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Does copyright cover the use of artwork in a video?

If I appear in a video wearing a shirt with a copyrighted image on it, is that a violation? What about if the artwork is being used as an illustration? For example, if I'm doing a video tutorial on ...
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How can I sell my business idea in exchange for a job at the company that might be interested in it?

We have an idea of the brand new product that would solve one widespread problem among the smartphone users. But due to the fact that we don’t have required resources and opportunities to make that ...
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I accepted a package for a neighbor which damaged my property. Who is responsible?

Imagine I accepted a package for a neighbor. The content of the box (for an example case, let's say it was a strong magnet) damaged some of my possessions. Let's say, I placed the box on my computer ...
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Do “National Councils” have national or international legal authority?

Really not sure if this is the correct stack exchange for this, but this seems like the right place. If there is a national council for for something, doesn't really matter what, but they are the only ...
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Internet Retailer Sharing Customer Information on Review Site

Recently, I had a poor experience with an online retailer. After the retailed failed to resolve the issue, I filed a BBB complaint. The retailer then notified me that they had posted my "customer ...
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Are gated communities legal in Canada?

Wikipedia states: (link) Neighbourhoods with "physical" or explicit gating with security checkpoints and patrols are extremely rare, being absent in some of Canada's richest neighbourhoods such ...
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Questions about real people and fictional characters in novels

I was wondering if any legal experts can give me any advice about how much freedom a writer has to refer to real people and places in a fictional work and in what situations it's best to get ...
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Can UPS really trademark the color brown?

So, today as I received an email from UPS, I read the disclaimer at the end and it said: © 2016 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. UPS, the UPS brandmark, and the color brown are trademarks of ...
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Profit from selling a game app through app stores

I want to upload an app to various app stores, and profit from it. Do I have to be registered as a "moral person" or can I get profit of it as a "natural person"? Also I want to know if I have to ...
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In the US if there's loophole in a CFR does it go to the challenger?

I was wondering if a loophole in a where a law says "must" and not "must meet all" can be used to get bend the law in your favor. example: (a) Eligibility for consideration. To be eligible to ...
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Estate agents faking an offer on a property

I was recently viewing a property to buy in the UK, with an asking price of £400k. On the day of the viewing, but before my appointment, the estate agent informed me that two offers had already been ...
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Meaning of “Stat.” in legal citation

What exactly does "Stat." mean in law citations? I am a student studying history who came across the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887. I noticed that the original law is referred to as follows: Feb. 8, ...
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Difference between divorce judgement and decree in Maine

I'm receiving mixed answers as to whether a divorce is final in the state of Maine with a divorce judgement. Is the divorce judgment the final paper or is there a decree coming as well?
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I'm a US citizen opening a business in the EU: where do I file taxes?

I'm opening a business via the e-residency program with Estonia. I am a United States citizen and reside there, as well. Who should I file taxes with?
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Do I need a physical address to get a driver's license?

I'm currently homeless and need a license for work. I do not want to go to a shelter or request help from friends or family. Yet, the local DMV will not let me apply for a driver's license without an ...
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Selective Service Registration Requirements and Transgender Persons

Federal laws require that males aged 18 to 25 register for Selective Service. Does this requirement also apply to persons who: were originally born female now consider themselves transgender males
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How is Citymapper not breaking the Google Maps Terms of Service?

Having read the Google Maps Terms of Service, I don't understand how Citymapper is not breaking section 10.4.c: "Restrictions on Unfair Exploitation of the Service and Content." Surely they must be ...
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Can a US government official legally deny they are a US government official

I was wondering if it is illegal or legal for a US government official/employee to deny that they work as a US government official/employee, even if they are requested to deny this information(I'm not ...
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Illegal to refuse to even affirm

I am curious if it is illegal for someone who refuses to swear or affirm. I am wondering since a friend of mine tried to have someone to affirm and swear to tell the truth regarding an abuse ...
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Could one be found guilty of a crime because he can't prevent cloud computer from being hosted in region where action is illegal?

Here is the real question which inspired my last: Does legality of an computerized action depend on user location or computer location? Someone can be found guilty of crime legal in their home state ...
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Does legality of an computerized action depend on user location or computer location?

Now of days it's quite easy to have a computer in a completely different part of the world from where I'm located that I'm working on. This makes me wonder how 'criminality' is defined if the laws of ...
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Constitutional Law - What is “the obligation of contracts”?

Why is this included in many constitutions and is it relevant today? Please link to any relevant case law. Thank you. Source: "that the General Assembly shall not pass any law impairing the ...
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Handling user feature requests

First time poster in this forum so apologies if I am not framing this question correctly. If I am in the wrong forum or you require more information please just ask before downvoting. I am wondering ...
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Liability for damage in rendering aid in case of mistaken danger?

This example is entirely fictional. One morning whilst walking to my car, I notice that my elderly neighbour who lives alone is laid out on the floor of her living room. I knock on the window, but ...
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How to prove I live in a specific address?

https://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/address.html I need to provide proof of address for the DMV, but the process can be difficult because: I live with someone else; I do not pay rent/utilities; and they will ...
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Where to find statistics on incarceration rates for a certain time period?

