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Can a good lawyer mitigate a failure to prevent data breaches?

I was curious how important it is for a software startup to seek legal council during the fundraising/growth stages. Basically, I don't want to be up a creek if we have some data breach or hack. How ...
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Why are credit rating agencies in the US imune when giving false rating?

I need help understanding why does US legal system affords journalistic protection of free speech to credit rating agencies (CRA), especially those which rated mortgage backed securities (MBS) and ...
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termination of autorenewal contract for business to business

Hi experts out there - I have a business contract that has the term that 'The Service Order will automatically renew for additional successive one-year terms unless at least 60 days before the end of ...
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Is it legal to use the university's softwares for a personal work made to be published and maybe profited from?

Softwares sometimes cost thousands of dollars which an invidial like me can't afford. A cheaper option for me would be to enlist in a university (this isn't the US here) and use their copy of the ...
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Emote icon copyright or intellectual property

I see a nice emote icon(e.g. this) in the internet and draw a very similar one to use it in my commercial application. Is this legal or does it break the copyright law?
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Is the modification / removal of service by a private organization during the term of service illegal?

Suppose an organization have advertised to provide multiple services throughout the course of a year. Each service is sequential, one begins as the previous ends. The organization has advertised that ...
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How to protect software server

In the our contract with our service provider, how do I protect us from having their server hacked and our personal information compromised?
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Is “accusing one liable to offence” indirectly libel?

Suppose there are three people, A, B, and C. A and B has a personal dispute, all parties know each other, and on one day, B's private chat group was attacked and destroyed by an unknown person, whose ...
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What legal proof is valid for a user to complain under an online privacy policy

Now a days most of website like Bank,Social media,Financial service apps and almost all online service) when we signup or create online a/c or use some online services we need to select privacy policy ...
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Will I go to jail if I made an Artificial Intelligence?

I am a programmer, I'm always using different programming languages to make something like a hobby or just my playground. Now I have several insights of how can I make an Artificial Intelligence, ...
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Restraint classed as assault after suspecting unconsented photo

May not relate to law but it falls under exercising justice. I was in school (higher student) when a younger student had their phone pointed at me and the flash went off. I suspected he took a photo ...
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Is it legal for a bank to discriminate against someone by the services they offer based upon their marital status?

A bank is charging me this kind of fee: The fee is $0 if you have over a certain amount, or if you have $500 going in through a direct deposit each month. I don't meet these requirements, so I don't ...
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Is there any US labor law which needs to be heeded by call centers staffed exclusively abroad? [closed]

It has now become a staple of everyday life in America that many of the call center which we reach when we call large corporations are staffed by individuals abroad. What is the legal basis for ...
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Does America run on Dunkin?

I hear this slogan very often when I drive to work. It is very offensive. They shouldn't generalize and say everyone does this or that if it's not true. Are this type of slogans legal? I became ...
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Recourse for Denial of a Teacher Contract

Recently, I flew halfway across the country for an interview. Not only did the interview go well, it could not have gone better! The principal and school board chair both believed I was a perfect ...
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Is it legal for Turkish Airlines to refuse to refund a cancelled refundable-ticket purchased online?

The issue Before coming to Turkish Airlines office I could refund both tickets online. After the simulation only one ticket was available, I directly ask for cancellation of the remaining ticket ...
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Possibility of credit card trolling strategy

Let's say I owe 100k in CC debt. The cc company goes to sue. Correct me but civil trials take months, more.for low priority crap like debt collection. Just before the trial date, I find one of the ...
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How can a barrister succeed, if a barrister lacked 'the depth into law'?

From the 3 m 51 s juncture of Lord Neuberger's interview at the Cambridge Union of 2015/12/12: On the other hand, I do honestly feel, and I am sure some people who read my judgements would agree, ...
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Public Library Bannning “Problem Patrrons” : Scope and Source of Authority?

Public libraries in the USA many times add a “Code of Conduct” to their collection of “policies.” They typically include a provision for banning “problem patrons” from the library for as long as life....
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Is there a better state for men divorce?

I am currently overseas and will be returning to the state of my choosing soon. I need to get a divorce and don't want to land in a man hating state. I have 3 kids and have been married for 9 years. ...
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Process to make a copyrighted book freely available

If there is a copyrighted book that I want to be freely available (for whatever reason), is it possible through legal means to make it available to everyone? When I say freely available I mean to ...
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It's illegal for me to drive in Texas because I don't have insurance?

I live in New Hampshire where car insurance is not required so I don't have it. I just heard that it is illegal for me to drive in Texas because I don't have insurance and that if they stop me they ...
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Is Legal to use characters from movies/games without license in a non related business? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to use some character from Disney for a website offering something not related with Disney business at all (for example a service for software developers). Is this OK or Disney ...
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What do (1) hammering and (2) striking an anvil symbolize? [closed]

Paul Davies. JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2018 2 ed). p. 441.        In Blake, Lord Nicholls made it clear that the gain-based remedy will be granted only in ‘exceptional ...
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Motion or Demand for Discovery (NY) (Family Law) [closed]

First appearance; I am not using a private nor public attorney. In a family court case, can I "motion for discovery" prior to a first appearance? Should I be "motioning for discovery" or "demanding ...
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Is it accurate to assert new rule-making by judges 'when they interpret statutes'?

