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In Praise of Plagiarism (guest post by Tim Cole)

By Tim Cole Is intellectual property theft? Listening to the high-pitched arguments about digital piracy one could almost assume that copyright or commercial legal protection of intellectual property are a law of nature; something we always enjoyed and that’s been around forever. Not so: The

Ross: your super intelligent attorney

Built on top of Watson, IBM’s cognitive computer, ROSS is a digital legal expert that helps you power through your legal research. ROSS is an artificially intelligent attorney to help you power through legal research. ROSS improves upon existing alternatives by actually understanding your questions in natural sentences like

Robotics and the law: When software can harm you

Recent headlines declaring “Robot Kills Man in Germany” are examples of growing news coverage about the impact of robots on society. This is the subject of a new law review article by a University of Washington faculty member. Twenty years in, the law is finally

Web inventor says we need an online ‘Magna Carta’

A ruling by the European Union to allow individuals to ask search engines such as Google to remove links to information about them, called the “right to be forgotten”, has also raised concerns over the potential for censorship. “There have been lots of times that

The U.S. Supreme Court Knows Nothing about the Internet

One U.S. Supreme Court justice referred to Netflix as ‘Netflick.’ Another seemed not to know that HBO is a cable channel. A third appeared to think most software coding could be tossed off in a mere weekend. Business Insider, on the Supreme Court’s understanding of