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Is it illegal to change one's personal name to one derived from a published fictional work?

In particular, I wonder about this because I believe most published works tend to have statements to the effect that "all characters, ... are trademarks of ..." and from what I've heard, it is not ...
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Are there algorithms of search for reasonable grounds to suspect?

Is there a consensus with regard to what actions provide sufficient grounds to suspect the involvement in criminal activity of the suspected individual? I believe, if there was an algorithm dictating ...
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Is my tenancy invalid if my guarantor doesn't sign the agreement?

I have recently signed a tenancy agreement (England) and have now decided I do not wish to live there. My guarantor has not yet signed their guarantor agreement. Does this make my tenancy agreement ...
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Company denying customers ability to change PDF password

I have a CPA that sends me my competed tax form over email with a password protected PDF. First of all they tell me that password is my Federal ID Number in the same email. When I open it up with my ...
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Can I use my StackOverflow profile to release the contents of my questions and answers under a secondary license?

As I understand, when I post something on StackOverflow (or other StackExchange sites), I have copyright on the contents of the post and I've licensed significant redistribution and re-licensing ...
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Recourse against landlord entering home during COVID outbreak?

My wife and I are moving out of our current rental in a couple of weeks. Our landlord stated in a text this morning that he can show our house to potential new renters with 24 hours notice, even ...
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How novel does a Stack Overflow answer need to be from a copyright perspective?

As I understand, when I post something on Stack Overflow (or other Stack Exchange sites), I have copyright on the contents of the post and I've licensed significant redistribution and re-licensing ...
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How long is an NCD valid for?

If I had a car policy expire on 22nd May 2019 that had 3 years no claims, how long is this 3 years no claims valid for to use with a new policy ? Is it just my next insurance policy ? What if I ...
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Who regulates the information related to the nutrients of a product?

On almost all the products we buy in supermarkets, we see a table like the following: However, can I producer give wrong information in these kinds of explanatory notes on the products? Who regulates ...
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How can it be legal for companies to send me random crap and then demand payment? [duplicate]

(Although I live in Sweden, I think this applies more or less globally.) Numerous times throughout the years, the most recently today, I have received snailmail notifications from the postal office ...
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Consumer laws with self-destructing hardware

In the UK, consumer laws say that a store has to fix the problem if you bought a product and it doesn't work for a reasonable amount of time, due to a fault that was present at the time of the ...
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Suing yourself for conveyance

Imagine this I gave someone a car and want it back (they refuse) I use a shell company to buy my own debt My shell company sues me for conveying the car to conceal it from creditors I settle The ...
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Who owns the washing machine?

This scenario is based on a real life event but is a purely hypothetical question (because this isn't remotely worth going to court or even arguing over). The situation seems surprisingly complicated,...
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Email vs certified mail

Florida HOAs are required to provide access to "written" request for HOA recrods. The link states: Florida Statue 720.303 (5) states that official records must be maintained within the state ...
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Schengen Area: What was the legal rationale for countries extending Temporary Reintroduction of Border Control beyond Nov. 2017?

(This is not about the coronavirus pandemic, which I understand is a different issue, but about the six countries that had already been maintaining border controls since related to migration and ...
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Are there any restrictions on the taxes or duties a U.S. state can levy?

The U.S. Constitution's "Commerce Clause" (Article I, Section 8) grants the federal government authority to regulate interstate commerce. The same section contains the "Taxing and Spending Clause" ...
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How exactly is founder stock created?

Suppose that I found a C corporation, Superlative Widgets Inc., within the U.S. I would like to both fund the corporation and issue myself 100,000 shares in a way that avoids or minimizes my personal ...
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Why do laws often have a preamble with references to previous laws?

Why do many decrees, laws and acts start with a preamble with references to previous regulations? For instance, from an EU commission regulation: THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Having regard to the ...
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Will I be able to name my app using the name of a defunct company?

I am currently working on an app, and want to name it a word that is apparently the name of a long-defunct company (since 2001). Will I have any trouble naming my app using the name of such a company?
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Is Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau the only case where businesses fall under multiple same-level jurisdictions because the border goes through them?

Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau are an international village on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands where a store literally can be located in 2 countries at once: a Belgian part and a Dutch ...
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In the show “Designated Survivor,” all Congressman but 1 are killed, and the President desperately wants to nominate a new Congress. Why?

Why is it so important to the excecutive branch that there is a full Congress? Can action not be taken by the sole remaining Congressman, or is the problem that this Congressman would have way too ...
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Uniform License Agreement

In section 3B of the United States v Microsoft Corp Final Decision the court orders that "Microsoft's provision of Windows Operating System Products to Covered OEMs shall be pursuant to uniform ...
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Copyright with clipart images under Creative Commons

I want to make cards with pictures (to assist kids to visualise their activities) and offer these cards free of payment on my blog. I am not good at art and so I need to use images from the Internet. ...
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Should I actively try to tell If I am being ticketed?

I lived in Finland for two months. During these two months, I have submitted a form, where I told finnish postal service that my Finnish address is the one where they should deliver my mail. A week ...
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Why don't laws have examples?

I've never seen examples listed under a law, but it'd make them a lot less ambiguous and easier to understand. For example, the 4th amendment (a law I'm familiar with) could've given a few examples ...
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Can Rand Paul be sued for negligent transmission of COVID-19?

