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Acknowledgement of alleged fact term in house deeds (UK)

Consider house deeds which contain a clause of the form the owner acknowledges that [matter related to nearby but non-adjoining land] has [legal status] and that the owner believes the statement ...
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How to find case law for a particular subject

How can I find case law for a particular subject in my state (Massachusetts)? I have access to Lexis/Nexis, but my experience is that subject searches rarely work. For example, one topic I need to ...
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Was it formerly illegal for a woman to be president of the United States?

Was there some statute or other law a century ago that said only males could serve as president? If so, when did that change (if in fact it did)?
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Do Not Call Directives

In the U.S. debt collection companies who are told to not call a debtor are required to cease all cellphone contact attempts. Does this Do Not Call command apply only to the debt collection company ...
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Legality of HIV Positive Organ Transplantation in Oregon State of the United States

Is HIV Positive Organ Transplantation in Oregon legal or banned? What are the names of the laws or policies controlling HIV Positive Organ Transplantation in Oregon? Where can I find information on ...
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Using business-only software API without being a business

I wanted to try out the Google Cloud Vision API for free, but there was this notice: This service can only be used for business or commercial reasons. You are responsible for assessing and ...
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Parking Ticket while parked in our driveway

I can't upload my image, so I will do my best to explain the visual. I also apologize if this sort of question is not to meant to be asked on this branch of Stack Exchange. I, along with the other ...
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Can a court award percentage of revenue as copyright infringement remedy?

If someone infringes my copyright and has been using my software to run their profitable business for years – e.g., a tariff company has been using my tariff collection software – can I ...
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Leasing terminology in the USA: What is the difference between “Lease Contract” and “Contemplated Lease Contract”?

A question on the leasing terminology in the USA: What is the difference between "Lease Contract" and "Contemplated Lease Contract"?
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Where is the line between copying code that isn't yours and getting idea from trivial code?

I have a tendency to overthink things. Even when writing a paper in school I wondered when I needed to add a citation, as technically people are born knowing nothing and must have learned any fact ...
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Risk when using personally developed software in company

Suppose I signed an agreement during employment that everything developed during my term of employment will be owned by the employer (or something alone those lines...) Say before employment, I ...
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Are Canadian ISPs legally or otherwise obligated to verify their clients' identities?

It seems relatively easy to obtain anonymous internet access in Canada via a disposable or pre-paid mobile phone plan. Is the same true of internet access provided by residential ISPs? Are Canadian ...
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Claiming collaborative work as individual

What is (if any) the offense for claiming a piece of collaborative work as an individual work. More concretely, if a thesis was the collaborative effort of multiple personnel but one decided to claim ...
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Intellectual property at employee hackathon?

The company I am working for this summer is going to be hosting an hackathon for its summer interns. Out of idle curiosity, I asked about the IP rights for any resulting projects, and got the (not ...
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paying mortgage on a disputed property, is there relief?

I have a property that I've owned and paid for since 2008. I have allowed my parents to live there and have paid the mortgage. This January, my parents agreed to pay rent, paid for January and ...
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Can movies depict minors drinking alcohol?

Are you allowed to show in your film kids or teens drinking alcoholic drinks? Or is it against the law in the UK?
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Can a Home-Owner Association's Manager place a lien on property?

Scenario: HOA Property Management in Las Vegas, NV vs me over unpaid monthly dues. I wasn't aware that my HOA had changed its Payment P.O. Box a few months ago and hence, my automated monthly ...
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How to calculate Alimony and Child Support in Massachusetts?

For a couple residing in Massachusetts, the Man makes $100,000 /yr before taxes. The wife in last 13 years had mostly stayed at home, or brought in a very small fraction of the family income from non-...
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Are there legal remedies to noise from thin walls?

I rent a second-floor bedroom. The landlord's family lives on the third floor. The ceiling is not very soundproof: If they are walking around the sound of footsteps is loud enough to prevent me from ...
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Was the Iraq war an act of terrorism, according to the UK definition?

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/11/section/1 Reading the above legal definition, was the UK's action in Iraq terrorism? (and for that matter, were the actions in Libya and Syria terrorism as ...
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Gender equality and babysitting

I recently saw an advertisement for a babysitting job which specified that applicants must be female. Is this illegal under UK law?
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Is it possible for somebody to copyright a route on a map?

The Tour de France makes it quite difficult to get good map data about their stages. They publish some low-res images (possibly for purchase by media, I'm unsure). There is no modern 'navigable' map, ...
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Does COPPA restrict collecting city location from kids under 13?

The FTC states that "A home or other physical address including street name and name of a city" is considered personal information under COPPA. Does that mean that city name alone is restricted as ...
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How is a bicyclist regarded in a road rage incident with a bus?

I was on a bicycle. A bus was tailgating me and honking his horn. When we stopped at light I twisted his mirror around. Did I commit any crimes? Driver was trying to scare me or he was just a ...
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What is it called when some intentionally takes property but intends to return it

I placed my ~$600 phone down to go through security, and a school offical picked it up and declared that it would be returned 2 days later. I immediately requested my phone back to no avail. I did ...
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When do the police get involved and when do they have power to resolve a (non-violent) situation?

