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Does the Netherlands concept of free speech extend to online media platforms?

What protections does Netherlands provide to users of online platforms incorporated in their country? Currently, the United States treats online platforms as private property and so the users are ...
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Assault while commiting a felony

Alice and Bob accost Carol as she gets out of her car and steal it. In the process, Carol is struck and injured. The police find and arrest Alice, but Bob evades capture. If Alice is charged with ...
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Are there digital copies of the Restatements of Torts or the Concise Restatement of Torts you can purchase or read online?

I hope to find something searchable to efficiently work with, and so far I could only find paperback copies.
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My pediatrician's office refuses to call for an authorization code (NJ) for pediatric bloodwork [closed]

My son is 3.5 years old and has autism - he has a script for bloodwork from pediatrician. The location I found specializes in children with special needs (out of network)/ (he has been to this ...
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Who can publish GPLv4?

I was thinking about the or later part that is often used in licensing software. When reading https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html, I've found this: The Free Software Foundation may publish ...
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Claim for damages where store is unable to deliver goods

Bob ordered/paid for an item exclusively stocked by a store in the UK in limited quantities, to be delivered to New Zealand by courier (normally delivered within 1 week of shipment). The item was in ...
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Issues with Foreign Executor of American Estate?

A long-divorced parent has two adult children, one residing in same state (Idaho for example), the other living overseas. Parent dies without debts, the only asset is a small home, and they pre-paid ...
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Am I free to make use of code snippets found in a bachelor's thesis under an open-source license?

I found an interesting bachelor's thesis recently, with some ideas in it that I have not seen applied in any sort of library that I've come across before. Thus, I would like to create my own library ...
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What files can be transferred without infringing on copyright or a license agreement?

Suppose you transfer files from one device you own to another, including some files which may be associated with an application? What determines whether such file transfer is a violation of copyright ...
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What is company capitilization? [migrated]

I was reading up on some investment agreements and I came upon the following paragraph from one of the agreements; "If there is a Coin or Token Sale before the expiration or termination of this ...
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How are machine guns basically illegal considering the findings of US v. Miller?

In US v. Miller, the Supreme Court found that the NFA was constitutional because short-barreled shotguns have no military uses. Assuming for the sake of argument that's true (it's not), how can the ...
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If trademarks are ultimately enforced by who used it first and not who registered it first then what is the real point of registering?

From all that I've read, trademark disputes are ultimately decided by which entity was the first to use the trademark and not which entity was the first to register it. The word "use" can be ...
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Question on intellectual property and contracts

Alice invents a widget and receives a U.S. patent for her invention. In return for payment, she grants Bob an exclusive license to manufacture and sell the widget. Carol decides to make knock-off ...
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Fig roll legal status

Is a fig roll (UK, fig bar in the US) taxed as a biscuit or a cake in the UK? A Jaffa cake has been determined to be cake, not a biscuit, based in part on what happens when it goes stale. It is taxed ...
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“For people in Canada” in MS Teams' “Your daily briefing” email

The "Your daily briefing" email from Microsoft Teams contains a section called "For People in Canada": For people in Canada This is a mandatory service communication. To set your ...
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What is the criteria for establishing whether an alternate product falls in “or equivalent” in public procurement rules?

Public Procurement rules in Europe, United States and many other countries make it mandatory for procuring agencies to add the term "or equivalent" in product specifications where brand ...
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Is it legal to use term from science fiction book for commercial purposes?

I want to use the word "Mentat" in promo materials and documentation for commercial product, because it's perfectly describes what I want to say. So may I use this fictional word as any ...
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What does “punishable merit” mean?

I was wondering what 'punishable merit' means in this text. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who was heavily involved in the process, defended the use of past practice by pointing to the ...
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In USA, is getting credit card cash back this way legal?

A credit card company offers 5% cashback in rotating categories every quarter. For example, from April to June, you get 5 dollars back for every 100 dollars you spend in a particular category, say ...
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Are many judges stronger or weaker at some types of cases than others, and do court systems take judicial notice of this?

Admittedly, this exercise was "time" and "space" limited, but I came up with an interesting finding regarding the ratings of New York City judges in the past decade. Most judges ...
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Are “evidentiary” standards similar or different in a civil versus criminal case?

In one important respect, civil and criminal cases differ in the required level of proof. That is civil claims need to be proved by a "preponderance of evidence," while criminal charges need ...
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Hiring senior family members to get them free medicare [closed]

I've heard of family friends putting their senior parents (who are too old to work in any meaningful way) on the payroll of a business owned by a family member. The parent stays on the payroll getting ...
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Why limiting the liability in the Terms of an App to 150% service fees?

A language learning app from a German company states in their Terms the following in their "Limitation of Liability" section: We shall be unrestrictedly liable for (a) injury to life, body ...
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Is linking to illegal free-movie streaming websites itself copyright infringement?

(Site hosted in Canada) Would a website containing a list of links to free-movie websites be considered illegal? The "free movie websites" are hosting copyrighted movies without permission. ...
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Do I really have to Open Source my project?

