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Financial privacy (U.S.) when using paid tax preparer or tax prep software

When using a paid tax preparer or tax preparation software in the United States, can the preparer or software vendor use any of your financial information for any purpose other than simple creating ...
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Do US law firms have to register with any federal agencies

I am interested in understanding more about the oversight of law firms - are there any federal registration requirements for law firms in the US, and if so, what department do law firms need to ...
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Is it legal to use the Tor Network and Tor Software in the United States?

Is it legal to use the following provided by the Tor Project: Using the Tor Browser Using the Tor Network Browsing *.onion domains Browsing the "Hidden Wiki" Provided I'm not doing anything illegal ...
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How can we interpret “may 'convene' a meeting”?

The laws for a number of statutory boards in my state are very brief in their specifications of procedures. One basic thing most of them seem to be saying are that either a board leader may convene a ...
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Can an prospective employer ask for information about your previous salary and base their offer on that?

Can a public-sector employer ask for information about a prospective employee's previous salary? Can they base their offer to the employee on that information? Can the offer be below the advertised ...
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When submitting coursework to a university does the author retain copyright?

Does the author of university coursework retain copyright to it after submission?
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Can a restaurant prohibit entry based on a non-uniformly enforced dress code?

Can a restaurant bar a person from entry based on a dress code violation ("no trainers/sneakers", for example) that they do not enforce amongst their own staff?
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Sharing MP3 I bought from Amazon

I think it's rude to just download MP3s from the Internet so I buy them from Amazon. But I want to share them with my immediate family. I know that if it was a CD, I could just lend it to them, but ...
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Can I get kicked out of the UK if they leave the EU?

I am an Irish citizen and I moved to the UK a few years ago. Now they are going to vote whether to leave the EU. I know they might decide not to apply the law retrospectively but by law- would they be ...
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Legality around demolishing a building without shutting off gas or electricity

Is there any legality in Texas, or anywhere, around requiring a company or entity that is demolishing a building to have 1) The property's electricity provider properly shut off power to the property ...
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Green waste over the fence

So I moved in to a house with a rather big yard that I'm not using very often, but it is mine. Right next to the fence I have a big tree that branches of it cross the fence to my neighbour's garden ...
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Does StackOverflow own my questions?

I consider my questions brilliant and I want to reserve my rights to publish them in other forums. Am I allowed to do that or do I need permissions?
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Can I sell software license I bought?

I bought this very expensive MapInfo license (>1500$), now I'm not using this software very much and want to sell my license online. Can I just sell it or do I need their consent? Also, if it's still ...
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Does cropping an image fall under modification?

I can search Google for images that I can commercially reuse without modification with the search tools. However, I don't know what "modification" counts as. I want to display four images on one ...
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What is the charge for minor hit and run?

A car scratches one parking and one standing car slightly (with less then 5mph speed) and drives off. Afterwards the police come and inspect the vehicle and take samples of the scratches. The person ...
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Web icons copyrightable?

i have a question pertaining to the copyrights of web content. I understand that the web design of a website belonging to a business is protected by the copyright law. However can this be said for ...
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Is it legal to use pictures I take of places on a website without the property owner's permission?

First off, this question could probably be worded better. Here's my situation: I'm a web developer and am creating a template to sell on a popular online marketplace called themeforest.net. The demo ...
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Can my dog pee on someone's fence?

I live in Scotland and my dog likes to have a wee at 3D objects. Particularly he likes peeing at wooden fences and bushes of my neighbours. Now they're not very nice, they always complain no matter ...
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Is it legal to download and modify videos from YouTube licensed under creative Commons?

I want to download and modify YouTube videos (licensed under creative Commons) programmatically and further use it for commercial purpose on other sites. Is it legal to do so ? Please provide ...
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Why do non-lawyers refer you to lawyers even when they know the answer?

We've all seen it: you ask a law question (a classic being "Am I violating X's copyright by doing Y?"), but they refuse to respond and instead tell you that you should be asking a lawyer, not them. I ...
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Are passenger services legally obligated to provide the names of passengers?

By "passenger services" I mean planes, cruise ships, trains, etc. – any company that transports paying passengers. I ask because a few years ago a friend of mine had a sister who became very ill ...
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Is it illegal to pay someone to investigate another person if they're not a licensed detective?

Say Bob wants to know more about Jack, so he pays 'X' (service, company, or person) and they provide Bob will everything he asks for about the person, which could include private info (personal ...
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What should a dual citizen do at a US Border Patrol interior checkpoint?

This question concerns United States Border Patrol interior checkpoints. These checkpoints are located away from the external border, but within 100 miles of it, at which traffic may be stopped in ...
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How did the Supreme Court rule, in the past, that States can take sex into account within the process of legal marriage?

Religion and politics, as we know, shouldn't intermix. The purpose for having a legal marriage through the government is simple: When people decide to be romantically involved in a permanent way, they ...
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It is worth it from a legal standpoint to electronically scan documents in color?

I make scans of documents in case I lose the original paper versions of the documents, and also normally put the resulting scans under version control. A lawyer told me this is considered "secondary ...
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Are nootropics illegal in the UK from April 2016?

