Last night on the Tonight Show Conan did a bit on his driver's licenses in New York and LA. The address shown on his cards seemed to be studio addresses (Rock center and Universal Studios) and not home addresses like most people. My question is, do celebrities have some sort of special arrangement where they don't disclose their personal addresses on their ID cards? [more inside]
I uploaded a video to a video-sharing site, and it's drawn a couple of offers to license it. What's a fair price? Any tips for this sort of thing? [more inside]
My girlfriend is an avid amateur photographer and was recently contacted by a postcard company about licensing one of her photos for use on a postcard. Neither of us have any experience with this. What should she do to protect her rights to the picture while allowing them to use it and what level of compensation should she expect/request? She is also concerned about having the photo attributed to her on the postcard itself. Is that standard operating procedure or a special request?
I'll be taking the California bar exam this summer, and I have a question about studying for the MBE. Should I take the 6-day online PMBR course, or the 3-day in-person course? [more inside]
Ohio BMV Bureaucracy filter: I have a Texas driver's license. I recently moved to Ohio and didn't have a car and didn't bother to get an Ohio license. A friend of mine gave me her old car, took the plates (for her new car), and left me the title. Please explain this MESSY bureaucracy! [more inside]
Can you beat a San Francisco parking ticket if it has no VIN number on it? [more inside]
Is it true that non-working DVDs will be replaced by the studio (specifically, Paramount/Viacom) that released them, depending on the licensing agreement? [more inside]
Driving with an out-of-state license, valid for a state in which I no longer reside. [more inside]
Software license filter: Using a GPL-licensed library with a questionably-licensed JNI binding layer. What implications does this have for Java code that links to the JNI layer? [more inside]
My Virginia driver's license was suspended because I let the insurance on a car I own there lapse for several weeks before I unregistered it. This was several years ago, and I live in CA now and have a (as far as I know) legal driver's license for that state. I need to renew the CA license soon, am I going to have a problem? [more inside]
I have a valid German drivers license which I have held for less than one year. I also have an expired US drivers license that I drove with for 8 years. How much of a hassle am I going to run into renting a car in the US? [more inside]
Can I use a P.O. Box Address when I apply for a Texas driving license?
Do I need to rebuy MS office if I'm replacing a computer? [more inside]
A question about someone impersonating my uncle to steal money from his checking account, and how to guard against future attacks. [more inside]
How can I change my address on my driver's license if I don't have the proof of address that the BMV requires? [more inside]
After I pass the bar examination, but before I'm sworn in, what am I? [more inside]
A Dell PC was originally equipped with Windows ME. Somebody later installed, instead, an unauthorized copy of XP. The machine was given to me, and I legitimated the XP install by paying Microsoft for a "Genuine Advantage Kit." Will Microsoft let me use that kit's CD to install XP on a different machine (perhaps an Apple) if I get rid of the first machine? Thanks.
Starting a small, part-time, home-based eBay business in New York. What are the implications of registering for a Sale & Use Tax certificate? [more inside]
Can I "downgrade" multiple computers with Vista pre-installed using only one license of XP Professional? [more inside]
Bringing a car from British Columbia to California- complicated title transfer situation. [more inside]
What's involved in my performing a wedding in Los Angeles? [more inside]
There's no plate, but these strange dents that appear to come up in the shape of numbers and letters...
Why are license plates painted over on car commercials? [more inside]
Why blur license plates on TV shows? [more inside]
How to pass a PE license exam after ten years? [more inside]
Why do so many cars in NY, CT, MA have Florida plates? [more inside]
Is it possible for cc-licensed content to be un-cc'ed? That is, relicensed under a more severe license. As far as I know, Creative Commons is forever, but I just wanted to make sure.
