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How to attribute the images I have used on my website?

There are pictures on my website that are not mine and I dont know how should I indicate the source. Also I should write them an email? Or if someone know how this is works I would be very grateful if ...
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Date / time of Wikidot page Draft

In a Wikidot page, I / the user has written some stuff which was saved into Draft. This is (very) important, I need to get the time or even just the date that a page's Draft was saved. Is there any ...
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How to purge an image on Lemmy? (GDPR Data Erasure)

Given a URL to an image on my lemmy instance, how can I (as an admin) permanently delete the image (and all cache/variants of the image)? I operate a lemmy instance server. One of our users just ...
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How does Serpi protect from web crawling restrictions

I'm thinking of making a website to find the lowest price of an item on the net. The problem is that in the terms of use of Google search API it says that it is forbidden to: Scrape, build databases, ...
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How to comply with Apache License V2.0 when self-hosting fonts

I am considering self-hosting a font licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0 for a commercial progressive web app. My goal is to ensure full compliance with the license, and I have a few ...
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Am I responsible for a site's lack of ADA compliancy if I open their site up in an iframe on my site?

To be more specific, Let's say I'm the band Coldplay. We have a buy tickets link. When clicked, Ticketmaster's page opens up in an iframe. For this example, Ticketmaster is not ADA compliant and ...
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What is a Sunrise dispute?

What is a Sunrise dispute? I've skimmed over this page that defines the SDRP (Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy), but I still don't feel like I know what I'm looking at. I see lots of documentation ...
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Is it possible to apply a Creative Commons license to a multi-user web forum?

My website will contain various posts, which may be posted by me or another user. Basically, it will be a sharing forum platform. My website contains different posts, and each post may contain ...
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Is it a bad idea to build a webapp that has no user registration? [closed]

I always wondered that why all the websites, web applications out there have a whatever kind of user registration, e.g. email, phone, oauth, etc; I believe that many users don't like email ...
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How can I use Google web fonts statically instead of dynamically?

In Germany, lawyers can legally demand money from people who use dynamic web fonts on their websites, if they do not ask the user for permission. (Because of IP data storage.) I used to have this code ...
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How does The Pirate Bay get to keep its .org domain name? [closed]

.Org TLD is maintained by a US based registry and US Feds are known to seize domains for torrent websites (Eg: Kickass Torrents old domains). But TPB is one of the most well known and oldest torrent ...
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SEO and not accepted cookie banner

I have a generic question about SEO and cookies. Particularly when the site is hosted in the EU (like my private homepage). I'm currently redesigned my page and also improved the underlying PHP code. ...
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Can I use resource transparent images commercially as a resource to my SAAS, which I scraped from a website? [closed]

I want to develop a product image editing SAAS, which will let the users select a product and edit the image and download with following steps: Select the product Load the transparent mockup image of ...
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Web application/SaaS based on using user's API, are we responsible for user's usage?

For example, let's say I have an SaaS application, that enables users help create Telegram bot. On the server, we process the bots and APIs for it. Now, let's say if some users try to use the ...
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Is it legal to use the APIs of Meetup.com, Eventbrite etc, to aggregate their event data into one place, similar to Google?

I have a predicament. I'm trying to build a platform that will basically be a place where all events, online/offline, are listed. Initially - my platform will obviously have zero events, because ...
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Should I hide the content inside the cookies law compliance banner from search engines?

I am working on my first website.I am working on the last steps before deploying it. Now I am facing the law compliance requirements. Right now it is mandatory by GDPR to show the cookies compliance ...
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Redirects without Permission: what legally can be done?

If someone buys a domain and decides to redirect or forward it to my site without permission, is there anything legally that I can do to stop them? Is there a crime they can be charged with? Can I sue ...
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Can I use favicon of other websites when I link to them on my site?

I'm creating websites catalog and I wonder whether or not I can use favicon of other websites as an icon next to its domain name. As far as I know I can use screenshots of websites without the owner's ...
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Can I use images from the manufacturer's website or other retailers for my eCommerce site?

I run a retail home appliances and cookware store, I want to create an online platform/eCommerce store to expand my business. So can I use images from the manufacturer's website or from other ...
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Can I legally publish screenshots from Linux apps on my website?

I am planning to open a blog webpage, publish technology-based content on it in Turkish language, maybe in English language later, and make money via blogger earning methods like Google AdSense. In ...
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Copyright website [duplicate]

I have developed my first website and ready to publish to the internet. I'm confused with how the COPYRIGHT under the footer works? Do I just ... Show COPYRIGHT WEBSITE NAME at the footer? Not ...
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Law applying to sites with ccTLD

If you create a site using a ccTDL does your site have to comply with that country's law?
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Is it legal to use "VMware Workstation 15 Player" with earning money purpose?

I am planning to open a blog webpage, publish technology-based content on it and make money via blogger earning methods like Google AdSense. The software I mentioned in the title, which is available ...
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Do we need to specifically support old browsers to be WCAG compliant or is following the robust principle enough?

