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International Labor laws data source

I am looking for a data source for international labor laws. For example, if I was to create a business in Germany, how do I find all the laws about working hours, maternity leave, overtime, etc.
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Is there a resource that links legal terminology to categories of law?

By categories, I mean areas such as: Bankruptcy law Consumer finance Contracts Tax law Employment Law Housing discrimination I’m looking to build a list of specific terminology by legal category, and ...
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Every Country's Codified Laws

I am wondering where can one find datasets with all the laws on Earth (or all the laws from every country).
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Free website for identifying influential or contentious US state and local court cases?

I am looking for free websites that contain (potentially partial) catalogs of state and local court cases in the United States, and allows me to filter and/or sort by any of the following: The vote ...
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Product Warranty Database

Is anyone aware of an open database of warranties on products? Ideally, the database would allow the warranties on the product to be looked up by manufacturer and model number. This would be useful ...
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Unofficial Metacritic API — Chicken Coop

My team and I are building a website about video games that has affiliate links in it. My question is about the Chicken Coop API key provided by rapidapi (https://rapidapi.com/valkiki/api/chicken-...
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Can I put open source data on a public github repo?

I am using open-source data for a data sonification project and would like to put the data used for this project onto a public Github repo. Are there any legal issues with doing this? I am assuming ...
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Can we take recipes from Epicurous and put onto our food site

We are opening a new food platform and we need recipes to support selling food can we scrap from a site epicurous and should be give attribute to them and the author
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Is there an API to get the legality of alcohol (or legal drinking age) by geo location?

I need to make sure alcohol isn't advertised to underage users or in countries / regions where alcohol is illegal. Ideally using MaxMind geo codes but I'm sure I could map from any geo system.
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Can I publish analysis of semi open data

If data is open for personal non commercial use, can I analyse that data and blog about it? I'm part of a community that uses Zend as its paltform. The API is open so I can read all the community ...
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OS platform porting are included in term 'Derivatives' in Creative Commons?

Taken this license for reference: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) (similar question) Quote: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium ...
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Is Open Government data ever restricted to use within the country of origin?

As the effort to collect, QC, organize and publish an open government dataset is usually funded by taxpayers, I have always imagined a government would prefer to only offer such data to its citizens ...
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What are methods to create open text data from copyrighted texts?

Language data are either texts or spoken utterances. By default, any text is copyrighted. We have Open Data for relatively recent time periods, where text were written intentionally with an open ...
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mimic iii: could a pretrained word2vec be made available?

Why reinvent the wheel? or would this be some sort of a breach since it would then be available to those who have not taken the ethics course?
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Contact information (including email) for all US state legislators

Where can I find a single list containing the contact information (including email address) of state legislators for all 50 US states, ideally broken down by state and chamber (most states have a ...
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Looking for datasets of complaints/requests filed at municipalities or cities

I'm looking to do some text analysis on complaints or requests filed at cities or municipalities. The data must have: type of complaint (e.g. "Noise complaint") complaint text (e.g.: "The people in ...
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Types of license for OpenData

In order to release the data as open it should come with a license. In the open world, there are differente licenses for different purposes (GPL, MIT, BSD licenses for Software - OpenSource; Creative ...
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Does this violate copyright of music/lyrics/sound?

So, we are beginning to create a Karaoke app. And we have few queries in the copyrights aspect. We would like to have these cleared before we get any further with our app's development. The decided ...
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The “right to mine” and scraping the web in EU

Sorry for the somewhat general question, to which the answers necessary depend on the country of operation and necessarily are also subject to become obsolete at some point. But I think it to be quite ...
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Cross-cutting U.S. Government data retention policies and rules?

I'm interested in learning more about USG data retention. I realize this is a complex question. I think it would be too lengthy and complex to examine this for each agency, but I would like to get a ...
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Collecting data on private rooftop characteristics?

Is it legal to save data about private rooftop terraces in a Open Data set? I mean: location, characteristics, etc.
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Database of injuries of inmates while awaiting trial in jail

I am looking for a dataset listing injuries of inmates who were awaiting their trial in a jail. Injuries could be caused by anything, e.g. other inmates or neglects. Here are some fields I would be ...
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Scraping product image from eCommerce websites [closed]

What are the legal clauses associated with scraping images of products displayed on eCommerce websites (such as Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, eBay etc)? The intention is to obtain meta-data from the ...
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Where can I find a dataset containing legal documents?

