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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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What are the qualifications / assumed knowledge for an MLRO (Money Laundering Reporting Officer) in the UK?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires crypto-asset businesses to appoint a money-laundering reporting compliance officer (United Kingdom). The MLRO is personally liable for breaches to the ...
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Taking a picture of a parking offender while still in the car

I occasionally see car drivers parking on the bike lane that I am using. Usually I take a picture of the car and send if off to the city, they issue a parking ticket. These days I had a case where the ...
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Are there any U.S. laws under which Chinese social media apps could be banned?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the federal government is looking into banning Chinese social media apps like TikTok (source). Are there any current U.S. laws or regulations via which such a ...
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Do police have powers civilians don't?

Citizens can many things police can do: Citizens can detain people, get court orders, and so on. Citizens can't send people to jail (although these days many jails are private). Is there any ...
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Can a moderation team in a game extend a ban that you have just because they want to

I have been playing a game called VRChat for quite a while now. There is a lot of toxicity and corruption by the staff in this game and I have previous use and bans because of using a modified client (...
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If a Politician uses an Organized Crime Syndicate to extort a Business, is the Politician guilty of the same crime as the Syndicate?

In the United States, let's say you have: A generic POLITICIAN of any type A generic ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATE of any type A generic BUSINESS of any type If an ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATE pressures a ...
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Can I trademark a mobile application name that exists, but in a different region / language and unrelated to my app's functionality?

I have a couple questions regarding the possibility of trademarking the name of a mobile application that I am developing. The main question is: Can I trademark the name and logo of a mobile ...
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Is it legal for a private foundation to compensate a “disqualified” person for direct charitable activities?

For obvious reasons, US tax law restricts the role that relatives of the founders (called "disqualified persons") of a foundation can play in the foundation. I have two questions: Would it ...
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Is it legal to use “Linux Distributions” for the purpose of making money?

I am planning to open a blog webpage, publish technology-based content on it in Turkish language, maybe in English language later, and make money via blogger earning methods like Google AdSense. In ...
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Legitimacy of Online Cryptocurrency Lottery

Is it legal to run an online cryptocurrency lottery (where participants buy virtual tickets) taking a 1% of the prize as profit specifically or other kinds of profit in general? What authorizations ...
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In UK law, are any business banking contracts considered unfair and therefore unlawful?

The bank we use for our business banking charged us US$1,300 recently. We incurred the charge by mistakenly initiating two identical transfers on online banking between accounts which have two ...
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Is it common that a country has a law that supports additional taxing for national media?

An European country Slovenia (That small thing east of Italy) has a law that basically forces each household to pay additional tax each month for national radio-and-tv station. The amount is fixed to ...
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Is the game company required to help and take actions for a player who got scammed in the game for virtual currencies?

According to the answers in this question, you are legally responsible when scamming someone for virtual goods in a game. However, in most of the cases it is very hard to actually get any information ...
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How will PhD students who have no course requirements anymore, be affected by the latest ICE ruling?

A new announcement was made by ICE today, which intends to remove international students from the US whose universities have gone completely online. For universities like mine, which are following a ...
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Is it legal to write a program that does something illegal but make sure the code won't ever be executed? [duplicate]

I was wondering the following: Suppose a programmer writes a program that has no license info but does something illegal, never runs the code but puts it to the Github. According to this: What are the ...
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Does the US provide countervailing duty relief, deferral, or refunds for re-exports?

A product, such as a widget, is imported into the US from country A. The US levies a countervailing duty on widgets from country A. There are no antidumping duties. The widget is re-exported by truck ...
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How do I find out which motorcycling group is legally active in North Carolina (NC)? To lobby for legalizing lane splitting [migrated]

I have been riding in California and I have seen the benefits of lane splitting. I'm getting conflicting info online about the legality of lane splitting in NC. I want to get involved with the ...
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Is it the same nature of business?

As far as I understand, I can use the name the same as the name of another business, if we are of different business natures. Right? The other business is selling physical goods (more exactly, they ...
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Can I sue a publication for using my picture in an unflattering light?

I was walking down the street with my boyfriend a photographer asked if he could take a picture of us. We agreed and he snapped the photo and left. No consent forms were signed. Now the photo is being ...
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Can the university make apprentices work longer than the legal duration on their employment contracts?

The article L6222-24 of the French labor code say that : The time devoted by the apprentice to the training provided in apprenticeship training centers is included in the work schedule, except in the ...
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What is a “family group” as it pertains to quarantine orders?

