Podcast #128: We chat with Kent C Dodds about why he loves React and discuss what life was like in the dark days before Git. Listen now.
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You're under 18, so you're viewed as a minor under the law, and as such, you can't agree to and sign legally binding contracts. The TOS for the applications are agreed to by your parents by default, because your parents are responsible for you and have no choice in parental guardian-type duties, such as education. Agreeing to the software TOSs may also be ...


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In the United States, a "terms of service" agreement is handled in the same way as a contract. The manufacturer has decided that anyone who uses the computer is agreeing to a contract with them, and schools can't force you to agree to a contract. Although somewhat counter-intuitive, the school can't compel you to use their computers unless there are no "...


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So you're trying to avoid a claim for copyright infringement. As you know, the linchpin to copyright infringement is copying. If you don't copy the previous code that you refer to, you're not copying, and there can be no copyright infringement. That is a question of fact. If you don't have access to the previous source code, you can't copy it. As you say ...


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You are looking for something beyond the scope of general public licenses such as the CC licenses, so you either have to give up on some (most) of your demands, or else hire an attorney to write a license. Copyright law says that the code is your intellectual property, so you don't have to say that but you have to be careful in how you grant others ...


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There is such a law, full text here. Under the Anti-Spam law, you cannot install software on another person's device without express consent, if this is "in the course of commercial activity", see §8(1). This seems to have generated a small meme about computers no longer working, but not justifiably so. Section 8 lists cases where express consent is ...


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To put this in answer form, yes you can make API calls to a website and it's not illegal even if they do not have a system for other developers to do so as long as you don't hack. It only becomes a crime if you hack something. https://grassodefense.com/federal-hacking-laws/


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The legality and generally accepted ethics for security professionals differ on this point. From a legal perspective, unless John Doe has signed a legal agreement to not reveal the information (most commonly a Non-Disclosure Agreement, or NDA) or has a responsibility to keep the information private, there is no legal penalty for revealing truthful ...


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(I'm not a lawyer. DO NOT rely on the content below as legal advice. Please consult an attorney for your serious business.) Since you said Although there will be slight differences, the code would likely end up looking similar to original because it's just the most efficient way to write that feature. I will abstractly, without exploring into your ...


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You can do anything you want with cookies Because they are residing on your own data processing equipment, using resources on that equipment, which belongs to you; and the company has not signed a contract nor paid a consideration for those services and resources. I for one wipe ALL my cookies at intervals of my choice. You are also allowed to hop ...


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