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To whom is property “delivered” when purchased on behalf of a corporation?

The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits a federally licensed firearm dealer from "selling or delivering" a handgun to an individual under 21: It shall be unlawful for any licensed importer, licensed ...
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EU Data Retention Directive and the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill 2015

Was the EU Data Retention Directive ever transcribed into English law? If so, the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill 2015 would appear to be somewhat moot?
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Paint from someone's photo - copyright question

If I make a painting based on someone's photo (nature photography) and it is recognisable, do I have to pay to the author of the photo (or do I breach any copyright law), or is it enough that I ...
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Is a single article/blog post considered a collective work?

Is a single article or blog post that contains, say three creative commons images, along with some text, considered a Collection or Collective Work? How about if the blog post contains a single ...
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Can I port something distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States license?

I'm a software engineer and I'd like to port (translate) a library from programming language A to programming language B. The library is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-...
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Does Creative Commons ShareAlike condition apply to Collective Works?

If an image with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license (CC BY-SA 2.0) is used in a Collective Work such as an article, online slideshow, or book. Does the book, article, or ...
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What are the legal consequences of disputing a legal credit card transaction?

Purely hypothetical question. Recently I rented a car from a company, let's call them Thrifty, the total cost for the trip was ~$150. Days later I got a bill for ~$70 in administrative charges for ...
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What terms surround a restaurant order?

What law in involved in restaurant orders? If I go into a restaurant and order hundreds of dollars of food, then leave before it arrives, I would imagine there is some recourse that the proprietor ...
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Are UK accounting laws compatible with South African accounting laws?

My mother is in South Africa. She has British Passport and would like to return to the UK. At present, she is a bookkeeper in South Africa but as I understand it, different countries have different ...
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What makes a legal question “hard”?

When someone says another person has a brilliant legal mind, I assume that means the person is well suited for hard legal questions. I think mathematicians and logicians have a systematic way of ...
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Does an offer letter need to mention the terms of termination of employment?

I received an offer letter from a startup in India, which mentions: Your assignment shall be based in CITY_NAME and your appointment will take effect from the date of your joining, which shall be ...
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Is a job offer letter sent and accepted by email, legally binding?

TL;DR: You could also jump to the last paragraph. I was interviewed and selected by a software startup in India. Saturday was not a working day for them, but yet their tech VP, product manager and ...
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Is it legal to access open wifi networks without permission

Let's say if my neighbor keeps his/her wifi-network security open and my wifi settings are set to automatically connect to open wireless networks as they don't need any key to access. Then ...
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Can you be accused of hotlinking/copyright violation if you use an iframe?

Can you be accused of hotlinking or copyright infringement if you use an iframe (web element) of another website? Can you be sued for this if the website doesn't prevent iframe using and doesn't ...
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Are there “rape shield” laws in the UK?

This question is prompted by the BBC program "Is This Rape?" which is currently on iPlayer. The program contains a story of a fictional sexual assault, which goes to court (starts in the program at ...
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Are there any jurisdictions in the world where dueling is still legal?

Is there any place in the world where it is still legally possible to kill someone in a duel and not be charged? If not, when and where was the last place to outlaw the practice?
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Legal action that can be taken by nannies?

If the child being watched (9-10 years old) by a nanny frequently physically attacks the nanny, sometimes causing severe pain, can the nanny take any form of legal action? The nanny in question is a ...
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How to Prove, Legally, That a User Actually Clicked the “I Accept” for TOS, etc

In a click-wrap scenario, how does one prove, legally, that a user actually clicked or checked the "i accept" or equivalent on a given site. e.g. what if the website owner doesn't track clicks, ...
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In USA, is it illegal to modify your WiFi router or to use a WiFi router with custom firmware?

Open source projects such as DD-WRT and Tomato provide custom firmware for wireless routers. However some information on the web seems to imply that FCC rules no longer allow the modification of the ...
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Why are magisterial judges not addressed with “your majesty?”

Magisterial judges tend to be lower-level judges, but court officers (e.g., lawyers) still address them as "your honor." It seems, given the title of their office, that "your majesty" would be the ...
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What do they mean and what are the implications when they say that a case was posted for “orders”

The Lokayukta Court on Monday posted for orders to October 4 a case filed against former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and four former chief ministers, for helping alleged land grabbing by Nandi ...
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If Grandma were to get hit by a magical flying reindeer within the 50 US states, where could Grandpa file a civil suit?

Suppose "Santa" enjoys no special immunity from civil prosecution on any level. One Christmas Eve, he lands in the wrong spot and injures Grandma. Of course, Santa later flees the scene to continue ...
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Can wills contain conditions?

Can wills contain conditions which must be fulfilled in order for certain clauses to have effect? For example: Uncle Fred wants his house to go to his niece, on the condition that the niece agree not ...
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Timing of precedent setting: when exactly do precedents take “effect”?

When a high court rules on a matter, when does the precedent take effect? Say a case is in progress in a lower court which asks the same question as what was just decided on the same day in the high ...
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How does one value an estate before being able to access details?

