At some other SE sites, legal and business questions are explicitly off-topic. I just checked the help center and I didn't see anything about that.

Are questions about copyrights, for example, on-topic here?

  • Depending on your question, you may be better served at Law.SE.
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 12:54

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As you can see from the copyright tag, there are a number of questions about that subject.

It is important to note that you should not seek, and should not trust, legal advice here - this is a community of Movie and TV enthusiasts, not a legal team. If the question is particularly technical from a law standpoint its probably not the best place to ask it.

However if the question is broadly applicable to Movies and TV then its likely to be on-topic, especially if its on broad legal principles in Movie and TV production rather than something that is very specific to a particular territory.

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    It might also be worth noting - though that's not necessarily specific to legal questions rather than a general scope consideration of the site - that questions asking for personal advice on your very own film project (or whatever you intend to do with a copyrighted work) are likely off-topic, too. Questions should usually pertain to existing works or general film industry practice.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Commented Jan 24, 2018 at 21:14
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    "You should not seek, and should not trust, legal advice here". Nor at Law.SE. Nor pretty much anywhere on the internet. An in-person lawyer is always better than strangers on the internet. Commented Jan 28, 2018 at 2:30

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