I have a machine learning task I wish to pursue. For the task I will need several hundred sample legal documents of the following types: Employment contract, service contract, sale contract, rental ...
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Dataset of judicial decisions in France

I am looking for datasets containing judicial decisions in France.
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Petition for writs of certiorari to SCOTUS

I'm looking for the petitions used to ask the supreme court to hear a case -- they are called petitions for writ of certiorari -- there should be about 7000 new ones generated each SCOTUS season, ...
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sports-reference.com legality of using their data for other applications [closed]

I am interested in using sports-reference's data for web modelling and a web application. I was checking the TOS of sports-reference and I can't quite grasp the main idea about the legality of using ...
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Do some Kaggle contest organizers remove the data sets after the end of the contest?

I wonder whether Kaggle contest organizers sometimes remove the data sets after the end of the contest, or is that made impossible by Kaggle's policies?
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What is the coverage of Google case law for New York state?

I can't seem to find how any information about what kind of coverage Google offers for case law, what the selection for cases is, etc. Does anyone have any idea? I literally don't see any comments at ...
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Employer's website is “web scraping” from another site, can I be liable even though I did not write that code?

So recently I came about an article about web scraping, and it said how most of the time scraping is illegal. I did not know this in past, and did not know the website I was working on was using a ...
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Can I take “open data” from a website like Quandl, modify it, and then resell it to clients?

I am just wondering if open data have any limitations I may be missing. Can I for example get data through the Quandl API, do some calculations using the data, and resell the data? Is this legal? ...
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Redistribution ICPSR Data - Terms of Use

On the website (site), it says: Access Notes: These data are freely available. At data download page (download page), it has the term of use: Redistribution of Data You agree not to ...
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What gives people the right to license factual data?

Data sets, databases, or APIs we can find these days are either licensed openly or commercially. I'm a bit confused as to how the publishers / owners / compilers are rightfully licensing these factual ...
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Issues with collecting a data set via crowd-sourcing

Consider a tight-knit community that might be willing to contribute to a communal data set via a website, Facebook group, etc. As a concrete example, let's say that the data set is a list of landmarks....
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Guidelines on surveying email addresses in the public domain?

I've built a script to extract emails from scientific publication data that is in the public domain (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed) with the aim of sending email surveys to these people. Are ...
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How to demonstrate that a document cited by law must be also open access?

The "Principle of Access to Information" (PAI) expressed in the legislation of many countries — usually countries with some "Access to Information Act" or freedom of information ...
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Cases where open data has been removed?

I'm looking for cases where data (including software) that once was open is not anymore, or was not for periods of several months or more. I can imagine several scenarios for this, including ...
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Where can I find actual agricultural contracts?

I'm looking for real agricultural contracts, that is actual contracts between farmers and processors (preferably in North America). Any ideas? Generally I am thinking of contracts between farmers and ...
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Is it legal to publish under CC-BY-SA a picture of a recent sculpture in Japan?

I took this picture of a sculpture in Japan: (size reduced) Would I violate any law if I publish this picture under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0? Solid references required (law/decree texts), thank ...
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Crime rate data for American cities

I'm writing a paper and I'm interested in monthly crime rates in American cities. The FBI database contains only yearly crime rates and it stops at 2012 (http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/), and each ...
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Legality of using data against terms

Perhaps a bit off-topic, but this is the only relevant SE forum. I sometimes come across RSS feeds with terms and conditions attached, such as one example permitting use for app-development (that ...
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Gov data may be used only for statistical purposes?

Sometimes when I try to download a data zip file I see a popup that states like this: "Under law, public use data collected and distributed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) ...
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Where are civil fine amounts for vehicle traffic law violations documented?

We are interested in civil fine amounts for all vehicle traffic law violations for all states and jurisdictions. Does anyone know the website or open data portal that contains this information? It ...
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What are the legal uses of the data from livingwage.mit.edu?

What are the legal uses of this data? For example, could I design a non-for-profit service using this data, a for-profit application that I sell subscriptions to, or a spreadsheet that I use myself ...
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Information about congresspeople

Is there a database that contains the following about when congresspeople? When they were elected, state/district, age, gender, race, professional background, and would really like to have committee ...
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Creating audio fingerprint database

My company has created unique audio fingerprinting system that we use to detect music and advertisements on radio and TV (among other uses). So far, we are used to dodging all requests for database ...
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Web crawling to create a business

If I were to web crawl supermarkets' websites and retrieve info and create a comparison tool for sale would that be illegal?
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Age of consent per country database

I am looking for a DB of the age of consent per state/country. I found this list for the states in the USA. Is there an official database I can use for the USA? Are there any databases for other ...
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Why and how are certain websites able to state in their terms of service that you can't crawl their data?

As an example, yelp and craigslist both have clauses in their terms of service that attempt to scare you away from trying to crawl/scrape their pages. Would they be able to legally prevent you from ...
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What open data about tunes and melodies exist? Do copyrights apply here?

If someone wants to write a program to recognise songs by melody (mobile apps like that exist), one would need some huge data sample for this. I'm wondering whether something like this exists (at ...