New York currently has travel restrictions in place, which require individuals coming in from specific states to quarantine for 2 weeks. They use the definition of "quarantine" as defined by ...
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Am I obligated to chase after someone to pay them? [duplicate]

We hired a tree removal service to remove some trees from our property. The bill was paid for by the solar company that installed our solar service. The solar company sent us a check for the tree ...
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If you parody a song and put it in a movie or in a successful YouTube/Netflix series, do you still need to contact copyright holders? [duplicate]

I am parodying several songs for the soundtrack of what will hopefully be a full feature movie, and would like to know if by doing so I have to contact the copyright holders to obtain a license. --I ...
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There is a gap in my Landlord's Gas Safety Record (UK)

I have a lodger living with me at home. I got my Landlord's gas safety check done but a bit late (it was a day after the last one expired). I just read that if anything happens they will look at your ...
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Can Trump become the 46th president [closed]

Donald Trump is currently the 45th president of the United States. If he is re-elected in November his "number" will not change. If he loses, runs again in 2024 and wins that election, he ...
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Is it legal for me to use a picture in the Public Domain (Of an airplane) on a T-Shirt? [closed]

So I'm planning on selling a few T-shirts online. I plan on using a Public Domain image like this. The image will be edited to remove all logos and the final result will look a little bit like this. ...
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Are interstate and interdistrict travel restrictions legal?

This is an excerpt from the latest unlockdown (Unlock 2.0) guidelines from the Ministry of Home Affairs, States/UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities ...
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What does the phrase “or anyone close to you” mean in juror questionnaires

A silly example: "Do you or anyone close to you prefer pancakes to waffles?" Does the phrase refer to my immediate family (spouse, children, parents, or siblings)? My extended family (...
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The right to hide one's password

It's well known that you should never reveal your password to anyone -- including your boss, your sysadmin, etc. My friend's former boss has sued her, demanding (among other things) the password to ...
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Are apprentice homework hours counted in working hours in France?

The article L6222-24 of French Working Code say that : The time devoted by the apprentice to the training provided in apprenticeship training centers is included in the work schedule Does it mean ...
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I gave my landlord my a N9 form to end a 1 year lease due to allergies and she is refusing to accept it. Is that illegal do I have recourse with LTB?

I have a one year lease, I've only lived in the unit for 2 months. My landlord has lied to me multiple times by making verbal agreements then going back on them. Her lies included other tenants and ...
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Punishments for Low-level Sexual Harrassment [closed]

For too long, people in Countries like UK and USA have committed low-level Sexual Harrassment and got away with a sanction which merely amounts to just a 'slap on the wrist'. For offenses commited ...
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US states and legal tender (money)

I was of the understanding that all governmental bodies inside the US were required to accept all forms of legal tender. In other words, if you owed a $1,000 fine to the federal, state, or local ...
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Ownership of sites and smart contracts

If I am an owner of a site, I can place restrictions on its usage even if the site software is licensed under an open source license such as GPL or AGPL, right? Which law allows me to place such ...
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Meaning of “Strike from the Record” in legal code? Is there *any* memory/record once “stricken”?

"Strike the record" ("strike from the record", "strike that from the record") is a frequently spoken phrase in legal docudramas. Are there violent connotations to the ...
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my runaway thoughts

im 16 years old and im thinking about running away from home because i feel that there is nothing keeping me here. My family is almost broken,my dad has an affair which my mom is aware of yet decides ...
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By what mechanism does a parent company control its subsidiary?

Company B is a fully-owned subsidiary of Company A, a huge international conglomerate. All the employees of Company B are in the orgchart of Company A, all under Company B's CEO. That CEO's boss is a ...
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Is GPL compatible with my license notice?

Are GPL (v3) and AGPL licenses compatible with the following license notice on my site for a e-book store whose software is licensed under this license: You are legally prohibited (unless the file ...
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My friend lives in an assisted living building and staff are not allowing visitors for him as a punishment. Is it legal?

This is a strange question. I have a friend who lives in an assisted living facility. Most people in it have some sort of mental health problem and need medication. On a number of occasions the staff ...
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Where can a person go to in order to find out the laws about a particular subject?

I am attempting to figure out everything I need to know before operating either an electric or gas-powered bicycle, such as whether I need to get a license or register the bike. Does there exist an ...
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Are open air cremations illegal in most of the US?

Almost all cremations done in the US are done at crematoriums where bodies are put inside an incinerator. The only open-air cremation service in the US is the non-profit Crestone End-Of-Life Project, ...
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Can a citizen be denied access to their own country?

With decades of international treaties covering refugees, asylum, diplomats, espionage, and countless other interesting and relevant topics to international politics, is there any international treaty ...

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