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MIT and GPL-3.0 conflicting licence
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You have misunderstood the MIT license. The MIT license requires you to include a copy of "the above copyright notice and this permission notice" in "all copies or substantial portions ...

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Public Figures, Patents And Inventions
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Will they be allowed to even announce it? That's an easy one: Yes, the President of the United States can absolutely announce the invention of whatever they want. Firstly, such an announcement is ...

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Is "cheating" in offline, single-player games illegal?
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united-states There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on the game. The difference between modding and cheating is largely a matter of semantics. In some cases, cheaters can ...

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Has it been Legally Confirmed that A Website is not Liable if passwords stolen from it are used on other sites?
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united-states The argument you are making, restated in legal terms, is roughly as follows: Users have a duty to not reuse passwords. When a user reuses a password, and their password is subsequently ...

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Does the acceptance of a software licence constitute a contract? Can such a contract be closed without using said software?
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There is some confusion evident in the question, which I will attempt to clear up, before moving on to an actual answer. Version 2 of the GPL does not refer to linking at all, except in a section ...

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Is a filing in the public domain?
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No. Works made by federal employees, in the course of their official duties, are exempt from copyright under 17 USC 105. That includes opinions written by federal judges, as well as their orders etc., ...

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What rights does one have to license their autobiography?
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You've tagged this as both united-states and european-union, so this answer is about the United States. Before you can "license" someone to do something, you must first have the legal right ...

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Fair Use and DMCA
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EditVideoBot is an automated program that automatically edits videos based on commands provided by other Twitter users that mention the account - I am providing the service, other people operate and ...

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Pseudo-double jeopardy in the US?
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Usually yes, with caveats. As David Siegel's answer says, constitutionally, the federal government can prosecute anyone for a crime which has already been prosecuted at the state level. But that's ...

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Do you have to surrender "ideas" in intellectual property transfer?
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Note: As a jurisdiction is not specified, this answer assumes United States law throughout. OP's profile says they are in California, so this is hopefully correct. Copyright law You cannot transfer a ...

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License incompatibility between PHP and MariaDB?
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You are concerned that your application is somehow a derivative work of MariaDB and therefore subject to the GPL. It's not totally clear to me whether that is the case or not. But it doesn't matter, ...

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Can the GDPR be used to obtain US voting information
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The Eleventh Amendment to the US Constitution has been interpreted (by the Supreme Court) as conferring a significant degree of sovereign immunity on the states. US courts will generally not award ...

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Has there been any case on which all justices of the US Supreme Court disagreed?
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In the case New York Times Co. v. United States, the court issued a brief per curiam opinion basically saying that the NYT won, and then each justice wrote a separate concurrence or dissent. A few ...

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Is Stack Exchange, Inc. a publisher or a public forum?
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You really asked two different questions, so let's take them one at a time: Publisher Within the scope of 47 USC 230, Stack Exchange is defined as a provider of an "interactive computer service,&...

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How does [arbitrary attorney] have standing?
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If a random attorney at the direction of a judge has standing to challenge actions within executive branch jurisdiction, why didn’t a judge prosecute the banks guilty of criminal fraud leading to the ...

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What happens to debt during a Ch 11 bankruptcy?
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If the creditors and debtor could agree to a plan without the court's involvement, there would be no need for Chapter 11 in the first place. The parties would simply sit down and iron out a deal. This ...

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What is the deal with software copyright?
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The short answer is, it's complicated. Now for the long answer: In principle, if portions of the software are being directly included in the video (e.g. the art assets of a video game), then this can ...

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What are the penalties for falsifying a DMCA notification?
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Without seeing the terms of service of the host, it is impossible to say. Here are some specific points from your question, and my commentary (based on the text of the law). a host takes down ...

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Should I raise another complaint or report to publishers?
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Or, alternatively, should I contact the publishers of the games who own the property/game assets/models? Contacting all the publishers (the copyright holders) will be tedious for me, is there another ...

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Removing My Name -- Difference Between CC BY-SA 3.0 and 4.0
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Creative Commons maintains a detailed guide to the different versions of their license. Here's what it has to say about how this particular term has changed: All license versions after version 1.0 ...

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Is it tax fraud for an individual to declare non-taxable revenue as taxable income? (US tax laws)
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I have submitted a false tax return Provided it really is false, you violate 18 USC 1001: (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the ...

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Why does the 7th amendment not apply in traffic cases?
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This is the text of the Seventh Amendment: In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a ...

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Which takes precedence: International Right of Self-Determination, or Country's Constitution?
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It is important to understand that international law is more dictated by custom than by actual laws. It is customary for nations to enter into agreements with the intention of complying with those ...

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Why can't a party raise new arguments in United States court of appeals?
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This is largely congruent with* the doctrine of laches. The basic idea, under common law, is that you can lose rights by failing to assert them. This is generally important for many reasons, but ...

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When google.com was available to be bought after a clerical error, did they lose their right to own it?
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It is likely this would have been handled under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy, which provides that: We may [...] cancel, transfer or otherwise make changes to a domain name ...

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Is it infringement to give a link to a copyrighted file?
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Posting one link is, by itself, unlikely to constitute copyright infringement in most jurisdictions (see nomen agentis's answer). But posting a lot of links, systematically and with emphasis on ...

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Is there a good defense against libel if a fictitious character is clearly a "composite?"
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(Most of this post is focused on discussion of the surrounding issues, with little in the way of advice. If you actually have to deal with this problem, skip to the end.) American defamation law is ...

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How much "more" needs to be added to an abstract idea in order to pass the subject matter eligibility test for a patent?
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Nobody really knows. (NB: the "you" in this answer is a generic person and not you personally; as always, you should consult a lawyer before relying on random information you found on the internet) ...

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