I'm currently working on a software which uses another software under the GPL version 3 license: https://github.com/ViaVersion/ViaVersion/blob/dev/LICENSE Now someone just came to me and said I have ...
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will an attorney handle a case that involves taking the county of which he serves to court? [closed]

Will an attorney handle a case that involves taking the county he serves to court?? State of Washington county of Lewis.
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Is there any case law for written replies to letters or emails satisfying service of process requirements?

Hypo... Bob is required to serve a pre-court proceedings’ notice [or complaint/other filing even] on Cob. Bob and Cob are both [U.S./California] citizens. Bob sends all documents required to Cob in a ...
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Stop, in the name of the law

Does the popular media cliche Stop, in the name of the law have any founding in actual law or policing practice, either current or historical? Did police ever say this as a matter of course? If so why?...
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is an 11 year order for protection legal

it appears as if an order for protection has been altered but I need to be educated on whether or not it is possible for an Order for Protection to be effective for 11 years when the defendant has a ...
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A UK company buying services from a web-agency from Germany after brexit, what are the tax implications?

Scenario: A UK company wants to establish a 4 months contract with a web-agency in Germany. 1 web developer, from the said German web-agency, will deliver services. The German agency will invoice the ...
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US Federal agency says a vaccine can be required. What does this mean?

The EEOC, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a US Federal agency, is reported as saying that employers can require people to take vaccines. What does required mean? Can employers fire people ...
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Can this retailer be successfully sued for false arrest, false imprisonment or other tort?

Here is a Youtube recording (2:00 to 3:00 minutes) where a defense lawyer related the story of a client accused of stealing by a retailer. The retailer's personnel stopped and questioned the woman (...
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Under US law, is it illegal to write a self propagating computer worm

Suppose a person creates a self-propagating computer worm that: does not modify or delete any of the victim's files rather displays a funny message to the user scans other computers and spreads ...
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Would you be allowed to get a government ID if you had no fingerprints?

Would you be allowed to get an ID sans prints if you did not have fingerprints because you'd lost your hands in an accident or something? What if a construction worker who had accidentally sanded his ...
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Retired Police Officer (still state licensed) obligation to report a crime

*Texas *Retired Police Officer, still holds state license (former chief of police in small suburb) *family member of the officer tells him of an [alleged] assault against her What is the oath or sworn ...
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Are ThomasNet.com's terms and conditions contradictory?

ThomasNet.com is a directory for businesses to advertise themselves. It requires that business owners themselves " agree that you will not use this website or our services or applications for ... ...
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Reasonable to assume mobile application trademark protection will allow for robust competition?

The USPTO 009 International Class category for trademarks, which covers "recorded and downloadable media, computer software", is where every mobile application seeking trademark protection ...
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Taking large sum of dollars from the US to a country that is under economic sanctions

I am going to fly from one of the US airport to Iran (with a connection in Doha, Qatar). As you know Iran is not a normal country, as per its relation with the US. I am planning to take a relatively ...
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Can legal actions be taken against an app developer if his/her app fails due to technical faults?

For example, a developer has developed an app that shares the location of the user to the saved contacts during an emergency on the press of a button. But the app may fail to work due to network ...
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How to relinquish copyright for hired help [closed]

I have a small video game that I will be selling. Some people volunteered to translate it into different languages. I also paid for assistance creating some music for it. Everything is done already ...
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Default judgement when the court can't provide the requested relief

Bravo v. Pelosi is the latest attempt to overturn the 2020 US Presidential and Congressional elections. The plaintiffs are suing everyone they think is even remotely related to the election, and a ...
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What it takes to conceal facts of medical malpractice?

I would like to focus on cases which involve a complainant having suffered as a result of medical malpractice or neglect of their need for medical care exercised by their caregivers, such as parents. ...
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Does The “Right To Be Forgotten” Include Sent Emails?

Say that you maintain an email service, and person A, sends an email to person B who is also on your email service. If person A deletes their account would that mean that person B no longer can view ...
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A case of discrimination?

Adam has a "philosophical belief" that the fairness of most forms of discrimination is debatable, as a special case of his belief that most anything should be debatable in a democratic ...
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How can the odbl / dbcl data be used?

We have a database containing a list of addresses and want to start performing some analysis based on those addresses. It feels important to note we aren't selling or making our service public (or its ...
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How can illegal immigrants safely, legally return to their home country?

If one over stays his visa, and wants to go back, how can it be done? {For example, from California to Israel} I heard rumors that if one "gets caught" they might be held in detention ...
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How can employer help employee get green card?

What are the minimum requirements that an employer can go through to help his employees get a green card? If no company is made yet, is it legal to make a new company, just for the sake of helping ...
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Is there any chance of getting a penalty for cookies with no notification for a private person with small site?

I am planning a small demo application using DRF and when using the DRF web interface csrftoken cookies are saved by default. After reading tons of material about GDPR and cookies I completely disable ...
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Does CC BY-SA permit denial of attribution if the requested pseudonym is political?

According to CC-BY-SA 4.0, § 3(a)(1), "Attribution. If You Share the Licensed Material (including in modified form), You must: [...] retain the following if it is supplied by the Licensor with ...
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At what point is unsolicited explicit material considered harassment?

My significant other and I were talking about how often she seems to get explicit advertisements on Pandora or Youtube. I'm sure many of you have heard one or two at some point - I can type out some ...

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