Are there any situations where having a ridiculous driver's licence photo will be more than a laugh? (Or: How I Learned to Abandon my Ego and Self-Image.) [more inside]
Personalized (vanity) lawyer/legal license plate ideas needed. [more inside]
Who can license music for download/sale? A friend came up with a wicked cool idea for selling music using the internet, but it can't be done through some affiliate mp3 link (like Amazon). We're just a couple of college guys, and we don't know any rockstars or label executives. [more inside]
(Can't believe I can't find the answer online-a-filter) How long is a validated Motorcycle Permit good for? (NJ) [more inside]
What's the numbering convention for the new Indiana vehicle license plates? Is there one? [more inside]
Can i take my driver's license test in a rental? [more inside]
Why did Omnioutliner start bugging me about registration only after I reinstalled Leopard? [more inside]
The state DMV won't let me renew my registration on my current car because I owe property taxes on the old car. Is that legal? Can the state refuse to help me comply with one law if I am potentially violating another one? [more inside]
Wanting to buy a motorcycle but a little confused about the process. [more inside]
Last night I was stopped for "Reckless Driving" in Charlotte, NC. The officer stated that I was going 55 in a 35, that I was weaving, and that I hit the curb when she pulled me over. She had me take a breathalyzer test, which I passed. I know you're not my lawyer, but I've never even had a speeding ticket before! What do I need to do? [more inside]
Any reason to renew my driver's license if I plan to move abroad? [more inside]
license plate filter: I moved from PA (back to) to Tx several months ago. I switched my car insurance back to Tx. My plates back to Tx. My title back to Tx. My driver's license back to Tx. Everything is Tx. When I got my license plate switched from PA to TX the person at the office said they didn't need the PA plates. Now I'm getting nasty letters from PA saying I have to have PA insurance or I must send the plates and window stickers back. The plates are packed away in boxes. The window stickers were thrown away when I got my Tx inspection. My question is, since they have to know I no longer have the car in PA with the Tx title and insurance, what happens if I don't send the PA plates back? I've tried to call them twice but each time after being on hold more than 15 minutes I hung up. I can unpack boxes and get the plates to mail back but if I don't have to I'd rather save my money that I'd spend on sending them back. Plus there is the issue that the window stickers were thrown away. Anyone been in this situation?
My Drivers License is expired. So are my car's tags. A lot. How do I renew both without getting arrested on the spot? [more inside]
Is it true that when I get a NY state non-driver ID card, they won't ask me to prove my street address? According to the DMV's list, my passport plus my social security card are enough to get me a state ID. Neither of those two things shows a street address (and I have no proof of my address, and I've never had a driver's license or non-driver ID). Does this mean I could just write my address (or for that matter, any NY state address!) on the form at the DMV?
Please make sense of Massachusetts' "surchargeable events" policy as it relates to license suspensions, particularly if these events are contested in court. [more inside]
When you find yourself in a life-harming situation due to a unique administrative hiccup in a government bureaucracy (and since no one's anticipated this sort of hiccup, no one's empowered to override it)....what do you do? [more inside]
NASD licenses (specifically series 7 & 63) requires company sponsorship to obtain. Once obtained, you need company sponsorship to maintain the licenses. Is there a company who will maintain your licenses for you while you are not working in the financial industry? Perhaps for a fee on top of the annual registration costs? I believe you have two years from separation with your employer to obtain a new sponsor.
Is there a legal marketplace for used copies of Windows XP? [more inside]
I'm an American traveling to Cuba legally (under a general license). What are the restrictions on what I can/cannot bring back into the U.S.?
How can I renew my American drivers' license when I'm out of the country and not coming back anytime soon? [more inside]
Does anyone know the name or possible directory of the "Set Up Windows" license agreement program that runs when you first turn on a new Vista Business ed. machine (Dell)? [more inside]
I've lost my wallet and passport and I need to get money and fly this weekend, help! [more inside]
Windows Vista Activation: can I move from and un-activated install to Home Premium Upgrade in one fell swoop? [more inside]
In California, what penalties (civil, administrative, or criminal) might face a "lawyer" who advertises and practices as a lawyer without actually having a license? If I know of such a lawyer, how should I go about reporting him or suing him?