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Ownership of Work Copyright by Multiple Authors

If a work is "Copyright © year Author One and Author Two" (with no written or verbal agreement between Author One and Author Two regarding regarding ownership), what rights does each individual author ...
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Landlord keep showing up unannounced. What can I do? [closed]

I have a 12 month lease agreement with a property management company. The owner, NOT the property manager, keeps showing up, unannounced for dumb things, then gets upset when we don't let them in. ...
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Is it possible to sell a debt that has been ruled by a court

In the UK, say Mr. Jones has a bad tenant and in getting him evicted racks up costs of £50,000. If the court rules in favour of Mr. Jones that the bad tenant owes him £50,000, is it possible to sell ...
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Visa requirements for foreign board members of US public companies

Does a foreign member of a US public company board of directors need a work visa in the USA? For example, if a large foreign company invested in a US public company and wanted board representation, ...
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Meter maid in San Francisco blocks the way, and issues the parking ticket while the driver is present

While driving in San Francisco, I got a cell phone call that I had to take. So I stopped at the metered space for maybe 2 minutes to take a call. Next thing I see is a parking enforcement car behind ...
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Can a civilian be liable for acting in an unlawful manner under the command of police officer?

For example: It is illegal to lockout a Tenant from a property in which they claim they are residing in without given notice. The Police officer knew for a fact that this tenant was illegally residing ...
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Image license that forbids reselling

If I make an image (sort of logo) to give someone for money, and I allow them to use it publicly etc but with only one restriction, to resell it. Is there a name for such a license?
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MIT License Creating a script that is illegal to use

Let me be clear on this. We are creating some Open Source scripts to gain more attention on our social media networks. These scripts are not legal to use because they break the Terms of Service of the ...
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IP law governing physical, functional things

Are patents the only type of IP right that applies to physical, functional things, or can copyright and trademark also apply? For example, say a third party wants to manufacture and sell a purely ...
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If a barrister cannot convince his client to act on his advice, should not the lawyer still effect and respect the client's instructions?

Source: p 33-34, The Art of the Advocate (1993) by Richard Du Cann QC. Please advise me how I can abridge the quote below to reduce this post's length. The Legal Aid and Advice Act has made ...
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Can my employer prevent me, as a remote employee, from moving to another state?

I am currently a remote employee in CO (employer is in AZ). I want to switch states to OR (my employer already has remote W2 employees in OR). My employer already pays state tax there, insurance etc. ...
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Am I legally obligated to pay for a medical bill?

During an annual checkup, my doctor requested blood work to be done, he told me there would be no charge. I later received a bill for the blood work for an amount I never consented to. I was told it ...
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Right of way: U-turn vs right turn (Illinois)

This is basically the exact same question as this question, but for Illinois, USA. I witnessed a car waiting to turn right at a red light and then began to turn during a break in traffic and was ...
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Seizure of automobile as a result of a judgement

I am a landlord in Pennsylvania and am in the process of an eviction of a very bad tenant. There will be a judgement for back rent and damages, however, the personal property of the tenant is pure ...
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Why are pro se litigants allowed to practice law?

I see a lot about why people aren't allowed to practice law on behalf of another person, but I do not see any positive justification for allowing a pro se litigant to practice law on behalf of himself....
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Is legal to sell virtual goods?

Is it legal to buy cheap virtual items (as game keys, in-game items, etc.) and then sell or trade them for a higher value? I have some items that went up in price and I'm thinking of selling them. ...
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Can one be fired for “not being a good fit”?

NY/USA here if jurisdiction matters. I am employed full-time and am salaried. I have an at-will employment with no special contractual constraints with my employer. Can I lawfully be fired for simply ...
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Auto insurances disagreement on fault share - scenarios?

Here is the situation in US, Washington state: a car collision happened between A and B a police made a report claiming that party A is at fault (not available to insurance companies at this point) B'...
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When is it blackmail?

In what cases may I threaten to publish disparaging information about a corporation if certain demands are not met? For example 1) Suppose my HVAC contractor overbills me and demands payment. I ...
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Design Theft by a Former Client

I had a client that I worked for a number of years. During that time one of mock-up ads I presented was rejected, and therefore the design was not purchased/paid for. Today, three years after my ...
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Anmeldung, how do homeless people solve the German puzzle?

In Germany, one is legally obliged to register somewhere within 2 weeks of moving in (except for tourists up to 3 months) however, it has proven extremely difficult in Berlin to find a place to live ...
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Landlord charging fee for delivery of rent statement

Tenant John Doe signed a lease in 10/2015 to rent an apartment for a year in Texas. The balance due each month consisted of the apartment rent ($1000) and a monthly fee for water/sewer/garbage ...
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Is it defamatory to tell someone that they have a lack of professionalism and integrity?

In the U.S. could I be found liable for defamation for telling persons A, B, and C that person A "lacks professionalism and integrity?"
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How do product liability cases work in the US?

Upstate New York (US) here. Say I am a small-time maker of some simple electronics product. The product is tested/certified as being compliant with all applicable consumer safety (EMC, SAR, RF, EM ...
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Can neighbors collude on sale minimums to inflate home values?

