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COVID-19 canceled flight, refund request rejected?

I booked a domestic flight with AirAsia in March 2020 for a value of 288 MYR (from a Malaysian city to another Malaysian city), which the airline canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the ...
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Prostitution Innocence [closed]

I was arrested for solicitation (of prostitution) but I am innocent. I was talking to the undercover and she propositioned me. I told her I don’t think so and politely said maybe later(out of ...
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(Non-dual) Australian citizen emigrating during covid border restrictions

Is there a legal avenue to leave the country for work abroad if the intention is to permanently live in another country? This is the Home Affairs official notice: If you are an Australian citizen or ...
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How do courts actually verify a debt case is legitimate

Say someone forges a capital one credit card contract, says they bought the debt from Capone and sues. Will the court just assume the debt is real? Are they seriously going to call Capone and ask? ...
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Is it possible to get an injunction against a company whose public policy is noxious to copy right and free use?

This is going to be rather long, so i apologize in advance. I couldnt think of a way to say it in 3 sentences that would actually make sense and highlight the difference in resource scale i would be ...
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If the President's power to grant pardons is absolute, could he face any consequences?

Does the Presidential power to pardon include the power to avoid any consequences? Consider this hypothetical situation: An extremely rich individual (a US citizen) gets involved in a sordid love ...
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Is it legit to fork an unlicensed repository for non-commercial purposes?

Edit: bear in mind that I'm not asking for which license, I'm asking whether it's fair or not. I want to use the treepedia_dl_public library as a core part of a new website. I checked the repository ...
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Realtor's 'For Sale' sign was on wrong property & I bought under impression it was as-shown

Clearly I didn't perform due diligence here...although the Control Map and Parcel number were listed correctly, and a surveyor re-walked the property (a vacant lot, ~1 acre in size) & provided me ...
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Does learning about a default function in an api or programming language from some else's code count as copyright infringement

let's say I had a question about the lua programming language so I searched the web and learnt about a function ("for example string.gmatch") that is built into the language from someone's ...
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Anti-Piracy measures (freeware software)

So I was checking out the license agreement of a software product that I acquired the past days and noticed this section, please notice it was freeware software: You agree that if you are found to be ...
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Do I need to get transit permits for an unmanned circumnavigating ship?

Suppose I built a small unmanned robotic ship (1.5 m long), and I intend to make it circumnavigate the Earth without stopping in any port along the way. Under international law, do I have to get ...
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What is the Copyright situation with Foreign games like Mahjong?

I've been working on a pc/mobile game that deals with various party games, and I'm hesitant to start adding in any well known games like Mahjong or Shogi because I am unable to find any concrete ...
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Can a person start new businesses to compete relentlessly with someone they hate?

Let's take two people, Alice and Bob. Alice offends Bob in some way and Bob is determined to take revenge. He does this by starting new businesses to compete with Alice, e.g. if Alice owns a ...
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Was displaying a gun in a cartoon in the 1990s on MTV in the USA illegal or controversial somehow?

At the 01:10 mark in the 12th episode of the 7th season of Beavis and Butt-Head, "Citizens Arrest", first aired in 1997, they are at Burger World as a robber comes in and takes out his gun. ...
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Does an “Own building insurance fee” breach anti-competition law in the UK

Reading this Money Supermarket article about various fees associated with buying a house, I came across an "Own Building Insurance Fee", which is described as follows. This is charged by ...
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Under California Health and Safety Code 11361, what constitutes “inducing a minor to use marijuana”?

In California it seems like marijuana is legal for adult recreational use, but that does not extend to minors. Under California Health and Safety Code 11361 there's a section about "Inducing a ...
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What happens if one of the two accused flees the country?

Context: I'm watching a series on Netflix called Brooklyn Nine-nine, a comedy series. No spoilers please. I'm fond of law stuff and I don't know much about laws in the US, I live somewhere in Asia, by ...
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Are structures built in Minecraft copyrightable?

Are structures built in Minecraft copyrightable? Specifically, can you use copyright law to prevent others from distributing world files containing only original structures you built (and not anything ...
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Can I use the term “tweets” for posts at my own site?

Can I use the term "tweets" for posts at my own site? And if I put the word "tweet" in quotes?
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What happens to businesses, properties, entire towns and counties after the US Supreme Court ruling on Tribal Lands?

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court basically just said that half of the State is Tribal Lands. Tribal Lands are not taxable from what I researched.There are entire towns, counties, homes, businesses ...
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Can employer collect and share employee data such as skin colour?

In an attempt to make the workforce more "diverse", our employer has announced that they will start "collecting and sharing" [sic!] employee data such as ethnicity and gender. This,...
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Under FERPA, can a teaching assistant confirm the absence of an interaction with a student?

Some time after graduating, a student publicly alleged that a professor wrongly accused and failed him for academic dishonesty. I was a teaching assistant (TA) for this class one semester before the ...
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is someone allowed to post an image of me on social media without my consent? [duplicate]

i have an old friend who has been posting pictures of me without my permission. i’ve asked her to delete them but she just keeps refusing. can i take legal action? or is it possible for me to get them ...
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GitHub - Can I legally commit proprietary source code in a private repository?

I maintain an open-source application project, which I committed in a public GitHub repository. The source code I wrote is open-source (under MIT license) and owned by me, however it depends on a ...
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If landlord doesn't return damage deposit, must you remind him before starting a case?