I had moved out of shared house with roommates and now live in another shared house with other roommates. Today a police officer came to the door asking to speak to me. The conversation started off ...
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Is truth a defense against defamation laws in Indonesia?

If so how? I read 310 KUHP laws in Indonesia and it says that public interest is a defense. It doesn't list truth as defense. Some says that if we have evidences, that is defense. What kind of ...
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Is using a qualified electronical signature an option or a right legally seen?

Nowadays, many countries have introduced the idea of qualified electronic signatures (QES), which are digital signatures which also need to meet some special requirements to ensure the public-key to ...
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How to Create an Alumni Association in India

I have a group of ex-students who want to form an alumni association in india. What is the legal process for this? E.g., where and how do we register?
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Whether to give credit/attribute or not for pixbay.com images ?

I am making some training videos to teach some concept of computer for commercial purpose means, I might be sell these videos in future. In these videos, I have used the images which I have ...
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Cheapest way to get a court order for Amazon

My company is being severely defamed by a post on a website hosted by Amazon's cloud hosting service (AWS). Amazon declines to remove the website/post without a court order. The site's owner (...
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On the age of consent and the age of responsibility

The age of consent is 16 in the UK. The age of responsibility is 10. Given that the age of consent is the age at which an individual is deemed legally competent to understand the notion of consent - ...
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Can software legally collect information on it's users without disclosing that it is doing so?

I am a software engineer and I am currently working with a little bit of software security related research. The project I am working with touches the subject of Computer Game Cheating Software (...
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Immigtration:(I-130) Can I apply be sponsor for my mother(applying green card) while my husband is in debt?

Asking this for my friend: I am a U.S. citizen, and I wanna apply green card for my mom (i-130). My annual income is about $32,000, which is good enough for sponsoring her, however, my husband is in ...
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Can a landlord hold damage deposit after changing a contract?

I recently signed a contract with a new landlord. Both parties agreed to the terms (specifically having 1 month free rent with a year lease) and signed the lease. They also took my damage deposit. I ...
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Commercial autonomous (delivery) robot using sidewalks

Is it legal to operate a commercial autonomous robot on public sidewalks (and street crossings) to deliver pizza for example? The robot would not operate directly on roads or streets where it could ...
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Model Release with 3-way collaboration involving LLC

I will be facilitating photoshoots through my LLC and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations around contracting / due diligence. I'll be working with a photographer and a model. They will be ...
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Can I sail my boat down the Thames?

If I want to commute to work on my own boat, do I have to carry documents, special permits or whatever to sail down the River Thames?
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Options for dealing with smoking neighbors

I live in the city limits of Seattle. My next-door neighbors smoke cigarettes and marijuana outside their house multiple times a day, with one reliable smoke session between 10 and 10:30 PM. Due to ...
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If I don't sign a contract for the publication of my works, who is the copyright owner?

I worked as illustrator, cartoonist and writer for some magazines and books in Italy (on paper and on line), but I never signed any contract and I never received money. Some publisher asked to me to ...
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How can I protect myself from a prolific, abusive litigant?

I would like to sell items online, and came across this story about a person who sold a $40 printer and ended up (so far) paying over $12,000 in legal fees. What could I do to prevent this situation ...
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Iran “sanctions”?

In the news I keep hearing about "sanctions" on Iran. For example, one article published today, said that "sanctions were lifted", but that "some sanctions still remain". Such news stories are ...
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In English law, who or what body starts the process of creating a new statute?

Statutes are legislation from the UK Parliament and devolved parliaments. I believe they all start in the form of "bills" which are proposed statutes. But who or what body is permitted to start the ...
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What is the difference between state and federal habeas corpus proceedings for convicted prisoners on death row?

I am told that, in the US, people sentenced to death by a state can apply to that state's court for habeas corpus and then, if that fails, apply to a federal court for habeas corpus again. I thought ...
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Is it legal to remove Metro apps from Windows 10?

I wonder whether it is legal to debloat and remove ads from Windows 10?
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Is downloading a Youtube video legal in this situation?

Having read through the Youtube ToS, it states: Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided ...
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When does “silence imply consent” for trespass to land?

Once upon a time there was a parking lot attendant. He watched a person getting out of his car and could have said, "You're not allowed to park in that particular spot." But the attendant stayed ...
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Minimum donation

If a webpage claims to be a ministry supporting outreach to the community. If they offer things like dream interpretation for a minimum donation. Is it somehow deceptive? Really it is a sale like a ...
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GPL License type that permits museum fees?

Is there a GPL license type that permits non-direct revenue (from the asset), such as the entrance fee for a museum? Or educational tuition?
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Who's liable for copyright infringement when hiring a design company?

If company A pays company B to create an ad/logo/video/etc. and then uses it, what happens if company B used copyrighted material without obtaining the necessary permissions, unbeknown to company A? ...

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