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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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Minecraft EULA for mods

Copyright is the reason Microsoft owns the copyright to the Minecraft code. That gives them exclusive rights to make copies and derivative works. A mod is a derivative work. Further, copyright is near ...
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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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Am I legally obligated to let a store clerk see my receipt?

The 4th amendment protection against unreasonable searches is irrelevant, since it only relates to governmental searches. There may be "shopkeeper privilege" laws in your state that enable a ...
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Is presumption of innocence also applicable for private contracts?

united-states Does Citizen X have the right to know what particular term and condition has she allegedly violated? If the Terms of Service allow it to terminate service without cause (which it ...
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Is presumption of innocence also applicable for private contracts?

canada If termination is truly discretionary If the contract truly gives a provider "sole discretion" to terminate (many contracts do), then the reason they give for termination is not even ...
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Almost certainly a scam, but with our business data?

Import/ export manifests are frequently public information. There are services (no endorsement implied but they do have an online form that lets you see what sorts of information is available) that ...
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On what legal basis can a store sell an item and forbid its resale?

germany They cannot. Not in your case of a private person selling their private purchase to another private person. It would be a big pandoras box otherwise. What if you gift the item to your friend ...
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Any laws against scalpers that buy all stocks of a product and sell them for outreagous prices?

There are some open-ended laws that might be used in the US, generally under the rubric of "unfair competition", as prohibited by §5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. There are also ...
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Texas - New Mexico Razor Wire Fence vs Interstate Commerce

If it interferes with interstate commerce, it would be illegal But, there’s no evidence that it does. There is no general right to walk across privately or publicly owned land whether that’s at a ...
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Is presumption of innocence also applicable for private contracts?

australia It’s complicated Contract Law This PWC report from March 2023 provides a good summary of the law in new-south-wales, victoria and Federally. It is focused on energy infrastructure but the ...
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I am not allowed to purchase Tech B unless already a customer of System A from same Company, which I do not want/need ..legal?

This is freedom of contract The company sells one product to everyone, System A. The company also sells Tech B to only its pre-existing customers. That is not bundling under the general ideas of ...
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Is presumption of innocence also applicable for private contracts?

switzerland Contracts with an undefined lifetime basically always have a notice period. This includes phone or broadband contracts, but also rental contracts and work contracts. It is legal and for ...
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Is a private individual shopping for personal goods from companies "non-commercial"?

Yes and no Yes, it is a non-commercial activity for Alice. No, it is a commercial activity for Bob Inc. and Charlie Corp.
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A store security guard prevented me from entering a shop 30 min before the close, does he have the right to?

I think the core question here is if they denied access to you specifically and alone, while admitting others, or if the store closed earlier than its posted times, and denied entry to everyone ...
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