Questions related to the law and how it relates to websites and their management.

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Can company “Elephant” legally take the domain “elephant.chat” away from the company “ElephantChat”?

Related, but not as specific: Can a company take my domain away from me? In this scenario: I am making a chatting app called "Elephant Chat", and I bought the domain elephant.chat for my app - under ...
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Liability and Legal Issues with allowing others to use a Subdomain

Are there any known issues for the domain owner to allow others to use a subdomain? The best example would be blogspot.com, which allows users to create something.blogspot.com. Can the content on a ...
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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for subdomains in USA

I have a site which has two sub domains. One is forum and another is listing site. The main site has privacy policy. Do I need to have separate privacy policy and term & conditions page for each ...
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Does it affect privacy policies or legal liability when we can identify users through analytics?

Currently we are using Google Analytics and provide a simple template generated privacy policy, i.e. standard policy on cookies, anonymous tracking, etc. Some more advanced solutions such as mixpanel ...
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How to report attempted credit card fraud?

I run a website which accepts credit card payments. I recently noticed that one user who used many different names and/or email addresses attempted to make almost a hundred credit card transactions ...
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Photos - do I really need to look for the author and ask his permission when posting them on my site?

When I find a photo somewhere on the internet, without any explicit information of whether I can re-publish it on my own website, without any hint of who is the owner/author of that photo, can I still ...
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Am I legally liable for user generated content and comments?

I know that it is in your best interest to enforce specific policies in regards to what is appropriate for your site, but are there any legal issues with not filtering their content? For example, ...
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Just Received Email From WhatsApp Inc. Regarding To My Site [Need Help Or Advice Pls]

I got an email before 7 days seems to be from whatsapp . Here is that email below :- To Whom It May Concern: It has come to our attention that you have registered xyz.com (the "Domain ...
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Is it legal to create a search engine and name it similarly to an existing popular search engine?

I have my own search engine with meta search crawling capacity. I installed it on a website and called it Ving. Is it legal to have a search engine with the name Ving that is similar to Bing?
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How do I copyright my website?

My website has been in development for a long time and cost a lot of money. How do I go about securing an enforceable copyright on my website design and what is the proper way to post a copyright ...
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Trademark ® Symbol Required in Product Description?

When I am talking about third party trademarks on my website: Am I supposed to use the appropriate registered ® symbols or is this not required? I am not talking about our own trademarks but ...
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Can I use web fonts from FontSquirrel on a commercial website legally?

We want to be legal and do this right. So I'm coming to FontSquirrel for the first time. Seems to be lots of free fonts and there's often a globe symbol which seems to say the font is free for web ...
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Is it OK to use translations obtained via crawling a translation service with advertising?

Google and Bing not only have their API-based translation, but also their websites which allow for one-off translation. While these are intended for use by humans, this also allows for a webcrawler ...
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Juridication of Website? [duplicate]

In which Jurisdiction or Laws does a website have to follow?Considering.. I am living in India,the Web Hosting company is located at U.S and the server location of the website provided by Web Hosting ...
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Why would you want to own just the MX rights to a website?

I acquired an existing small website not too long ago. When I went to register the domain on google apps, it turned out the domain was already registered and I would need to contact whoever had ...
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Legality of screenshot of another website

I wanted to write a blog post about a common feature of some popular websites. To illustrate, I'll need to take screenshot, crop and shows the specific features that's I'm referring to. I wonder if ...
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Why are these sites cloning my content, and how do I stop them?

So I was searching for one of my own websites on Google: http://www.botlibre.com and to my surprise found some clones of my website, like: http://83waystowasteyourtime.adidas.com and: http:// ...
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Does a Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License” classify a nonprofit as a “commercial entity”?

If something this license applies to is used by a nonprofit, is the nonprofit considered a "commercial entity"? Because the license says: "NonCommercial — You may not use the material for ...
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Putting altered social media logo icons on my website, can I get sued?

I would say most websites with a somewhat thought-through graphical design use social media icons (i.e Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc) which are altered to fit the theme and design of the site. Now, ...
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What is the copyright status of user-generated content on public key servers?

I recently set up a public OpenPGP key server in the US that synchronizes with the predominant global key pool. I now have a server on my hands containing gigabytes of user-generated content (e.g. ...
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How should copyright notices be formatted on websites?

What is the correct format for including a copyright notice in the footer of a web site? I have seen many variations, including: © Cool Businessname 2015 © 2015 Cool Businessname Copyright © Cool ...
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Why should we keep the copyright year on websites static?

Not a major issues, just a small thing that bugs me. In so many websites and applications, when scrolling down to the footer, you see the year and it's not the present year (2015). Why not ...
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How can I customize the Apache licence for my template design?

I have a template with the following license: /*! * name of original creator - name of theme (originalcreator.com) * Code licensed under the Apache License v2.0. * For details, see ...
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What does Facebook Ads guidelines mean by 'Attribution'?

In Facebook's Advertising Guidelines, you can read the followng: B. Attribution Ads may not assert or imply, directly or indirectly, within the ad content or by targeting, a user's ...
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Selling my unused domain 'example.com' to the trademark holder and owner of 'example.net'

I registered a domain example.com many years ago and had intentions of developing it into a social networking site, but then I got busy with other projects. I recently realized that example.net is a ...
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Is rebuilding a website considered plagiarism?