I understand WCAG is technology agnostic, so it doesn't specify which browsers, devices, and operating systems that a website needs to be accessible on. However, our site isn't responsive on certain ...
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Adsense - Proposed implementation of EU user consent policy

I have spent lot of time to understand EU user consent policy with respect to usage of cookies. In summary, as I understand, I cannot save any cookies of my websites (including analytics cookies, ...
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Has anyone ever got in legal trouble for not having those horrific "cookie warnings" on their site? [duplicate]

I know about some idiotic EU "law" that made every damn website add the most obnoxious garbage ever: a huge "warning" about how they are "using cookies", which doesn't let you do anything until you "...
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few questions about running image hosting website [closed]

I'm about to launch a new image hosting website, nevertheless, few questions are still on my mind and i would love to know your take on them. Q1- how do i prevent users from uploading pornographic ...
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Translating user-generated content: legal implications

I’d like to engage in an adventure to transform a site which involves setting up a team of translators to start translating user-generated content (what is in the past is ignored). I understand that ...
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Embedding complete articles from another site on your own website. Legal?

Can you embed a complete article from another site on your own website? As is. Visitors will see that it's from another website but they don't have to leave your website to read the whole article. ...
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Can I acquire and redirect a competitor's .com brand name domain to our own site if its available? [duplicate]

Example Scenario: A close competitor has their own website: example.co.uk but has not registered example.com, so example.com if freely available. Put aside any ambitions of 'easy' / blackhat SEO ...
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Should terms & conditions upon registration be captured in the database?

Should terms and conditions that user accept upon registration and making reservations on a system being captured in a database? If yes, what is the proper way to do this (e.g. timestamp + IP (the ip ...
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Company / Product Info Directory Website - Copyright Laws

I want to create a large business directory website , which would allow a user (buyer) to search, filter and identify suitable products. I would require company logos and use of product names (TM,...
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I've read many books and became an expert in a subject area - would it be a copyright infringement if I share my knowledge on my blog?

Let's say I've read many books and became an expert in a subject area. If I share my knowledge on my blog with details and start to earn some money, would I infringe upon the copyright of these book ...
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Google index spamming with our company name

One of our competitors has somehow spammed our full company name into the Google index like this: http://www.competitorwebsite.example/our-full-company-name/ When we visit the link, though, it goes ...
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Same pronunciations but different letters will lead to Legal case?

There is a classified website called Quikr.com in India. It ranked perfectly on google too. I am from an another country. I also have a classified ad listing site and I bought my domain as Quickr.XXX (...
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Is it illegal/discrimination to build website without screen reader accessibility?

If I build a website and don't add screen reader tags to any of the content is that discrimination or illegal in anyway? Is it possible someone with assistive needs could potentially sue the developer ...
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GA Data Ownership Client / Account Owner

I created a website for a client a few years back, I setup GA under my standard, personal account so I have full account ownership. Now, having not maintained the website in a while, the client would ...
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What resources must I provide to law enforcement for an adult media site? What others should I provide? [closed]

The voreaphile community (by and large) has seen better days and I'm working on a new site for them. This would qualify as a fetish community - in other words, an adult site. As is likely immediately ...
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Are there legal reasons why dynamic DNS services are not anonymous?

I'm looking for a dynamic DNS service that is both free and anonymous, but I've been unable to find one that is anonymous. All the services I've found that are free require a user sign up and ...
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Is it allowed to embed YouTube videos behind a paywall?

Is it against any legal law or YouTube TOS themselves to embed videos (which are available for embedding obviously) for streaming on your website and put them behind a paywall, e.g. give access only ...
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GDPR - 3rd party compliant contact form

My website features trips and tours from various travel operators. The customer, my website visitor, is able to access the tour operator's profile page and contact them directly with any questions or ...
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Can material sent to me as the proposed content of a website fall foul of GDPR regulation?

I have a friend who insists that material sent to me by a client as part of the proposed content of a website they are contracting me to build can qualify as sensitive data and as such can fall foul ...
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GDPR - Kills email marketing, How can I do email marketing under GDPR?

How can I do email marketing under GDPR? European regulation changes the marketing landscape. Suppose i have 40,000 contacts (name, email, telephone) which weekly i mail about my products/updates. ...
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If a blogging platform doesn't allow deletion of users personal data, who is liable under the GDPR?

I am using a company which offers free blogging service wordpress.com. On that service, there are European blogs with post contacts (name, email, telephone) which is not erasable by the users. ...
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Is it illegal to operate a domain WHOIS lookup website?

I have been getting an abuse report via my hosting company which is reported by other people, and my host has been threatening to terminate the hosting/account. The abuse report is sent because I am ...
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Countering a DMCA removal from Google Search for a root category page

A category page got a Notice of DMCA removal from Google Search, submitted through Lumen Databases, for a copyright infringing thumbnail. We have noticed this is becoming a pattern and category root ...
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Is it illegal to create a website that allow a user to upload a file and make it accessible and downloadable for others? [closed]

I am working on a website in which a user can sign in and upload a file and other users can search for it by name and download it. Those files will be catagorized as audio, video, apps(linux, windows, ...
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Is it legal republish any article with Credits and Canonical Link?

Is it legal republish any article with Credits and Canonical Link? After the end of the post I will mention a note like Originally published at www.example.com/post. Additionally I will add a ...
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Legal risks when using royalty-free content?

Are there any actual legal risks at all when using royalty-free content in your monetized videos, from a well known site intended for that exact purpose? Can an author/owner of the content you ...
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How copyright laws apply for commonly public things?

I am making website which display quotes like brainyquote.com. So how copyright laws affected in this situation? I know that all quotes ( I have around 10,000+ quotes) are on the different ...
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