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Not-for-profit use of copyrighted characters?

I’m curious about US laws surrounding the use of copyrighted book content or characters for a not-for-profit purpose. My situation: I’m working an online video game in which many of the characters ...
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Forged signature on vehicle title

I let my friend borrow a vehicle. He took the title form the vehicle, forged my signature and registered it. How do I get the car back? Police refuse to respond. I am guessing I ask the dmv, which ...
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Does Article 27(1) of the GDPR apply to a U.S. controller using Google Analytics if it only sells to U.S. clients?

If a U.S. controller who only sells to U.S. clients uses Google Analytics on their website, would it be required to have a representative in the Union? I am unsure whether Google Analytics in this ...
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Do You Have to Identify Yourself to Police if Suspected of Underage Drinking? [MA, U.S.]

I was doing some reading on the laws relating to this, and I can't seem to get a clear answer. According to this source https://www.mattmlaw.com/blog/2013/04/underage-drinking-convictions-can-be-...
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Does california SB 876 protect working homeless?

I live out of my van in LA county. Im often harassed by security guards forcing me from safe parking locations, such as an out of general sight rear parking area at my gym, when not at work or while ...
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Why are people allowed to sell (self-made) Marvel items on Etsy?

Why doesn't this violate copyright? Is it considered Fair Use, or does Marvel just let it slide because they don't want to look like a bully?
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Claiming a domain name with a trademark

I have a trademark that got issued recently. There is a domain name with that same name that appears in my trademark that I'd like to obtain. However, that domain is registered by someone but is not ...
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Small Claims court fee in the USA as a plaintiff — is it acceptable to ask for a refund from the defendant?

I was a tenant, and I have a dispute with a landlord (a leasing corporation) over the security deposit. Based on the facts alone, it seems to me that the law is on my side (however I do know that in ...
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How do I deal with casual trespass

Suppose that someone walks on to my land and refuses to leave. Trespass is not a crime, so (as I understand it) the police can't help. I'm not allowed to use physical force to eject them because that ...
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Executive Powers In The United States

Recently, Trump placed a travel ‘ban’ on non-citizens of the US and people from some other countries without direct relations with citizens of the US from travelling to the US during the pandemic. ...
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Defense against EEOC Case

As a security contractor, I tracked, via recorded video, an employee of Hispanic heritage in two cases of possible "drug trafficking" or corporate IP theft from the company by which I was contracted. ...
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Tenant lost the job because of covid-19 and unable to pay the rent. Now what?

I own a condo apartment in Schaumburg Illinois. The tenant has lost her job because of COVID-2019 and is unable to pay the rent. I however have to pay the monthly installments as mortgage for this ...
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Offering a free service (SaaS) via website as a personal individual person in Germany for everybody (global)

Want to offer a free service to scan code via my website (Software as a Service - SaaS) . It will be free for now, run as a individual in Germany to be used globally (anybody in the world). Hosted on ...
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Can a non-performing party to a contract hold the “partially performing” party to it?

A customer walks into a car dealership and buys a car, signing a contract with a down payment and monthly payments. The customer makes the down payment (partial performance). But when he wants to ...
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Do rights come with responsibilities?

After some google research, many (1, 2, 3) points of view that suggest that rights come with responsibilities are related (bottom line) to "community" and/or "feelings". So, if you apply rules in ...
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Stop and Account vs Health Protection legislation (UK)

Police in the UK have the power to stop and question a UK citizen or visitor at any time. According to the information here, they can: These powers are limited in that a member of the public is not ...
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Criminal transmission of COVID-19? Knowingly exposing vulnerable individuals

(Sorry, yes, this is a COVID-19 question. And, yes, I'm quite sick of hearing about it too. Thanks for putting up with me (^_^)) Edit: Stack Exchange has a related question; Can Rand Paul be sued for ...
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Mortgage company sent full name, SSN, DOB, and address over email

Just as I said in the title. My mortgage company sent me a document I need to sign via unencrypted email and unfortunately it was pre-filled with my full name, SSN, DOB, and home address. I'm very ...
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Intellectual Property - Retaining rights to generic Software and Electronics libraries [closed]

I'm a consultant and provide engineering design consulting services. As part of my services I produce large amounts of programming code and electronics libraries. Much of my library was built from my ...
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Legality & security standards of sending SSN / Drivers License via email

I am building a website for use in the state of Ohio where users enter their last 4 digits of SSN or their Driver's License number. This data is submitted to the webserver which generates a PDF with ...
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Academic Use of Microsoft Software

I'm hoping to use software from the Windows 10 Operating System in an academic research project. I'm struggling to understand some of the wording in the terms found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-...
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What is the right move to take against a criminal who has been convicted (both civil and criminal) but has managed to escape? [closed]

Thank you for reading this question, I am new here and I hope I can find the answer to my very complicated case here. I have been victimized by a dangerous criminal for multiple crimes and have some ...
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Do Americans have a constitutional right to decline being tested for COVID-19?

I am wondering if Americans have a constitutional right to decline being tested for the COVID-19 virus. Consider a scenario in which the state police create a checkpoint on an interstate highway and ...
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Constitutionality of more restrictive bans on assembly

Virginia’s governor issued a ‘stay at home order’ that will be enforced by fines, and is in effect until June 10th, unless otherwise revoked. This includes the ban on groups of 10 or more. All ...
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What countries' copyright laws would I need to abide by if I wrote a heavily modified rearrangement of an existing song for third-party usage?

