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How common are import bans of what is freely traded on national markets?

In this question I will give an example of a law that effectively bans the import of (and makes attempted import without prior approval a crime) certain goods that can be freely bought and sold on ...
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Can you revoke consent to record a conversation in Texas?

A person who was conversing with me in my house, revealed after the fact that they recorded a personal conversation. I became concerned where this was being stored (for later use) and if it was shared ...
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Is this an implied easement?

I'm looking to purchase some property in Ontario. The property in question is between two other properties. The owners of the properties on each side have created a path through the wooded area to ...
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Suppose someone kills more people than they intended. Did they murder the extra people?

If a person sets a bomb in a music festival. Based on previous attendance numbers, they expected 60,000 people to show up. 120,000 people showed up and were killed by their bomb. Legally, did they ...
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Can forwarding address be provided by e-mail for landlord to return security deposit?

If a landlord does not return a tenant's damage deposit in 15 days from the later of the move out date or receiving a forwarding address, tenant may go after him for double. If the forwarding address ...
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Can I solicit investments in a private Facebook group?

I was told that soliciting investments for my business in public without registering at the bursa is illegal. Is it legal to solicit investment in a closed/private Facebook group? Is a private group ...
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Is site notarization silent for its owner?

According to Wikipedia, notarial law is pretty variable relatively to countries, so if it make sense - I am asking about Ukrainian notarial law. I need to have a notarial verification, that at some ...
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Death of one of two tenant parties during notice period

Scenario Two parties A, B sign a rental contract in Germany. Only party A lives there, party B merely cosigns the contract, but neither makes any payments nor lives in the propery. Party B adopted ...
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Can I be sued for trolling

Is it possible for stack exchange to sue me for trolling and ban evasion? Can they find my ip and come after me? Or something like that? Or install a script that finds me and issues a lawsuit?
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What if the Electoral College result at the meeting date differs from the final?

I saw a question about what would happen if the results weren't certified in all states. Someone asked a question at What happens if not all the votes are counted by the Electoral College's meeting?. ...
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Is selling products at different prices depending on gender possible?

I noticed that a French nightclub in Nice (France) sold products at different prices according to the sex of the customers and according to their clothes, indeed women paid less for nightclub's ticket ...
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Why did the show 'Lucifer' need the rights to the DC character?

For a little bit of background since I don't expect you to watch the show: The necessary feature of the show is that lucifer leaves hell and then runs a nightclub The personalities and features of ...
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Will I get salary from the University for the served notice period?

I work with an Indian University. The notice period for resignation is three months as mentioned in the faculty handbook. Their rule also mentions, "Faculty wishing to be released earlier than ...
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Should a developer from India pay income tax to India for those revenues come from selling apps in the microsoft store?

Consider the scenario. A programmer from India sells apps not directly, but thru Microsoft App Store. Should he pay income tax to India for those revenues deposited from Microsoft? Or will it be ...
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No roommate agreement. One roommates wants to move out early of 1 year lease. Who pays rent?

Let's assume that two co-tenants jointly signed a 1 year lease with landlord. One co-tenant now wants to move out early after living there just 1 month. There is no roommate agreement. What are the ...
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Adding too many phone numbers and checking them via whatsapp

I made an app for add phone numbers to my contacts. Moreover, it can check whether this phone numbers have Whatsapp via Whatsapp database on my phone. So is this kind of app legal? For example if i ...
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Line between surgery and assualt

There are degrees of assault. Surgeons are allowed to do anything. Tattoo artists are allowed to stick things in you. But where is the actual line drawn? There are people like this https://www.google....
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Can a US citizen who moves from Puerto Rico to Canada vote in the presidential election?

An American who moves abroad maintains the status he had when he lived in the homeland. So a New Yorker who moves to Canada still can vote for his congressman, senator and the nation's president. (...
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I have settled the claim. To what extent can I recover the settlement costs based on an indemnity clause?

In Canada, to what extent can I recover the settlement costs from a third party, based on that third party's indemnity clause that indemnifies me. For instance, would a court say that I can settle but ...
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Malicious communications UK

If someone reported someone else for sending ‘abusive messages’ to them under the Mal comms act. Would unsolicited pictures of certain body parts be classed as abusive? The act is ‘send communication/ ...
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Suing a Spanish company in Spanish courts as an UK citizen - Brexit

I want to sue a Spanish company and I'm a UK citizen hence currently an EU citizen. I've been told EU citizens have a right to sue Spanish companies through Spanish courts, whereas non-EU citizens ...
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Can I have my soon to be born child's last name as something different than either parent?

My fiance is just starting the process to get his last name legally changed before our daughter is born. I will be getting mine done after we are married. She will be due very soon on September 15th, ...
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Does a work reference have liability?

Similar to What is the liability of a person who signs as a witness? does a reference for a candidate employee have liability for what they say about the candidate? I've seen some companies ask ...
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What does it mean to be “in the United States” in the context of “reform” of data privacy?

I had a question regarding data privacy reform and how it would interact with the phrase “in the United States.” The specific issue is the question of physical storage and accessibility of the data. ...
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How to find status of criminal prosecution (Alberta, Canada)

Calgary men charged after 864 investors lose $33M in Crowsnest Pass development Jun 10, 2016 I can't find any further news about this. I tried contacting CBC but got no reply. (Not to be confused with ...
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How does one prove damages in an emotional distress case when they can't afford treatment?

