March 17, 2023 Edition #150

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March 17, 2023 Edition #150


Copyright Office Offers Some Clarity on AI-assisted Works in a notice published yesterday, stating that while “it is well-established that copyright can protect only material that is the product of human creativity", that “does not mean that technological tools cannot be part of the creative process”. Summary here (and yes, it was generated by AI).

The International Criminal Court in The Hague issued the court’s first arrest warrants today related to the war in Ukraine, with warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights.

Akin Gump vs Xcential - The D.C. Superior Court rejected Akin Gump’s bid to block Xcential’s patent application for bill-drafting software, casting doubt on the lobbying giant’s claim their attorney ‘invented’ complex software for legislation.

Turmoil in Tech: Layoffs Continue - In another turbulent week for tech companies, Meta announced it will lay off 10k people (following it's previous 11k person layoff last November), while Microsoft lets go of its AI ethics team.

"In Her Honor" on Trailblazing Women Judges - Lauren Stiller Rikleen and ABA Judicial Division have compiled autobiographical stories from women judges in America in a powerful account of overcoming barriers in the legal system. 

Federal Law Enforcement Database Hack - Two men allegedly went on a hacking spree which included the federal U.S. law enforcement database using a compromised Bangladeshi police officer's email and fraudulently requesting user data from a social media company. 

SVB and Signature Bank Failures - The scale of this bank failure is alarmingly similar to those recorded in 2008, when looking at the total associated assets.

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