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Are there legal remedies to noise from thin walls?

I rent a second-floor bedroom. The landlord's family lives on the third floor. The ceiling is not very soundproof: If they are walking around the sound of footsteps is loud enough to prevent me from ...
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Was the Iraq war an act of terrorism, according to the UK definition?

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/11/section/1 Reading the above legal definition, was the UK's action in Iraq terrorism? (and for that matter, were the actions in Libya and Syria terrorism as ...
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Gender equality and babysitting

I recently saw an advertisement for a babysitting job which specified that applicants must be female. Is this illegal under UK law?
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Is it possible for somebody to copyright a route on a map?

The Tour de France makes it quite difficult to get good map data about their stages. They publish some low-res images (possibly for purchase by media, I'm unsure). There is no modern 'navigable' map, ...
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Does COPPA restrict collecting city location from kids under 13?

The FTC states that "A home or other physical address including street name and name of a city" is considered personal information under COPPA. Does that mean that city name alone is restricted as ...
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How is a bicyclist regarded in a road rage incident with a bus?

I was on a bicycle. A bus was tailgating me and honking his horn. When we stopped at light I twisted his mirror around. Did I commit any crimes? Driver was trying to scare me or he was just a ...
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What is it called when some intentionally takes property but intends to return it

I placed my ~$600 phone down to go through security, and a school offical picked it up and declared that it would be returned 2 days later. I immediately requested my phone back to no avail. I did ...
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When do the police get involved and when do they have power to resolve a (non-violent) situation?

I had moved out of shared house with roommates and now live in another shared house with other roommates. Today a police officer came to the door asking to speak to me. The conversation started off ...
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Is truth a defense against defamation laws in Indonesia?

If so how? I read 310 KUHP laws in Indonesia and it says that public interest is a defense. It doesn't list truth as defense. Some says that if we have evidences, that is defense. What kind of ...
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Is using a qualified electronical signature an option or a right legally seen?

Nowadays, many countries have introduced the idea of qualified electronic signatures (QES), which are digital signatures which also need to meet some special requirements to ensure the public-key to ...
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How to Create an Alumni Association in India

I have a group of ex-students who want to form an alumni association in india. What is the legal process for this? E.g., where and how do we register?
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Whether to give credit/attribute or not for pixbay.com images ?

I am making some training videos to teach some concept of computer for commercial purpose means, I might be sell these videos in future. In these videos, I have used the images which I have ...
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Cheapest way to get a court order for Amazon

My company is being severely defamed by a post on a website hosted by Amazon's cloud hosting service (AWS). Amazon declines to remove the website/post without a court order. The site's owner (...
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On the age of consent and the age of criminal responsibility

The age of consent is 16 in the UK. The age of criminal responsibility in england-and-wales and northern-ireland is 10, and 12 in scotland. Given that the age of consent is the age at which an ...
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Can software legally collect information on it's users without disclosing that it is doing so?

I am a software engineer and I am currently working with a little bit of software security related research. The project I am working with touches the subject of Computer Game Cheating Software (...
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Immigtration:(I-130) Can I apply be sponsor for my mother(applying green card) while my husband is in debt?

Asking this for my friend: I am a U.S. citizen, and I wanna apply green card for my mom (i-130). My annual income is about $32,000, which is good enough for sponsoring her, however, my husband is in ...
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Can a landlord hold damage deposit after changing a contract?

I recently signed a contract with a new landlord. Both parties agreed to the terms (specifically having 1 month free rent with a year lease) and signed the lease. They also took my damage deposit. I ...
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Commercial autonomous (delivery) robot using sidewalks

Is it legal to operate a commercial autonomous robot on public sidewalks (and street crossings) to deliver pizza for example? The robot would not operate directly on roads or streets where it could ...
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Model Release with 3-way collaboration involving LLC

I will be facilitating photoshoots through my LLC and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations around contracting / due diligence. I'll be working with a photographer and a model. They will be ...
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Can I sail my boat down the Thames?

If I want to commute to work on my own boat, do I have to carry documents, special permits or whatever to sail down the River Thames?
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Options for dealing with smoking neighbors

I live in the city limits of Seattle. My next-door neighbors smoke cigarettes and marijuana outside their house multiple times a day, with one reliable smoke session between 10 and 10:30 PM. Due to ...
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If I don't sign a contract for the publication of my works, who is the copyright owner?

I worked as illustrator, cartoonist and writer for some magazines and books in Italy (on paper and on line), but I never signed any contract and I never received money. Some publisher asked to me to ...
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How can I protect myself from a prolific, abusive litigant?

I would like to sell items online, and came across this story about a person who sold a $40 printer and ended up (so far) paying over $12,000 in legal fees. What could I do to prevent this situation ...
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Iran "sanctions"?

In the news I keep hearing about "sanctions" on Iran. For example, one article published today, said that "sanctions were lifted", but that "some sanctions still remain". Such news stories are ...
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In English law, who or what body starts the process of creating a new statute?

