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User tries to do something forbidden by license. Is explaining why it's illegal an answer?

Specifically, I'm speaking about this question: Windows 10 License in UEFI. Long story short, OP currently uses Windows with a license provided by his university through DreamSpark. He's going to move ...
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How should we act upon "Install OS X as virtual machine" questions?

Bumped: Only two people contributed to this Q/A, so maybe we could get some more opinions. Background Recently there seem to be a lot of questions on the topic of installing OS X as a virtualized ...
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Handling questions clearly trying to break some kind of policy, TOS, etc

How should we handle questions that are clearly trying to circumvent policy, controls, corporate firewall, terms of service, etc? A question on breaking through an Internet access block is ...
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Is there a policy for or against providing executables and other self hosted downloads?

My specific case is on my answer here. Is there any policy (on SuperUser or StackExchange) in either direction concerning providing an executable I uploaded myself for others to download? Of course, ...
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Including pictures under CC-BY-SA license

What is the correct way to include pictures under a CC-BY-SA license, eg from Wikipedia? I first refrained from adding the picture in this question, but after another User decided to add it directly, ...
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SuperUser TOS and site content for informative talks

The Terms of Service has two clauses about site content. The first expressly prohibits any and all use of site content. And, the second states portions of site content are made available as archives ...
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Can we help users get around potentially contractual limitations from their ISP, such a data caps?

This question was just asked about circumventing data usage caps. Where does this fall on the legality issue? Should we promote this kind of behavior, or discourage it? I'm all against data usage caps,...
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Do questions on software's "terms of use" belong on SU?

Do questions on software's "terms of use" (what you need to click agree and accept... to install software), belong on SU?
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Are we not allowed to link to time limited shareware?

Section 3. Subscriber Content of the SE Terms of Service states: Subscriber represents, warrants and agrees that it will not contribute any Subscriber Content that [...] (e) contains a virus, ...
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Hackintosh vs. fair use

Note: Cross-posted on SE Law to get thoughts from legal experts there. Follow up question to Revisit the Hackintosh policy. Use case: I create a userscript (in a [licenced] Windows or a Linux) and ...
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Is it legal to post content from overclock.net, if it is against their TOS? [closed]

One user is posting pirated content from the site overclock.net, here is what their TOS say: Posting Content and Assets By posting content: You have confirmed that you have not made this content ...
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