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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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What legal relief is available when a neighbour uses my address as his own for communication without written consent from me?

Based on the description, there is no legal relief available. To quote: a tort is breach of a non-contractual duty which has caused damage to the plaintiff giving rise to a civil cause of action and ...
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What legal relief is available when a neighbour uses my address as his own for communication without written consent from me?

Mark the mail delivered as "addressee unknown, return to sender" and give it to the postal delivery person next time around. If the mail stops getting through, the neighbor will update their ...
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Is it possible for India to extradite its own citizens?

In general, A country X can extradite people in X to country Y, at the request of Y and to the extent authorised by X's own law. Typically, there will be an extradition agreement between X and Y (a ...
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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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What legal relief is available when a neighbour uses my address as his own for communication without written consent from me?

None Unless the neighbour was a company (which, since they died, they can’t be), or they are giving out false information (like the address) with the intention of committing a crime like fraud. You ...
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What is meant by "make declaration of brain stem death mandatory for every hospital"?

The details are fleshed out in this article. Outside of India, jurisdictions differ as to whether they accept whole-brain-death vs. brain-stem death as "death". The article points out that ...
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What is meant by "make declaration of brain stem death mandatory for every hospital"?

The law presently doesn't define “dead” Therefore each doctor must decide on the basis of their own knowledge and experience when someone is dead. In those circumstances, it is common for doctors to ...
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Is the term "commercial purposes" defined in Indian law?

I agree that the answer from Rick to this question is correct and on point. This answer expands somewhat on a point made in his answer at a more general level. In India, like most common law countries,...
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How is untouchability defined in Indian law?

Untouchability refers to social practices with respect to those who are avarna, referring to the ancient 4 occupational classes identified by the varna system as exemplified by the Mānavadharmaśāstras....
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How does the pardoning power of the president and governer work ? (India)

You’re overthinking this The President can pardon Federal crimes, the state Governor can pardon state crimes. A convicted person will have been convicted under a Federal law, a State law or, possibly, ...
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How "risky" it is if I lose my passport? Will police investigate how I lost it?

Losing your passport is fine, happens all the time But that’s not what you are talking about, is it? You’re intending to deliberately destroy it. While destroying a passport is not a specific offence ...
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could compelling someone to have sex with them with the threat of other harm be considered rape?

It seems to be violating IPC §375 Having sex is only the first half of the check. The other is the enumerated list 1-7 that describes pretty much circumstances of no consent. Among them are (1) ...
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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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In India is the Judiciary empowered to make reasonable exceptions to a law in a trial?

england-and-wales Absolutely not. This would be contrary to the principle of the supremacy of parliament. If it's written in the statute, that's what the law says. However judges do show some ...
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What does it mean for an act to be committed in consequence of abetment? (India)

While I don't have a definitive answer to this question, I am spelling out the issues latent in the question so it is clear to anyone reading it or looking for cases on point what is really going on ...
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Why are religious figures given the status of "legal person" in India?

Overview In India, religious figures have been given the status of legal person, and from the case law, I've read there doesn't seem to be a clear rationale for this. The basic problem is how to ...
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If a crime is committed against a poor person , are judges likelier to either interpret the law in a way that favours poor people or punish harshly?

canada Courts have recognized that it is an aggravating factor when a person's crime has affected a vulnerable population including people whose vulnerability stems from economic disadvantage or ...
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What legal relief is available when a neighbour uses my address as his own for communication without written consent from me?

Firstly, the fact that utility bills can be used to prove title to the property is in itself a cause for worry, and can also constitute a cause of action by itself. This is due to the mere fact that ...
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what effects does a court recording it's reasons for a judgement ? (India)

It means that they have to provide reasons so an appellate court can review the decision. If they don't, the appellate court will remand the case for a statement or reasons before reconsidering the ...
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