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Is it an offence to photograph a seahorse?

The Seahorse Trust states on their conservation page In 2008 both British species of seahorse became protected as named species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). . . Another achievement, ...
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Does consumer protection cover price changes at point of sale?

england-and-wales On the basis of the circumstances described, the trader's behaviour seems tantamount to more than one offence. The behaviour known as 'bait advertising' is described at paragraph 5 ...
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Does consumer protection cover price changes at point of sale?

australia They must sell at the lower price or stop selling until the disparity in the prices is fixed Sometimes the price of an item in store or online at the checkout may not match the displayed or ...
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Does consumer protection cover price changes at point of sale?

switzerland In Switzerland, there's been the rather famous "Zirkus Knie vs. Viagogo"1 case. Viagogo is an online ticket-reselling company that not for the first time was sued for unfair ...
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Is it an offence to photograph a seahorse?

From cell phones' cameras I infer the point is not only taking the picture (as in to get the visible data you see when looking on a print), but all the meta data about the parameters about the ...
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Why is a price match not price fixing?

Price fixing is a agreement between competitors not to undercut each others' artificially high price. That type of agreement is not present in the scenario you describe. You have not alleged that: ...
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Do any speed limits apply to pedal cycles?

united-kingdom There are no national legal provisions for pedal cycle speed limits. The national law creating speed limits applies to "motor vehicles" (Speed limits, Part VI Road Traffic ...
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Can an agency be liable for sending me home because they did not provide the correct uniform size?

australia It's your right (and the employer's obligation) to be paid the minimum hours per shift What exactly that is depends on the particular award that applies. For example, for cleaners, it's 2 ...
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What is the legal justification for education staff and/or accompanying police forcing entry to dwellings in the case of truancy?

Easy, it didn’t happen There is a hierarchy of truth, it goes: True enough for the physical sciences True enough for the law True enough for the social sciences True enough for the humanities True ...
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Which law criminalises suspended/former teachers having sex with 16-year old pupils?

canada In Canada, the relevant offence is s. 153 of the Criminal Code: 153 (1) Every person commits an offence who is in a position of trust or authority towards a young person, who is a person with ...
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Remanded for a plea of Not Guilty for Reasons of Insanity?

You don’t plead anything at the police station When you are arrested the police will take you to the station and hold you for a short period (terrorism offences excepted). During this time they will ...
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Does consumer protection cover price changes at point of sale?

united-kingdom This may be a change of product not a change of price Flight bookings are traditionally made in classes. Not just First, Business, Economy, etc, but different levels in each - Y is ...
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Why is a price match not price fixing?

Price fixing requires collusion Price fixing requires agreement between the parties. Price matching just requires the use of publicly available information. You thought supermarket adds with prices ...
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Do any speed limits apply to pedal cycles?

Assuming a conventional pedal-powered bicycle then no, speed limits on public roads don't apply. The relevant part of the Highway Code is Rule 124 based on law in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 ...
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How do Wi-Fi Positioning Systems interact with the GDPR?

The paper is about a made-up problem. When yo carry your phone with you, you yourself want to know your location. For that your phone uses GPS which takes a lot of battery power and doesn’t work well ...
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What would be the elements of the hate crime in the coconut placard case?

The basic offence may be section 5(1)(b) Public Order Act 1986. The offence is committed if the person: "displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening or ...
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Do any speed limits apply to pedal cycles?

Yes germany The relevant law is the Strassenverkehrsordnung. It uses three different concepts for things it regulates: 'Fahrzeuge'= vehicles, 'Kraftfahrzeuge'=motor vehicles and 'Fußgänger'= ...
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Do any speed limits apply to pedal cycles?

united-states Yes. What does every driver deal with every mile of their life driving? Statutory speed limit signs. This leads to a misconception that this is the essence of speed law. Nope! There's ...
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Do any speed limits apply to pedal cycles?

Yes australia Australia’s road rules are universal (mostly) but implemented by legislation in each state and territory, so I’ll quote from new-south-wales. s11 of the Road Rules 2014 state that they ...
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Does the law restrict concert ticket re-sale in the UK?

Ticket resale, while regulated, is not prohibited or inherently problematic in the UK. See this March 2024 Parliamentary Report on Ticket Resales. There are several established online ticket resellers ...
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