Statutes are legislation from the UK Parliament and devolved parliaments. I believe they all start in the form of "bills" which are proposed statutes. But who or what body is permitted to start the ...
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What is the difference between state and federal habeas corpus proceedings for convicted prisoners on death row?

I am told that, in the US, people sentenced to death by a state can apply to that state's court for habeas corpus and then, if that fails, apply to a federal court for habeas corpus again. I thought ...
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Is it legal to remove Metro apps from Windows 10?

I wonder whether it is legal to debloat and remove ads from Windows 10?
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Is downloading a Youtube video legal in this situation?

Having read through the Youtube ToS, it states: Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided ...
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When does "silence imply consent" for trespass to land?

Once upon a time there was a parking lot attendant. He watched a person getting out of his car and could have said, "You're not allowed to park in that particular spot." But the attendant stayed ...
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Minimum donation

If a webpage claims to be a ministry supporting outreach to the community. If they offer things like dream interpretation for a minimum donation. Is it somehow deceptive? Really it is a sale like a ...
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GPL License type that permits museum fees?

Is there a GPL license type that permits non-direct revenue (from the asset), such as the entrance fee for a museum? Or educational tuition?
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Who's liable for copyright infringement when hiring a design company?

If company A pays company B to create an ad/logo/video/etc. and then uses it, what happens if company B used copyrighted material without obtaining the necessary permissions, unbeknown to company A? ...
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legal term explanation required

According to below mentioned clause ,Am I allowed to join other IT company in the practice Computer Software House or not "To refrain from directly or indirectly competing with the Employer ...
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Mentioning research results when copyrighting software

Scenario: Some computer science results are published at a major conference. Someone different than the authors of those results then creates a software program that uses those results / techniques to ...
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Requesting customer service account notes

In another question, here, I had called into my phone company's customer service number in regards to trying to resolve an issue. Part of that back-and-forth discussion ended with me requesting the ...
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When do speakers need a license to speak?

I was reading this article. It's fairly long, but one sentence states that "generally, speakers need not obtain a license to speak". You can do control-F to find the location in the article. Here ...
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Has The Unlicense any legal value?

After reading this article about public domain my understanding (which is based on not much so there's a lot of chance I'm actually wrong) is that there's no such thing as public domain for copyright-...
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Fliers on Windshield

Recently a flier was placed on my vehicle windshield whilst at work. I arrived back at my vehicle in the evening and drove away not realising the flier was on there. While driving the flier blew off ...
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Using insider trading knowledge to trade on a competitor

In Australia, there are two major grocery companies, Woolworths and Coles. Now suppose I work for Woolworths and I become aware of a technological breakthrough that will dramatically increase the ...
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Viral nature of open source licences

I find the various licenses for open source software confusing. If a license is not copyleft, like MIT, does that mean a person can change one small piece of code and patent it and sell it as their ...
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Legal to demand payment for information of interest to criminal investigators?

Suppose I have a video surveillance system. Down the road from me a serious crime occurred. Investigating officers canvass the neighborhood looking for leads. I, being a "good" American citizen, ...
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Is Microsoft breaking any laws by forcing upgrades to windows 10?

For a while, now users of older versions of Windows have been seeing frequent prompts to upgrade to Windows 10, and many users have been rejecting the offer. Now those computers have begun to ...
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Can only lawyers write DMCA takedown letters, or can anybody?

My friend and I have been debating whether a DMCA takedown request technically counts as a legal document, therefore requiring a lawyer to provide legal counsel for it. I understand that you are able ...
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What are the prerequisites for a group to be considered a protected class?

Googling and looking online at fair house law and so forth have not yielded any information on the conditions needed to be met for a group to be protected under fair house and considered a protected ...
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Client side validation loss in profits

Let's say I have found a site where you can buy some products. The site follows a typical shop flow, e.g. a shopping cart and a checkout. Now we assume that the developer made a bad decission and ...
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Is it allowed to aggregate social media data?

We are a group of data scientists, trying to build a social media search engine that basically focuses on trends and follows the method of store->index->rank method of storing social data from Twitter,...
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Can I use copyrighted media for strictly personal use?

I know copyright / author's rights definition. I read bunch of texts about them and I am also aware that, for example, there are a kind of tolerance on YouTube about uses of copyrighted media (ex: ...
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Denial of salary certificate

I was part of a small software product company for 4 years. I reported directly to the owner and I was paid a percentage of the profits of the company and a minimum fixed pay of 8LPA. I was paid ...
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At what point does foreign interference in a civil war trigger law on international armed conflict?

Recent international humanitarian law such as the Geneva conventions draw a sharp distinction between international armed conflict (IAC) and non-international armed conflict (NIAC). See for instance ...
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MIT License for patented software

Let's say I have patented an algorithm, but want to make the source of an implementation of the invention freely available and allow non-commercial use. The most common opensource licenses do not have ...
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