Where I live if a landlord doesn't return a damage deposit, the tenant can go after him for double the value. From a pragmatic view, must/should the tenant warn the landlord before the 15 days are up? ...
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If I rent an apartment and work in one state, can I keep my “permanent” residency in another?

I am renting a condo and working in Georgia, but my permanent residence is in NJ at my parents house. Do I have to change my address, license info? (I have a 1 year lease in Georgia. I have a job in ...
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painting of a child

I live in Europe. My wife's friend has made a painting of my wife and daughter. The painting has been done from a photo, which my wife's friend, the painter, has taken. I did not have any idea about ...
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Can I get flight prices from airline websites by screen scraping them, and publish them on my website?

I am planning to create a website comparing flight prices. I am concerned about the legality of obtaining data from airline websites by screen scrapping them. The terms and conditions of these ...
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How to register a license for a software in India?

I have decided that I want to go ahead with the AGPL license for my software. What is the procedure that one has to go through in India so that the LICENSE holds in court. Will a LICENSE file along ...
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How is the liability part in a software license meaningful for open licenses?

The core text of the WTFPL (Do What The Fuck You Want to Public License) is short: 0. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO. This is in sharp contrast with another open license such as MIT (and then ...
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Isn't statute of limitations irrelevant in real life?

Say someone steals a property title or somehow obtains property fraudulently. Since the transfer of property was never legitimate, didn't the actual title never change, and therefore, the statute ...
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How can garnishment ignore tax writeoffs? [duplicate]

Say there is a person whose income is being garnished. They write off a significant proportion of that income a month as busines expenses leaving no taxable income. Is all the income counted as gross ...
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Is it an ethics violation for an attorney in one state to send a confidential email to their client, an unlicensed attorney& the opposing counsel?

If the content of this email specifically shows the licensed lawyer telling the unlicensed lawyer that "obtaining [the father's] past employment files for child support purposes is an option.&...
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When do I get my Settlement

On May 8 I had a mediation with defendant’s attorney we agreed on a settlement. How long do they have before they must pay me the agreed amount. It’s been over 2 months.
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Must I honour a (non auction) sale on ebay

A buyer bought an item (buy it now) but were so rude to me I cancelled the sale. The buyer is threatening to sue for damages. Is this even possible? I should add there were a number of other factors ...
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Do I need to pay duties when bringing items into country for storage?

I have a very interesting situation. I have a whole bunch of product cartons at Amazon warehouses in US right now. They were imported from China and duties were paid upon importing to US. I am not ...
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Illegal to sell textbook notes?

Would it be illegal to sell notes that I have made using my own reading and understanding of a textbook and nothing else (like nothing from lectures of classes (they were all online so there were no ...
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Can I display my photo of a subject protected by intellectual property laws?

EDIT: the suggested duplicate: a) Refers to the UK. b) Only addresses one issue I mentioned. c) Perhaps wrong/misleading (at least in the US) - From the USPTO site: "To support a trademark ...
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Employer listed incorrect end date in contract

I'm working as an independent contractor and the agreement I signed says my start date is May 12th 2020 and my end date is July 10th 2020. I'm required to work 200 hours for the company between these ...
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Does an executor who is a child of the deceased have a legal right to begin processing of a property before the will is probated?

My understanding from a brief exploration of the question on the web is that the named executor of a will can't start processing the property until the will is in probate. To fill out the petition ...
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What is the difference between applicable law and governing law?

there: I have a question about what the difference is between applicable law and governing law. Are they the same (one) concept or different? In addition, what is choice of law? Does it mean the ...
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Union officials taking members' grievance awards

My union (the Teamster) has a sleazy practice that I find utterly amazing. If a dues-paying member files a grievance against an employer and wins, the member can sometimes win a monetary settlement. ...
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Are Word-Frequency lists copyrightable?

If someone generates word frequency lists somehow. For example by analysing a web corpus or data from keyboards. Is this form of list of words and their frequencies copyrightable? For example if ...
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In Finland, can a light entrepreneuer take the cash payments if he has no business identity code?

In Finland, suppose one is a light entrepreneur working with accounting service that do not provide right to sign for a corporation. Suppose a customer pays to cash. Then I read from https://www....
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Does a politician’s proclamation to “overthrow” the current system and replace it with a “Socialist World” rise to treason?

18 USC §2381 Treason. Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty ...
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Are online retailers breaking EU/US law by using user's log-in information to charge different prices without explicitly notifying them?

I am aware that in most places firms are generally allowed to price discriminate, i.e. offer different prices for the same product to different customers based on personal characteristics. For example,...
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Privacy policy pop up in China

There is a new New Privacy Policy Requirements For Mobile Apps In China. One of rules is "They must be in a pop-up message, either on your landing or login page." Can a full screen be ...
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Forced to take COVID test or go home without newborn baby

I just heard about a woman who wasn't even done with labor and was told she would have to take a COVID test. She and her husband respectfully declined as they said they had been quarantined. They were ...
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SCOTUS Cases Concerning Men's Healthcare

As it says in the title, I am wondering if there have been any SCOTUS (or lower courts, if none at that level) cases concerning men's healthcare in the same way that cases like Roe v. Wade and the ...
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About adding a license note to my project

I use this library for my projects: https://github.com/material-components/material-components-web This project is under MIT License I have found many useful functions inside it and I have decided to ...

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