I need to find statistics on the incarceration rate of African Americans for the 1930s. Where can I find these statistics?
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Who enjoys freedom of the press?

In the 18th century it was decided that in the U.S.A. "freedom of the press" would prevail. "The press" is the printing press, a technology for mass-producing copies on paper. Thus freedom of the ...
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If an emergency vehicle approaches from ahead while I am driving on a two-lane road with no shoulder, what am I obligated to do?

This morning, I was driving along a road that had one lane going each way. There was no shoulder; to my right was just a field. Up ahead, there was an emergency vehicle coming toward me.
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Is it legal to not allow a parent into a doctor or dentist consultation?

My wife just witnessed something that I find ridiculous! She took my 6 year old child to the dentist and they have asked her to stay behind in the waiting room while they performed the x rays and ...
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Guidelines to claim right to use physical force as self defense?

I was wondering what constitutes a provocation to which it is justifiable to use force as self defense. For example, if someone came a slapped you on the face but did not proceed hitting you (at which ...
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Why does Dubai (and other countries) imprison women who report being raped?

Most of us have heard the grotesque stories about rape victims in Dubai (and probably other countries as well), who have been imprisoned for pre-marital sex after reporting being raped to the local ...
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If a lesser crime imposes the same or greater sentence as a more severe crime, is the punishment considered cruel?

If a lesser crime imposes the same or greater sentence as a more severe crime, is the punishment considered cruel? One example, possessing a bottle of pills imposes a harsher sentence, longer term of ...
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A friend asked me to store his possessions for a week, but he hasn't collected it in 3 months. Can I get rid of it?

I'm in England. A so-called friend of mine left a lot of his possessions (clothes, books, homeware, keyboards, printers) at my place, saying he'd collect it with a week. It's now been three months, ...
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What are the real reasons for having oral arguments?

I assume certain arguments sound great on paper but fail miserably when spoken aloud. I assume that's why the courts do oral arguments. Can you list some famous arguments that sound good on paper ...
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What gives the US federal government the power to set a minimum wage?

How can the federal government set a minimum wage? It seems like that would be reserved to the states under the 10th Amendment. Is the interstate commerce clause? That seems iffy to me.
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copyright, fair use and online dictionaries/translations/word list

For a language app I need short word bilingual definitions and word lists, containing info such as word frequency and part of speech. I would like to use a selection of many online sources to do this....
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Does owning more than 50% of a company give you full rights to it?

Let's say company A has 100 equal shareholders (company worth $100 million). B is a competitor. B wants to buy A for $60 million A (obviously) refuses. B buys 51 shares of A for $51 million. B ...
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Can I throw water on annoying people?

Visiting Prague on a trip round Europe I vividly remember being warned that if our party were too noisy outside a residents window at night we might have eggs dropped on us. We certainly didn't make ...
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Under which legislation was the NYC travel ban during the Jan 2016 blizzard permitted?

On 23rd January 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a travel ban on New York City roads as a safety measure ahead of heavy snow. James O'Neill, NYPD Chief of Department, stated that people violating ...
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Is it legal to use the TM symbol?

I am making a game, and I have a worries is it legal to use the Trademark Symbol in the logo of the game?
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Should I put Copyright Notice on my content before I submit for copyright?

I am from India and I have made some computer information based videos. I am going to sell them soon. Well, my problem is I have put a copyright notice while making the production of the videos. ...
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What are the effects if a law changes while on trial?

Say you are on trial for crime A. Legislation on crime A is edited/updated/changed in some way during your trial... Does this start the trial over? Do you continue under old or new law? Is the trial ...
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File an injunction to stay a state law with doctor recommendation

If a doctor recommends medical marijuana to a patient who lives in a state without compassionate-care laws established, can that patient sue the state for access on the grounds that a doctor is an ...
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Is the detainment and deportation of an established illegal alien in Canada lawful?

By what authority do the Canadian Border Services retain the right to detain and remove an illegal alien? If no crime is committed but dumb-luck leads to the identification of said alien, how is ...
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Copyright of retyped public domain text

In order to copyright something, you have to do an innovative change (photocopying doesn't count) Does converting public domain images into text (through OCR or like wikisource) count as "innovative ...
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Mold and Tenant Rights

I am currently living in an apartment with 3 other people, and we have been having a consistent mold problem. We have cleaned it multiple times and yet it returns in both bedrooms and the bathroom. ...
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Can I release someone else's work under creative commons or some other license, if its fair use?

Okay, let's say a website has some content. You can take a small amount, what would usually constitute fair use, and incorporate into a larger work. You know put this under a creative commons license ...
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Copyright over borders

Copyright law works, differently in different, countries. For example in my locale, Finland, small code snippets do not qualify as works and thus do not get copyright. Same applies to architectural ...
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ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio - deregistration

I am a student and I am going to complete my studies this April and I will go back to India permanently. I live in a shared WG and we are paying the ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice fee from ...
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In which state should interstate college students vote?

My daughter is from NJ, where her mom and I live. She went to undergraduate school in SC, where she became a resident. She has a SC driver's license, library card, and W2 statements from 2015. She ...

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