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Is it legal to create a legally allowed problem that didn't exist beforehand, then sell the solution to that problem to affected people?

Items 1, 2 and 4 are legal in the U.S. and in the E.U. (assuming that there is no specific legislation on those particular practices in an E.U. country or U.S. state). These practices fall under the ...
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Using science paper's method in commercial product

The relevant law here is patent law, and the comment makes clear that the idea is not protected by a patent. This is not a "subtle point". The laws allow everything that's not forbidden.
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