Question arising out of this answer. In the UK, one needs to value the money, property, and possessions of someone who died, before one can apply to represent the estate for official dealings. ...
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Is it legal to offer preorders (of software) without an announced release date?

As the subject states, is it legal for a company to start offering preorders of an upcoming piece of software without an announced release date? Follow-up, if there is a release date, must they sell ...
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Does war with a national debt holder affect national debt

Theoretically, if the US went to war with a country who held its debts, does that affect the debt?
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How much to sue for something intangible not being met

In BC there is a right to Quiet Enjoyment which is at least partly the responsibility of the landlord. If a tenant was forced to move out due to Quiet Enjoyment not being fulfilled, how much would ...
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Dual Employment for At-Will Employment

I'm asking on behalf of my friend. She has a full-time job at a university, and she worked for a month during summer at another company in a form of an at-will employment. There was no formal ...
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Contract in Roman Law

I would like to find out more about contract in Roman law. Any information about contract responsibility and guilt would be helpful. I am unable to find any real life examples of those contracts, are ...
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MySQL Open Source License

I plan to develop and sell a commercial, closed source application and I want to use MySQL to store data. The application will be written in C++ and the MySQL server will be installed on end user's ...
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Rental contract: can one add an eviction clause?

Given that the rental agreement between a landlord and a tenant is in the form of a contract, would it be possible for the contract to include a clause allowing the landlord to (e.g.) cut off the ...
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Naming products after fictional objects or characters

We are a small company developing a product we want to name after a character named "Arwen" from "Lord of the rings". The product itself has no connection whatsoever with the actual character, we're ...
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Hit by two different drivers [duplicate]

Couple of months my car got hit while parked , I got the other persons insurance information and I took forever to fail the claim til last week. The other person insurance too full liability, but I ...
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Is it legal to display third-party logos as part of “As featured in” on sites/printed ads without their consent?

More companies have been including media outlets' logos under their site/printed marketing material as part of "As featured in" to provide more social proof. Is it legal to include the logos without ...
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I got hit twice by different drivers

A couple of months ago my car got hit while parked, causing a small dent. I got the other person's insurance information but didn't file the claim until last week. The other person's insurance ...
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American Community Survey Enforcement

The US census is in the process of conducting its regular American Community Survey, which has received some notoriety due to some of its invasive questions, to the point where people think it's a ...
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If livestock damages my car on a public road, is the owner liable? (UK)

I live in England in the UK. I frequently commute to work via a scenic country route. Sometimes a farmer marches his livestock down one of the public roads. The cars stop on one side and the farmer ...
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What does “No Order on Count” mean as an disposition of a charge?

I'm looking at some case histories from the Cook County, IL criminal courts, and some charges have a disposition of "No Order on Count." What might that mean?
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Is it legal for banks to transfer money without account holder's permission

Suppose someone takes a personal loan from a bank and defaults on a payment. Can the bank unilaterally take money from other accounts he may have at that bank to make the required loan payments? Can ...
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Can the police get a search warrant for data 'in the cloud'?

Curiosity question only, as usual for me. I'm asking about US laws specifically. Suppose someone is accused of a crime and the police have sufficient evidence to obtain a search warrant for his ...
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Stock Broker Company Agreement

Where can one check that the agreement made and sent to any client by a stock broker genuine and legal?
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Could Software be a Derivative Work of RPG?

I've been developing an app to augment a Tabletop RPG (mainly for dice pool and roll and damage calculation according to the game's rules). Is the app considered to be a derivative work of the game (...
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Is it legal to submit fake digital identification documents to private companies?

Suppose that Facebook asks me to verify my identity. Is it then legal for me to create a fake digital image of a passport showing my pseudonym as the real name and submit that as if it were an image ...
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How could Congress legally abolish the death penalty in all states?

Let us suppose that a sufficiently large majority of the US Congress, with the agreement of the President, decided that the death penalty should be abolished throughout the nation, both at the federal ...
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Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Artwork and an Artist in the United States

My fiancee is an artist, and regularly creates digital art work, mainly digital drawings and the occasional print of that artwork. There is a certain level of implicit 'copyright' of the artwork, as ...
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If one person owns the parts to a ship, and another owns the design to the ship, who owns the ship?

Although not exactly the same scenario, it is related philosophically to the Ship of Theseus. Okay, so Eve stills a bunch of ship parts from Bob and the design for a super-ship from Alice. Eve uses ...
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What would prevent me from creating my own nation?

Somehow related, but different: Claiming my own country Is it "legal" to buy a piece of land and claim it to be another country than before(either inventing a new one or migrating it to an already ...
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How to Cite Contracts

I've tried googling for this, but haven't been able to come up with a definitive answer. How do I cite in a footnote in Bluebook format a contract between party A and party B signed in 2008?
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Is it legal for a company to offer a different insurance rate based on spouse's employer's offerings?

Is it legal for a company to offer a different insurance rate based on the spouse's employer's offerings? My employer wants me to indicate to them whether my spouse can have insurance under her ...

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