February 24, 2023 Edition #147

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February 24, 2023 Edition #147


US Supreme Court Wary of Undermining Section 230 of CDA
 - In the case Gonzalez vs. Google, the family of Nohemi Gonzalez, who was shot by Islamic State gunmen in Paris in 2015, accused YouTube of aiding and abetting a terrorist group. More here

Demand for U.S. law firm services declined in Q4
, down 3.9% compared to Q3 2022, while productivity fell more than 7% YoY. Lawyers billed an average 112 hours / month in the Q4 2022. More here.

Akin Gump Loses Bid to Dismiss Counterclaims in Ownership Suit of Bill-Drafting Software
 - The law firm has lost its bid to dismiss four of five counterclaims filed by the legal tech company Xcential in the suit over ownership rights to legislation-drafting software. More here. 

AI Art - The US Copyright Office’s grant of a limited copyright registration for an artificial intelligence-assisted graphic novel opens the door for more attempts to protect works that blur the line between human and machine creativity. More here.

Meta Takes Down Fake Account Networks
- The Facebook parent company announced this week that it took down three state-linked "domestic influence operations" in the previous quarter; the networks were linked to ruling parties and governments in Cuba, Serbia, and Bolivia. More here

Midsized law firms have a burnout problem
, with nearly 3/4 of lawyers, paralegals, and administrative support professionals reporting feeling stress, burnout, or being overwhelmed in the past year, with understaffing as a leading cause. More here.

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