Does the concept of attorney client privilege apply to workers within the same law practice that are not directly involved with your case as well?
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When does attorney client privilege start?

Is it when the attorney gets paid? Can attorney client privilege exist even if the clients payments are inarears? When exactly is the moment when the privilege comes into existence? If you make an ...
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Is it legal to publish hashes of words or phrases from copyrighted articles?

It it legal to publish a list of cryptographic hashes of words and two- and three-word phrases from an article, in random order? "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet" would become: Lorem Ipsum Dolor ...
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In GDPR terms is the hash of a user ID considered personal data?

“‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, ...
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What is the significance of a SCOTUS order being unsigned?

The Supreme Court today rejected Donald Trump’s request that the High Court block House Democrats from viewing his tax returns. The order was brief, unsigned and noted no dissents. What is the ...
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Format of a Motion to Stay Case Pending Arbitration?

This response on SE states that a motion consists of the following components: motion header; the facts on which your motion is premised; the relief you expect from that motion; a brief, where the ...
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Arbitration: Favored Way of Resolving Disputes or Equal Footing?

In a recent answer on SE @ _ohwilleke writes: that the case law does make clear that the standard to apply the arbitration clause is relatively modest especially where one party has signed the ...
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What rights does a consumer have around refund when service provider temporarily closes?

A consumer has a membership for a gym that has temporarily closed for a month for refurbishment. They have offered temporary access to another of their gyms but this is on the other side of the city ...
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Systemic analysis of unpatented inventions [closed]

Various inventions that have become well-known were never patented, including the karaoke machine, emoticons, matches, and the magnetic strip. Other noteworthy examples include the polio vaccine (...
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How to recover my Facebook [closed]

How can I retrieve my disabled Facebook account ,I log in yesterday and it shows the account has been disabled
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How to report an abuse of power at Google? [closed]

I'm sorry if this is the wrong stackexchange. An employee at YouTube recently accessed detailed analytics data of my YouTube account and used it to dismiss some of my activism. He said "[I ...
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Using AI to identify similar browsing pattern

I understand that storing any hash or IP that can identify "user uniquely" is against GDPR. I am planning to use user browsing patterns to see if a similar or the same user had previously ...
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When to File a Motion to Compel Arbitration in a LT Trial?

In a landlord tenant case in NJ, should one file a Motion to compel arbitration before the case is heard or should one wait to make that argument orally in front of the judge? If it is ideal to submit ...
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What's the difference in copyrights between a book and lyrics of a song?

As far as I understand copyrights, both books and lyrics of a song are protected in the same way. Are they really? It's much easier to find whole lyrics of a song than it is to find whole text of a ...
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Can a Defendant Insist on Cross Examining the Plaintiff Directly in a LT Trial?

This question relates to a landlord tenant trial in NJ in which the landlord ("Plaintiff") is being represented by an attorney. The Defendant wishes to cross examine the Plaintiff directly ...
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Emailing a publicly available address posted by the same person

I understand that emailing a person without consent is illegal under GDPR. But is it okay to email someone if the person has made the mail address public? For example if a university professor posted ...
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How much social media control can your employer exert over you?

Can a swiss employer force the employee to change the display picture and full name of your personal linkedin profile?
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Is it legal to physically wash money?

I have some money that fell in a mud puddle. It got really dirty, and I don't want to put it in my wallet as it currently is. Is it legal to wash the money?
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Are major online travel agencies violating CE 80/2009?

Many online travel agencies let you book a flight, but they offer only the lowest fare (for ex. Economy Light). On airline websites there often are higher fares (for ex. Economy Basic, Economy Basic ...
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Can typefaces belong to an IP?

Under most countries typefaces are not protected by copyright, only computer fonts. But are typefaces protected by other types of IP (trademark, patent, etc.)?
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Is an Arbitraton Agreement Binding During a Month to Month Tennacy in NJ? [closed]

Suppose that a tenant, T, has been renting an apartment for several years in NJ. The initial term of the lease was for 1 year and then converted into a month to month tenancy after the first year. The ...
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