Ángel
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Is youtube-dl takedown due to their tests which use copyrighted content?
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The takedown request states: A list of youtube-dl forks to take down (uninteresting) The clear purpose of this source code is to (i) circumvent the technological protection measures used by ...

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Quoting Wikipedia - "Additional terms may apply"
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7 votes

The "additional terms may apply” piece dates back when Wikipedia was solely under a GFDL license (note that now text is under a CC BY-SA 3.0 License plus -almost all of it- GFDL). The GFDL has ...

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When will Flash copyright expire?
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Adobe Inc is a Delaware incorporated corporation, so we should look at United States copyright law. We can assume that all source code written for Macromedia Flash were works for hire and thus the ...

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The big-boys want to use our condo-fee to repair their private portion
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4 votes

You did not specify a country or the specific contracts that might rule your condominium. At least in some jurisdictions indeed the repair cost of private portions cannot be shared. Moreover, you may ...

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Do I own derivatives of my music if I released it under CC without the SA provision?
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No. Let's suppose you made a piece of music lasting 5 seconds. Then someone else added another 7 seconds to it, creating a larger work lasting 12 seconds. You fully own your 5-seconds piece, and can ...

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Why do statutes of limitations exist?
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3 votes

Slightly going offside here Other answers mention the need/usefulness of statutes of limitation presenting cases of being accused twenty or 25 years later However, I should note that you don't need ...

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Does copyright apply to Stack Exchange answers and comments?
2 votes

It is protected by copyright, like almost everything with a lapse of originality created nowadays. You can use it under the terms of the license Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0, as noted ...

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Am I allowed to sell the reviews of my product to another company?
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2 votes

This seems as some potentially misleading advertising from your competitor. If the reviewer tested Winamp, then Microsoft bought the brand and rebranded Windows Media Player as Winamp 6, those prior ...

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Do companies have the right to demand proof of being present in the EU before executing a GDPR request?
2 votes

I don't think it would be acceptable, in most cases, to demand such proof: It shall be as easy to withdraw as to give consent. (art. 7.3) So if the user was indeed covered by the GDPR, it is ...

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Requirements for using email as evidence
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Maybe it won't completely invalidate your evidence. Your email server may have logs, backups, etc. that could (somehow) certify that the email hasn't been tampered with (eg. the email was already ...

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If a public pharmaceutical company came up with a cure for a serious disease, is it possible they could not legally make it available?
1 votes

Not as you phrase it. There's no legal obligation to act in a certain way, or to make money for them, even. For example the company could make a product with a cheaper supplier (thus getting a bigger ...

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Are there advantages to forgiving a mortgage
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I don't think it would be significantly more difficult for her to sell her house if you die than if you don't. She would have to pay the mortgage [to your heirs in case you die] which she is already ...

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ISP is not hashing the password I log in with online. Should I take any action?
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Focusing on the actual problem, your ISP needs to have a way to authenticate its customers (a 'password') when they phone customer support. This means that such password needs to be told to the ...

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How are the laws considering storing country details of visitors of my website? (calculated of their ip adresses)
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1 votes

This is a very broad question. Note that the regulation in UE (mainly GDPR) is quite different than that found in USA, itself different than that on many other countries on the American continent. ...

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GDPR and Homebrew analytics
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1 votes

This is probably GDPR compliant. First, note that there may actually be no Personal Information collected, even the IP addresses are (supposedly) anonymised by Google and not stored. At least the ...

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Can I be sued for posting a night picture of the Eiffel Tower under CC-BY-SA?
1 votes

Yes. Your work is a derivative from the Eiffel lightning so you could be sued (the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel may not be too interested in prosecuting you at a foreign country, and thus ...

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Can someone back out from an agreement to pay someone else money if they fail to achieve a goal?
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This would probably get down to the specific terms agreed with the escrow account, but from a layman perspective of the terms, person A loses the money. Changing your mind is not a different category. ...

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To what extent can a country enforce its laws in foreign countries?
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There are already countries with similar laws. Badmouthing the leader / country / religion could end you in jail, if not worse. Naturally, only if/when caught. On a different country, the same thing ...

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Is it a crime to veil the real price of a product to save sales commissions?
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It seems clear that the vendor is trying to sidestep the terms of the selling platform. For example, the vendor is selling a $1000 TV for $20, then getting paid $950 for a service of actually plugging ...

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What happens to my contract in the event of a death
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First of all you are not indicating a country, don't take this as face value and always check if it's applicable for your jurisdiction. I don't have a formal contract with Company X, just agreements ...

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What will happen if a legally dead but actually living person commits a crime after they are declared legally dead?
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You don't really need to "revive" that person. It's the same as if you had someone whose "real identity"¹ is unknown. I don't think they would have any problem to trial inmate #123 ...

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Is it enforceable to restrict publication of work created with my tool
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First, you could make your compiler output encrypted object code, so that it can only be installed from your registry (which is the one that will be able to decrypt it). In fact, you could design your ...

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