Our company has a website hosted and created by some company but we don't like the way things are handled so we decided to pull the plug and create & host our own website. Now the question is: ...
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Where to host Chaturbate like websites? [duplicate]

I have two questions regarding hosting livecam broadcasting websites: What is your advice for where to host sites like this? What are the hosting requirements? I need to build a "clone" of ...
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Is it enough to get permission by e-mail to show customer case study on website?

I want to publish some case studies from my customers on my website. Each case study will have real numbers about website traffic. I will also publish website screenshot. Do you think it is enough to ...
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Limits of liability for a website run by a European and served from Canada arranging real world meetups which may involve criminal behavior

I run a small social networking site that provides twitter-like capabilities (It's a gnu-social based service). I am concerned that many of my (legally adult) users have used the site to arrange real ...
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Custom Website Design Like Facebook

Well most of us do like Facebook Design, I' am making Social Networking Website using Twitter Bootstrap. I' am planning to make my own custom website design from scratch using Bootstrap just like ...
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What's the legal way to stream music online?

It's really hard getting a definite answer on this so I'm going to ask it here. Is there a legal way to stream new music on a website without getting artist consent first. There seems to be a lot of ...
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Can different laws and regulations for a ccTLD in an unfamilar country be problematic?

I'd like to register a .gy domain though this is probably applicable to others like .me, .cc, .tv, etc. These are ccTLDs for countries which I am not familiar with. Should I be concerned with this ...
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How (il)legal is it to get data from a 100% accessible but not “exposed” API

I found a website that provides a huge filterable table with up-to-date data about cities in a country. This site uses an infinite scrolling approach to load the rows for the table. By exploring ...
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Legality of using/embedding MP3s?

I am working on a language learning startup. I think that one of the best ways to study is through music. For that purpose I would like to include MP3s on the website, together with related study ...
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Legal to sell in the UK, but not in the USA. How does the location of my website play in to this?

I have a company in the UK which sells a product that is "Legal" here in the UK. But its considered a medical device in the USA and do my understanding it cannot be sold "Within" the USA... To my ...
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Hosting torrent tracker in legal countries

In what countries it is legal to host torrent traacker? I mean without future issues with laws like illegal movie, software downloading.
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Can I use Helvetica Neue font free of charge in my website

Is Helvetica Neue free to use on any website or does it require any licensee fee? I found a dozen of source, from where proper files (.otp, .ttf) can be downloaded and no sign of payment / license ...
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How to ensure that the domain name you are registering won't have licensing or trademark issues?

What are the conventions of domain registering? What domains and names someone can use as a brand/name for a website? How to determine if the name selected is available and there will be no legal ...
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Is it legal to link to a potentially copyrighted PDF file made available by the owner?

I.e there is a large directory of PDF files and the publisher makes them available on his website. He does not charge for them and they are available without any requirements for authentication ...
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Can we import and display Facebook comments on our social media site?

I'm implementing a startup social media site where users post product reviews and other opinions. One of the features is a Facebook Share function. The business owners are interested in using the ...
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CreativeCommons licence

I want to use some pictures that are published unter the CC Attribution 2.0 Generic licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ The licence says that I have to provide a link to this licence ...
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What imprint do I have to use to comply with various international laws?

In German law every website has to have an imprint clearly stating the owner and their contact information. This is nothing I really worry about since I have already created it. But my question is ...
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Can I legally use a competitor's business name on my site to compare products?

Simply put, does a company have any grounds for legal recourse if their name is used on a competitor's website in the following manner? {Product Title and Description} (Comparable to {Competitor's ...
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Google's Icon Legality

I'm creating a homepage for all the computers within my company. We're a small business so we're using Google Apps. I've designed a very simple site that will be only accessible with an authorised ...
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Is aggregating images using Twitter's API legal according to the terms & conditions?

Is one able to legally use the Twitter API to search for a given tag, pull down images associated with that tag and then re-post them within a gallery of their own on their own domain? Assume that ...
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Would using content from third-party websites while giving credit to them be considered “fair use”?

I want to create a international flight search engine website that links to multiple other flight searching websites and pulls the flight information into my site, by linking to the source website, ...
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Similar domains using my business' content, and stealing SEO results

I've been hired to create a website for a restaurant in my city, let's call it "Flying Dragon" Chinese restaurant. The restaurant has never had a website, though the business itself is about ten years ...
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How to deal with malicious domain redirections?

It is possible for anybody to buy a domain name containing negative terms and point it to someone's website in order to damage their reputation. For instance someone could buy the domain ...
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Legal responsibility of public posts

Given a public site with no logins: I let people post links to public Facebook profiles, and my site fetches the profile picture and displays it. Would it be ok if I just told people to post profiles ...
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I bought a WordPress theme from a person claiming to hold a developer license

I bought a WordPress theme from a person claiming to hold a developer license, but, later I found that he didn't have the developer license. He had purchased it as a basic license. Can this impact ...