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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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How can I prevent a blogspot blog from misusing our company's toll free number?

An unknown blogger is utilizing the toll free number of my company, which is leading to tons of misleading calls. I tried contact the blogger but couldn't find any lead. I even tried asking Google ...
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Is it legal to host unlimited domains in an unlimited hosting plan?

I have an unlimited webhosting plan from http://www.domainindia.org/web_site_hosting_india.php. I want to give my users a registered domain name like usersite.com and provide a cpanel to them which ...
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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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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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Dating site review - Am I allowed to write site description with screenshot for each reviewed site?

I want to publish a review of 100 dating websites. I didn't contact all site managers, some of them didn't reply. Am I allowed to publish description for each dating site and publish also a screenshot ...
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How do I protect myself from illegal content uploaded by visitors? [duplicate]

I want to create a website where people can upload pictures of their favorite sweaters and rate the submissions of other users. All fine and dandy but what if someone uploads illegal material? Am I ...
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Dealing with illegal user-submitted content

I recently got a question from a user that I'm not quite certain how to answer. Basically I run a service that will allow users to submit content for analysis. The data submitted is very rarely stored,...
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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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website cloning my full website content copy, and how do I stop them? [duplicate]

My website url : > http://example.com So I was searching for one of my own websites on Google and found > http://exampleclone.com/ also they changes url of the domain with full working website clone ...
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Using competitors domain with different ending to boost traffic

Imagine my competitor is getting 1000s of views a day and is established in Google search engine. I plan to launch my website in a weeks time but will have to work hard to get into google search ...
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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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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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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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What are the consequences of registring domain on a 'fake' name? [duplicate]

Some years ago (might be quite a bit, actually) I remember registering a domain in one of East-European countries (Hungary, Poland, Moldova or Ukraine — don't remember for sure). I was doing so ...
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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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What are current ADA standards / requirements on images?

I am wondering what ADA (American disabilities act not dental association) currently requires when it comes to images and other things not easily read by webpage "readers". I am currently trying to ...
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Is it legal for U.S. based websites to serve online gambling ads?

I have a site that hits the sweet spot for that demographic but my user base is 90% in the U.S.
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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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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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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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Can a Web store with .eu domain sell products intended only for UK market?

This has nothing to do with Brexit and I am not even sure this is the right place to ask this question. I recently bought an electrical appliance from a Web store with the .eu domain extension, only ...
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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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What is the proper way to send a DMCA to a hosting company?

Someone copied my entire website and is hosting it at a domain name similar to ours. That website's content is copyrighted to the website which we have been running for years. Each and every image, ...
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How biggest website like Facebook, YouTube, Imgur, StackOverFlow prevent from legal copyright issues?

I have planed to build a image sharing website like Imgur. Users can upload images and others can vote them. The problem what I face is, what happen users upload others copyright photos? In other ...
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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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How should creative commons attribution for images be shown?

Clicking through from Flickr to the CreativeCommons.org definition for "Some Rights Reserved" you find that you can reuse an image as long as you provide attribution. If we want to use the image in a ...
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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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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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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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Has the EU sued any site(s) yet for not complying with their cookie “law”?

EUROPA websites must follow the Commission's guidelines on privacy and data protection and inform users that cookies are not being used to gather information unnecessarily. - source Many people find ...
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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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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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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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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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Which country's privacy policy is applicable to my website?

I'm searching a lot but, I am getting different opinions from different sources. Some internet sources are saying, privacy policy applicable to country where your websites's data center (hosted) is, ...
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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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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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Fair Use of the thumbnail version of thousands of images from a third party? [duplicate]

I would like to include on my website the thumbnail version of thousands of images created by a third party, which I am trying to contact to ask permission, with no success. I would link from the ...
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Is it legal to mention some affiliate companies as our sponsors in website?

I have registered a few affiliate marketing companies to make some addtional money. There are 125*125 banners are displayed in right side of the website for them. Let assume that they Bluehost, ...
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Is there a way to save a screenshot of a page for legal purposes? [closed]

It could be an easy question, but it isn't. If i create a screenshot using whatever tool it won't be legally useful, because screenshots are easily modified (through DOM manipulation or via photoshop)....
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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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I have domain parked for the future use. However, someone register Trademark with the same as Domain name

I bought the domain 2 yrs before someone registered TM with exact the name. I do not have plan to use the domain in the nar future. Am I still OK to sell to the company or it is not legal? I am ...
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Is legal to make a post promoting an affiliate link for a product or service I did not test?

Can I put affiliate links on my site without first testing the product or services?