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Under which law the person who commits a crime on the moon gets prosecuted?
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The answer might be found in Article VIII of the Outer Space Treaty: A State Party to the Treaty on whose registry an object launched into outer space is carried shall retain jurisdiction and ...

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Under what circumstances am I obliged to show ID to a police officer?
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People in the UK (who are not subject to immigration control or other restrictions) do not have to carry any form of identification. This doesn't answer all parts of your question, but s164 Road ...

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Is it illegal to listen to Air Traffic Control transmissions in the UK?
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The Radiocommunications Agency (now OFCOM) issued some guidance about this in 2001. The specific offence is defined by s5 Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949: Any person who ... uses any wireless ...

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Has a common law defence ever held water?
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No. These theories are legally unrecognisable. The concept of governance by consent is misapplied, as is the 'private corporation' nonsense; almost all of Magna Carta has been repealed; Black's is ...

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Is virtual child pornography illegal?
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In England and Wales, indecent 'pseudo-photographs' of children were made illegal by s84 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. This amended s1 Protection of Children Act 1978 to criminalise the ...

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GoDaddy hoarding domains. What is my legal recourse?
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The domain you mention has godaddy as its registrar, but the registrant (I.e. 'owner') is 'Jackson National Life Ins Co' according to godaddy's own whois server. To answer your question: a person or ...

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How can a court avoid creating precedent?
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It is the lower courts' interpretation of a senior court's judgment—specifically the ratio—that determines what is the precedent. If a court doesn't want its opinion to bind lower courts, ...

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Are websites legally obligated to provide a non-javascript login page?
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In the UK, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 includes provisions which are thought to apply to websites, although as far as I know there is no case law on the matter. If a website's use of ...

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Who regulates wireless radio communication in North America and Europe?
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The ITU's Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) is responsible for worldwide spectrum coordination. It's an agency of the United Nations. World Radio Conferences are held regularly for spectrum planning ...

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Regarding "Right to be Forgotten", what's the definition of a "search engine"?
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The judgment (Google Spain and Google (Judgment of the Court) [2014] EUECJ C-131/12) is definitive on this point at paragraph 41: ...the activity of a search engine consisting in finding ...

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How is the theft of stolen property handled legally?
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In England and Wales, theft is defined by s1 Theft Act 1968: A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the ...

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Are there states other than Israel where judges appoint each other?
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Judicial appointments in England and Wales (plus courts that cover the whole of the UK) are made by the Judicial Appointments Commission. This was set up in 2006 to improve the separation of powers in ...

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How to find record of conviction?
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If the offence was minor than it may be considered 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. A conviction resulting only in a fine is usually spent after five years. Spent convictions do ...

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Landlords liability for white goods
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The Supply of Goods and Services Act doesn't apply here. Section 1(1) says that the only contracts concerning goods covered by the Act are those 'under which one person transfers or agrees to ...

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How hard should a car insurance company try to keep a policy holder up to date?
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Although your question didn't ask about the criminal side of this, it's important to consider the offence of driving without insurance in the UK. Section 143 Road Traffic Act 1998 provides that— (1) ...

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Proving Theft From a Store
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The need to prove a negative arises only from the way you've phrased the problem. In the UK, theft is defined as— dishonestly appropriating property belonging to another with the intention of ...

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Is there a (preferably free) way to search small claims court records in the UK?
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This answer applies only to England and Wales. Unpaid County Court Judgments, and those that remained unpaid for thirty days after being handed down, are a matter of public record. They are held on ...

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Is it legal to film in a venue (e.g. bar or nightclub)?
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'Is it legal?' could mean one of two things. Does it break the criminal law; could I be arrested? There is no law criminalising photography or filming in a private place (assuming you're not doing ...

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Why obtain two first degrees in law, when one suffices?
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In England and Wales, there are three stages of legal training: academic vocational professional (not covered here) The academic stage is satisfied by a qualifying first degree in law (e.g. an LLB). ...

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2 speeding tickets or just 1 for driving a long distance above limit and being caught in 2 radars?
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In the UK, s28(4) Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 states that Where a person is convicted (whether on the same occasion or not) of two or more offences committed on the same occasion and involving ...

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Disputing Tenancy Deposit Scheme Adjudication Decisions
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Given that the landlord claims I "criminally damaged" their property but never provided a single shred of evidence to back this up what can I do to fight this with no help from my insurer? The only ...

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Will a UK Police Information Notice appear on an enhanced DBS certificate?
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The powers and duties of the police in providing information for an Enhanced DBS certificate are set out in s115 Police Act 1997. s115(7) provides that— Before issuing an enhanced criminal ...

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Without a lease, how to establish Maryland residency for driver's license?
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The Maryland MVA's 'sources of proof' page lists these as proof of Maryland residency; at least two are required. Maryland vehicle registration card or title; Utility, telephone or cable/satellite ...

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