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

Overview Copyright law protects a the copyright owner’s right to control certain intangible works, specifically protecting original expression but not underlying facts or ideas. Current copyright law ...
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Dealing with "Is X (il)legal" questions

“Is X legal?” is profoundly different from “Are there any examples of X being illegal?” The answer no to the latter does not imply yes to the former. Statutes and cases can ...
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Need canonical answers (FAQ) for Copyright

I've been thinking that we should start up with questions that will, without a doubt, apply internationally, by finding common themes in the Berne Convention. I was thinking of two questions as a way ...
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Need canonical answers (FAQ) for Copyright

On reflection, I think we need a set of canonical questions on aspects of copyright (with answers), otherwise we run the risk of sanctioning a massively too-broad question. We have Dawn's canonical Q&...
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Dealing with "Is X (il)legal" questions

I don't think that "too broad" or "unclear" are appropriate dispositions of such questions. The offshore banking question is the only one of those that I find a bit unclear (what is "offshore banking"?...
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Request for comment: How to write a Good™ Law SE question

I obviously like the idea. Here's some of my thoughts: In the list of questions/tips, we can steer people away from vague "Is X Legal" questions If you're asking whether something's illegal/legal, ...
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Request for comment: How to write a Good™ Law SE question

Rather than steering people away from "Is X (il)legal?", perhaps we should ask (and answer) it here on Meta or the main site as a hypothetical? Effectively the answers should be a quick 101 on how ...
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Dealing with "Is X (il)legal" questions

A lay person has no idea what is legal or not and no idea where to even start. I am currently studying law and it has been a process of progressively peeling away layers of lore (especially when ...
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