Archive: February 2022

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Facebook data "scraping" claim lacks some basis in fact

February 25, 2022

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently dismissed an attempt to certify a class action lawsuit against Facebook after the court found the plaintiffs failed to provide some “basis in fact” for their central allegation – that Facebook engaged in unauthorized data scraping.

Intellectual property rights in the Metaverse

February 21, 2022

The metaverse will offer an immersive digital world that feels physical and tangible in nature. Interacting with metaverse has the opportunity to shift the internet in a new direction and pose new intellectual property rights for developers, contributors, and users.

AI inventorship on the horizon: DABUS comes to Canada

February 09, 2022

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently provided a first glimpse into how it will treat the issue of AI inventorship.

UK guidance for marketers in the cryptoasset space

February 09, 2022

On 18 January 2022, HM Treasury announced that it will be bringing adverts for cryptoassets in line with other types of financial advertising by extending the financial promotion restrictions to encompass them.

European commission considers new civil liability rules for the digital age and artificial intelligence

February 03, 2022

In October 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation (Consultation) on adapting liability rules to the digital age and artificial intelligence (AI).

New EU Anti-Subsidy Regulation: Is the tech sector ready?

February 01, 2022

The European Union’s (EU’s) proposed new competition law regime, the Anti-Subsidy Regulation, seems on track to be finalised by mid-2022 and to apply from early 2023. The Anti-Subsidy Regulation was formally proposed in May 2021 but closely tracks a 2020 white paper. It will create mandatory new M&A notification and approval requirements based on a broad new group-wide, global financial metric, “financial contributions,” starting with multinationals’ 2020 financial years.

This article considers the proposal and its impact on the technology sector.