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Could a prosecutor hint the jury about past dismissed cases?

In Can you present a clear record if you do Driver Safety Course in Texas?, it was determined that after taking a Driving Safety Course, a record of such action is placed upon one's driving record. ...
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What is the purpose of a Money Mortgage Deed of Trust Affidavit?

I'm recently divorced and in the process of closing on a house, and was given the option by the title company of either having my ex sign a Subordination of Child Support Lien or executing a Money ...
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Is a license necessary to produce patented inventions?

Say I am a malicious CEO of Company A which has patented one of our products. At a later point in time, I then publicly give verbal permission to Company B to produce this product. (Permission is ...
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How to report an attempted web designer scam?

I am a freelance web designer; I have a website and a Facebook page to find new clients. A few days ago I received an email inquiring about web design that immediately sounded fishy: Good Day, Am ...
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Difference Between Adrogation and Arrogation?

A Preceding Note: I do enjoy studying law and legal philosophies from time to time, but I'm not a legal student here or even in the legal sectors, so please try to put any explanation you have into (...
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Host a public wiki website: how to make every contributors' content to be licensed under CC-SA automatically?

I'm trying to host a wiki website which is similar to Wikipedia: all contents licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Besides putting a footnote at each page to explicitly ...
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How can “factual” intellectual property be protected?

As noted in this answer: Facts and information cannot be copyrighted. Just because a work is copyrighted, doesn't mean every part of that work is copyrighted, and factual information conveyed ...
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Is viewing pornographic content with questionable consent of depicted person illegal?

Many pornographic sites have a community that is uploading videos to the site. Some of the most well-known sites like pornhub.com and xhamster.com are an example for such websites. There are several ...
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Working after-hours and in weekends in Germany

I recently heard that in 2013, Germany banned out-of-hours working. This article says: Germany's employment ministry has banned its managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in ...
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How can a database derived from copyrighted works be public domain?

I've been using the website RefractiveIndex.INFO to get some optical constants for a physics project. It seems like all the graphs reference a book or some source for the data they contain. For ...
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Is there any law that Windows 10 “spying” might violate?

Windows 10 terms of service document includes Microsoft privacy statement which contains the following excerpt (as cited on http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/) ...
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How legal is the current handling of refugees in germany?

I am currently living in Tübingen, Germany as an exchange student and am wondering about the legal problems they have here with the refugees. I really don't want to go into the populist discussions ...
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Did Zoey Tur assault Ben Shapiro?

Alleged Facts On this video (at time marker 5:32-5:36), Ben Shapiro alleges Zoey Tur committed the crime/s (and/or tort/s) of assault and/or battery against Shapiro. (I believe) the incident occurred ...
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What do you pay for Lexis/BNA/Westlaw?

How much do small firms or individual practitioners pay for access to Lexis, BNA, and Westlaw? These seem to be essential tools for effectively engaging with the judicial system, and something of a ...
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Lease ends at the end of the month. Verbally agreed to pay monthly moving forward, with 30 days notice. Am I under legal obligation?

My current one year lease ends at the end of this month (i.e., in 3 days). Because I was having trouble finding a new place I called the owners and asked if it would be possible to stay on with my ...
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Is it fair use to discuss a fictional work on a webpage?

On my for-profit website, users can rate and comment on works of literature, film, and music, most of which are copyrighted. The only information I include is: 1.) Title 2.) Release date 3.) MPAA ...
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Can I sell my notes on a book without copyright infringment?

I read a machine learning book. I invested a lot of time to make extensive and clear notes. Some concepts required a lot of research to understand. I have explained some concepts in my own way. ...
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EU spam legislation Spain, which action can be taken and to whom?

Me and hundreds of other people are receiving a unsolicited emails from a major Spanish based airline. They seem to not have an unsubscription feature and when contacted they refuse to delete emails ...
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What exactly does it mean for a case to be dismissed?

A plantiff did not attend the hearing. Consequently the adjudicator dismissed his case. What does this mean? I roughly understand that it means the defendant is absolved of the charges and that the ...
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Nonprofit Board did not send notice of annual meeting

What can the members of a Nonprofit Corp do if the Board did not send notice of the Annual Meeting? The Board held the Annual Meeting and voted themselves back into power without notifying the members ...
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Would I need permission to make a TV show called “Stackexchange”?

I was thinking about making a TV show about a bunch of teenagers who learn new things everyday from the Stack Exchange sites. Would I need permission to call it "Stackexchange?"
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Does an illegal clause create liability, or just invalidate the contract?

A private company in Arizona wanted to bring me on as an independent contractor to research what they need to do for (ISO/etc) standards compliance. I was asked to sign an NDA before learning details; ...
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Is displaying Open Source License Acknowledgments legally mandatory?

When a piece of software explicitly requires that their open source license acknowledgments be included in derivative software (software that uses the open source software), is this a legally ...
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How to block children under 13 to access my website and still comply with COPPA?

(This is a follow-up question from How to make sure my website complies with things like COPPA?) COPPA stands for Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. In their FAQ they say "yes, you can ...
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Is using font on a business card considered commercial use?

I'm currently designing a business card for a client and looking for an applicable font. A lot of these fonts are marked with some sort of payment required for commercial use. While I don't plan to ...
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Help with interpretation: must I comply or not with COPPA?

