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Can licenses and disclaimers be summarized?

Software licenses try to avoid ambiguity, which results in them being rather lengthy and hard to read. Would I be okay with flippantly summarizing the gist or spirit of a license in another place (...
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What is the intent and limit of case law?

What is the purpose, intent, scope, authority and/or limitations of case law? Does case law have limitations? Can case law create procedural rules, civil and/or criminal? Can procedural rules be ...
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What is the meaning of “equality” in the South African constitution

In the South African constitution, the beginning of Chapter 1 reads: The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the following values: (a) Human dignity, ...
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What would go into proving you are an employee and not a contractor?

To my understanding, in Canada, an employee is given more protection and entitlements under the law, than a contractor. What would go into proving one is an employee and not a contractor? Would this ...
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Does usage of a title/salutation like doctor/professor have legal ramifications?

As I identify as a male adult, my understanding is that I should select "Mr." when asked for my title when filling out forms. I noticed a feature in my online bank portal which allowed me to change ...
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Can police receive prison time for misconduct?

Suppose that someone is a victim of police misconduct and the officer who was on duty at the time is eventually found guilty of police misconduct. Usually the victim walks out with award money (...
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What is the extent of the prohibition for non-US citizens to teach in US public schools?

I see mentioned in a Bloomberg Law piece that in Ambach v. Norwick, 441 U.S. 68 (1979) Upholding a statute barring aliens from teaching in public schools, the [Supreme] Court reasoned that the "...
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What happens if a story is not copy righted

If a person makes a story up and doesn't copyright it can anyone copy it and then copyright it themselves?
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Missed flight, can we take the airline to court to claim money to rebook remaining flights?

A couple of weeks ago me and my partner went on holiday. We had booked with Thai Airways and had a multi-part ticket. London -> Bangkok, Bangkok -> Tokyo, Osaka -> London (via Bangkok) On the day of ...
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How does automatic specific enforcement allow claimants 'to sell the right to specific performance for more than the performance's true value to him'?

Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 557. Counterpoint The current level of damages awarded is the outcome of balancing the various policies identified in Chapter 13. If we ...
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Why's it paradoxical that Wrotham Park damages protect the claimant’s performance interest by enforcing a sale of the claimant’s right?

I scanned both pages. Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 538. Paradoxically, Wrotham Park damages protect the claimant’s performance interest by enforcing a sale of the claimant’...
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What does 'in reliance on the security of their receipt' mean?

Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 354. To whom does 'their' refer? What does 'receipt' mean? Who received what?
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How do judges push litigants toward settlements?

In the U.S., thousands of lawsuits are filed each year, and yet only a small fraction (2% of so) go to trial. Most of them are settled. Judges have an incentive to try to achieve such results and take ...
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Can a public school host a female non-binary and transgender event and exclude all males?

I was wondering if a school can host a female non-binary and transgender field trip or event and not include males. This is a public high school in California.
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Can a contractor have scheduled work canclled for no reason?

I work as a contractor for a company. A (small) dispute arose over an invoice I submitted. Out of retaliation the company cancelled my scheduled shifts. Are they allowed to do that? This is in Canada. ...
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Is there a legal way to opt-out of submitting fingerprints for professional licensing?

I am interested in taking the CPA exam. One of the requirements to take the test is have my fingerprints taken, ostensibly to verify my identity at the testing center. (https://nasba.org/blog/2008/01/...
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How Can NASA Images/Videos Not Be Copyrighted?

NASA content - images, audio, video, and computer files used in the rendition of 3-dimensional models, such as texture maps and polygon data in any format - generally are not copyrighted. https://www....
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Altering an employment contract prior to signing

So in this SE question the op has had verbal agreement of renumeration during the interview, however the offer letter and contract, state that pay info will be provided after starting with the company....
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Terminology for citizen (minor) with 'alien' parents

Assume a child was born in the US to foreign national parents. The child remains in the US with relatives in Florida. The child is to be insured: is there a concise term to communicate the notion ...
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How is judicial review about seeking to enforce government bodies' duties, but not rights allegedly infringed?

Mark Elliott. Public Law (3 ed 2017). pp 573-574. Elliott distinguishes between judicial review ("JR") to enforce duties on agencies, and judicial review to enforce rights. He says this is an ...
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Why is it just “lazy and non-falsifiable” thinking to believe judicial review is just politics or values in a different guise?

Does non-falsifiable mean this and this? Please see subject.       Fifth, and finally, always remember that legal reasoning matters. It is true that normative outlooks on a ...
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801.d.2.D - Party Opponent

For mock trial, the case is STATE OF WASHINGTON, Plaintiff, vs. SYDNEY CARDEN, Defendant. Two of the witnesses are Sam Drucker (plaintiff witness), a manager for a local thrift store, and Kahuna ...
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Germany - can my boss refuse to pay me the Christmas bonus in light of my resignation?

I'm working in Germany. My company usually gives a 13th salary to its employees, divided in 2 parts (one half in June, and the second in December). It's not technically a 13th salary, since it's not ...
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How to dissuade certain organizations using my open source code?

I want to prevent military, policing, and surveillance companies from using my open source code in their projects, through a custom permissive license. Of course, I can't tell the military itself ...
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Expiration for confidential technical knowledge

While working at previous employers I have been exposed to confidential technical information. As usual, this is covered in the confidentiality agreement that I signed. The agreement puts no ...
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In the UK, who owns the intellectual property of a thesis?

