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Do you need a business license(In California, USA)

I am curious if I need a business license or permit for an online Social media Startup company? I am located in California and applying for a LLC through LegalZoom and it asked me if I needed a ...
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Can a contract clause be weakened by providing a nonsensible reason for it?

Company A is selling products to Company B at a highly discounted price. Part of the agreement is that Company B cannot resell the products. Consider the following clause in a contract between the ...
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Is it ok to post a clone of a famous game up for review or in a website?

I recently wrote a clone of the famous Jeopardy! game. It is copyrighted but I believe that if I my copy was made for educational and recreational uses only (no commercial) it falls under FAIR USE, am ...
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Gender in Kentucky marriages

In Kentucky, when two people want a marriage license, does the license require a determination of gender? If it does, what evidence (if any) must the parties present to establish their genders?
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Can I use mysqldump.exe binary file on local network server at work?

I want to use MySQL mysqldump.exe on a network machine here at work backup the company site. Apparently, MySQL is GNU GPL v2. Is it ok to simply copy that file from my local installation on the ...
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Can one use a contract to enforce a bluff?

Amy has been working for Bill for 15 years. Despite the fact that Bill runs a very profitable company, and that Amy is a very productive employee, Bill has not given Amy a raise in 15 years. Bill ...
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What if the user disagreed with the Terms of Service, but still registered on a website?

This is purely hypothetical, based on an anecdote told on a web design lecture a long time ago. Most websites nowadays require you to click on a little checkbox that usually says I agree to the Terms ...
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Is it legal to drive a vehicle with the driver wheel on the opposite side?

A few years ago I was in Belgium for a music show. Given that the singer was famous, people came from other countries, including buses from the UK. Naturally the driver seat on an UK registered bus is ...
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Microsoft Support broke my Surface Pro 3

I sent my Surface Pro 3 for an under warranty exchange due to a battery issue. But Microsoft received it smashed and returned it to me and voided the warranty. I am now with a not working device and ...
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Does reviewing material added by users revoke my DMCA safe harbor?

I run a site that has pages for famous people, brands, movies, etc. Each page has a "profile picture" that is added by a user (if no user has submitted a picture yet, a default image is used). When a ...
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Is a UDP/IP network exempt from COPPA?

COPPA 312.2 defines "Internet" as collectively the myriad of computer and telecommunications facilities, including equipment and operating software, which comprise the interconnected world-wide ...
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Work-of-art found in estate house has no proof-of-ownership; artist wants it back

Artwork in house of an Estate has no documentation of ownership. Painter claims it was never bought and wants it back. Who legally owns this item? This artwork was a dedication to a family member who ...
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Right of return for already replaced goods

Around 9 months ago I purchased a product, a pair of headphones, in the UK directly from the manufacturer. After 5 months, this product became defective, and was exchanged for another identical ...
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Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 11

Can a FRCP Rule 11 Motion suffice as a "responsive pleading," or do you have to either (1) answer the complaint; or (2) file a rule 12 motion, to meet the responsive pleading deadline, and then later ...
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Unable to afford a lawyer, can I go into court by myself?

A lot of people are unable to afford a public defender, so I was wondering if this is possible.
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Does not following a religion “to the letter” disqualify you from protection of religious freedom?

I could probably come up with a logical argument as to why individual religious beliefs and patterns of behavior should be protected in the same way as those which belong to a "recognized" religion, ...
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What options do I have to receive restitution from a company that defrauded me and was convicted in 2004?

I was defrauded in 2004 by a company and all the members of that company have been in jail after being convicted in court. I saw that they were ordered to pay restitution, which I never received. ...
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#SOreadytohelp - international giveaway without terms and conditions? [closed]

Currently StackOverflow is celebrating their 10 millionth question. They are randomly distributing a total of 400 t-shirts among participants, over a period of one month. Participation is done by ...
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Can I legally drive over speed limits in medical emergencies?

Say one had a pregnant wife that was going into labor: I've already called for an ambulance, However: They are far away from reaching me. So in order to reach them faster: We jump into a car and drive ...
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Copyright on mobile, clone an entire website

One person I know is currently building an iOS application, in the main page there are some icons where inside one of them he clones my whole website. In the World Wide Web it's always a copyright ...
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Can I patent my invention which is just an enhancement to an already patented device?

Can I claim patent for my invention which is a little upgraded version of already patented devices. Moreover, I use same patented devices in my invention and add new functionalities to it. Is it worth ...
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Is .xyz not available in China? Is accreditation is required for all new TLDs?

Researching abc.xyz, I've come across xyz.xyz and gen.xyz, with a prominent link from the latter to a page called ".xyz for China". http://gen.xyz/china Thank you for your continued support of ....
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Would Google's Alphabet Inc. have any rights to alpha.bet?

If you own a "Google" trademark, then your sunrise rights to "google" in any of the newly proposed generic TLDs would likely be quite straightforward. However, what about domain hacks? There appears ...
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Definition of “Direct Financial Benefit” in the DMCA Title 17

I run a website with pages for famous people, books, brands, movies, etc. Users can rate and discuss these things. Each page has a "profile picture", which is added by a user and then approved by a ...
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If rental agreement is month to month, must one full month of notice be given before leaving?