Note: I am not wanting to make this political. Please do not attempt to address political aspects of this situation or rail one way or the other. My question would be exactly the same if the facts ...
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Will not paying rent in the UK due to loss of income (COVID) be reported on the credit score file? [migrated]

Background: Landlords do not have to pay their mortgage. Landlords will also be protected as 3-month mortgage payment holiday is extended to Buy to Let mortgages At the end of this period, ...
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Are Putin's constitution amendments legal?

Putin is shaking up the constitution and there were reports suggesting that the process, as well as the amendments themselves, are probably unlawful/illegal despite the Constitutional Court's ruling ...
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Intellectual property after leaving job

I am a software engineer. While I was working for a previous employer I built a software system from scratch. Part of my employment agreement was anything made for that employer on company time or ...
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Bank manager withdrew funds from my account without my authority can I sue her and the bank

I deposited a large cashiers check payable to myself into my account this morning. I tried to buy eyeglasses but I only had $100.00 available in my account. I called the bank and the Mgr clms there’s ...
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Will I be able to move house during the UK’s new restrictions

My current fixed term tenancy expires soon. Will I be able to move house during this “lockdown”, as it is not one of the listed exemptions. As the alternative, will be landlord / lettings agency be ...
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Downloading pirated software with online license check after buying it

If I buy a license for some software which has mandatory online license check to install (in games, for example. Steam games - or any other online store, actually, but could be non-games, anything), ...
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My job seems to be ignoring a state executive order to suspend activity. How can I best protect myself but also report them to the authorities?

Michigan has issued an order titled "Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life". In it they reference Homeland Security's own guidance about what ...
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Can I sue my employer if they terminate my employment while I'm laid off during the Coronavirus outbreak?

I am currently laid off from my job due to the Coronavirus outbreak. My employer informed my coworkers and I in a group meeting on the day before the lay-off that we would all be brought back to work ...
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COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders [duplicate]

Is Governor Whitmer's (and similar orders) Executive Order to "shelter-in-place" in violation of the first amendment? The First Amendment has been fully incorporated into the states and the First ...
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Does Air France Cancellation policy violate EU 261/2004

Related to https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/155243/air-france-cancellation-policy-seems-to-violate-eu261 but this question is explicitly about legality as compared to "how to approach ...
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Color-blind handicap discrimination and EU law?

Every year in the USA, nearly 700,000 car accidents are reported by police as stop sign violations, accounting for 2/3rds of crashes. Stop signs are mostly red and for the 4.5% of people that are ...
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Hotel in Ibiza offers vouchers upon booking cancellation due to coronavirus

I had made 2 bookings with a hotel in Ibiza with a non-refundable rate few months ago. I used credit card to complete 2 bookings. 1 of the bookings costs less than £100, while the other costs more ...
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Do the German contact restrictions prohibit any form of celebrating?

In response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Germany has enacted a general "ban on contact", effective starting today (Monday, 2020-03-23). It prohibits any gathering of more than two people in ...
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Is it fraud to intentionally mislead a buyer about the value of an item for sale?

Jimmy intentionally lies to Marco by telling Marco that Jimmy has a Kennedy half-dollar that's worth $800 because Kennedy is facing left not right. The actual value of the half-dollar is only $0.50. ...
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What effect does an event like the current Covid-19 pandemic have on contractural obligations?

Across the world, the current pandemic, and various government responses to it will impact on parties abilities to perform their obligations under a contract. What are the legal implications of this?...
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How are US departmental policies enforceable?

I don't understand: what's the point in all those numerous policies issued by departments for their staff if, as I understand it, they are not enforceable? There is no legal punishment for not ...
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Why are lawyer referral fees considered “unethical?”

According to this article the Avvo lawyer referral program was ruled unethical. the Avvo website offers an impermissible referral service, in violation of Rules of Professional Conduct 7.2(c) and 7....
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Can I make youtube videos where I read posts of a blog aloud? [duplicate]

I would like to create info-videos in a specific topic. There is a great blog that has awesome content detailing everything very well. I thought I would read blog posts aloud from there. What do you ...
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Trying to get sued?

Are there any situations in which some party would seek to be sued? The thought came up while I was looking at some law related to copyright and public domain where it was noted that some parts were ...
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Employer is paying me hourly, but not paying me overtime

Can an employee be Exempt and hourly? Currently I work for a private company in Houston, TX as an Director of Nursing - Case Manager, I get paid hourly, but don't get paid overtime. Can anyone please ...
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Breaking a lease before move in amidst Coronavirus concerns

About a month ago, I signed a lease for an apartment (with two roommates who are renewing their lease) in North Carolina with a move-in date of May 15th. I'm a STEM graduate student, and with ...
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Help with understanding copyright vs patent

I am stump on why the answer is Copyright because of the code. Matthew authored an innovative algorithm for solving a mathematical problem, ...... he wants to obtain some sort of intellectual ...
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Performance bonds vs insurance

I'm an engineer and I'm studying for the law and ethics exam to become a registered engineer in Canada. I'm studying a chapter on a book about Bonds where I see: A bond is a special form of ...
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U.S. Technology - Is it legal to scrape freely accessible data then charge to be able to filter that data?

Would it be legal for me to sell a service that scrapes and filters the freely accessible data from sites and also provides a link back to them? I essentially want to create a scraper that collects ...

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