(This is a follow-up question from How to make sure my website complies with things like COPPA?) Quoting FTC's COPPA FAQ: The Internet is a global medium. Do websites and online services developed ...
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Does Sunday work requires a permit in Italy?

One of the episodes of Top Gear (Series 18, Episode 1), where they're testing some supercars in Italy, involves them being stopped by the police officers. The characters feared speeding; turns out, ...
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What is the likelihood of successfully suing a psychologist for detaining you under the Mental Health Act (UK)

My friend was sectioned some years ago by two social workers and a psychologist. He now believes it was unjust and wants to "clear his name". I have advised him to drop it because it will be his word ...
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If a tenant moves in without a signed lease, must the landlord go through the eviction process to remove them?

I know some landlords don't require tenants to sign anything (no lease). So what is the minimum necessary for a tenant not to be charged with breaking and entering (or unlawfully living in the home) ...
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Could a webpage about a fictional character, that reveals no detail about said character, be considered fair use?

It is my understanding that since fictional characters generally belong to copyrighted works, revealing details about a fictional character on a for-profit website falls outside of fair use and makes ...
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Can you be given a too-close-to-stop-sign citation if area was unmarked?

If there is a nice spot on a city street in Austin, Texas, and a lot of cars often park there without getting any tickets, and it is not marked with the no-parking-here-to-corner sign (even though the ...
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Can you present a clear record if you do Driver Safety Course in Texas?

It appears that speeding tickets in Texas, or at least most metropolitan areas, for example, Austin, Texas, have a standard option of a Driving Safety Course, which is allowed once a year, and will ...
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Can the goverment force me to decrypt a hard-drive in Norway?

I have very little knowledge about the Norwegian laws and the cryptography parts of it. Suppose the police seize my computer and all my hard-drives on suspicion that I have pirated software. All of ...
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What protects Glenn Greenwald from liability under U.S. law for his role in the publication of classified materials provided by Snowden?

Edward Snowden leaked classified U.S. government materials to be published by Glenn Greenwald. Chelsea Manning leaked classified U.S. government materials to be published by Julian Assange. Now, ...
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Speed Zone Studies and 85th Percentile Speed in Texas

If you have a speeding ticket in Texas, how exactly could a Speed Zone Study help to defend against the citation? If the ticket says, for example, 80 mph in a 70 on an interstate (which is the lowest ...
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Is following the flow of traffic a valid speeding defence in Texas?

As per the summary at http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/laws.html, Texas is one of the three states where there are no absolute speed limits -- a speed in excess of a posted limit is prima facie evidence that ...
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Is a speeding ticket invalid if the listed speed is not what it was?

I recall reading about speeding ticket defenses in some jurisdiction in the United States or Canada that the fact that the officer "reduced" the alleged speed that he obtained through his radar and ...
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Why were books never published with a EULA?

Software companies write EULA to force users to relinquish their rights (such as first sale, decompiling/reverse engineering) before being allowed to use the software. Why are books never published ...
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Will software ever enter the public domain?

Works enter the public domain after ... years from publication. But most software these days is not sold but "licensed" (per EULA). So the recipient never received said "software", he's just using ...
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My app uses another website. Is it legal?

I would like to create an application/website which is automating some processes on another website A. So my application would basically use website A like a normal user would (there is no API ...
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Employer Won't Release 401k

A client of mine came today with a scenario that I had never seen. She had worked for a company for three years, held about $60K in a 401K, but four months after being laid off she hasn't been able ...
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French law - antitheism

Let's consider the following statement: We need to get rid of foreigners According to french law, it obviously isn't legal to say that. Now let's consider this other statement We need to get ...
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Creative Commons NonCommercial content - limits on income possibilities?

We're building a website that allows users to find fun things to do and, among other things, to read articles about some of these things, but also to write their own. In order to have some of these ...
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Can a private individual force a competitor to cease a illegal practice which gives a competitive advantage?

Consider two businesses, "Us LLC" and "Them, Inc." which are both in the field of selling widgets to the general public. The production of these widgets fall under a government regulation that ...
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What is the purpose of the inheritance tax in the United States? [closed]

I know the United States has the inheritance tax. But I do not really know the purpose or the point behind it. What is the point of the inheritance tax? Why must the inheritance assets be taxed ...
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Can a football player be prosecuted for tackling a fan?

A hypothetical scenario: An athletic event is being played in the U.S. (Let's say it's American football). A fan runs onto the field and disrupts the game. A player performs a rough, aggressive "...
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Under US Law, can a minor have a will?

Pretty much the above, can a minor with say, considerable earned assets of his own have a will made, and if not is there any alternative to a will that's possible for a minor?
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What is my liability for third-party content I host?

I live in Canada, but my servers are hosted by a third party in the United States. I run a forum-type website, so most content is provided by users. Do I have any liability for illegal content that ...
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Can a foreigner be charged for solicitation in another state?

if a foreigner who doesn’t live in the states, paid for prostitute services in new york 1 year ago and wasn’t caught or anything like that but if for some reason, the police found out about it somehow....
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What are the basic legal requirements I have as a website owner?

Let's say I run a basic website with no special legal concerns. What legal issues does every website have that I should know about?

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