I was doing some legal research online, and I learned that in emotional distress cases, "...if the defendant's conduct is not so extreme, the plaintiff may need additional evidence that his or ...
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Adaptations of partially expired copyright in some countries

Let's say that there are 2 (hypothetical) countries with different copyright durations: Country A has a copyright duration of Life + 70 years. Country B has a copyright duration of Life + 50 years. ...
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Legal status of temporary reintroduction of border controls on internal Schengen borders according to Article 25 of EU 2016/399 by Germany

I would like to ask whether you think that reintroduction of border controls on internal Schengen borders according to Article 25 of EU 2016/399 (Schengen Border Code) by Germany is legal. Germany ...
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What does “approach” mean?

The "Florida Computer Crimes Act" defines "access" in Florida statutes Ch. 815.03(1) as follows: “Access” means to approach, instruct, communicate with, store data in, retrieve ...
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Have I to specify the sentence and paragraph when referring to the law?

Asking for Ukrainian Law system (if there is difference). For example, there is a law; in the law there are an article; in the article, there are few paragraphs, and I need to refer only to one of ...
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Is a website for “exchanging” fan-fiction works legal?

I want to make a website where fan-fiction writers will write a story based on a prompt given by another, and said "another" will in exchange write a story based on their prompt. In other ...
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Can accessory buildings under 108 square feet have a basement in Ontario?

I'm looking to build a small bunkie in the forest behind my cottage. I've been reading the bylaws, and it looks like I can come up with a pretty usable space by including a loft with a less than 6 ...
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“Shared” Image Rights on a Commissioned Work

A few months ago, me and a few friends commissioned an artist to do a logo for our website. We described the idea very thoroughly, sending them sketches of our own which we requested them to interpret ...
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Separation of powers, role of the ministry of Justice

I understand that the law differs from country to country but what is the general consensus on the separation of powers regarding this particular matter: Recently, the ministry of justice (African ...
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Can the Federal Protective Service make arrests without identification or in unmarked cars?

This week, a protestor who was part of the George Floyd protests in Portland, Oregon was arrested by federal agents who were without identification, and who put him into an unmarked van. Customs and ...
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Report Photo - Violation of Business Private Information

Yesterday I found that a person that was collaborating with my business published photos of him inside my facilities on his Instagram account. In those photos, some private data of my company and my ...
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Original work or derivative work if published posthumously and never previously registered?

I'm trying to determine how a literary work should be registered -- as a derivative work with two authors, or as a derivative work with me as claimant and author? Or neither? Details: My mother wrote ...
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IP addresses in criminal cases

Are IP addresses enough to convict someone of criminal activity? So for instance, if someone was using their home WiFi network, which would have one IP address, then they use their mobile network ...
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Online dating sites

If admins/mods of an online dating site comes across a prolific catfish account, would they report this to police if there is a possibility that they’ve broken the law? So for instance, if someone ...
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Is the Absence of Account deletion possibility legal in Europe? (GDPR)

This website explicitly states there is no easy way to "delete your account". It is accessible from within Europe. How legal is this? What would be my lever to force them to delete my ...
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Can I use a company's logo on the merch I want to advertise to them? [closed]

I am a merchandise designer. I want to advertise conceptualized apparel/general merch designs to a company by email with the option for them to purchase it. I want to use their current brand ie. logo ...
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Census support for voting rights (1870)

The fifteenth amendment was not ratified when the 1870 census forms were designed. The last two questions in 1870 were Was this intended to support Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment (which ...
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Found 200$, neighbor claims it's his but sounds suspicious

I recently found two 100$ bills on the grass in the space between my house and the neighbor's house. I asked my neighbor (who isn't a very trustworthy person) if it was his, and his response makes me ...
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How can I use a trademark name in my app title?

I am a student software developer in NY, USA. As a learning project, I created a mobile application for calculating scores of my favorite crossword board game and posted it on the famous online ...
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Could doctors who do circumcisions be prosecuted for sexual assault?

Logically, its sexual assault regardless of parents consent. If I go around cutting people I will be charged with assault regardless of parents consent. Cant the doctors just be charged with sexual ...
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How to extend easement to new piece of property being severed?

I'm in Ontario, Canada. I'm looking at purchasing a piece of land behind my parents cottage. I'll be severing 1-2 acres from a much larger parcel, and because it is behind my parents property there is ...
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skateboard riding at mall parking lot

Who owns the parking lot near the shopping mall and is it possible to skate there and near shopping mall where is very few cars and people? Do the guards have the right to ask you to leave the place? ...
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How quickly will they obtain a warrant?

If the police are investigating a cyber-crime, and all they have is the IP address and they obtain the details from the ISP, how quickly will they usually obtain a search warrant in order to preserve ...
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Can you legally bet online on somebody's behalf with their written consent?

Is it legal to bet on behalf of somebody else on an online bookmaker? For example, would it be legal to get written consent from a friend, use their ID, etc. to create an account with that online ...
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Will a mobile provider cut off services?

For instance, if a mobile phone provider received a court order/request for subscriber details because of ‘illegal’ activity, would they cut that subscribers services because of it or even make their ...

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