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When will Flash copyright expire?

It would seem, Adobe will kill Flash, but not release it's source code under a free License ! -https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2017/07/25/adobe-flash-update.html So, when will Macromedia Flash ...
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For a game, what gun names are copyrighted?

If a game designer creates a game where the game uses old soviet weapons and can the game use the name and design picture without copyruight or trademark problems.
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Hit and Run, I didn't know

I was driving my fathers large pickup truck at night. When I got home a short while later a man came to my house sreaming "you hit my car". Becauase the truck is so big, loud and bouncy (...
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Will tenancy agreement still valid if the property manager/broker who signed on behalf of landlord is terminated?

In BC,Canada, if a tenancy agreement is signed by a brokerage/property manager on behalf the landlord, and the property manager's contract is early terminated, will that make the tenancy agreement ...
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Are press releases copyrighted?

Many companies have a press release section on their websites called newsroom or another similar term, and some even title it "for the journalists". Does that mean those press releases and ...
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Powers of Entry when it is summary-only offence

I was watching this YouTube video by Crimebodge. At 10:10 he explains that the police only have powers of entry to arrest somebody for indictable offences (like rape), and not for summary offences (...
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GDPR (DSGVO) relevant concerns for website [closed]

we would ask for your professional assessment of data protection issues that arose during the development of a website. This is intended to establish, mediate and manage networks through which locally ...
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Is youtube-dl takedown due to their tests which use copyrighted content?

The DMCA takedown notice posted on GitHub's youtube-dl page seems to be primarily based on the fact that youtube-dl is expressly advertised as a tool to "circumvent the technological protection ...
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Can I sell a figurine of my own design, despite it being a game character?

I am making a Deku scrub figurine from The Legend of Zelda series to 3d print. I decided that I could sell these figurines on Etsy. Is there any legal requirements for the UK where I have to say ...
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Prevailing law when land is impermanent?

I live in an area where new land is developing from the slow deposition of soil at a river mouth. As the land grows out of the water, it is covered for less and less time each day by the high-tide or ...
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Can a pardon be issued clandestinely?

Say there exists some individual who is in danger of prosecution for federal crimes, though it's not yet certain what the exact charges will be, nor even whether the indictment will be made at all. ...
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Is It Legal to Create A Virtual Copy of a Physical Board Game If I Own A Copy of the Physical Game?

Since COVID-19 has senior centers shut down, I'm thinking of holding a virtual game night at these centers. I'd like to allow the seniors to play games like Risk or Monopoly against each other on ...
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Is it Illegal to sue a company that sells fake products to US customers?

My Girlfriend works for a car parts company where she found out that they sell products bought from China and is actually sold as “made in US” to customers and charged thousands of dollars for them. ...
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Statistical guilt

Imagine that there is a home care worker Alice who takes care of some great number of outpatients. Some significant proportion of them have reported thefts, although none of them suspect Alice. Since ...
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What are the top introductory texts on the Justinian Codex?

I'm a non-lawyer interested in reading an introduction to the Justinian Codex such as would be assigned to orient students in a law school program. What are the usual suspects here? Thanks,
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GDPR - Who Called Me type of situation

I would like to ask how does it work with GDPR and a service like "who called me". Basically there are no publicly listed phone numbers as these kind of websites are using pretty much every ...
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When can I sell 3d models and 2d renders of dead peoples and celebrities?

When is it allowed to create and sell 3d models and 2d renders of existing dead people and celebrities? I can imagine this is not a easy topic and is different depending on the jurisdiction. Here are ...
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Is local government a private entity?

Following up on this question, where it turns out police dont have any real power citizens dont have, isn't local government just a utilities monopoly? Property taxes are enforced with utility ...
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Can an estate sue for defamation over statement made before decedent died?

According to the answers to this question you can't be (successfully) sued for statements you make about someone who is already dead. But what if you said something defamatory about John Doe while he ...
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What is the mathematical formula to determine this lease rent re-negotiation?

The total annual rental for each such period for said land shall be equal to the prevailing rate of interest then charged by responsible lending institutions in the community for private loans on the ...
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Convicted of a crime that wasn't oringially charged - Canada

Can you be charged with one crime, but convicted on a different crime? For example, could one be charged with first degree murder, but be found guilty by a jury of second degree? Could one be charged ...
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New employer asking permission to run a background check

I received a job offer (for a software engineer position at a small, remotely distributed company), verbally agreed to it on the phone, signed the offer, and then received a copy with the manager's ...
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Which members of the American government are required by law or tradition to live in a specific location beyond the President?

Foreward: This question is about the American government, but an argument could be made that it doesn't concern law, strictly speaking. If it doesn't belong here, please let me know where it could ...
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Is it illegal to lie about an NDA?

Is lying about being under a non-disclosure agreement illegal? Imagine that A manages a bunch of gaming servers online, and B keeps bugging A for information that A does not want to disclose. If A ...
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Mayor forged hotel receipt while drunk

Our mayor forged the name, room number and signature of another councilman on a hotel bar tab. Our mayor is Benjamin Huseman. The man who he forged is Guardiola. According to a taxpayer funded ...
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7 elements of crime [closed]

Explain in detail whether illegal drug use, prostitution and gambling fit the seven elements of a crime . Include in your response whether these three crimes should be considered mala in se or mala ...
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Is President Trump exposed to civil liability by releasing a (presumably) surreptitiously recorded version of his interview with 60 Minutes? [duplicate]

Here is a version of President Trump's interview with 60 Minutes. Assume President Trump or someone working for President Trump recorded this video with an I-Phone without knowledge by 60 Minutes. Is ...
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Does this constitute reportable suspected criminal activity to FBI or local police authorities?

