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Is there any legal precedent for copyright to one's image when digitally recreated?

Note: This question includes slight spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story In the recent addition to the Star Wars franchise Rogue One, there is a scene depicting Princess Leia as she appears in ...
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Charging VAT on reselling foreign Wordpress Plugin?

We are a VAT registered web design company in the UK and we're offering a Wordpress website to a new client which will include a third party plugin purchased from a US website. My question is; when ...
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Where can I report criminal intent found on the dark web?

I wasn't sure if I should ask this here or on the Tor site. I think it fits more here. I came across a Stack Exchange clone on the dark web. I won't go into too much detail or provide a link, but ...
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Do I have recourse against my employer for broadcasting my suspension to coworkers?

I was suspended for a day and the manager sent out an email to at least 13 other people with suspension written on the schedule. What recourse do I have? This is very humiliating to me.
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Can a California living trust give the trustee authority to distribute assets to beneficiaries on an as-needed basis?

I am the trustee of two California trusts: the first has 5 beneficiaries and the second has 8 beneficiaries. Both trusts grant me the power to withhold distributions to beneficiaries prior to their ...
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Can I terminate my contract with a building contractor? [closed]

I hired a contractor to remodel our kitchen. He has done a very bad job so far, and I want to halt the work without paying the remainder due on the contract. Is this legally possible?
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Does Google own Android apps that I post on Google Play?

Does Google own the apps or the app content that I post on Google Play? Do they copyright my code and content, or am I the owner and responsible for providing any copyrights.
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Can I create a will before our baby is born?

We are having a baby and I had a question about creating a will. I am planning on talking to a lawyer before doing so, but just wanted some quick advice. Can I create the will before the baby is born? ...
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Can I use a store name as part of my trivia game?

If I make a trivia card game or video game for sale and one the questions is "Which grocery store was founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins?" and the the answer is presented as "Publix". Is this a ...
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How much can I quote from an academic book for my lecture notes?

I'm writing lecture notes for one of my exams, both as a process to learn the subject well and to be able to share it with other students later. The official lecture notes are just slides and are ...
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Use of “evidence” like ISP metadata in divorce cases in Australia

There have been mentions in Australian news recently that internet "metadata" which was ostensibly collected for national security purposes may be made available for civil cases (abc.net.au). People's ...
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How is compensation divided up in class action lawsuits?

How is the money divided in a class action lawsuit? Do the plaintiffs get a fixed percentage, or is there some kind of "cost" basis. For example, if the attorneys can "deduct costs" then it is ...
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Is it self defense to use force on someone threatening violence but hasn't used it yet?

Here is the example video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALNIPwh8I54 (a little violent but not too much) Given the answers to Are you allowed to strike a person if they say you can? and Does anyone ...
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How to research tax law?

I have done legal research before, but mostly on criminal law and civil claims/torts. Tax law is a whole nother beast. First of all, most of it is not actually laws at all, but regulations. And it is ...
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Is an excessive NDA legal?

My daughter is a college student and is applying for an internship. The small "socially conscious" company, which has about 5 or 10 employees, is asking her to sign an NDA that looks way over the top ...
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Assault in an airplane aisle

Consider the following scenario: A, B, and C are passengers on a single-aisle commercial airplane that is disembarking in New York. A is blocking B from passing. A makes way for C to pass, but C ...
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What is Hans Reiser's earliest release date?

This question is about Hans Reiser, a well known software developer who murdered his wife and is currently serving his prison term for that. His case has drawn significant media attention, mainly ...
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Can LLC's have treasury units?

I know that corporations that have stock can have treasury stock, but can LLC's have treasury units?
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Fair Use Quoting Reviews in Videos

If I am making a video about a particular business, is it fair use to, within that video, quote a review or rating from Google or Yelp? i.e. Such and Such business has a 5 star rating from Jackie Joe ...
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Is editing a comment in SO copyright infringement?

As stated at the bottom of this page : site design / logo © 2017 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required I would assume this also applies to ...
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Law in History: Weapon Law in New York in the 1960s: Long Blades

While researching for a novel, I stumbled about an interesting legal point I can't answer on my own because I neither am a lawyer nor am in the US: Between 1945 and 1951 quite some Katana were ...
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Can I cut down a neighbor's tilted fence that overhangs my yard?

I have a hypothetical question about property rights and structures overhanging the property. In New York state, let's say I have a neighbor with a wooden fence built slightly back from the border ...
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Hypothetical: Suing over destroyed property given away freely?

Scenario: Person A gives person B an item, for free, with known (either explicit or implicit) intended use. Person B takes the item, with the objective of using the item in a way, contrary to the use ...
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Non-commercial copyright infringement

I make crochet dolls and patterns for these dolls. If I make these patterns available for free, I believe it counts as non-commercial use. Where can I find out which companies' designs I can use? ...
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How is this not a logical contradiction: 'He lends his exertions to all, himself to none.'?