According to new Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, the UK's government announced that new legalisation bans all substances deemed as “psychoactive” drugs excluding controlled drugs such as caffeine, ...
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Where can I find UK law on the way through Parliament (with effect before it has gone through)?

(Slightly different to this question: Where can I find actual UK law paragraphs?) Basically, where can I find such details about laws that are "in-flight", more specifically laws that are on the way ...
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If you purchase the keys to a room/house/building, do you have the legal right to enter?

In a TV show, one of the characters buys a storage locker. In that storage locker are keys. Then he goes to the place that the keys open and lets himself in. My question is this: By purchasing the ...
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What does “for avoidance of doubt” mean in a contract?

I've seen this phrase added to various sentences in different contracts. A quick Google search also reveals that the phrase shows up in many Terms of Service or Terms of Use agreements. There are ...
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If charged in two separate states, what determines which state has priority?

If someone were to commit crimes such as murder in two different states and both states file charges against the person, which state processes the case? More specifically, can someone who is charged ...
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Is it legal in California to require extra behavior/communication from a single employee?

Apologies if this is not the right forum for this question. Please feel free to close if it should be asked elsewhere. I was recently terminated from employment due to poor performance. About a ...
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How is the legal successor of the rigths of a no longer existing state determined?

I was reading about the conflict between Spain and a company (Oddisey) about the ownership of a wrecked treasure ship. Essentially that ship was sunk in 1804 full of gold, and the dispute was about ...
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Aviation regulation in Liechtenstein, Dominica and Tuvalu?

I have understood that both Liechtenstein, Dominica and Tuvalu are not members of ICAO. I have also read that Liechtenstein have delegated the application of treaty to Switzerland. My question is the ...
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Who owns wrecked airplanes in international waters and in terra nullis?

This question has been suggested to be transferred from Aviation site. However I have expanded my question also applicable to terra nullis (like Bir Tawil) So, assuming we have a wrecked airplane ...
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Who owns the trash?

Let's say I invented a machine which turns trash into money. Can I legally: Take the trash from a trash deposit container outside my neighbor's house, without asking permission? Go to the landfill, ...
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If an employer overpays salary, how long do they have to take action to be rectify the mistake?

The BBC reported that army helicopter pilots were over paid, and that the Ministry of Defence is aiming to recoup the over payments. What surprised me is the length of time between over payment and ...
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Microsoft Licensing | CAL, External Connector, Per Core/Processor

I am really new to this community (I am just active on Stackoverflow) and i hope you can help me with my problem. An example: I have a webshop hosted on my Windows Server 2012, and customers are ...
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Is there a threshold for declaring interest income from a foreign country?

Assume the following situation: foreign national in the US working visa (e.g. H1-B) living permanently in the US, no other address, paying all taxes in the US savings account in home country (...
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Open source licence reproduction

If an open source software licence requires to "preserve this notice", which usually appears within the source code file, and I'm not distributing any parts of the source code (but only binary files), ...
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Is “invalid'' and ”unenforcable" the same in a contract?

If a term in a contract is unenforceable, does it mean it's also invalid? If a term in a contract is invalid, does it mean it's also unenforceable? Are they the same thing? I ask because inthe ...
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What options does a lawyer have if a client admits he is guilty but doesn't want to admit it to the court?

This question is inspired by this question. If a client tells his lawyer he is guilty of the crime but does not want to admit it to the judge, what options does the lawyer have? Must the lawyer admit ...
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How was The Pirate Bay able to get back online after being shut down?

The Pirate Bay in the past year had its servers raided by Swedish Police and the site was shut down. On what grounds were Swedish police able to raid TPB servers and shut down the site, under Swedish ...
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When should you evidence LLC interest using certificates?

In forming an LLC in PA, the Certificate of Organization states the following: [Strike out if inapplicable] A member's interest in the company is to be evidenced by a certificate of membership ...
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Can a court decision be appealed by a sheriff?

A case recently came up in my area of Kentucky in a district court where a man had been convicted of growing and selling marijuana. The sheriff had drove by his residence on a hot day and smelled ...
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Where is it legal to buy and inhabit a dilapidated house?

I'm a young person interested in buying a sub-$10k home for myself on auction almost anywhere in the US. I understand that buying a cheap auction home can come with all kinds of hidden costs: liens, ...
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What does a lawyer do if they know for absolute certain that their client is guilty?

Say that a person is accused of committing a crime, they either hire a lawyer or have one appointed to them. Some time later, the lawyer learns that their client most certainly committed the crime. ...
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GNU GPL license question

Lets say I design an entertainment app and when I finish the app I realize that there is a lot of fowl language and want to use a GNU library for something like checking for curse words. Would using ...
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Is lying about a candidate protected speech in the United States?

Per Wikipedia: False statements that are on matters of public concern and that defame public figures are unprotected if either the speaker has knowledge that his statements are false, there is ...
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Could asking an author for a copy of their research article be illegal?

I've been following an interesting Twitter conversation which raised the idea that merely asking a researcher for a copy of a paper they've written could be against the law. From the linked tweet: ...
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Is it illegal to aggregate and publish publically available personal information?

Is it against the law to aggregate and publish legally gathered, publically available information such as: Social media usernames Real names Date of Birth City/Country Screenshots of posts/comments ...

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