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After reading a fact from a copyrighted textbook, does asking about that fact on a public forum infringe copyright?

In most copyright law (India is no exception), facts and ideas cannot be copyrighted. A particular expression of a fact or idea (i.e. the words used to say it) can be copyrighted, but not the ...
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After reading a fact from a copyrighted textbook, does asking about that fact on a public forum infringe copyright?

Nuclear Hoagie's answer correctly notes that repeating the ideas and knowledge of facts is not copyright infringement when expressed in your own words. Further, if you decide to include a short ...
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Can the people who let their animals roam on the road be punished?

United Kingdom In UK there are many areas where 'owned' grazing animals roam freely: the New Forest, moorland, mountain roads etc. If you hit one, it's not the fault of the person who owns it, ...
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If a Dutch/Indian couple register their baby's birth with India, does it cease to be Dutch due to "voluntarily adopting" another citizenship?

No First, you have a very advanced child if they are capable of filling out and submitting government forms before their first birthday. I’m University educated and some government forms baffle me. ...
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Is sodomy or fellatio illegal in India?

IPC 377 was largely rendered irrelevant by the ruling of Navtej Singh Johar vs Union Of India (2018), i. In view of the aforesaid findings, it is declared that insofar as Section 377 criminalises ...
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Can the subsidiary be a party to the contract signed by its parent here?

If they were a successor, administrator, executor, or assignee A subsidiary company would not normally be one of those but there’s noting preventing them from becoming one - most likely an assignee.
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If a Dutch/Indian couple register their baby's birth with India, does it cease to be Dutch due to "voluntarily adopting" another citizenship?

No. A key point I missed when asking the question is that the rule in Dutch law that you lose your Dutch citizenship if you gain another nationality only applies to adults - there are separate ...
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Why President's power to grant pardon to punishment or sentence are dealt separately in drafted language of article 72 of Constitution of India?

This reflects a historical divide between pardons and commutations. A pardon (which sets aside a punishment or conviction) historically has been used when there has been a concern that the judicial ...
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Would destroying rupees be an international offense?

Does this apply to accidentally damaging banknotes (rupees) as those are considered government property? No. What makes you think that banknotes are government property in the context of this law? ...
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Can a PO box address be used as the registered address for a sole proprietorship in India?

A physical address is required for people or legal entities that do business in India to receive government correspondence and official documents. An option that's gaining popularity is virtual ...
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What are the legal implications in the Dominion of India & the Dominion of Pakistan fighting each other while both commanders in chief were George VI?

While it's true that George VI held both those titles, the civil and military leadership had been transferred to the respective Dominions, which had recently become formally independent. The 'King', ...
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What describes a consent when people take loan?

Consent in banking transactions The provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 relating to "consensus ad idem" which is a term meaning "meeting of minds" interpreted in contract ...
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