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SXSW: Virtually Legal: Insights on AR, VR, and the Law

As demand for augmented reality and virtual reality continues to rapidly expand, inevitable legal issues abound. For example, are companies in the clear for using in a VR short Ryan Gosling’s voice, taken from content from the movie First Man? The panelists of “Virtually Legal: Insights on AR, VR, and the Law”—Mary Innis, managing partner...… Continue Reading

SXSW: The MMA Passed: Now What? Navigating the New Licensing Landscape

The Music Modernization Act, signed into law on October 11, 2018, was designed to update U.S. copyright law to make sure artists and publishers were getting proper credit for their music running on streaming services. Publishing experts during the SXSW panel “The MMA Passed: Now What? Navigating the New Licensing Landscape” said the law comes...… Continue Reading

SXSW: Privacy by Design and by Directive

The SXSW workshop Privacy by Design and by Directive tested audience members’ knowledge of the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, and the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Both measures are designed to protect people’s personal data that is collected by businesses. The panel aimed to show attendees how, as business owners, they can...… Continue Reading

SXSW: Reaching the Final Frontier: An Exploration of Space Law

A panel of attorneys discussed the ever-evolving galaxy of space law, including disabusing the notion that space law is “unregulated,” during a panel session at South By Southwest. Franceska Schroeder, a principal in Fish Richardson, provided an overview of the laws governing space and space exploration including the Commercial Space Launch Act, or CSLA; the...… Continue Reading

What happens when AI gets creative?

When artificial intelligence creates something; who gets the credit? Is it the programmer, the designer, the artist, or the AI itself? What about when AI destroys? Who or what takes the blame? Panelists Jessica Fjeld, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, Sarah Newman, a creative researcher at metaLAB at Harvard, Alexander Reben,...… Continue Reading
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