If no contract was signed and the verbal agreement was month-to-month (no specific end of tenancy) must 1 full month of notice be given to move out and get the damage deposit back?
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Is there a case to be pursued for a non-domesticated bank account attachment?

I'm going to try and be as brief as possible because I just want to get an idea if there is something to pursue here as a case: I had old community debts from my marriage in CA; one of those debts ...
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What happens if two clauses in a contract come into conflict?

This is a hypothetical scenario, but hopefully it is appropriate for this board. Suppose that two people enter into a contract which contains clause A and clause B. Further suppose that, in general, ...
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Is there an official UK law that gives the spelling of each word?

Is there an official UK law that gives the spelling of each word? For example, in the Netherlands, there is a spelling law (Spellingswet), and they also publish the Green Booklet to make it ...
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Review of contract with startup

I'm considering a contract with a very small startup (in the US). The compensation is largely equity-based, as opposed to salary. I understand the offer and have strong trust in the other owners (I've ...
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Choosing what level of scrutiny to apply to enumerated rights

In court decisions dealing with burdens on enumerated rights you often see a discussion, or at least a reference to a previous decision, as to what level of scrutiny to apply. Why, in the case of ...
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Employer Tuition Repayment

1 year ago, I accepted a new job with an education budget included. I turned down their initial job offer. When they asked if there was anything that could entice me to reconsider, I countered with ...
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Why is it possible to sue non-original distributers of Pirated items?

I apologise in advance if this is a silly question. Let's say you have a person A who bought a song from an online service, and is distributing it without permission. Person F obtains a copy of this ...
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Selling stuff online + fundraiser campaign questions (EU)

Let's say I have a friend who owns a factory and makes rings and necklaces according to my unique design (1000 pieces order minimum). I want to sell them strictly online, and I'm sure that I won't be ...
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Who owns a recorded Skype conversation?

If someone records my Skype conversation, is that video his property or mine? Is there a law against him making that video public or even recording it to begin with? Country- India.
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May I register a company with already existing name, but different business direction? (Worldwide)

I want to register a company (small game studio), but in my country (and in the others too, I suppose) does exist a company with the same name, but their scope of work is completely different from ...
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(US/Florida) Can an individual sue a public university to get them to enforce one of their existing policies?

This is a question of theoretical interest, since the likelihood that I'd actually take this action is near 0. So, there is one particular commonly traveled outdoor covered hallway on campus that is ...
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Is it legal to sell Wikipedia data?

I can see it is legal to sell their "free" content, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Buying_Wikipedia_articles_in_print_or_another_form Can the same be argued for their non-content data? ...
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Why is it wrong for google to show its own other products in its search results?

Google is facing antitrust probe in India. I don't know about other countries but what Indian law is broken in google search? Google search is a private free product. Why is it bad to prefer its own ...
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Commercial/free third-party application to browse/watch YouTube, is that legal?

Let's say there is an internet browser that allows browsing/watching content from YouTube while blocking their ads. Also the browser can be a free or paid application, or can show ads from a third-...
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need terminology for visitation matter

I am a volunteer translator-advocate for a friend. Her son used to have shared custody, but a couple of months ago, my friend went to family court to change this. Now my friend has custody but the ...
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Why does browser cache not count as copyright infringement?

My browser is saving a copy of the web pages I visit on my computer. How is that not copyright infringement? in this answer I read: I would hazard a guess that displaying an HTML webpage online is ...
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Is it legal in California to use lethal force to stop ANY felony from being committed?

According to California Penal Code Section 197 197. Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in any of the following cases: When resisting any attempt to murder any person, or to ...
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Am I required to register as a foreign LLC in New York State?

I live in New York State. I have created an LLC in Wyoming. The "Principal Office Address" for the LLC is listed as my registered agent's address in Wyoming. The "Mailing Address" for the LLC is ...
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Can I legally create and use similar icons to ones exist in another software

I would like to create a similar icon to one used in another software (e.g. the "Share" icon on iOS, or the "Crop" tool in Photoshop). My icons are not going to be pixel-wise identical to the ...
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Odd utility billing in Florida by property management companies

Here in Florida there's been a migration in the way tenants of apartments are billed water, trash, sewer, and pest control. It used to be that the local municipality billed the tenant directly for ...
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When do I need a licence to play music in a public place and how do I get it?

I would like to know if restaurants, lounges, clubs and places like that need a licence to play music. I'm a developer and I would like to develop a solution that would allow them to play music in a ...
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Can I defend myself from excessive police force?

Hypothetical situation: Say the police are chasing me. I get tackled after which I go limp and stop resisting. Subsequently the officer starts throwing elbows to my face. I'm not sure why he's ...
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Driving through a red after traffic lights have been broken

A situation happened to me today that got me thinking. I live in Victoria, Australia. I was driving and entered an intersection on a green light to make a turn. I waited until there was no oncoming ...
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Am I allowed to use lethal force against some one who is lawfully threatening my life?

Following on this question: Am I allowed to kill a person threatening me? CA, USA What if you are the target of lethal force? In this case your own life is threatened, even though you created the ...
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Customer feedback gathering in Australia

Is it legal to provide an independent platform/system to the public, so that they can write feedback directly on different companies/products in the market? Example: Is it legal for company ABC to ...

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