Suppose the following situation: Let's say while Person A was in another state, Person A's acquaintance (who we'll refer to as Jane Doe) texted him in the very late nighttime (after midnight) that ...
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Why would someone face 2nd and 3rd degree murder, and manslaughter for the same killing?

A judge just dropped the 3rd degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin. He still faces a 2nd degree murder charge and a manslaughter charge. This doesn't make sense to me. How can someone face ...
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Roommate with no signed contract moving out without notice

Person 1 rented a room to Person 2 in NYC and collected a security deposit. There’s no lease, no contract nothing, just proof of rent and deposit payments. Now Person 1 is being very uncool, even ...
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Are defense attorneys allowed to display the law to the jury?

This may sound kind of crazy, but I think in many cases things go against defendants because the jury simply does not know what the law is. A judge's instruction is not the same as a juror actually ...
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Is there a legal distinction between updating existing software and installing new software?

This is a follow up on this popular question. Microsofts EULA terms for Windows 10 clearly state that Microsoft may update their software without the users explicit consent for each update. On the ...
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Is publication of classified information enough for a journalist to be compelled to reveal sources?

Based on my research so far, the United States has a rather interesting relationship with the press. Reporter's privilege is well-established in the case law, and every state except Wyoming has shield ...
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To what extent is Carolyn Bryant Donham legally responsible for the death of Emmett Till?

I read that there is a campaign in the United States by Civil Rights/BLM campaigners to arrest/charge Carolyn Bryant Donham, who lied in 1955 and claimed that she had been wolf-whistled at and grabbed ...
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hearing date keeps getting extended - Ukraine

Sequence of events: November 2019: Person A and Person B are caught shoplifting at a major grocery chain in Lviv December 2019 - February 2020: Deposition/Discovery happens. First hearing. They plead ...
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Can a judge suggest to the jury that a witness is lying?

I was recently party to a preliminary hearing in a criminal case in which a 911 call was played. The content of the 911 call was very beneficial to the defendant. During the hearing, the judge said ...
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Can the authorities be contacted for a 17 and 13 year old sexting? [closed]

lets say a 17 year old sexted a 13 year old overseas no images were sent, can the authorities be contacted about this for like the 17 year old sexting another minor, The 17 year old and 13 year old ...
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Examples of Employer breaching employee contract

I just read my contract, it states a lot of how can I, as an employee breach a contract like, sudden resignation within an specific amount of years or applying to work on competitor company within 12 ...
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Can I handle my own legal problems?

Just a general question, it's so expensive to get lawyers these days and my business isn't making any money. I live in Iraq, can I manage my own legal problems such as customer complaints, land laws ...
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Misleading sign on a bus claiming it is zero emissions when it is 100% diesel powered, what law?

A bus company in my town are misleadingly labelling their new hybrid buses as zero emission and electric when they are in fact 100% diesel powered and have normal levels of emissions. As an asthmatic ...
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Dual citizenship document verification/validation

I was born in country C1, moved abroad to study for master and work on country C2. Then got citizenship from country C3. While on C2, I worked on company K1 using passport from country A1. Now I'm ...
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Is spitting on someone an assault? US and UK

In this video a woman is shown spitting on store staff. This appears to be before covid mask regulations. Question In the US and UK, would this constitute assault and what penalties are applicable? If ...
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Can I legally use trademarked third-party logos and titles in my app? [closed]

Let's say, a company named "A" as developed very popular document format "P". I'm about to write an app, which allows to view this format. I want to use its name in the app's ...
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Sworn statement from Chief of Staff on President's intent:isn't that hearsay?

Trump made two tweets (here and here) which (on a surface reading) would seem to be him ordering the complete declassification of all documents related to the Russian investigation. In response, ...
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What happens when a public institution in the US engages in segregation?

After the passage of Civil Rights Act what's the formal process to bring charges against schools, government institutions, or businesses that engage in segregation or other variations of "...
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USA: What advantages does a super PAC enjoy compared to other corporations/nonprofits, especially 501(c)(4)s? [migrated]

Sorry if this has already been addressed: If I understand correctly, US corporations can make unlimited independent expenditures on US elections after Citizens United v. FEC. Again if I understand ...
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Company policy Vs warranty rights

I bought a AIO cooler from EKWB's webstore, it broke after approximately 1 month of use. I requested an RMA, they have said they won't provide one unless I send them a video of the faulty unit, turned ...
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Whom can I contact if I'd like to translate a literary work into my mother tongue if the writer is dead and the publishing house no longer exists?

I am carrying out some little translation works for a publishing house and I, personally, want to translate a specific literary work (a novel) that impresses me a lot, into my mother tongue. But the ...
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What effect does bad English have on warnings / disclaimers?

I've come across more than one case of ill-phrased 'legalese' and often wondered where the line is with respect to enforcibalilty etc. For example, a McDonalds promotion which disclaimed: "Offer ...
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If a judge evidences a misunderstanding of the law is that grounds for an appeal?

In criminal matters, if a judge makes statements during oral arguments that clearly show that the judge has a misunderstanding of the case law pertaining to the matter at hand, can the judge's ...

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