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Regulations: these are typically used to refer to rules and administrative codes issued by governmental agencies at all levels, municipal, county, state and federal. Although they are not laws, regulations have the force of law, since they are adopted under authority granted by statutes, and often include penalties for violations.

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Do FCA rules mean financial firms have to refuse service if their customers are not knowledgeable enough?

I recent weeks I have had emails from multiple cryptocurrency exchanges requiring me to fill in a document online to keep using their services. They describe this as a questionnaire but say "You ...
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Does giving an IOU or store credit make one a money services business?

In this apparently excellent answer it is implied/stated that "closed loop gift cards", such as amazon gift cards are "stored value" such that issuers of more than $1,000 per ...
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EU flight compensation regulation and the choice of reimbursement (EC261 Article 8)

I am trying to understand the meaning of the regulation EC261 establishing common rules for compensation in the event of flight cancellation. My question concerns mostly Article 8 relating to ...
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Does the UK building regulations allow for having no principal contractor for domestic clients?

Under The Building Regulations 2010 (as amended), a domestic client is a client where the project is being carried out for non-business reasons. A contractor is someone who carries out the work, and ...
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Is there a legally defined class of vehicles that closely matches the common term SUV?

The Guardian has an article on SUVs. In it they say: there is no strict definition of what constitutes an SUV Without any reason that I can point at now, I had always thought that there was a legal ...
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I want to have someone cover a song for a documentary. What are the steps? [duplicate]

I am producing a documentary based on the Native American Culture and I want to have a Native Singer cover a pop song, written by Sia. What are the steps? It is just going to be used for the ...
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How do you find what regulations have been made pursuant to a particular enabling legislation in the U.K.?

How do you find what regulations or other statutory instruments have been made pursuant to a particular enabling legislation in the U.K.?
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Have any regulations been made under s22(2)(b) EA2010?

Section 22(2)(b) of the Equality Act 2010 allows for certain regulations. Have any been made thereunder?
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Are there examples of companies suing regulators for selective enforcement?

My hypothetical scenario is roughly like this: Company A has product X in circulation The relevant regulator, after scrutinizing X, issues a ban and/or fines company A for their product X Company A ...
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What is an OFAC "prohibited transaction"?

so obvious first step: the official OFAC F.A.Q. (i.e. of the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control in the U.S. Treasury Department): 3. What does one mean by the term "prohibited transactions&...
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What were the state and federal regulations for OceanGate Inc., the ill-fated submersible charter company?

OceanGate Inc. is (or was) a US corporation based in the State of Washington, and everyone heard about the recent catastrophe of its submersible Titan while CEO and Founder Stockton Rush suffered the ...
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What regulations have been made under S2 Housing Act 2004?

The Secretary of State is thereunder to make regulations prescribing categories of housing hazards. Where are these to be found?
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Does the ATF have jurisdiction over electromagnetic projecitle weapons such as rail and coilguns?

I had a rather stupid argument with a gentleman. He claimed the ATF had no jurisdiction on magnetic-propelled projectile weapons, such as the gauss rifle, railgun, or coilguns. I argued they consider ...
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Is it legal to drive in reverse on a non-divided road that has a speed limit of more than 80 km/h?

In "The Official Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Driver’s Handbook", they said It is illegal to drive in reverse on a divided road that has a speed limit of more than 80 km/h. Is it legal ...
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Ensuring Worldwide Legal Compliance for an App

When selling an app, developers need to meet the legal requirements of each country in which they sell the app. In practice, this seems like an impossible task because there are so many different ...
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Misleading business name

What legal actions can be taken against a company that uses manipulative naming tactics, such as including the word 'All' in its name, in order to mislead or confuse customers? Are there any laws or ...
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Can courts override regulations?

It is inconceivable that the courts of law could override statutes. The courts are bound by statutes, and only have leeway in interpreting them where they are vague. But does the same apply to ...
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Implications of lots of non-permitted work in a house purchase/sale [closed]

Looking at houses, we have found one that has been completely redone (footings to rafters in many places) but without permits for the most part. The original house was from 1908, it was redone and ...
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Is there a hidden meaning in this EU regulation?

In Regulation (EU) No 540/2014 Annex VIII Section IV is stated, that: "Switch Any mechanism to enable the driver to halt the operation of an AVAS (‘pause function’) shall comply with the ...
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Where do executive agencies obtain their power to effectively legislate?

Large portions of the Code of Federal Regulations are enacted by executive agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration, rather than by Congress. The ...
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UK Spring Water Regulations

I just saw a post talking about how various brands of spring water in the UK are not meeting regulations because they are bottled at a different location to the spring. Looking online, most sites (...
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Can state or city police officers enforce the FCC regulations?

Suppose I'm using an amateur radio transceiver in my car. I'm not breaking any traffic laws, but I am talking in a secret code, which is illegal under the FCC regulations. Can a state or city police ...
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Does gdpr.eu violate GDPR compliancy?

As I understand it, the GDPR does not permit sending of personal information (which includes the IP address) without prior consent by the user. If that's true, it's basically impossible to fetch any ...
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How does copyright over content that is not behind paywalled content work?

I’m sorry but I like international law and consortiums exclusion right to ownership generally, so I would like that sort of answer to: How does copyright over online content that is not behind ...
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How to discover/be aware of changes in law that might affect oneself personally?

