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Excessive use of "specific legal advice" closure reason

The question Are the title and author of a song protected by copyright? is written as "I am doing X, is that legal". The actual question is a basic principle of copyright law, and in no way ...
David Siegel's user avatar
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What to do with answers that offer legal advice?

We have a clear policy that questions which ask for legal advice are off topic and should be closed. However, sometimes such questions get asked anyway, and sometimes, before the question is closed, ...
Nate Eldredge's user avatar
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What is our stance on questions that are very clearly legal advice?

This question leads me to a much wider one: are questions on legal advice, whether we have a disclaimer or not, acceptable? There's a big difference between "Out of curiosity, how does this legal ...
user2752467's user avatar
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Is the "don't ask" help page at odds with what's on topic here?

The very first page in the "Asking" section of the Help Center, What types of questions should I avoid asking?, has the following to say in the second line: You should only ask practical, ...
Dominick Pastore's user avatar
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Questions that appear to seek legal advice

While noting that the Law meta Policy for questions that clearly ask for specific legal advice, promotes the closure of questions appearing to seek real-life/real-time legal advice, but also ...
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How do I ask a general law question?

On paragraph 3 of this page, it says: "Please don't ask questions seeking legal advice on a specific matter. These are off-topic for Law Stack Exchange." What does this rule imply about how to ...
Alexanne Senger's user avatar
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What is meant by "That's not how Stack Exchange works. Ask your lawyer"?

I don't want more downvotes. I want to clarify a comment I saw: That's not how Stack Exchange works. Ask your lawyer. Does this feel a tad uncongenial or unsociable to anyone else? Can't we say this ...
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Is asking "what are my legal options in this case" on topic?

I have a situation where I might contemplate to proceed via legal ways. Would the question "I have this situation, what are my options/how should I proceed to use them" on topic here?
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Quick links to answers by: WBT ● Zizouz212 ● jimsug ● feetwet In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier ...
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Removal of placeholder names and hypothetical language

This is in regard to Can a landlord ask tenants if s/he can stop paying for an unused, not in lease, security system? and its editing history. It was originally asked in the first person. I edited it ...
David Siegel's user avatar
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What should be on-topic for Law.SE?

As you can see, the /help/on-topic page isn't filled in yet. The /help/on-topic page has now been updated with the below text. We've been up and running long enough that we've developed a sense of ...
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Why is this question off topic?

I asked this question and in its original form it was closed as off topic on the grounds that it asked for specific legal advice I was surprised given there are many questions which seem worse to me ...
Bruce Adams's user avatar
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What is wrong with my post

I recently posted on law stack exchange. My last post has two votes to close. I do not understand why. I am hoping somebody here can tell me what the issues is. Here is a link to the post: Is this a ...
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When to migrate questions from Security.SE?

Security.StackExachange mainly exists to talk about hacking and hacking prevention. As you might expect, questions about what's legal and whether someone should press changes come up quite frequently. ...
Mike Ounsworth's user avatar
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Seeking legal advice on topic

I would like to ask for clarification of rules on asking for advice and off-topic here on Law StackExchange. In Help Center users can read that: The best questions are those that have specific ...
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