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Images of real coins used as “rewards” in games

There are some educational math "games" for androids targeted at pre-highschool students. Since their goal is to make learning fun, they some times include rewards which are visually appealing to ...
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Personal, Subpoena'd Information that's Exculpatory is 'Missing'

If information is acquired by a prosecutor that is potentially exculpatory but misplaced, what should a defense attorney do, and what (beyond admonishment) would a judge ordinarily do?
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Risks of requiring payment acknowledgment when requiring release without payment

Suppose Acme Co does something which damages Bob, and Bob files suit. Acme Co’s attorney Allen approaches Bob in person, admitting that Acme is liable and offering to pay $X as well as take steps ...
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Is it legal to use some sound effects that are identical or found on some famous TV shows or other games for your own game project?

I found this sound effect resource for my mech game, but these sound effects are used in the Gundam series. I know there are some shows and games other than Gundam that use identical sounds. Is it ...
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Is there any law (US, UK, or Canadian) that limits the scope of a search, so that unrelated crimes can't be prosecuted?

Are search warrants limited to evidence for a specific crime? For example, assume a search warrant is issued based on probable cause of property theft. While executing this search warrant, the police ...
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Conflicting wills in case of a small business

Two business partners make a signed and notarized agreement that if either dies or becomes permanently disabled then the other inherits that share of the business. One of the partners dies and is ...
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should I acknowledge the value of information?

I am reading a contract in which there is the following content: you acknowledge you will have visibility to valuable information. My question is what is the exact meaning of this statement? Going ...
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What benefits to the freeholder and what disadvantages to the leaseholder does a long (1000 year) lease have over the freehold?

I am interested in a property and approximately 300 acres of associated land in the UK. The has a 1000 year long lease with a peppercorn ground rent and no service charge. I understand that every ...
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Obscene Publications Act (UK Law) - Meaning of 'publishes'?

So, what I want to know is this: Suppose there is an article online that somebody wrote, which is 'obscene' by the criteria outlined e.g. in http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/obscene_publications/ ...
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Photograph Copyright Law - Picture transformation

I need help regarding some copyright law issues. I live in Canada if that helps with anything.. Lets say I took a picture off the internet of a celebrity and then I mixed up his face with another ...
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What to include in disclaimer and privacy policy of IoT devices and services?

IoT allows any devices to connect to a server which collect sensitive privacy data such as whether or not you are at home etc. What are the main consent of users that need to be addressed when it ...
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Extradition and rendition

As a non-lawyer, I have an understanding of the terms in the subject line that comes from TV shows, stuff I heard somewhere, Facebook, etc. And that understanding so far is this: Rendition is the ...
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Android Application named after film

I was wondering if you are able to call an Android Application after a name of a film. I have tried researching online and have found information regarding character names and graphics etc but couldn'...
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SSN returns “no match found” [closed]

I have an offer from an employer in Texas, everything turned out okay except when they look up for my SSN, they said it turns out as "no match found" A little backstory: I'm a Mexican Citizen, came ...
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Regulations for stock taking of fixed company assets?

As an European finance/law student, I am currently studying the legal part of the stock taking process of fixed company assets in the United States. Unfortunately, I could not figure out if there are ...
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When would it be lawful and professionally ethical in the US for a medic to sign with his sole name a medical report that the patient himself wrote?

If a patient writes a medical report about himself, and gives it to his medic to sign with his sole name, under what conditions is it lawful and professionally ethical for the medic to sign it?
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A work is under CC-by-ND but author permits fan fictions

A person posts an e-book on some web site and attributes it as CC-by-ND. Then he creates a public discussion in Vkontakte with the subject ”Post fanfics of %e-book's name% here“. Nevertheless, is it ...
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Legal requirements for Board of Directors & officers for WA state worker co-ops

Myself and several friends are planning on starting a for profit worker-owned cooperative business that will provide landscaping services in Washington state. We have decided to form our cooperative ...
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Is a invention idea patentable..?

I have an invention idea for stopping drunk driving but not sure if an 'idea' is a patentable thing.
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Legality of product photos for my online retail store

I own an online retail grocery store and I have taken quality photos of the goods I'm selling. I'm wondering if I'm violating any copyright laws for taking the photos of copyrighted/trademarked ...
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Justiciability of a case involving violation of natural justice by an authority other than 'state'

It is settled that natural justice is guaranteed under Article 14 of the Indian constitution. However article 14 explicitly mentions that "The State shall not deny to any person ...". Thus if a person ...
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What is plausible deniability, and to what extent can it be used?

I have a hypothetical question: Say I am a normal person, I go on the internet, and buy a prepaid debit card, that seems completely normal and legitimate. The very next day, the FBI knock down my door ...
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Alternative to “Isn't it true that…?” when questioning witnesses

I am a parent who is going to a special education impartial hearing without a lawyer. I have read that with school district witnesses, I am allowed to ask questions of the form "Isn't it true that...?...
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How does contributing to a FLOSS project work from a legal perspective?

Some points I know: Contributors own copyright over their contributions, which means the author (= the owner of the repo and original author) cannot re-license the code (= change the license of the ...
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Can a company raise the cost of a service partway through a service period?

