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GDPR will continue to apply to UK customers directly until the end of the transition period (31 December 2020): So, while the UK will no longer have any voting rights, it will need to follow EU rules. The European Court of Justice will also continue to have the final say over any legal disputes. Thereafter, the Data Protection Act 2018 will continue ...


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While @Greendrake is generally correct that GDPR-like standards (via the Data Protection Act (2018)) will continue to apply to personal data of UK citizens/residents that are controlled or processed in the UK, there is a substantial question about whether the UK will be considered a "safe" jurisdiction for the purposes of the GDPR. This means that after ...


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Why is a business allowed to refuse a customer? Because also freedom of contract is a right. Except for discrimination on the basis of protected categories, a person or entity is entitled to discretion on whether or with whom to do business and enter contracts. The last sentence in your post reflects a misconception of "completely different set of values ...


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The details of this specific matter are not clear because it appears that Mane6 relented in response to a cease and desist letter, rather than be dragged through court. Since we are not privy to the letter from Hasbro, the best we can do is guess based on the degrees of freedom that exist under the law. The claim that this game was a "parody" is an ...


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As of 23:00 GMT on 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union. But there is a 'transition period' or 'implementation period' until 31 December 2020. During this period the UK is 'in' the EU single market and customs union. For practical purposes it is 'in' the EEA until 31 December 2020. By the way, Switzerland is not a member of ...


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Not before the transition period ends (31 December 2020): During this period, the UK will remain in both the EU customs union and single market. That means, until the transition ends, most things will stay the same. This includes: Travelling to and from the EU (including the rules around driving licences and pet passports) Freedom of ...


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If you bought online (so you had no chance to see the shoes and try them out before buying them) then you can return them within seven days. That’s very inconvenient for the seller, but it is the price they have to pay for not having a brick and mortar store. They have to take them back even if there is no fault.


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This is indeed against EU distance selling regulations. As a digital service, this is not subject to any of the named exceptions. You have the right to cancel the service, even without stating a reason. There is indeed an exception for contracts that have started at your explicit request. The "explicit" is important. This cannot be an implied request or a ...


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Your disclaimer is unlikely to carry much value. If the law says you are right, the disclaimer doesn't help. If the law says you're wrong, the disclaimer doesn't help either. The correct disclaimer probably would have been along the lines "Any opinion publicised is the opinion of its author, and may or may not reflect the opinion of the ThisSite.pt." At ...


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Whoever "derived" the illegal derivative work most likely has copyright in his derivations, unless they are not worth copyright protections. Say I take the Harry Potter books and add a few chapters and try to sell it - that's copyright infringement of course, but I have the copyright on these additional chapters. However, I don't have the right to allow ...


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In addition, if you want to stay in the U.K. beyond Jan 2021, you will have to apply for “pre-settled” status which allows you to remain with short interruptions, and you can change this to “settled status” after being in the U.K. for five years, which allows you to leave and return within five years. I wouldn’t be surprised if the U.K. enforced freedom-of-...


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You should not be asking users to "accept" your privacy policy - a very frequent error by the way - although you might ask someone to confirm that they have read it (This is different from accepting your terms and conditions). Providing a privacy notice is an obligation that rests with you as a data controller. Your notice must provide the user with the ...


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Although the UK has formally exited the European Union, it is in a 'transition' or 'implentation' period until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK remains in the single market and customs union and such rules continue to apply as they did while the UK was an EU member state. If you are in any doubt, you should contact your passport authority and ...


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The EULA (End User Licensing Agreement) is a contract you sign with Blizzard in order to use the game. You agree to the contract when you sign; you agree to Blizzards ownership of your custom games. If you don't agree to the contract stipulations, don't sign. I'm under impression that no EULA for a content-creating tool can bind me to give up my rights ...


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If you are a consumer (Verbraucher) and bought the shoes from a company (Unternehmer) via the internet, this is a distance contract (Fernabsatzvertrag), § 312c BGB. In this case you have a right of withdrawal (Widerrufsrecht) according to §§ 312g, 355 BGB. So you can withdraw the contract within 14 days after you got the shoes (§§ 356 II n. 1a, 355 II BGB) ...


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