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.
European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence Publishes Artificial Intelligence Ethics Guidelines
The Guidelines are the first deliverable under the European Union (EU’s) April 2018 Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe.
European Patent Office provides guidance on artificial intelligence patentability
The European Patent Office (EPO) recently issued guidance on the patenting of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. What does this mean for businesses in the field?
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.
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.
Artificial Intelligence and the future of work
AI’s impact on the workplace is contingent on many variables - the level of employees’ education and training, the cost of the technology, its adoption rate, regulation, ethics and how far AI creates new jobs.