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Can you host a version of Wikipedia on your own domain and charge for it?

It's allowed by the Creative Commons Attribution -ShareAlike license, and intentionally so. The Wikimedia Foundation wants things like this to be possible; that is part of the goal of open content. (...
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Can you host a version of Wikipedia on your own domain and charge for it?

"they end up ranking higher than Wikipedia itself on Google". That's a highly unlikely scenario, unless you could somehow convince all current users of Wikipedia that switching to a paid ...
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Who owns the rights to the questions on Stack Exchange?

This seems to be a mix of question about law and a meta-question about this site, but I'll treat it as an on-topic question about law. The author of a question, or answer, owns the copyright to their ...
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Does the German GDPR require storing the data in a German datacenter for a tele-health company?

The goal of the GDPR is to ensure a single market for personal data processing throughout the EU. Since all EU/EEA member states now have equivalent levels of data protection, it doesn't matter in ...
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Are there ways of storing personal data beyond standard GDPR limitations?

The GDPR does not set fixed retention periods. Instead, it says data may not be kept for longer than necessary. What is necessary depends very much on the specific context of the processing activity, ...
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Who owns the rights to the questions on Stack Exchange?

The Network Terms say: Subscriber Content You agree that any and all content, including without limitation any and all text, graphics, logos, tools, photographs, images, illustrations, software or ...
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Is it illegal to fetch a picture from another phone remotely after having a consent Or prior Permissions?

Of course, remote access tools and remote administration can be legitimate. But such tools also have substantial potential for abuse. You as the app provider might have a responsibility for ensuring ...
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Can you host a version of Wikipedia on your own domain and charge for it?

Wikipedia does not make any attempt to stop people creating and placing online copies of Wikipedia, or parts of it. Indeed it encourages people to do so. Not only does the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license ...
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Facebook vs GDPR - Private Messages I sent to others will never be deleted/erased from Facebook servers

Art. 17 GDPR Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue ...
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Now that the OPEN Government Data Act is law, can we request data for free?

You generally can request data for free, but keep in mind that the Act does not require every set of data to be published or released. For instance, it applies only to data that is subject to release ...
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Who owns the rights to the questions on Stack Exchange?

Who owns the rights to the question and can it be republished? The question is: which rights are you talking about? If you are talking about copyrights, then you "own" the copyrights. (I ...
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What is the most comparable American law to GDPR right to subject access? Privacy Act?

HIPAA seems comparable but only applies to medical data, but is there anything more general than that? Not really, at least at the national level. There is no comprehensive national regulation of ...
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Digital ownership in a peer-to-peer network

Why would the method by which you transfer a item that has a copyright impact the copyright? You buy a new book at a new bookstore, a used book at a used bookstore, a used book at a garage sale, ...
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Right to personal data on youtube : what if account is banned

No, a company cannot suspend your GDPR rights – contracts can't override the law. Your rights as a data subject apply as long as your personal data is being processed. However, there is no requirement ...
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When producing a product by reverse engineering do you risk lawsuit from only the manufacturer of the product you're reverse engineering?

Unmentioned in the question, but implied, is that the original manufacturer (OEM) may have a cause of action against the Chinese manufacturer. The Chinese manufacturer could be infringing copyright, ...
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How does GDPR deal with combined personal data?

I think this shows a misunderstanding of the meaning of the GDPR. A data subject has the right to demand information, correction, deletion etc. about some of their data held by some institutions, ...
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The Data ownership for an automated server running for years prior to GDPR Regulations

There are a number of misconceptions in this question. Firstly, the regulatory environment did not drastically change when the GDPR came into force in 2018. Previously, each EU member state had its ...
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Date Privacy and Twitch; Do I have the right to access my chat logs?

The Art 15 GDPR right to access is pretty absolute. There are only three grounds under which access to a copy of your data can be denied: Art 12(5): the request is “manifestly unfounded”, e.g. ...
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Copyright implications of dismissing Individual and Representative Plaintiffs v. Github Inc, Microsoft Inc, OpenAI (et al.) on derived LLMs

A motion to dismiss sets no precedent Whether it succeeds or not, it does not result in a judgement on the merits, it is simply an analysis on whether the case as pleaded shows the defendant has a ...
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Can you copyright data?

My remarks pertain only to US Law. Laws vary in other countries. Subject matter eligible for copyright protection in the US must be expressive and creative. To the extent data are merely ...
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What is the legal status of data (intentionally deleted or not) on a second-hand computer?

Data, as it happens in law, can also be owned. That's why we have a discipline called "Intellectual Property". It is a "thing" - like other properties like cars, houses etc., someone owns it. Now, ...
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Legality of data "chunking" concerning child pornography

18 U.S. Code § 2252 defines a crime and punishment for knowingly transporting, or reproducing for distribution by any means, visual depictions involving the use of a minor engaging in sexually ...
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For HIPAA, Does US Patient Data Have To Stay On US Servers?

No. This is governed by the HIPAA Security Rule which was a regulation that the HIPAA statute required the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt. The Rule does require someone covered by ...
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Do citizens of India have a legal right ask a website to delete their personal information?

At least as of 2011, when regulations under the Information Technology Act related to privacy and data security were issued (some of the relevant statute sections and regulations are linked in this ...
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Does GDPR apply to location data collected by apps?

Yes, this violates the GDPR if the user is in Europe. Data which is tied to a personal device can be tied to the person who owns it. From "What Is Personal Data" by the UK Information Commissioner's ...
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Can a database be made from essays written in college?

Whether published or unpublished, they are still protected by copyright. (They are probably unpublished for copyright purposes, but in the US this makes little difference for any recently created work ...
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How does GDPR's right to erasure apply to deduplicated storage?

I think there are a couple of different ways to look at this. Deduplication is a technical detail that's irrelevant here While the data may be deduplicated on a technical level, the files remain ...
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Is owning leaked databases illegal in the US?

You can't own a database; you might, however, own (have) the copyright to a database if you created it or the creator transferred that right to you. You can also possess a copy of a database: the ...
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Can you copyright data?

Raw, factual data cannot be copyrighted. What can be copyrighted is unique and original presentations. That does not apply to data in "plain vanilla," tabular form. But you must be careful about ...
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what can I do after being scammed

It seems that you have a valid contract and he has breached it. You could sue for the value of a year's hosting in a small claims court. Whether this is worth the effort ...
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