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Am I allowed to use a web crawler on Ask Ubuntu?

I have created a web crawler from a tutorial and the website in the video seems to be down. Would I be allowed to test it here at Ask Ubuntu, just solely for educational purposes? If not, does ...
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Is there a license on all the code put on SE?

By putting code on SE (by posting it in a question or answer or another form of publicly posting it on the site) is the code given some sort of license automatically if one is not declared by the ...
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Are you aware of askubuntu.biz?

Not sure this is the right place for such a question, but are the owners of askubuntu.com aware of a clone going by the name askubuntu.biz? It came up for me in a Google search result for "libsodium ...
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Is removing the Canonical topbar against a ToS?

As we all see, there is a topbar on this site that has Canonical links to various Ubuntu tools on it. If I were to remove that on the clientside using userscripts that I publish as open-souce, would ...
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Isn't posting the same questions & answers without referral on a different website, illegal? [duplicate]

I've been searching around and came across this website: ubuntuask.com Disregarding the obvious similarity in the domain name, from what I can see, all their data is copied from Ask Ubuntu. For ...
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Are license questions about PPA-provided software on-topic?

We accept licensing questions on Ask Ubuntu. Or at least many such questions. Here are just a few such questions that the community has embraced. (And this is just what I was able to find in under 10 ...
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How to handle content copied from the DebianWiki (debian.wiki.org)?

In this answer to a question about aptitude, a block of text from the Debian Wiki was copied (source). While the source has been referenced by now, I think the license of the original content is not ...
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Copyright and morality in questions

I stumbled across a question today that was right up my street: How do I grab video from webofstories.com?. If I were to paraphrase it it would be: I want to download videos from a video streaming ...
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StackExchange software open source?

I like many things about the stack-exchange websites. Especially the editor I'm writing this post in and the tagging system. Is the software by any change available under an open license? I'd use it ...
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Watermarking images in posts

Should this be an accepted practice? It seems more obtrusive and annoying then anything else. Here are examples: Ubuntu updated and now the option to boot into Windows XP is missing Recording output ...