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It was a Perry Mason moment for the Digital Age, and it came on one of the biggest of stages — in the midst of a heated, $1.4 billion lawsuit between two oil giants squaring off in a Fort Worth, TX courtroom in 2015. Moncrief Oil International had sued Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom over an unsuccessful contract to purchase part of a Russian gas field in the late 1990s. Moncrief alleged that it had shared inside information with Gazprom in 2004 about a planned natural gas plant in Texas, and that Gazprom used that information to cut a better deal with Occidental Petroleum, the plant’s manufacturer. Gazprom denied receiving any trade secrets, only to have Moncrief and its lawyers confront them with a 2004 PowerPoint slide deck. A single slide from that presentation, containing a chart from an analysis of natural gas value claim costs prepared by a University of Texas geologist, was the supposed “smoking gun.”
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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.