July 4, 2019

Tanya Aplin, Intellectual Property Law Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, spoke on the cutting edge of 'artistic' creativity generated by artificial intelligence (AI). Defining AI is difficult, and there is no general consensus but she proposed a functional definition of AI as « a set of techniques enabling machines to perform tasks typically requiring human interve...

June 28, 2019

Mary Honeyball got the C8 Associates ball rolling by presenting the ambitious program of the European Union for the digital single market to a captivated audience, composed of intellectual property officers, lawyers, scholars, and copyright professionals. She reminded us that the EU agenda aims to provide a wide regulatory framework for the digital sphere ensuring, for the online world, the free mo...

As part of a bid to modernise the European Commission, newly elected EU President Jean-Claude Juncker had made changes to the way copyright is handled in Brussels. Juncker, who assumed office less than three weeks ago, has moved the remit for the handling of copyright into the hands of the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society (DES), Günther Oettinger. One of the priority areas for improveme...

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