Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard explains why Cloudflare’s legal victory in federal court last week is important to copyright infringement case law in the United States. He also explores why upholding the 1998 DMCA’s framework of liability and indemnity for companies that deliver internet services is more important than ever, as global regulatory forces begin to shift around existing IP and antitrust law.
Joe Biden issued a new executive order focused on more than 72 items where the White House wants to see greater scrutiny of Big Tech.
Last Friday, House Democrats introduced five new antitrust-style bills aimed at curtailing the market dominance of U.S. technology companies. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard breaks down the nuances of the bills, outlines the problems with each, and shares thoughts on the challenges ahead.
Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard on why the European Commission’s antitrust case against Apple is a lot more dangerous to the tech sector than it seems.
At the heart of Google’s US antitrust troubles is the search giant’s staggering advantage in online search: Google processes roughly 90% of all online searches in the US. But there’s a difference between hypercompetitive behavior and anticompetitive behavior, and I believe that’s what this case is about. As this plays out, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google rubbing up against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling in FTC vs. Qualcomm. Interesting times ahead, to be sure.
As governments everywhere grapple with issues surrounding use of AI-driven facial recognition, they’ll have to consider how to factor facial deepfaking into their regulatory frameworks. Even if there were a surefire way to identify deepfakes, banning them would run afoul of free-speech guarantees in democratic nations.
How Europe – not the US or China – is now taking the lead in creating an AI-focused legal and ethical framework for the rest of the world.