Source: p 5, How to Study Law (2010 6 ed) by A Bradney, F Cownie, J Masson, A Neal & D Newell. Precedents Not all legal rules are laid down in an Act Of Parliament or some other piece of ...
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JASTA law, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. What's next?

Can anyone use this law to sue the US for killing people in Iraq for example?
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Ways to nullify a Golden Parachute founder? [closed]

The company founder who is utterly useless, set up a golden parachute agreement with the company. Basically, a hefty ammount is to be paid if he is terminated from the company. The ammount is ...
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Can I amend a contract after end date

I'm a freelance web developer and I entered into a contract with a client in August 2018. The contract was set to end and product delivered by October 5 2018. However, due to the client changes in ...
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Is Roger Ver punished for 10 months in Prison Because of his Speech?

http://voluntaryist.com/howibecame/rogerver.html#.W9gtcuKYNhF Is there a precedent? He claimed that others doing the same thing are given a slap on the wrist and only him get sent to jail. How ...
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Is it fair use to buy a Mac, not use it, and build a hackintosh?

There have been threads like https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/107324/is-installing-mavericks-on-hackintosh-legal with some user's commentary amounting to "I purchased 4 iPhones! I'm entitled!"...
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Can I sue If I was served a real burger after requesting a veggie burger

My husband and I were served a meat burger after requesting a veggie burger. I specifically asked what were the ingredients in the veggie burger. The district manger happened to be in the store, ...
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Required to have a fishing license if homeless?

Lets say an individual is homeless. He has no source of income and simply wanders around with a small bag of personal items. Included in the items are a fishing pole and several fishing lures. He ...
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Can Bangladeshi Lawyer practice in UK?

If somebody has no Nationality card of UK, is he able to practice in UK court, although he has completed BPTC courses?
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Is Pokemon Go legal at all in the UK?

The Vagrancy Act 1824 has this to say every Person playing or betting in any Street, Road, Highway, or other open and public Place, at or with any Table or Instrument of gaming, at any Game or ...
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Software patents implications and ramifications to the end user

Software patents affect a small part of the world. As a citizen of a state, where software patents are not a thing, I am personally not concerned with that. However, as a developer I am concerned with ...
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If someone sent me a gift in exchange for a favor and I did said favor can I be required to return the gift?

A friend recently mailed me an X-Box One and a Samsung Galaxy S10 in the condition that I complete Nightwave Season 2 for them in a PlayStation Network Video Game known as Warframe. So I did log on ...
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Could I get around a copyright by changing one small thing

I am trying to make a computer program that simulates another computer. I want to simulate something called the Scott CPU (from here). Could I change a small thing about it and not have to ask for ...
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Is This Parental Leave Policy Compromise Legally Sound? [closed]

Locality: United States - Kentucky I work for a small (<10 employees) accounting business. The owner recently promoted me to an HR-equivalent position to handle internal payroll and time off, and ...
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Why cops, in this case, didn't simply seize the stereo?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_v._Hicks I look at this case. A cop saw expensive stereo. The cop check the serial number and found that the stereo was stolen. The cop move the stereo a bit ...
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Refusing to pay part of a installment plan

I know very well that not paying a loan of any sort can traumatize your credit score, and depending on the loan agreement could also impact you legally. What about installment plans? Where no ...
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Are immigration officers who grant visas to a convicted terrorist guilty of a crime?

I'm not a lawyer or an expert on laws, but from what I know it is the visa officers' first and foremost responsibility to screen applicants/referrals and filter out potentially dangerous ones. They ...
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If a witness refuses to answer 'Has the defendant done this before?', then why can the jury appeal to ignorance?

Source: p 186, The Art of the Advocate (1993) by Richard Du Cann QC (called to the Bar of England and Wales).   Until then great attention will be paid to any question asked by the jury on the ...
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Has a sentencing manipulation defense ever held water?

Has a sentencing manipulation defense ever held water? It seems as if this form of injustice is considered possible but being ignored by the courts.
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What do I do if someone forged my name on bill of sale to transfer title?

Hello I need help with advice on where to go with the situation I'm in. I made a deal with the guy to trade my Dodge Durango and my Mustang for his Suzuki street bike and a $2000 digital water pump. I ...
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Was any penal law corresponding to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ever introduced in any country?

Was any penal law corresponding to UDHR ever introduced in any country? So that UDHR could be enforced. I now that UDHR itself is not a penal code and as of now it is not enforced globally. But is ...
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How to use the vehicle horn to communicate? [closed]

I know people use the car horn to get the attention of another drivers or pedestrians. What other ways do people use the horn to communicate that may not be the same everywhere? Can you break any ...
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Is piracy (copyright infringement) not prohibited by law in Tonga? [duplicate]

Inspired by (lack of answers to) another question of mine. I often see sites which illegally distribute copyright-protected content (torrents and the like) using .to domain name (which belongs to ...
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What does “hold to order” mean?

Paul Davies. JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2018 2 ed). p. 69. Is the Best Answer from Yahoo Answers beneath wrong? I'm assuming that the rogue, Fletcher, didn't have a solicitor. One ...
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Is a loan contract valid if a different amount than was stated was borrowed?

If there is a contract written that entitles one party (the lender) to give another party (the borrower) X amount of money (e.g., £700) and the lender only gives some fraction of that (e.g., £300) on ...

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