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Storing Google Maps Geocoding Data: Developer Site Tutorial Contradicts Terms of Service?

IANAL, but according to the Google Maps API Terms of Service, it appears as though one is not allowed to store geocoding results in a database: 10.1.3 Restrictions against Copying or Data Export. ...
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How to prove the genuinity/nongenuinity of a signature?

I'm not a law student, but I'm very interested in the topic and learning in general. I got curious about contracts and signatures recently, so I wondered if there have been cases where contracts ...
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How to find where to serve process on a company with a non-unique name?

Suppose I transacted with a large business (perhaps a chain store or a hospital) that has a publicly-facing name "ABC", in the U.S. state in which I live, and wish to sue it for whatever reason. How ...
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Joke Website / Funny Website repercussions

I have made a funny site not really trying to be serious, which may involve hitting your head on a wall. I state this is a joke, and not meant to be taken seriously. But I'm just trying to cover my ...
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What must I do to legally create a MMO browser game? [closed]

I am an adult programmer who knows (absolutely) nothing about law. What must I do to start a MMO browser game? I mean a massively-multiplayer online browser game similar to (for example) Travian, ...
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Why doesn't Ecuador make Julian Assange an ambassador?

Julian Assange is currently living in the London Ecuadorian embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden. It's my understanding that diplomats are immune from prosecution, detention, and (presumably) ...
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Can a person bring a translator to the driving test in Arkansas?

My dad wants to get a drivers licence . He passed the written test. But his English listening is not perfect. We are from India btw. So, may I legally be at the back seat of the car just in case he ...
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Can a landlord dictate where I can park when moving in/out of an apartment?

I recently moved out of a room that I rented in a house in Oakland, California. In my lease it under terms of vacating the premise my landlord added a clause stating: "All moving must be done in ...
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Question about NYPD regulations

I have heard this from 3 people now and I am trying to find the law being used. In the NYC Transit system, if a party is even questioned by NYPD (something happens where they call in your drivers ...
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How to effectively search laws?

A common answer to problems and situations includes researching your state/country's law to check what are the consequences of a particular action. As a layman, it is difficult to do this research ...
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Can one be prosecuted in the US for buying stolen goods if one was unaware that it was stolen?

I have a practical example question that this applies to, so I'd like to know the answer in general, but specifically how it applies here. Let's say I find something I'd like to buy on Craigslist, ...
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Is contract valid if only one side signed it?

The company sent me the contract, I signed it and returned back to them, so now they should sign and send me the copy. In Germany, what if they decide to not sign and withdraw the process. What one ...
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Is it a typo in an official document?

I am looking at a document about a criminal case, that is published here. Knowing from the document it was created in 1992, I suppose the line saying 'Age at time of offense' is wrong saying 21, ...
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Overtime salary in Germany

I have a work agreement and there is a point: The gross monthly salary shall also discharge any extra work or overtime. What does it mean? Does it mean that I get extra pay for overtime or it means ...
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Is it illegal (under US law) to “manually” mass download from JSTOR?

Say I wish to determine the frequency of the use of the word "apple" in academic articles. And so I want to get as many academic articles as possible for analysis. I have access (through my ...
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Are the Q&A posted on Stack Exchange websites valuable consideration?

In order to form a legally binding contract it is necessary that both parties provide valuable consideration. Is the provision by a user on this (or other Stack Exchange sites) of a question, answer ...
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What is the point of website Terms and Conditions?

I was considering answering How prominent must terms of service be?; when I was struck by a thought: what is the point of website Terms and Conditions anyway? Clearly, if they form a contract and ...
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How prominent must terms of service be?

How easy must it be to find a website's terms of service? I assume that if it's very difficult to find, then users couldn't be reasonably expected to know the terms of service. Are there any ...
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When selling my own cover version of a song, is it legal to mention its appearance in a film for promotion?

Let's say I wish to record my own version of the song Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon. It is obvious that I'm required to pay royalties to the original owner of the song. But while promoting my song, ...
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Using Paintings for Commercial Purposes

I am in the process of developing an IOS application that displays paintings as part of it, ranging from the Mona Lisa to Picasso to Bob Ross's landscapes (there are many others in between). This app ...
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Is there any way of having sex without risking jail in the United States?

I recently read a story about a 19 years old boy sentenced to jail and to be registered as a sex offender for 25 years for having sex with a 14 year old girl who lied about her age. The girl and her ...
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Do sushi restaurants, grocers in California violate Proposition 65?

I've lived in California for a couple of years a couple of years ago, and have certainly seen Proposition 65 warnings all over the place, from the common grounds of apartment complexes, to fast food ...
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How is obfuscated code treated by the law?

Hypothetical Scenario Developer, A, contracts with company, B, to write code, C, that accomplishes X. A writes C. A obfuscates C. (Obfuscation transmorphs C into C' which still accomplishes X but C' ...
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Accessing lab test results if younger than 18

Quest Diagnostics claims that "Lab test results are available to patients 18 years and older" in the written email that follows an account creation on their website. Why does Quest have that policy? ...
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Song Lyric Sites

How do song lyrics sites (such as azlyrics.com) legally operate? It seems that they can't claim fair use because they are making money (ads) and that they are publishing complete song lyrics.
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Are pictures that don't have model releases protected under the DMCA?

