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  • Online Harms Act: Ensuring the Safety of Persons in Canada

    The Federal government gave first reading today to the long awaited, Online Harms Act, Bill C-63. The draft law is summarized as follows: Part 1 of this enactment enacts the Online Harms Act, whose purpose is to, among other things, promote the online safety of persons in Canada, reduce harms caused … Read more »

  • Generative AI litigation: the Github and Tremblay decisions

    In a prior post, I summarized four United States copyright decisions that examined copyright infringement liability for training and making available generative AI (GenAI) services. It focused, among other things, on whether: downloading and copying of works (or other copyright subject matter) to tr … Read more »

  • Moffatt v. Air Canada: A Misrepresentation by an AI Chatbot

    The recent decision in Moffatt v. Air Canada, 2024 BCCRT 149, represents a milestone in the expanding field of digital interactions and accountability. The case grapples with whether a company can be held liable for misleading information provided by an automated chatbot on its website. The decision … Read more »

  • Unveiling the complex tapestry of AI: the DIGITAL webinar

    I had the pleasure of participating in a webinar hosted by DIGITAL earlier today along with John Weigelt of Microsoft and moderated by Jenn Mielgu of DIGITAL. The topic was Unravelling the complex tapestry of AI: what’s keeping organizations up at night? My talk focused on regulatory developments in … Read more »

  • Resolving GenAI copyright infringement questions: 4 court decisions

    Introduction The question as to whether the generative AI (GenAI) systems and their use infringes copyright is a hotly debated one, with no fewer than 12 proposed class actions and 3 lawsuits in the United States and one in the United Kingdom already focused on resolving this question. The question … Read more »