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Can a school force me to use cloud services I don't agree to?

The school isn't really "forcing you" to do anything. It is simply stating that if you want to take a particular class then you have to follow the rules of that class. You can opt not to ...
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When does transmitting something create a copy of it?

17 U.S.C. § 101: "Copies" are material objects, other than phonorecords, in which a work is fixed by any method now known or later developed, and from which the work can be perceived, ...
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Legal liability of websites for text produced by chat bots such as ChatGPT

british-columbia Air Canada was found liable for the misrepresentations made by a chat bot on its website. The chat bot provided wrong information about fares, and a customer relied on that ...
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When does giving a false name online become illegal?

england-and-wales northern-ireland Under Section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006, it becomes fraud at the point that you supply the fake personal data (name, address, DOB) with the intention of making a gain ...
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Is it permissible for online forums to not delete possibly illegal user content unless ordered by a court?

This question has not been definitively answered. In Gonzalez v. Google LLC, 598 U.S. ___ (2023), the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to review the application of §230. Because ...
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Section 184 of the Canadian Criminal Code and Foreign Actors

Section 184 of the Canadian Criminal Code and Foreign Actors As a general rule, Canadian law cannot shield you from being subject to laws of another sovereign country; but the ability of the foreign ...
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Web scraping legal question

There’s a difference between the two examples Search Engines There have been a number of cases decided in the USA about the legality of web scraping, cacheing, thumbnails, etc. for the purposes of ...
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Is there a specific law protecting undersea cables?

It is in the news that the Yemeni republic are saying the Houthis may target the undersea communication cables that run through the red sea. This would essentially be one more act of war by the ...
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