Question: How can an advocate lend his exertions to all, while lending himself to none: this appears a logical contradiction? Lending exertions to all logically, implies 'lending something of oneself ...
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Copyright, fair use, and “news” sites copying articles from each other

This question is about English-language "news" sites (i.e. sites that have articles about something new that has happened in e.g. science, technology, or some other area of interest) which I am ...
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Difference between “Private Property” and “No Tresspassing” signage

In my door-to-door ministry work I've observed various forms of "No Tresspassing" signs on properties. Do "Private Property" signs imply the same laws as a "No Tresspassing" sign? At one house in ...
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What happens if I shoot a police officer in self-defense during a SWAT raid?

No-knock SWAT raids are very popular, especially in the US. But how do you know that the heavily armed persons are policemen? Isn't it very easy to mistake them for robbers? What if I try to defend ...
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If somebody dies in my house, should I plan to be staying at a hotel?

In the event that somebody dies at my house, is it going to turn into a crime scene? I am thinking here of situations like George Michael's death, where somebody just dies, but there is no obvious ...
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I think I'm being unfairly punished in my workplace - do I have legal recourse?

I have suffered what I think is unreasonable, prejudiced punishment at my (industrial) job. Is there any legal recourse for me to defend against this? I'm in Manitoba, Canada. My superior is unfairly ...
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Legality of data “chunking” concerning child pornography

Recently, I've become interested in distributed, peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing, including BitTorrent (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent) and the InterPlanetary File System (ipfs.io) (IPFS). This ...
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Legality of lawyer retaining monies won in settlement?

In 2015 I employed a "no win no fee" law firm to fight a claim for compensation for damages from the employer of someone who was convicted and jailed. I signed a Conditional Fee Agreement, and I have ...
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Is it legal to use screen recording of different google image search results for profit?

Is it ok if I make a video which is a screen recording of me doing different google image searches and putting it on youtube with ads enabled?
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Can I leak this database?

Let's say I have access to a... certain... database. I want to make it accessible to the general public, since I believe it would serve the public interest. The content is non-creative - numeric ...
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Employment contract prohibiting salary discussion in the UK?

I work for a company in the UK and my employment contract states that I must not discuss my salary with colleagues. I know that this is illegal in the USA but cant find any information about in the UK ...
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Age Limit for Site Moderator

Suppose there is a physics problem solving website where users post questions and answers. Users of low reputation on the site require their posts to be reviewed by a moderator before the posts ...
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If proven, would collusion with Russia to interfere with election meet criteria for charge of treason?

If a President-elect was proven to have colluded with Foreign operatives to interfere with our presidential election, could he or she be charged with treason? What we know: TREASON. Whoever, ...
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What gives me the right to use user-generated content for … anything?

I'm building a website where users contribute original content to a collaborative story writing process. I assume since they are submitting it to such a site, they are implicitly giving me the right ...
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Do companies formed in other states require a separate registration in California?

Various online resources claim that if you register a company in another state while living in California, then under California law, you have to also register the company in California as a "foreign" ...
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Would anything prevent a mortgage fixed to a property, portable between people in the UK?

Normally UK mortgages are fixed to a person, but portable/transferable between properties. Disregarding the 80+% of flats which are leasehold with no share of the freehold, is there anything in law ...
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Copyright expiration and public domain of books

I have been looking that many books published with copyright notice like: Copyright © by [abc] publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, or stored in ...
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Are documentaries from the 1940s and 50s allowed to be posted on youtube?

I was noticing that there are a lot of documentaries from the 1940s and 50s (primarily American) on youtube. (Here's a bunch of 'em) I had thought that copyright in the US was life + 70 years, so ...
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Why can ONLY federal authorities regulate interstate commerce?

The Constitution of the United States gives Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce. It seems the federal courts have held that only Congress, and not state legislatures, can regulate ...
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How to prove parents without a birth certificate

I have to prove to a government office that my parents are in fact my parents. A birth certificate would work, but that is not an option as of now. Are there any other ways for me to affirm who my ...
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Are there examples of confidentiality clauses which still allow some public disclosures?

Speaking about typical IT contract - I'm looking for an inspiration on how to create a confidentiality clause that's not that strict. It should cover 2 points of view: contractor wants to have right ...
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What does U.S. law expect developers to do to prevent access to web apps with encryption where export control applies?

What would be considered due diligence (or whatever the proper term is) in preventing users in export-control blacklisted countries from accessing a web application that features strong encryption ...
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Limitations of software development & scraping

Many sites prohibit scraping of their content, which is understandable. But I do not clearly understand what approaches of data collection are considered to be scraping, or even allowed to be ...
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How can anyone own land without theft?

People are said to own land when they purchase it from the previous owner, but if you follow the chain of ownership back far enough, there must have been a point where there was no previous owner and ...
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Is exchanging Indian currency at premium legal?

Is exchanging/selling Indian currency notes, like the ones which have special sequences numbers or are extra old (antique), at premium legally allowed?
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How enforceable would a non-disparagement agreement be if one party has left the country?

The 2 parties in a dispute lived in British Columbia, Canada. It was an employment discrimination case. As part of the settlement, both the employer and employee singed an mutual non-disparagement ...

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