This question was closed almost immediately since it asked for legal advice. I think that the decision was correct in this particular case since the quote in the question is probably already as good an answer as you can expect to get without involving a lawyer.
I don't think that this means that we should automatically close all questions asking for legal advice. We did for example allow this one, asking for legal status of Bitcoin around the world. Some legal questions may have a very clear answer even without involving a lawyer ("Is theft illegal in the state of New York?"). I believe that we should judge questions like this on a case-by-case basis depending on how good of an answer you can expect to get. Thoughts?
Here's a similar question on Meta SO for reference.