Back to the Future #2: five contract issues around robotics, automation and AI

AI, smart robots and automation are a tangible reality – as discussed in a previous post – which, although not yet fully addressed from a legal perspective, should be addressed in medium- to long-term technology contracts.

Here are the top five contract issues to consider when dealing with services based on robots or artificial intelligence:Olivi Fusion Read the rest of this entry »

How the new privacy portability right will change your industry

The new privacy data portability right is empowering individuals to have a full control on their personal data representing both an opportunity and a risk for companies. Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

When eSports is social gaming, gambling or prize promotion?

eSports is facing a considerable growth, but its qualification as gambling, social gaming or prize promotion is based on a detailed review of the features of the game.  Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

ISPs’ liability: an important decision of the Court of Milan

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Internet Service Providers’ (“ISPs”) level of liability is closely related to the growth of the Internet and the possibility for users to upload content on the web that might be protected by IP rights. The question is whether and to what extent ISPs can be held liable for illegal content uploaded to websites or online platforms by users. Read the rest of this entry »

The Right to be Forgotten and the Companies Registry

On 8 September 2016, Advocate General Bot released his opinion on the “Camera di Commercio Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Lecce v. SOlivi Fusionalvatore Manni” c-398/15  (“Manni Case“). If confirmed by the European Court of Justice, the opinion will no doubt shed further light on the construction of the right to be forgotten. Read the rest of this entry »

Cyber-Bullying: Some Legal Issues of the Bill under Discussion

On 12 September 2016, the Italian Deputy Chamber has begun the discussion of the Bill no. 3139 (“Bill“), aimed at contrasting cyber-bullying.  This would impose significant duties on web-site operators (as defined within the same Bill). You can find here the text of the Bill and below a summary of its main contents.

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Back to the Future #1: AI, Robotics and Automation are now a reality

Olivi FusionArtificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are possibly the most fascinating topics for those dealing with technology (and sourcing) matters. They raise a lot of interesting questions and scenarios. Even the few official legal documents about these subjects refer to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Pygmalion, Prague’s Golem – and the more obvious Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics (see the EU Parliament Draft Report with recommendations to the Commission on Civil Law Rules on Robotics).  Read the rest of this entry »

AVMS Market: the Italian Communications Authority Launches its New Public Consultation

Cavalcanti C.V.On July 26, 2016, the Italian Communications Authority (“AGCom“) launched a public consultation on the audiovisual media services (“AVMS“) relevant market (hereinafter, “Consultation“). The text of the Consultation (Annex A to Resolution no. 342/16/CONS) is available here. Operators may send to the AGCom their contribution papers, within September 24, 2016. Below you can find a list of the main topics of the Consultation. Read the rest of this entry »

Join us! Webinar on Automation and Robotics – Thursday 8th September – 3:00 PM CET

Join us on Thursday 8th September 2016 at 3:00 PM CET for our Technology and Sourcing webinar series! Our Giangi Olivi and Gareth Stokes will be speaking about Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Robotics. Read the rest of this entry »

Videogames distribution under Italian tax attack

The growth of the Italian videogames market has attacted the interest of tax authorities that are targeting distributors of videogames.  Read the rest of this entry »

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