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How to discover/be aware of changes in law that might affect oneself personally?

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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?

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Can state or city police officers enforce the FCC regulations?

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Where do executive agencies obtain their power to effectively legislate?

Legislation passed by Congress grants authority to the Executive to make regulations relevant to a particular topic. It's common for Congress to pass laws that contain language like "The ...
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Legal requirement to publish land sale prices?

If for some reason you want to conceal the price of a land trade, then form a company which exists to own the land. You can't avoid publishing the sale price from you to your own company, however it ...
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What constitutes a "religious belief"

The First Amendment essentially prohibits the establishment of a list of approved vs. not-approved religions. There is a large body of First Amendment case law that relates to claimed religious ...
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List of state and federal authorities having regulatory control over microbreweries

You're forgetting city and county health codes, business permits, zoning regulations, fire and occupation regulations, business and property insurance, labor laws, etc. These can differ between the ...
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What is a "listed natural gas appliance"?

I am not from Denver, so it may be different there, but I would think most people would take that to mean the appliance meets UL standards or other safety standards and has been certified. Each ...
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Where do executive agencies obtain their power to effectively legislate?

This derives from art. II of the constitution The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America ... he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed Congress ...
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Where do executive agencies obtain their power to effectively legislate?

Many statutes, especially in technical areas like environmental law, FCC regulations, and SEC regulations, expressly delegate to agencies the authority to adopt regulations. This is a delegated quasi-...
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What constitutes a "religious belief"

The article you link to details some of that The city’s policy states that employees must fill out a form and “answer all relevant questions regarding the religious belief, practice or observance ...
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How to discover/be aware of changes in law that might affect oneself personally?

canada In Canada, notices of proposed regulations, the official regulations and orders, as well as Acts of Parliament are published weekly (with extra additions as needed) in the Canada Gazette. ...
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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. That's not exactly true, consent is merely one of six ...
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Do FCA rules mean financial firms have to refuse service if their customers are not knowledgeable enough?

There is indeed a recent change to the FCA's rules concerning invitations to invest in cryptoassets. For these, and certain other kinds of sophisticated investments such as derivatives, the offering ...
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What is the legal mechanism by which the GDPR might apply to a business with no presence in the EU?

Why would the EU expect that any of its laws would apply to my business? It doesn't. Unless you choose to do business in the EU (which is possible, thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web). Then, ...
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How do I object to the FTC and Equifax settlement?

You can either object to the terms of the settlement, or opt out of the settlement by filing papers with the appropriate court by the November 19, 2019 deadline. If you do not do so, you will be ...
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Dropservicing business in the US - is this legal for industries like law, accounting/bookkeeping and other regulated industries?

Both law and accounting are subject to state regulation, so, at a minimum, work done remotely by non-licensed persons must be reviewed substantively and blessed by a local admitted professional before ...
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How does copyright over content that is not behind paywalled content work?

Exactly the same way it works over all other content There are no special classes of copyright, there’s just copyright. What a user of a service may do with copyright materials will be spelled out in ...
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What rights does Tim Berners Lee have to the World Wide Web?

It is mildly hard to say. First, one has to determine if he was an employee hired to do something like invent the WWW. He "spent time" at CERN, but was an independent contractor in his first period (...
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Can online business in one country deny access via terms of service to entities in another country?

Yes, and this is very common - Cuba, North Korea and Iran are often excluded. Mind you, this is from a US perspective. The banned country may have other ideas about the legality of the ban under its ...
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What is a "listed natural gas appliance"?

The memo you've linked refers to the Denver Building and Fire code (the 2011 edition, not the current 2016 edition, but the section numbers still seem to match up), which in turn includes the 2015 ...
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What is the amateur FM broadcasting legal limit?

What legal problems might you run into? Well, you'd be violating 47 USC 301, which requires a license for anyone broadcasting in the United States. Penalties for that are given in 47 USC 501 (a fine ...
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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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Legal requirement to publish land sale prices?

In Scotland, the current position is expressed in the Land Registration (Scotland) Rules 2003, 5(g), The Keeper shall enter in the Proprietorship Section– ... (g) any consideration stated for the ...
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How to discover/be aware of changes in law that might affect oneself personally?

united-states The first requirement is to know what jurisdiction you "are" in. That would obviously include country and state, but you also have to consider county and municipality, since ...
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Is there a hidden meaning in this EU regulation?

If you say something twice, eventually they’ll be in conflict Law codes are vast. They deal with many things and sometimes, as here, they deal with the same thing twice. If they duplicated themselves, ...
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False advertising against seller's interest

Violations of 15 USC 52 can generally only be enforced by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) in civil lawsuits seeking injunctions or civil fines pursuant to 15 USC 45; it is not a crime to violate 15 ...
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Can the terms of service contain a clause that instructs a user to forfeit their rights under the GDPR?

It is not possible for someone to forfeit their rights because the GDPR is compulsory law. In the EU, laws can be regulatory or compulsory. In case of an agreement, regulatory laws can be set aside,...
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