This briefing outlines the New Zealand High Court's Ruscoe v Cryptopia Ltd ruling which held that cryptocurrencies, as digital assets, are a form of property that are capable of being held on trust.
Sustainability and impact: The role of technology
This is the first in a series of briefings which will look at the role that technology plays across the sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) landscapes.
The New EU AI and Data Strategy and what it Means for EU Antitrust Reform
This article summarises the AI and Data Package released by the European Commission on 19 February 2020 and discusses the role of EU antitrust reform.
Wearing out privacy: wearable technology revolutionising social media marketing in Canada
With the ever expanding uses of social media, corporations and businesses struggle to stay abreast of the legal impact these technologies could have on them.
Stranger than Sci-Fi Part 2: Should Artificial Intelligence machines be recognised as owners of IP?
In the second article of this two-part series, we consider whether AI machines should be recognised as the ‘owners’ of the IP create.
Stranger than Sci-Fi Part 1: Can (and should) Artificial Intelligence machines own intellectual property?
In the first article of this two-part series, we explore how existing Australian copyright and patent legislation deals with ownership of AI-generated IP.
AU: CIIs: Encompass Repipe-d
On 22 Nov 2019, McKerracher J handed down his decision in Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents  FCA 1956, the latest in a line of cases considering the patentability of computer implemented inventions
EU Prepares New AI and Data Strategy
The new European Commission is racing to deliver on President von der Leyen’s pledge to put forward legislation on AI, big data, and the New Digital Services Act. This article discusses the EC's response.
Outsourcing and Artificial Intelligence: Re-engineering Outsourcing Agreements
Is the traditional outsourcing agreement, “engineered” for the pre-AI world, suitable in a world in which AI displaces both people and rules-based methods of automation?
European Commission – Report on Liability for Artificial Intelligence and Other Emerging Digital Technologies – Part 3
In this three part series, Zayed Al Jamil and Holly Tunnah discuss the key points addressed in the New Technologies Formation report and in particular, the potential implications for businesses.