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Does Fluff Busting Purity violate Facebook's terms of service?

It is not obvious that it violates the TOS (which is a complex wall of text and links to chase). §3 states that "we need you to make the following commitments", followed by some subsections –...
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How much change to a company’s copyrighted picture is needed?

The question asks: how can it be modified enough? I presume this means how can it be modified enough to avoid being a copyright infringement. There is no single bright-line rule on this issue, or on ...
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How much change to a company’s copyrighted picture is needed?

The question has two false presuppositions. The first is that copyright only prohibits exact copying, and you can reproduce inexactly as long as the result is "different enough". Actually, ...
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It is considered copyright infringement to get paid apps free?

That depends on how one does it. If one simply hacks a site offering what are supposed to be paid services so as to get them for free, that is probably theft of services rather than copyright ...
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Do I need to give credit to the original writer if I rewrote something in my own words?

This sounds like an untested edge case. If you harvest text from a website and redistribute the work in exactly the same form, that is copyright infringement (I assume that doesn't need explaining). ...
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Do I need to give credit to the original writer if I rewrote something in my own words?

Ideas are not Subject to Copyright Copyright does not protect ideas. This is true in the US, in the UK, and under the copyright laws of every country that I know of. Article 2 paragraph 8 of the Berne ...
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What are the limits of website scraping under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

The CFAA is filled with words and phrases like "intentionally", "knowingly", "with intent", which allows web scrapers that play by the rules Search engine crawlers are ...
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Suit for excessive moderarion

First of all, "site policies" need not be contained in a single document such as a "TOS" or "Policies" document. Whatever a sire operator chooses to announce as site ...
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Suit for excessive moderarion

No. The site would not be liable for irrational and idiotic behavior, because irrationality and idiocy remain quite legal.
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What are the limits of website scraping under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on September 9 that the U.S.'s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is not violated when a company scrapes public websites. Though, I suspect that scraping ...
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Collecting statistics from online gaming and GDPR obligations

Yes If you are in the EU, or your players are in the EU and your service is targeted at some part of (or all of) the EU, then this pretty clearly falls within the scope of the GDPR. Such a service ...
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Does a website service for image editing need to be ADA compliant for visually impaired users?

As GACy20 points out, ADA only requires reasonable accommodations. For a graphics editors, the reasonable accommodations for the visually impaired might be somewhat limited, but there are some ...
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Net neutrality in India

Try decides it for India ...... However, Section 11(b)(i) of the TRAI Act, 1997 makes it clear that one of the functions of TRAI is to “ensure compliance of terms and conditions of license”. In ...
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Is it possible to receive copy of deleted facebook messenger messages under GDPR?

If Facebook still has a copy of your deleted messages, and if Facebook is able to tell that these messages are your messages, then Facebook should produce a copy of these messages in response to a ...
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If I buy a song on Bandcamp, can I then use that song in my audio streaming website project accessible by the public?

DRM-free is not license free. DRM is just an attempt to enforce copyright licenses via software. DRM will theoretically prevent you from playing the music unless you have a license that allows you to ...
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