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Years ago, before smartphones and at a time when the Internet was not such a significant part of our lives, a young prosecutor drafted a search warrant for a “chop shop” that was using the front of a legitimate secondhand dealership, otherwise known as a junk yard, to steal, dismantle and traffic in the stolen parts trade at an enormous profit. The warrant was duly endorsed and issued by a New York City Criminal Court Judge. The detectives of the elite NYPD’s Auto Crime Division, risking life and limb in the intentionally dilapidated premises, executed the warrant early one morning, resulting in the subsequent laborious endeavor for the prosecutor — the review and inspection of thousands of seized documents to match the recovered identifiable parts with the cars reported stolen against the business’ “police book,” that is, the inventory parts logbook.
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By Jonathan Moskin and Rachel Pauley
The emerging cases by authors and copyright owners challenging various generative AI programs for using copyrighted materials are certain to create new troubles for the courts being asked to apply the fair use doctrine to this important new technology.
By Stéphanie Faber and Charles Helleputte
Since April 2023, French regulation makes the payment of insurance compensation in case of cyberattacks conditional on the filing of a complaint within a reduced time frame. This regulation has been enacted in the context of the French government decision to fight against the resurgence of cyberattacks, together with ransom demands, which have a significant impact on the economy.
By Ed Lanquist, Jr. and Dominic Rota
At what point does a “smart” computing system, or advanced software program, qualify as AI in the eyes of pertinent regulatory or judicial authorities? When is an individual considered to have merely deployed an AI-based computing tool to assist with creating a work of art or conceiving of a technological innovation? Each of these questions is explored in this article, giving consideration to currently prevailing guidelines from administrative bodies and the courts.
By Peter Collins
In the hands of a motivated insider with only average technical proficiency, AI becomes a uniquely effective tool with which to penetrate an organization’s complete security infrastructure for any number of malicious purposes.