I just stumbled upon this article, where it talks about a recent law change: Norway banned Russian citizens or companies from flying drones or other aircraft in the country on 28 February I can ...
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MDR - Is an app that supports physiotherapy patients in doing their exercises regularly a medical device according to the MDR?

With the introduction of the medical device regulation (MDR), there is a lot of ambiguity about which risk-class specific software is. And developing a medical device is linked to a lot of work and ...
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Self-building a residential house on top of green belt land that previous had a non-residential building

Green belt land is land that, generally speaking unless you have an exception, is impossible to build upon. Although there are some exceptions, such as being able to replace an existing building or ...
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Do Game Boys lose their CE certification if modified?

On the Game Boy color and Game Boy Advance I found the CE sign. I think this sign is mandatory and without it they may not be sold in the EU (at least commercially). For both of these 2 models there ...
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Finding statute/regulation that requires specific loan reporting in Kentucky

As of October 3rd of this year (2022), the state database provider for the state of Kentucky is requiring lenders it licenses for deferred check cashing to report some additional information when ...
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Can you be denied a concealed weapons permit in NY if you don't have social media or give references?

Since the Bruen decision, NY has changed the requirements to get a concealed weapons permit. They have since required applicants to demonstrate “good moral character” and (1) attending an in-person ...
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What are the different regulations affecting different classifications of firearms?

I'm having a hard time tracking down a plain-language and short summary of the different rules or regulations regarding the different classifications of firearms in Canada (prohibited, restricted, non-...
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Apart form tax and less regulation what are the benefits of registering a company offshore?

Apart from tax and less regulation what are the benefits of registering a company offshore? I also mean why would one register a company offshore and the incorporate a subsidiary in the country where ...
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Regulating fares in the UK transport system - who can unfair 'unregulated' fares be reported to?

I went to book a train from South Wales to Yorkshire and the tickets cost £363. This is obscene and completely beyond its true market value. It is the same price as a flight from UK to USA. I have ...
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How are food products containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) still being sold?

All food products containing partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) were banned from being sold in stores in the US starting January 1st, 2021: To allow for time for reformulation, the agency is ...
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Must the USCIS abide by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), or is the CFR just a set of guidelines that aren't legally binding?

I wonder whether the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must abide by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or the CFR is just a set of guidelines that aren't legally binding (...
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Net neutrality in India

I'm confused about laws regarding net neutrality in India. However I found some information on Wikipedia article on Net neutrality in India Few excerpts from this article — At present, there are no ...
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What is the difference in England between regulations and an Act?

In England for example sometimes are cited the coronavirus regulations rather than say the Highway and safety Act. What are the differences between these two types of instruments?
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Is "Official guidance" actually supported by UK statute law?

In the UK, I want to know whether a government publication marked "Official Guidance" has any weight in statute law; and if so, which law(s)? Specifically, I am referring to the following ...
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Legal difference between Binary Options regulated by CFTC and gambling regulated by U. S. member states

I have trouble to understand the exact (legal) difference between binary options and gambling. Binary options are regulated in the United States by the CFTC and gambling is regulated by each U.S. ...
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In the US, can a person openly refuse to obey regulations that have been ruled to be against the law?

As an example, some school districts in Texas are openly disobeying the ban on mandatory masking in schools, which was recently confirmed to be legal by a Federal appellate court. So we have a ...
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Legality of liquid rocket engine testing

Suppose a group of aeronautical engineering students are developing a liquid engine for a rocket. What UK laws and regulatory authorities deal with the creation and subsequent testing of a liquid ...
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Car with tinted windows: will rolling down the windows keep me out of trouble in Mexico?

My car has 4 tinted front/rear windows + tinted rear windshield, and Mexico has anti-tinting laws that cause the police to remove tints on the spot. Will rolling down the windows keep me out of ...
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Legal requirement to publish land sale prices?

Is it a legal requirement in the UK to publish purchase prices for land (not property) or can this be omitted from such a public register on commercially sensitive grounds?
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What are the EU criteria for defining a product as 'sustainable'?

I'm writing an academic paper in the field of material science and was trying to find working guidelines to define product sustainability. In particular, I was trying to see if, within the EU, there ...
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List of state and federal authorities having regulatory control over microbreweries

Upstate New York (USA) here. I have been homebrewing beer for many years and I am interested in opening up my own microbrewery/brewpub. Before I consult an attorney and CPA I want to do some of my own ...
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What constitutes a "religious belief"

Reading this article I have to wonder what "religion" all these SF police employees belong to that denies them access to the vaccine. Do they have to declare which religion they're a part of ...
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My landlord (in the UK) says i dont have to have a written agreement, is this correct?

My tenancy is an oral agreement and I wanted a written tenancy and my landlord is saying legally it is not necessary. He showed a website that also states it is not essential to have a written tenancy
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When there is a legal requirement for someone to be 'qualified and competent' to carry out a job, how would this be tested?

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 were recently introduced in England and require that landlords carry out an inspection and testing of the ...
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Is there a legal standard for the dimensions on a mailbox flag?

I am specifically referring to the red flag on many curbside mailboxes, generally made out of plastic, which is toggled when mail is delivered. I'm quite certain, regardless, that any recognizable ...
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UK HMO Additional License for 5 tenants in 3 rooms but the single room has a couple

I am a tenant in a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) with 3 rooms which has the Additional Licensing and it is allowed to have max 5 occupants for a maximum of 3 households. Specifically London, UK. ...
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