Let's say that I, citizen of Alicetopia in the EU, were creating a derivative work of a copyrighted composition. This would be a heavily modified instrumental rearrangement of an existing song, to the ...
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Who's liable for GDPR compliance when embedding/hosting a self-contained 3rd-party website/service?

I'm building a website for a client (a hotel) in Germany. In addition to a bunch of static pages, this website will also host a reservation system which is provided by a 3rd party software company in ...
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Ownership of video lecture

Due to the pandemic, my university moves all classes online. This is a new situation and the administration is not well-prepared for this (which is understandable). I will give lectures online, in one ...
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Price fixing concern (UK competition law)

I run a sporting events website where freelance photographers that have been to the events are free to upload their shots for sale, and I take a commission of anything they sell. Every photographer ...
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“GPL version N or later”-licensed code and publishing an EULA as GPL v4

Oftentimes source code is licensed as "GPL version N or later". But what stops some company from taking their EULA, publishing it as GPL version 4 and happily using whatever code they want to use in a ...
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Where can the US government be sued?

If I want to sue the government for damages, such as pollution or some other major case, where do I sue it? Can I take the federal government to small claims court? Also, assuming I get a money ...
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Tenant's Son Living on property

Have a tenant who moved son in with them without asking permission. Son not on lease. Has been living there for about 3 months before this was discovered. Asked tenant to move son out. Asked tenant ...
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What exactly does this mean?

I've been a condo association President for a couple of years now and I keep finding older residents that have come up with their own interpretations over the years, so if something isn't clear, I do ...
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Can a person communicate confidentially with a criminal court about a sentence?

I have heard it is at least theoretically possible for a Judge in criminal court in Georgia to reconsider a sentence. If a Judge is contacted by an interested person to request such a reconsideration,...
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White Collar Financial Crime Storyline Wanted [closed]

I am writing a novel and I'm looking for some suggestions from people who know the law (I know very little!). The novel is set in Vancouver, BC (Canada). The protagonist in the story is a partner in a ...
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Securities and exchange/ merger agreements

Whether the Change of Control Agreement and S-4 are legally binding like contracts and enforceable after the merger has closed, or whether they are only relevant to getting the deal approved before it ...
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Can an improperly drafted contract be invalidated?

Suppose that I hire a lawyer to draft a formal contract with another party. (I, the lawyer, and the other party all reside within the U.S.) The terms that I would like in the contract are well ...
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GDPR and right to provide meter readings

My energy company have estimated the opening meter readings for my move in date for a property. I have the correct readings in photos taken on that date, but the energy company won't allow me to ...
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Intellectual property when leaving the employment

Company's time, company's laptop, company's idea submitted to the internal innovation platform. It was rejected by the corporate immune system: We are to inform you that your idea has been ...
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Does the “Family First Coronavirus Response Act” cover federal employees?

Apparently, a new coronavirus related paid family leave law takes effect on 04/01/2020. I understand that, among commercial companies, it applies only to those under 500 employees (because, of course, ...
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Is asking HR department about self-organised interest group a sufficient reason to warrant a drug test?

Using a throwaway account as I do not want to get into trouble. Background to cannabis Medical cannabis is legal in the UK since 2018 63% of Londoners supports legalisation for adult recreational ...
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Waiving my right to not be evicted in a San Francisco lease

I am seeking for a new place in San Francisco. After chatting with a home owner who liked me as a potential tenant, we disagreed on the price, and his reasoning is that since this is a unit under the ...
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Must an employer give some kind of documentation for income tax?

When must an employer issue a T4, T4A or some kind of document to a person they paid for their work? Does it make a difference if the person was an independent contractor or employee? Why do some ...
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Cheap but good law school in USA [closed]

I am curious, what is a cheap law school in the USA, preferably less than $25,000 total. By good, I mean like decent, that it provides the necessary tools, but since my price range is not that good, I ...
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Are Employers Obliged to let you Return to Work Early from Unpaid Leave?

I have been an employee at the company for over 5-year and I had requested time off work (4-months) to do sabbatical with some travelling. It was granted by my line manager. The request was made in ...
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Potential false accusation and how to handle this

I am a 22-year-old male, and last fall, I found this girl in an online chat site. When I asked her age, she told me she was 19. We exchanged numbers and started texting a lot every day. I had started ...
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My criminal charge was dismissed before my court date, so why did I just receive a letter with a “new” court date?

I was caught out of state with marijuana, arrested, booked, and bailed out. This happened on February 8. The arresting officer and guy at the desk told me to call the judge ASAP and talk to them to ...
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Is Unit Link Illegal in Australia?

Unit Link is a combination of investment and insurance. It's often scammy. The reason it's scammy is because by combining it with insurance, the company can charge much more and the customer may not ...
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Can the US government ban protests during the coronavirus epidemic? [duplicate]

Let's say a group of disconcerted citizens wants to protest the current actions of the US government. Are they legally allowed to congregate for a protest in spite of the current "shelter in place" ...
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Closed state borders [duplicate]

Have any of the continental states closed their borders to travelers? Like those heading home from AZ or any other state? If so which states are closed at this time.

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