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Does MIT license oblige me to publish its code in open sources

You'll want to read the actual licenses yourself and understand what is required. If you don't understand, then you'll want to consult an attorney. But neither of these licenses are all that complex ...
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Is Kali Linux's "Undercover" mode legal?

Copyright would generally protect all aspects of the Windows operating system. Therefore, to the extend that Kali is visually similar to Windows, it might be illegal infringement. It would not be ...
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Is Kali Linux's "Undercover" mode legal?

Separate from the copyright concerns discussed by user67726, there are also trademark concerns. The Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051) forbids using someone else's trademark in to deceive or cause ...
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Is certification required to become an author's editor?

I'm inclined to agree with the taxforwriters.com source linked to by the original poster, The Editor. Usually states don't tax services such as accounting, engineering, lawn mowing, etc. under the ...
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Is certification required to become an author's editor?

Editing is protected speech under the First Amendment. The government may not require any license to perform such services, though an author could impose whatever credentialing requirements she ...
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Does MIT license oblige me to publish its code in open sources

Neither the MIT license nor the Apache 2.0 license requires a user to publish anything, even if the user has created a modified version or a derivitive work bases on an original that s/he received ...
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Is Indiana Handgun Permit Valid, If I'm no Longer a Resident?

There doesn't seem to be any indication I could find that your Indiana license would expire or be revoked. That said, that question is likely moot for your purposes per the comment you left. Your ...
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MongoDB Wire protocol: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License

They may or may not be violating the license. It's quite possible, even likely, that Microsoft has a license agreement of some sort in place with MongoDB that permits their use. Neither party, ...
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Why Is Microsoft Able To Block Your Offline Play Legally?

Licensing is more like renting a car than buying bread. It's their car; you have just paid to use it within constraints. It's not too surprising that losing everything that could prove you are the ...
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Are original text responses to surveys copyrighted?

Yes such responses would be subject to copyright protection provided that they were substantial enough to merit it. A simple "Yes" or "No" or or even an "I liked it very much&...
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Book cover image with faces found online

This depends very much on your specific jurisdiction. In a number of US states (but not all states) and some other jurisdictions people have "personality rights", also called "rights of ...
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Removal of Content under creative commons

Perpetual License As the answers by wimh and Da;e M correctly point out, section 7(b) of the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license declares the license perpetual , and provides no way for the copyright owner to cancel ...
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