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If a witness in a trial is appearing via Zoom from another country and is found guilty of being "in contempt" how would the punishment be enforced?

A warrant for the arrest of the person on contempt charges could be issued although this probably wouldn't be a valid basis for extradition and instead would only be enforced if that person came to a ...
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Can players and coaches be held criminally liable for actions that they take beyond the scope of their game?

Generally, yes Can players and coaches be held criminally liable for actions that they take beyond the scope of their game? Yes. For example, Todd Bertuzzi was convicted with assault causing bodily ...
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Californian resident travelling in EU - which privacy law applies?

It is not an either–or. You may have certain rights under both CCPA and GDPR, but they have rather different mechanisms for determining their scope. When does the CCPA apply? CCPA applies to certain ...
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Does accepting a pardon have any bearing on trying that person for the same crime in a sovereign jurisdiction?

Could the acceptance of the pardon then have any bearing on the case in the other jurisdiction? Possibly, but not much. There is very, very little case law on this point since: (1) pardons are rare (...
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How does multinational criminal copyright infringement get settled?

You forgot an element of criminal copyright infringement, a minimum amount of copying. I believe the US statute specifies at least $1,000 worth of copied works within a 6-month period, but by policy ...
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Developed initial version of website in belief contract would get signed. They backed out. Is the site mine?

All your work is yours. They've made it very clear it wasn't a work for hire, so it's yours. They can't copyright any of their ideas. You can't copyright an idea. Only specific creative elements ...
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Can players and coaches be held criminally liable for actions that they take beyond the scope of their game?

united-kingdom I know you're asking from a USA perspective but certainly in the UK this has happened on a number of occasions. On April 16, 1994, in a Scottish Premiership fixture against Raith ...
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Developed initial version of website in belief contract would get signed. They backed out. Is the site mine?

With competent legal advice you might get them to sign a waiver that they relinquish any claim to your work. There may be an argument that you had a verbal/email contract that your relied on (magic ...
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Are disabilities taken into consideration when establishing jurisdiction?

No In general, there is no need for a plaintiff, defendant, or witness to attend court in person if there is a legitimate impediment to them doing so. Parties can be represented by their lawyers, ...
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How can jurisdiction be limited if platform does not provide geoblocking?

You cannot stop the claim. But the good news is that claims of jurisdiction by many countries are routinely ignored by many other countries. So enforcement attempts might fall short. I've written ...
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Does GDPR disclosure apply to European citizen temporarily in United States?

No GDPR applies to people (not just citizens) who are in the EU. It has no applicability if both parties are not in the EU.
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Developed initial version of website in belief contract would get signed. They backed out. Is the site mine?

Experience is cheap at any price The web site is not theirs but it’s not clearly yours either because of the sketch design by your not client. Take it down from public view, don’t try to sell it and ...
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If a US citizen murders a fellow citizen in a foreign country, where does the trial happen?

where does the prosecution occur? Prosecutions generally occur where a crime is committed. The area where a crime or other wrongdoing is committed is considered the proper "forum" for ...
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Does accepting a pardon have any bearing on trying that person for the same crime in a sovereign jurisdiction?

The reason a person can be compelled to testify after receiving a pardon is that they are no longer in jeopardy of incriminating themselves. http://time.com/4868418/donald-trump-presidential-pardons-...
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Which state can charge you if you commit a crime while standing in more than one of them?

All Four of them! Double Jeopardy is not in play if a jurisdiction can lay claim to your criminal action, so if you stand on the Four Corners and shoot a man in any of the four states, each state has ...
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How is a USA marriage dissolved if neither spouse is resident in the USA?

The general rule is that the ability to have a valid divorce has nothing to do with where the marriage was entered into, or the citizenship of the parties. Usually, any jurisdiction with sufficient ...
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Who really owns extraterrestrial objects?

No one does and no one can The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, more conveniently ...
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Crime in one country, criminal from another, what's the legal recourse?

If the police or other authorities of Sri Lanka do not have witnesses or other evidences supporting that this American committed the crime, there is little that can be done. The police of Sri Lanka ...
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Why are businesses not concerned about every law in the world, mostly?

That a company (C) has a website that can be accessed from a given county does not mean that the company operates in that country. If C is located in country A, markets and advertises to country A, ...
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Why isn't Anne Sacoolas prosecuted in the US?

Anne Sacoolas is the wife of Jonathon Sacoolas, a CIA operative working at the United States Air Force listening station at RAF Croughton. The report that Jonathan Sacoolas is a CIA officer (and his ...
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Are there any legal precedents regarding the enforcement of a country's laws on its citizens abroad?

When a country makes criminal laws, these laws usually apply to anyone present in the country, and acting in the country. But the country is free to declare that some law might apply to its own ...
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Can a USA governor pardon a felon who was convicted in another state?

No. A governor has no authority under the law of another state. The governor of West Sconsin can no more pardon a conviction under the laws of East Sconsin than can the president of Mexico pardon a ...
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What state or country can have criminal or civil proceedings?

Suppose I live in State A, but am on vacation to State B. While on vacation, suppose someone living in State C, but currently in State D, accesses my bank account to take money out illegally. The bank ...
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Are there any legal precedents regarding the enforcement of a country's laws on its citizens abroad?

Some laws apply to US Citizens wherever they are located, for example, 31 CFR 560.418: § 560.418 Release of technology or software in the United States or a third country. The release of ...
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Are there any legal precedents regarding the enforcement of a country's laws on its citizens abroad?

does US law travel with its citizens wherever they go, or does leaving US soil remove US legal obligations? USA law travel with its citizens as long as USA law says it does, and can be enforced (...
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Netflix through a VPN and original account location

Whether or not literal piracy, corruption, theft and illegal downloading are pandemic in a country, most countries in Africa have a law recognize copyright (The situation with Eritrea is unclear: this ...
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Harassment report from a non-US citizen outside the USA

Yes. She can call the police for the jurisdiction in which the harasser is located. Some jurisdictions will take the report seriously. Others will not.
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An employer is breaking multiple laws, but is doing so from another state. What venue do I sue in?

Ask your lawyer. If you are pursuing a lawsuit, you need a lawyer; and generally discrimination claims can't be filled in small claims court. You need a lawyer, you will (almost certainly, unless they ...
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Who needs to implement Cookie Consent for embedded content?

The data controller is responsible for GDPR compliance. For embedded content, case law such as the Fashion ID case indicates a joint controllership where both the controller of the embedding page and ...
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