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Thunderforge
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101 votes
3 answers
24k views

If I don't want to patent something, what can I do to ensure the patent office doesn't unintentionally grant the patent to someone else?

14 votes
10 answers
109k views

What does a lawyer do if they know for absolute certain that their client is guilty?

9 votes
1 answer
2k views

When is a person legally considered to be "President-elect" in regards to laws against threatening the President?

7 votes
2 answers
4k views

Are police legally required to stop a crime they see being committed?

6 votes
2 answers
2k views

Are the police legally obligated to report an illegal immigrant who reports a crime?

6 votes
1 answer
351 views

Does a bail-jumper have any recourse from being apprehended with the help of illegally obtained information?

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

Can religious institutions discriminate when selecting their own clergy?

5 votes
1 answer
308 views

Could an American slave own intellectual property over things they created?

4 votes
2 answers
661 views

Could a song that uses different, but phonetically identical lyrics violate copyright?

4 votes
1 answer
129 views

Why would a person choose to amend their will via a codicil rather than create a new one?

4 votes
1 answer
255 views

What exactly are the "Java APIs" that were under debate in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.?

4 votes
2 answers
1k views

Can I release all my copyrighted works into the public domain upon my death?

4 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is being a masked vigilante who fights crime legal?

3 votes
2 answers
495 views

What is the legal term for coerced indecent acts (not including rape)?

3 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is it legally considered texting and driving if you ask Siri to send a text for you?

3 votes
1 answer
291 views

What are the potential legal consequences for a company that has GPL violations?

2 votes
3 answers
7k views

Can I authorize someone to vote on my behalf?

2 votes
1 answer
304 views

Is a tattoo providing medical instructions legally binding?

2 votes
1 answer
996 views

What is the difference between a private exhibition and public performance with regards to showing films?

2 votes
4 answers
461 views

Would Santa Claus at the North Pole be under the legal jurisdiction of any country?

2 votes
1 answer
282 views

Is disclosing a trade secret only to a judge in court, as happened in "The Prestige", something that could happen in reality?

2 votes
1 answer
4k views

Is a defense attorney required to report child abuse and violate attorney-client privilege?

2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Under China's two-child policy, what happens if triplets are born?

1 vote
1 answer
153 views

What was the rationale to have the US Bill of Rights only apply at the federal level, not at the state-level?

1 vote
1 answer
530 views

Can an unintentional creation due to a software glitch be trademarked or copyrighted?

1 vote
3 answers
2k views

Who pays medical costs for a John Doe who dies in the hospital?

0 votes
1 answer
137 views

Is there something legally stronger than a pardon that does not constitute an admission of guilt?