Let's say a user of my website posted a picture. I know that as long as my website and the picture satisfies the conditions of the DMCA, I have a safe harbor against copyright claims by the individual ...
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Are motions to censure opposing counsel used?

Is it common, considered a good tactic, or even allowed, to move a court to censure – or even hold in contempt – the opposing counsel? If one has a reasonable argument for why the ...
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Why is pachinko exempt from Japan's gambling laws?

Wikipedia states that [Pachinko] is officially not considered gambling because Japanese laws regard pachinko as an exception to the criminal code on gambling for historical, monetary, and cultural ...
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How to properly maintain website footer copyright notice?

There are often 3 copyright notice formats one might come across in the footer of website: Copyright © [Year the site or page was published]-[Year always kept current] Copyright © [Year this page on ...
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Windows 10 Eula Privacy Rights

Many are claiming that Windows 10's data collection is much more invasive than previous Microsoft products, even claiming that Windows 10 ships with a keylogger and reports every keystroke back to ...
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Federal Rules of Procedure - Multi-jurisdictional local rules

Has anyone anyone ever come across a full set of the complete Federal Rules that also contains an indexed version of every jurisdiction's local rules? I looked last year and I know the big 2 didn't ...
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Bed Bug Liability/Responsibility: Landlord or Tenant?

Situation: I'm currently paying someone monthly rent to live in one of the rooms of their house. There is no signed contract or any records of this exchange. Recently, the room I am in appears to ...
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Competitor registered our domain name with different gTLD; redirects to their website (UK)

Company A owns the .co.uk version of the domain name; company B bought the .com version, and made it redirect to their own website Would a legal challenge regarding this have any standing in a UK ...
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Is DPF removal on Australian diesels legal

I have a second hand 2010 Subaru Outback that is having major DPF issues, I have been trying to get a definitive answer if it is legal to remove the DPF according to current emissions standards in ...
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The legal distinction between gambling and insurance [USA]

28 US Code §5362(1)(A) defines a bet or wager to be: the staking or risking by any person of something of value upon the outcome of a contest of others, a sporting event, or a game subject to ...
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If no prior contracts have been signed, can a landlord make tenants sign after a week of tenancy?

I am not asking for legal advice, just curious about the law. To illustrate the question I think it's best to use a specific example. A friend of mine responded to an ad on craiglists for shared ...
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Can I carry this pocket knife in the state of New Jersey?

I have a knife that folds open. Its blade is about 3-4 inches long. It looks kind of like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HR5G30?ref_=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t I was looking at New Jersey state ...
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What kind of agreement/contract do I need?

I want to offer a service to small businesses (e.g. virtual assistance). The fees will be part fixed and part variable (based on the actual amount of time spent doing the work). I would prefer not to ...
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DHL lost packet, Sender does not answer

The Scenario I bought a notebook online from a private person. As he lives to far away, we agreed on he sending it via DHL. I paid the money, he took the packet to the mail office, but the packet got ...
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Copying HTML: copyright violation?

(I'm reposting this from workplace S.E. where I was advised to ask here; apologies in advance for any inconvenience) tl;dr: in the USA, is copying the HTML code from a site (any site whose code is ...
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Available structure for a parent to buy a property on behalf of their children?

In the UK.... If an elderly parent wanted to buy a property to live in, and have the property owned by their children so that it passes to them when she passes, what structures are available and what ...
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Who is liable the prior franchise owner, current franchise owner or franchise?

Say a 24 hour gym Franchise offers cancellation through email of their memberships. A cancellation email was sent but the membership was never cancelled and has been withdrawing dues for up to two ...
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Liability for property upkeep during inheritance

Assuming a property was awarded by a general judgment from an inheritance estate, and assuming that the actual transfer of said property took several months from the time of the judgement, is there a ...
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Is it safe for a start-up to use ProductName derived from big corporation Product™ name?

We are thinking on product name for our niche software product targeting users of big corporation technology with "PRODUCT™" name (sorry it is obfuscated for now). As we don't compete with this ...
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CPS Breaching Court Order [closed]

CPS were directed by the Crown court to provide the reasoning why the Police did not secure CCTV evidence. The court made an order to provide this to all parties by 28 July. On 30th July CPS ...
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Can online gambling sites bias their games?

There's biases in gambling, such as the 0 on a roulette table, but that is arguably obvious to the player. Is it legal for online casinos to knowingly or unknowingly bias their games at a software ...
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A hypothetical accident: charges, verdict, sentencing

In my speculative fiction work-in-progress (sorry about the fantasy elements :), but to be frank, superhero prose is a hard sell and I need some weirdness like this to interest the suits in publishing)...
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Latin expression for the advantage of being possession of disputed goods in a civil suit?

Some time ago I saw (In fact it might have been in a comic, possibly Zits.) an expression/proverb that basically said that being in possession of disputed goods meant that a civil lawsuit/quarrel was ...
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Question about a ticket cost

Last week I was issued a ticket for "Operating Vehicle While Texting/Reading/Typing". It was a bs ticket since I had just pulled out of a parking lot and was merely plugging my phone in to charge it. ...
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Is it legal to include Apple emoji in a commercial printed book?

Could I sell a printed work, say a book, which included Apple's emoji characters? Also if I redrew them in the same style only for purposes of providing a higher resolution version of the emoji would ...

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