Assume the following problem: A person decides to create software for his thesis. His application turns out to be very profitable. If he continues creating it, will the University own the ...
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Using the trade name of a defunct competitor

Let's say SuperCool, Inc. sold cooler under the name "SuperCool" and the company went out of business. The trade name "SuperCool" is well-known within the niche, but it was never registered in USPTO. ...
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Alleging a civil conspiracy between individual and company

If an individual engages in a civil conspiracy with employees of a company, can one allege in a complaint that the "individual acted in concert with the company" or must one allege that the "...
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Online service disruptions. Can we claim our money back?

I'm a merchant selling software and providing subscriptions to some services. I use PayPal and other similar online services to receive payments. Very often the sandbox versions of these services are ...
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Which U.S. law forbids unlicensed diff files for a copyrighted work?

I know the topic is difficult. But - being a programmer and no lawyer - I want to understand it as best as I can. And it would be good to know the legal issue here for all types of works, not just ...
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Simpler way to handle living trust/will for property than transferring into a Trust

I just completed the Nolo Quicken Willmaker. It prints the following notification/warning: You're done making your trust document. Congratulations! Your living trust is not yet effective, ...
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Legal issues regarding my personal information?

To keep it short, I’m an online personality and LLC. I keep my online life separate from my personal life for obvious reasons. However, I received an alarming message on my non-work account on ...
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When I have the right to use/copy/publish/distribute/etc. content, does this also imply the right to license the content?

I have a website (hosted in the US) where users can publish their content. Per my terms of service, the users license their content to me so that I have the right to use, copy, cache, publish, ...
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Can a schedule be a separate attachment in an email?

I have a contract which refers to schedule 1 which is another document. However in order to be able to add the document referred to in schedule 1 to the same document as my contract, I would need to ...
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Do I have a case to challenge a private medical invoice that wasn't covered by insurance?

I had private medical insurance as part of my employer, I rang up in October for an appointment and one was "authorised" for January. I then left my job in December and still attended in January. (I ...
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Why can you appeal directly to the UK Supreme Court in some areas of the law but not in others?

The diagram below shows that in Criminal and Civil Justice cases in the UK, it's possible to appeal from the High Court (HC) directly to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC). But in Administrative Justice ...
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Was Netanyahu recently “indicted or otherwise formally charged” by the office of Israel's attorney general?

Was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently "indicted or otherwise formally charged by the office of Israel's attorney general or other authorized agency of that country"? A current ...
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Where can I download the entire NY DOM?

Where can I download the entire NY Domestic Relations Law? I find I have to click and click and click to see the different sections. I'd like to be able to move around a pdf.
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Does a broken light in a common area qualify for repair-and-deduct in Texas?

I have placed two work orders to management at my apartment complex for a light that has been out for over a week in the breezeway of my apartment complex making it really dark at night and a ...
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Use of materials licenced under noncommercial in application with ads

I am working to create a mobile application that will basically be a centralized repository of written works that people often have to hunt down. These works are all licensed under different terms, ...
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Is the vice-president an employee for the purpose of 5 CFR §2635.502?

It's been suggested on politcs.SE (but the question was closed as off-topic there) that a US vice-president needs to comply with 5 CFR §2635.502 which sets stricter standards for conflicts of interest ...
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Is it illegal to create a game that mentions anime (Japanese Tv show) characters?

For example, could I make an app and release it, but it uses the titles of anime and its characters? Would it be illicit to make revenue off of it?
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Can I publically share these `Public Domain` books from Lulu?

Question: Can I publicly share these 'Public Domain' books from Lulu? In order to tackle the potential x and y problem I want to also share why I want to do this. I am working with a kind of theology ...
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Buying a home from a 'sale by owner' that was previously listed by some agent and shown by my agent. My agent asking commission and raising price

The incident is based in Arizona. An agent was assigned to us a part of our relocation. The agent showed some houses which I had done the research for. So I had found the house and asked them to show ...
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Which powers can the President delegate to other officers or employees of the Executive Branch?

The President is the head of the Executive Branch of the United States Government. As the head of the branch a lot of things are formally done by the President, but in actuality many tasks are ...
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United Utilities claim for outstanding balance with no move out date

Earlier after signing in to check my credit report, I noticed it had been dropping and discovered that there appeared to be United Utilities (UU) payments in arrears. I contacted them and have ...
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Consulting agreement between my corporation and client also includes me individually

I own a Canadian corporation, which consults on software. Recently, I've been offered a contract with a US company. Instead of making the contract solely with my company, it states that "Consultant" ...
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Does the data protection european regulation (GDPR) apply to processing information obtained from business cards and conversations?

I work at a SME. When we meet someone (either a potential customer or a potential partner) at an exhibition, meeting, conference, etc., we usually save that person's contact information and topic of ...
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Can I refer to another contract in a contract?

Should state that I am in the United Kingdom (England specifically if that makes a difference). I have a contract I want to make for a web design job and I have created a contract that lays out the ...
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Summary Proceeding in New Zealand - Denying liability but not requesting a hearing

I have been accused of a minor offense, and the process that applies is the Summary Proceeding Act 1957, Section 21. I have been served notice, and have denied liability for the defense. (I have ...

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