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Is it legal that I use Windows 10 without activating it?

I want to use microsoft Windows as my OS but I don't want to buy it after the Windows trial time expires. According to the microsoft licenses: Is it legal that I use Windows 10 for years without ...
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Refunding received package [AUS laws]

I recently bought something off the internet and it didn't come within the time they said which was 7 days, and neither did it come within 30 days so I placed a Paypal refund dispute and the money was ...
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When a contract is being analyzed in court, is it the understanding of the parties or the written contract that is to be established?

This is a difficult question to phrase so bare with me. From reading questions on this site, I understand that a written contract (e.g. a lease) is only a written record of the actual contract, that ...
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Is it legal for a retailer to stop accepting gift cards?

Dick Smith stops accepting gift cards Direct quote from the PDF : He also stated that due to the financial circumstances of the Group, unfortunately, outstanding gift vouchers cannot be ...
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Do doctors have the legal responsibility to inform the patient of services not covered by the insurance in the USA?

I wonder whether doctors have the legal responsibility to inform the patient of services not covered by the insurance in the USA. https://craighospital.org/resources/you-and-your-doctor-rights-and-...
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How should “And” and “Or” be used when listing items in a contract?

In a contract, if there is a list where each item in the list is to be upheld, should the word “or” or “and” be used? For example say there is a lease which aims to prohibit illegal activity in a ...
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Dark web youtube videos - legal to post?

Is it legal to post dark web exploration videos (e.g. exploring virtual drug markers without buying anything) on YouTube without any trouble (I live in Europe, Estonia to be specific)? And clearly I'...
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Must a contract be interpreted in context?

Must a contract be interpreted in context? For example, if a lease contract has an item which is intended from keeping the tenants from attacking/fighting each other or the landlord, what if the ...
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What is the Copyright Status of code posted on JSFiddle?

Programmers share code on the site JSFiddle http://jsfiddle.net, the website section called Licence states: All code posted to the site belongs to the poster and no license is enforced. jsFiddle are ...
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Data Protection of data is shared

i am not sure if I posting in the correct place and i will delete if not. I have been asked by my boss how long do we have to keep customer data for? He is a retailer and fixes computers. A customer ...
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Bought tokens in a game but the game quit, can I get my money back?

So there was this small scale online game where I bought some ingame tokens to buy a different sprite. I bought 20$ worth of ingame tokens a month ago and spent most of it on items in the game. The ...
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RSS client and copyright

I'm developing some apps that rely on RSS feeds for it's contents, these apps never store the feed data, and always pull the fresh atom xml from the server. I limit the char count to 100 chars, so it ...
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Why can security guards/bar bouncers physically remove a person and it's not considered battery?

This is a follow up to this question about when someone can use force on another person. Are security guards or bouncers, such as at a concert or night club, given special privileges since they work ...
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Public exposure/indecency: how do porno companies get away with it?

I hate to ask, but with all the disgusting porn out there how is it legal that some is filmed in public? For example, in Eastern countries such as Hungary do they not have indecent exposure/public ...
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Is Peeple Legal?

This question has to do with the legality of "Peeple", which was described as "Yelp for People". The basic idea is that someone makes a profile for a person, listing their name, age, city, or ...
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is 12 of your peers a bad thing now?

Everything about the US legal system is based on police lineups and a unanimous decision by 12 of your peers. But surfing a popular physics website I stumbled across phys.org "Under ancient Jewish ...
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Are national flags in the public domain?

This is a question, for simplicity's sake concerning UN member states. Are the designs of all national flags in the public domain? Are there any examples of copyrights? I'm looking to use flags in ...
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Can I sell snacks at the federal elections in November?

It's an election year! That means in November, millions of people are going to stand in a really long line. If they get out of this line to use the bathroom or get refreshments, they could lose ...
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Why does the government incentivise marriage?

With the recent U.S. Supreme Court cases allowing gay marriage, and the government never stopping people from getting married who couldn't have children, the last vestiges of the "marriage is for ...
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UK-centric: how to stop a former colleague spreading informally unwelcome references?

I have a friend who took a former employer to tribunal, employer preferred to pay him early settlement compensation, signed mutual NDA not allowing any party (including employees) to disclose the ...
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Citing other works within my book

If I write a book and I cite the works of other authors, what are the legal requirements for the citation? For example, I want to take about 1 or 2 sentences verbatim from the book titled 'The 7 ...
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What legal reasons preventing me for not providing VAT on registration form?

I wanted to register on-line on some site (which seems to be owned by GmbH) as customer using my UK's Limited company. However it's required for UK to provide tax details: European sales tax-...
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Does encrypting Internet traffic (possibly) create a reasonable expectation of privacy?

The fourth amendment to the US constitution protects people from seizures and searches in certain situations for reasons of privacy. In Katz v United States, the US Supreme Court has defined a two-...
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What happens if open source software infringes existing patent?

What happens if an open source software is released globally and it violates a patent? I found an interesting answer on MetaFilter and would like to know if it is considered to be correct by local ...
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President's commission report as a legal source?

