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Is creating a informatical robot for poker or games illegal?

I don't think the issue is that it is a violation of a law, but rather that it is a violation of the terms of service you agree to when you sign up for the site - which is a breach of contract. You ...
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What are the regulations around autonomous/unmanned boats?

Assuming we're talking about U.S. jurisdiction due to your location, some aspects of your question are addressed in this Professional Marine article from June-July 2018, which generally notes that ...
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Is a social media bot/user script illegal?

Facebook's Terms of Service states that (my emphasis) 3 Safety You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Facebook, using automated means (such as harvesting ...
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Do I need to get transit permits for an unmanned circumnavigating ship?

There are no permits required to sail the oceans. You would be strictly liable for a collision at sea because SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) agreements include watchstanding requirements, which your ...
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Can I get sued for using a betting bot?

The casino (PokerStars Casino) in their terms of service says that any use of bots is prohibited. That's all you need to know. It doesn't matter how your bot works, if you don't intend to make ...
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Is a social media bot/user script illegal?

The ToS of most social media sites specifically disallow this sort of interaction. This makes using the program a breach of contract and therefore illegal. However, most social media platforms ...
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Commercial autonomous (delivery) robot using sidewalks

In the US, it is unlikely that there will be a uniform answer. In California, the technology is sidewalk-legal at the state level, as long as it is operated safely, and they are reputedly operating in ...
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