A UK court has for the first time considered the English law concept of “goodwill” in relation to open source software projects and contributing developers.
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OECD Recommendation and G20 ministerial Statement on Artificial Intelligence
This article summarizes the OECD Recommendation and the G20 Statement, discusses the OECD’s next steps, and offers our take on the implications of these and related initiatives.
France: new legislative developments for autonomous vehicles
The French PACTE law came into force in May 2019. This blog post summarises the main measures adopted in the field of the regulations applicable to autonomous vehicles experimentations.
Do you need to see your competitor’s source code before you bring an infringement claim?
A recent UK court decision has highlighted the difficulties in obtaining pre-action disclosure of allegedly infringing and confidential source code.
“Digital Era” Report Bolsters Commissioner Vestager’s Digital Legacy
The European Commission has published a report on competition policy for the digital era looking at challenges for EU competition policy created by the ongoing digitisation of the economy.
Automated and Electric Vehicles Act – preparing the UK for the biggest transport revolution in a century
The Automated And Electric Vehicles Act (AEV) received royal assent on 19 July 2018. The Act paves the way for driverless cars to appear on UK roads by extending compulsory motor insurance to AVs.
AI poses new ethics issues for companies
In a new report published by Bloomberg Law, Michael Sinclair comments on the emerging ethical-legal challenges around the deployment of AI.
The Database Directive, AI and the data economy
Does the Database Directive protect machine-generated data and AI? That is one of the questions the European Commission considered in its recently published second evaluation of the Database Directive.
Protecting IP rights - AI technology in Australia
AI has the potential to be both the creator and product of innovation. This article will identify and consider issues that AI will create for the IP rights of those operating in Australia.
Why collaborative AI can become a legal minefield
The race is on to produce innovative AI-enabled products and services. Determining who owns or controls the IP rights of a new technology can get messy if contracts do not exist or do not contain clear IP terms