The Supreme Court's opinion in Bartnicki v Vopper quotes the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice for the statement: In a democratic society privacy of ...
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The legal value of oral claims in the US

I went to the physician in California, United States. The secretary orally told me that the appointment was covered by my US health insurance, but it was not. Can I refuse to pay on the grounds that ...
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Can HOA force you to pay dues for a community service you do not use?

To begin this, I have lived in this residence for a decade now. The community charges $300 annually for access to the community pool, to which I only actually used the first three years living here. I ...
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Two mobile apps have same function/near identical names - copyright trouble?

I'm developing a mobile app and recently discovered that another app was published to the iOS App Store in 2011 with a similar name and almost identical function. Should I anticipate copyright ...
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Ownership of items bought with credit card

Hypothetical question, assume US jurisdiction. When someone buys an item with a credit card and then skips on the card bill payment, is there a legal provision for the card issuer to claim ownership ...
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UK Buying house with lease on car port. Solicitor won't proceed

I am buying a freehold house with two parking spaces. One is under a coach house so I'm getting a 999 years lease for that. My solicitor affirms we cannot proceed with the purchase because the ...
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Reg. Tenant Law in Canada

We were in an apartment in Canada for two years. Unfortunately, due to my visa status, I had to leave the apartment in a very short notice (1 month). The landlord agreed to use my caution deposit to ...
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Is it an offence to spike someone's drink?

Legally speaking (legal consequences), is it wrong to spike someone's drink? No dangerous or health-threatening substances, just a very mild pill that gives beneficial insomnia-curing effects. Also, ...
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Is what constitutes outrageous conduct clearly defined in the statutes?

Are there any objective rules or guidelines used to determine whether a police officer's conduct was outrageous?
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In the Hammond / Harney County land-use situation, what precedents does the BLM act on to restrict landowners?

I have read a number of accounts of the details involved, most of which resemble this one, and are biased against the BLM. I have yet to find information on what position the BLM took in changing the ...
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Limitations on protected by copyright font usage for commercial targets

I want to use the "Arphic PRond-Gothic" font for my commercial web-site. Because it was initially installed on my computer (or it was installed with certain soft automatically, anyway I did't bought ...
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What if a board can't agree on a slate to propose for election at its annual membership meeting?

A nonprofit (New York State 501c3) that I'm involved with has a Board of Directors that has recently erupted in conflict. The annual membership meeting is coming up and it appears that no majority of ...
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Can I waive the “slayer statute” in my will?

In most jurisdictions, a killer cannot profit from their crime, i.e. if someone kills someone else, they cannot inherit from them. If I create a will, can I specifically ignore the slayer rule? Can I ...
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Under Irish law can the Gardaí give a person's statement to a 3rd party government department?

I have an Irish law question. I have tried to get a few solicitors to answer it but they seem unable to give me a concrete answer. I'm hoping someone on here can help or point me in the right ...
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Would stricter gun laws in the US allow the arms industry to sue the US government?

As far as I can tell the US government, especially the current US President Obama, wants stricter laws concerning the ownership and / or acquisition of guns and weapons in the USA. Now again as far ...
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Law and open-source project

I am going to create open-source project for Linux, and i would like to ask you, how is it with licenses and law. For example i will make a project with GPL license and: Must i have company, or can ...
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Is the NDA in the movie Ex Machina possible?

In the film, Ex Machina, an employee must sign the non-disclosure agreement before beginning work on a secret project. The agreement states: The signee agrees to regular data audit with unlimited ...
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When can someone who's not a police officer use physical force?

When can a civilian use physical force on someone? Are there any other times besides in self defence? Is it legal to use physical force in the event of an emergency, for example if you shove someone ...
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tort law - loss of employment after psychiatric injury

X suffered psychiatric injury by the negligence of Y. X remains sick a year after wards and jobless as well. Is Y liable for psychiatric injury only (assuming he is negligent) or is he liable for X'...
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Department of Motor Vehicles driving test makes no sense!

I have just received an instructional permit in the state of California after passing my written test at the Department of Motor Vehicles. I am currently trying to find opportunities to use this ...
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Would creating software that functions in a similar way to existing software be illegal?

If I create software that is similar to other software, would I break the law? I mean not exactly the same, there would be many differences; let's say I'm going to create a blog platform, and there ...
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Is the United States I-134 immigration document legally binding?

Is the I-134 immigration document legally binding? It is supposedly an "affidavit of support" but it is not the I-864. I have someone who is very hesitant to sign it but I am trying to explain that ...
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Who legally owns Millenium Falcon now?

First off, The question is an actual Earth (American version, if jurisdiction matters) legal one It was inspired by Star Wars Episode VII, "The Force Awakens" related question on SciFi.SE site. As ...
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Bankruptcy petitions granted by state legislatures?

In this document we learn that someone was "discharged as an insolvent debtor, by virtue of an act of assembly of" New Jersey. And I have learned that Thomas Chandler was similarly discharged in ...
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How to prove yourself not raping your short term girlfriend? [duplicate]

How to legally prove yourself not raping your short term girlfriend if you are actually just had sex with her that both agreed? Conditions: Your short term girlfriend lived with you for a few days. ...
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What happens if I don't accept cookies?

Due to the so-called "cookie law", websites that are owned in the EU or are targeted towards EU citizens are now required to prompt users to store cookies. Most often this takes the form of either a ...

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