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I have a question about copyright. What should I read before I ask it?

Here are some basic things you should know about copyright law before you ask a question. Read further and you may very well find the answer to the question that brought you here! Some meta-...
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Need canonical answers (FAQ) for Copyright

We have received well over 600 questions tagged copyright. This is now effectively – and by far – our most common tag. And many copyright questions, even when not duplicates, are ...
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Dealing with "Is X (il)legal" questions

I have grown weary of questions of the form, "Is X legal?", when the question offers no hint as to why X would be illegal, or even why one would expect that there is any law dealing with X. To ...
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Request for comment: How to write a Good™ Law SE question

The issue of "Is X (Il)legal" questions has come up recently (brought up by another moderator, but even so) but I suspect it's part of a broader issue – the law seems inaccessible to many, and ...
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Answering "Can I sue?" questions

As the complement to Answering "Can I be sued?" questions: I really like this as a general answer. Just thought it was worth noting as part of the canon of common-questions.
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Answering "Can I be sued?" questions

There are a number of questions asked on this site along the lines of "Can I be sued for ...?" or "Can I be prosecuted for ...?" My instinctive and admittedly bloody-minded reaction is to write ...