Is it legal, in the U.S., for a group of neighbors in an area, to agree they won't be letting their properties sell for less than a certain price each (or another yardstick, such as per sq ft prices) ...
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non-professional question about Steven Avery trial

I have just watched the TV series Making a Murderer and have a question regarding the trial with S. Savery and B. Dassey. Whose was the decision that there would be two separate trials. Was it Judge's,...
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Can software be legally rewritten if the original source code is not used?

Let's say I have propriety software which I recreate using solely my observations of its user interface, input and output. I recreate this software to near-perfection leaving out only trademark icons ...
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Is it Illegal to own operate a hoverboard in New York State?

Some states have strict laws on hoverboards. Is anyone familiar with how this is handled in New York State? Is it illegal to ride a hoverboard in the public parks or on bike lanes of public roads ...
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would it be legal for a company to rate clients, and customers exprience share the info with other companies

I'm considering in regards to freedom of expression, is it permitted for a company to reveal a persons dept for a service provider, is it contrary to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), I ...
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in Germany, who appoints Prosecutor

in Germany who and how appoints Prosecutors? ps. I am looking at http://iate.europa.eu/'s translations, with entry 'EN Prosecutor': EN public prosecutor DE Leitender Oberstaatsanwalt FR procureur ...
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Are there any laws governing US employers retaining images of SSN card?

I know that a company in the US can ask for your SSN, and you may refuse just as they will refuse to employ you. On the W-2 section of the SSA site, it states that IRS Pub 15 says: “You should ask ...
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Does a dog attack warrant immediate police assistance?

Earlier today my mother and I were attacked by a large German shepherd. The owners had left their dog unleashed on their property which has no fences or any division between their large lawn and the ...
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Under what circumstances is it OK for a layperson to shoot a fleeing burglar?

This question and quotes below (emphasis added) come from an article in today's paper titled "‘He started crying like a little baby’: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader." A known ...
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Does merely serving content alone constitute “operating” in the EU and so should every website be compliant with the EU Cookie Law?

I was wondering if all websites in the world need to be compliant with the EU Cookie Law. For example a company website of a US company, hosted in the US but serving visitors in the EU. Also, does ...
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Which laws apply on the world wide web?

This might be a very widely scoped question. I suspect by using common sense, that each country has different laws that might apply on internet use in that specific country. But nevertheless, I'm ...
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How to verify a ISO (9001, 27001, 14001) certification claim?

Many company websites are showing that the company is ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and/or ISO 14001 certified. Is there any way to request, or registrar to check, the company's certificate globally and to ...
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Can a company trademark a public domain name like “Arkham”?

The town of arkham was invented by H.P.Lovecraft for his horror stories. They are now largely public domain. The town name of Arkham, therefore, is public domain. Yet WB Games have launched a ...
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Can someone be arrested for having an extremely offensive google play games id?

Suppose the person have put an offensive name like jihadijohn in this form : j1had1john1s1s will he/she get in trouble with police? If yes then how will it be report it? answer according to india law
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Is it legal to sell app based on Instagram public pictures (without storing them)?

Let's say someone invented a mobile application that shows you several pictures on different categories, like "landscapes", "animals" and so on. In order to populate these groups, the developer ...
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Is it legal to send animals for near spaceflight research?

For research purposes, is it legal to use animals as flight test subjects? Like using crickets and mouse as subjects to be sent near space (Upper Stratosphere) High Altitude Balloon
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Write song to the tune of a copyrighted song

my wife is considering writing (and selling) some childrens' books which will contain songs which are to the tune of various copyrighted songs (like the "Let It Go!" song from Disney's Frozen). She ...
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Federal courts under the Articles of Confederation

This is meeting with silence at history.stackexchange.com, so I'm trying it here: The ninth Article of Confederation establishes federal judicial jurisdiction in some cases, including "disputes and ...
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Defamation against a product in the U.S

Isn't it a crime if someone repeatedly rates a product with very low spam ratings for many years? I was told that this is Unfair competition and covered by civil rights but still cannot believe it. Is ...
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Why do some properties appear in public records, but others don't?

I know a woman who owns multiple properties; interestingly, only one is searchable in public record. Is there some sort of law that all the names of people who buy property can or must go into public ...
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What are my privileges, as opposed to my rights

This question pertains to limits on government action in the US. It is commonly said that driving is a privilege and not a right. Washington state statutes are a bit murky, but RCW 46.20.001 (entitled ...
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Is it an offense to attack someone with a toy water pistol?

If someone started yelling and swearing at you on the bus can you pull a water gum and spray water in their face? or maybe do it with a bottle of water. Would you get arrested for that?
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What is the extent of copyright laws? (UnderMartian)

I was reading on a new Chinese company called "UnderMartian" which seems to be openly ripping off of UnderArmour and not even trying to hide it. UnderArmour has stated they will attempt to pursue all "...
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Is an “Acceptable Use Policy” and TOS enough to protect me from personal liabilty?

I do NOT have an LLC. I'm creating a website that allows users to submit their photos and artwork for voting. (no cost for memberships) When a user signs up, they'll check a box saying they've read ...
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In the event of conflicting instruction given by an agent of a company, whose authority is greater?

Consider the following situation: a Contractor is working at a Company on a job. Company Employee 1 requests that the Contractor attend a meeting. However, the Contractor is later requested to leave ...
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Can minors own a company (eg. LLC)?

I was wonder whether minors (under 18) can own a company (eg. an LLC). In particular, I am concerned about Washington state (although solutions involving registering in a state outside of the one I ...

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