We've been paying $500/month since we started using this SaaS company several years ago, as one of their first customers. The company sold to some other company in April. On July 19, of this year ...
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Is it legal, to use open-source project names on an ad?

I have a plan to make a team and develop web sites, servers, games to customers. Of course, there will be ads on local TV, newspapers. So, my question is: Can I use Open Source project names on my ...
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In Missouri, can I sell 'non-hazardous' food from my kitchen?

RSMO Ch. 196 makes me think the answer is yes. In particular: A cottage food production operation is not a food service establishment and shall not be subject to any health or food code laws ...
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Financial dependency while over age of majority

If someone's father is not giving money to his child (21 years), can that child put a case on his father of not getting money for him as he is totally dependent on his father as that child is a ...
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How long can the government charge you after arrest but before trial?

If a person has been arrested already, can the federal government bring up additional felony charges while that person awaits trial? And if so how long does the government have to bring up the ...
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Best way to explain sublicensable (through multiple tiers)?

I'd like to find a succinct definition of what it means in a software license agreement, to make the license "sublicensable (through multiple tiers)". Ideally this would be a definition that could be ...
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Copyright of user-generated content

My partner and I created a pre-employment testing website. Users come to our site, pick and choose questions they like from our library and then invite their candidates to take the test. We (owners ...
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Copyright infringement of 10 second music clip

I have recently created an animation/parody of famous song and have added about an 8 second clip of the song as the background audio for my animation. However, I would like to post the animation (...
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How do I find out who to contact for copyright permission for sheet music?

I want to make a website hosting a large collection of sheet music from many different artists to be viewed online, but I have no idea how to go about getting permissions to do this. If I had to take ...
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Movie Licensing

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but here we go... I am planning to create a VR game where the user will be able to watch movies. One of the issues I have thought about would be licensing ...
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If a US citizen in the US voluntarily works for free for Sci-Hub, is she in any trouble?

Sci-Hub gives free access to gated journal articles. In the US, Sci-Hub is in a legal grey area (if not outright illegal). Let's say for example that a US citizen based in the US volunteers to spruce ...
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Asked to assist when company in administration (UK) [closed]

A friend of mine works (worked) for a company that has gone into administration (in the UK). She has been asked to still come to the office for a few days to help out with the accounts. I was just ...
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Use of CC0 images in an Android app

I'm making an app, and it need some images that the users can use to personalize their phone. I'm planning to use unsplash.com as images source. The licence says that they are CC0: https://unsplash....
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How do Canadian Youth Criminal Laws Work?

In Canada, prosecution of youth follow a different system than adults. Canada has a statute known as the Youth Criminal Justice Act, that outlines the details of the system. Prior to the act, there ...
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Using Fitness Trackers In Kickstarter Campaign

I'm working on an app for iPhone that uses fitness tracker data. For my stretch goals I'm offering additional device support. Can I use a photo from the device company's news resource website? News ...
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How do i report an Email crime in Germany?

A couple of German companies are making money off my name. Since they do not care about my requests to remove my name from their sites and Google refuses to remove them from the Google search I would ...
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As a new owner of a motorcycle, how many days can I wait before I purchase auto insurance in New York state?

In the NY State DMV website, I read that vehicle owners must register their vehicles within 180 days of the effective date on their Insurance ID Cards. But how many days can I wait before I get my ...
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Non-european company flight cancellation compensation

Me and my partner booked return tickets from Paris to Antananarivo with Air Madagascar. On our way there, they cancelled the flight and we weren't informed until we arrived at the airport (we took the ...
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How would a company use this result of USA v David Nosal?

After the ruling of USA v David Nosal in the Ninth Circuit Court, a news article "Federal court rules that sharing your Netflix password is a federal crime" indicates that this would give companies ...
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Who can initiate the legal proceedings for hacking?

If a server is owned and maintained by Organization A, but almost fully installed and configured by Person A, who is a employee of Organization A, then who initiates the legal proceedings regarding ...
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Would I have an IP case against Google and Nintendo (hypothetically)

Back in early college I wanted to toy with my location based app development skills. I created a Windows Phone game where Pokemon were scattered across a real world map in your area and you could walk/...
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What happens if someone does something illegal on a server you host at home?

Let's say you start up a Gmail-type service and somebody sells drugs with it/distributes child pornography, would SWAT raid my house if bad people used my website? I'm interested in an answer under ...
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Is it legal to use Web crawler for data gathering?

I live in Uk, I am programmer and I have built a personal system that goes to some foreign housing web sites and extracts data from adverts going add by add (using crawler/scraper/web spider), I then ...
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Registered as a Ltd company but not traded yet; government threatening me for not filing taxes

I registered myself as a Ltd company a year ago with the UK government to ready myself for working freelance as a web developer. Since then I have been involved in other projects (mostly voluntary, ...
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Should I get a lawyer after my accident?

Last Tuesday I got in an accident with a lady who is insured with GEICO. I merged into the middle lane (three lane highway in TX) I was in the lane and all of a sudden this lady who was in my left ...
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a license agreement that is automatically terminated in practice

When I read the license agreement of my samsung cell phone, I noticed that lending the phone's software (its OS) is prohibited. Also according to the license agreement, it is automatically terminated ...

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