A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
a right granted by a government entity for [intellectual-property] (IP), which excludes others from using that IP. Use this tag when asking specifically about patentability or patented mat…
For questions about a landlord's duties and responsibilities, within the capacity of a tenant-landlord relationship.
For questions about the legal process of becoming a resident or citizen of another country or about the laws governing entry of people into a country.
For questions related to the laws designed to protect consumers from fraudulent or unfair business practices.
An exception to the limitations that can be imposed by a copyright owner. A similar concept in the U.K. is called "fair dealing."
The U.S. state. For questions pertaining only to the city use the new-york-city tag.
For questions about open source software, which is licensed under an open source license. Generally, the source code is made available, and it provides a set of terms to allow others to use it. You ma…
Questions specific to Australia. For many questions, specifying the state will be required as legislation can be state-specific (notably criminal law).
Coverage by contract whereby one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by a specified contingency or peril
For questions concerning evidence - including the handling of evidence, rejection or admittance of evidence in a court of law, and serving evidence in civil matters.
the favourable or unfavourable treatment of a person or thing based on criteria other than individual merit - for example, gender, race, or other categories the person or thing belon…
For questions relating to the rules and procedures courts follow in civil cases.
Use this for general questions about tenants. Consider using a more specific tag such as [tag:residential-tenant], [tag:commercial-tenant], [tag:leasehold] or [tag:boarder] if they are more appropriat…
Small Claims Court rules and procedures. Where they exist, Small Claims Courts typically only have jurisdiction over minor civil matters – e.g., claims under $25,000.
For questions dealing with medical and healthcare law, such as informed consent, malpractice, and prescription or other medicine.
For questions specifically related to the operation of a vehicle on the road. Consider also traffic, vehicle, and speeding.
Concerning law regarding the contracting, payment, and collection of rent between a tenant and a landlord. Tag can also be used for rental agreements related to property other than real estate.
For questions about the legal obligations of protecting data (personal or otherwise) and the consequences of failing to do so.
Use this where a vehicle - for example, cars, trains, planes, boats - is essential to the question. Avoid using this just because a vehicle is involved.
Questions involving fungible assets -- especially securities and loans (mortgages, debts, etc.).
For questions concerning whether a body has the power to make a legal decision on a particular matter.
Law regarding domestic matters, such as the relationship of spouses, or between parents and children.
For questions about human rights and their protection under law. "Human rights" are those that are broadly recognized as both universal and worthy of respect by law even if not explicitly protected by…
For questions regarding English common law, or legal systems based on judge-made law descended from it.
For questions regarding the Creative Commons suite of copyright licenses, created by the organization of the same name.
For questions about criminal deprivation of property as well as property torts
For questions about laws applying to musical works, recording and performance.
Laws and rights associated with schools, teachers, students, and the provision of and payment for educational services.
Tortious damage to a reputation. When the defamation is specifically written use "libel"; use "slander" when it is specifically spoken.
for questions related to the law for minors, i.e. persons who have not reached the age of majority (usually 16, 18, or 21 years).
Questions about the legal issues of forming, ending and living within a marriage.
Questions about ownership of property. More specific tags include real-estate, intellectual-property, common-property, community-property. More general tags include property.