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Supreme Corporate Tax Giveaway: Who Would Benefit from the Roberts Court Striking Down the Mandatory Repatriation Tax?

Roosevelt Institute and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP): Executive Summary – “Later this year, the Supreme Court will hear what could become the most important tax case in a century. In Moore v. US, ostensibly about the tax liability of an American family with minority shares in an Indian farming firm, the… Continue Reading

Generative AI Conversations Are a Peek Into the Legal Tech ‘Boys’ Club’ – Isha Marathe: “Many legal tech panels on generative artificial intelligence are still dominated by a homogenous group: white men. It’s a glimpse into the more insidious barriers that stand in the way of women tech founders fighting to make it in the industry. In a phenomenon that carries through from college classrooms to boardrooms… Continue Reading

Is Amazon Alexa spying on you?

Proton VPN Blog: “Amazon and third parties (including advertising and tracking services) collect smart speaker interaction data. We find that Amazon processes voice data to infer user interests and uses it to serve targeted ads on-platform (Echo devices) as well as off-platform (web). Smart speaker interaction leads to as much as 30X higher ad bids… Continue Reading

Copyright Liability for Generative AI Pivots on Fair Use Doctrine

Bloomberg Law – Gibson Dunn’s Howard Hogan, Connor Sullivan, and Jeffrey Myers analyze the evolution of copyright and legal questions surrounding generative AI, and how courts are responding. On Aug. 24, 2023 the Copyright Office issued a request for comment on ways that generative AI technology that is “capable of producing outputs such as text,… Continue Reading

Generative AI Is a Catalyst for Law Firms and Talent Development

Bloomberg Law: “There are broad possibilities around generative AI, and it’s here to help law firms operate. Cleary Gottlieb’s Michael Gerstenzang and Sixth Street’s David Stiepleman outline how law practices need to rethink their judgment and experiences with AI. Generative artificial intelligence and large language models are here. And soon enough, they won’t be optional.… Continue Reading

You Can Now Get Your Free Credit Report Every Week, Forever

Lifehacker: “Monitoring your credit history regularly reduces the likelihood that reporting errors (best case) or identity theft (worst case) will derail your financial health—and you can now do this at no cost every single week, indefinitely, through Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, each credit bureau offered one free credit report per… Continue Reading

The Cambridge Law Corpus: A Corpus for Legal AI Research

The Cambridge Law Corpus: A Corpus for Legal AI Research Andreas Östling, Holli Sargeant, Huiyuan Xie, Ludwig Bull, Alexander Terenin, Leif Jonsson, Måns Magnusson, Felix Steffek. arXiv:2309.12269 [cs.CL] [v1] Thu, 21 Sep 2023 17:24:40 UTC “We introduce the Cambridge Law Corpus (CLC), a corpus for legal AI research. It consists of over 250 000 court… Continue Reading

SEC obtains Wall Street firms’ private chats in probe of WhatsApp, Signal use

Ars Technica: “The US Securities and Exchange Commission has “collected thousands of staff messages from more than a dozen major investment companies” as it expands a probe into how employees and executives at Wall Street firms use private messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Signal, Reuters reported today, citing “four people with direct knowledge of… Continue Reading

Delegitimizing the Supreme Court: The Lessons of Dred Scott

Booth, Jonathon, Delegitimizing the Supreme Court: The Lessons of Dred Scott (August 28, 2023). 51 UC Law Constitutional Quarterly, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: “This Article examines how anti-slavery Republicans delegitimized the Supreme Court in the aftermath of Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857) and compares this history to contemporary attempts to reform… Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes at ‘Have I Been Pwned’

Via Slashdot and contributor slincolne [the link is behind a paywall]: “The founder of the data-breach notification site Have I Been Pwned manages “the largest known repository of stolen data on the planet,” reports Australia’s public broadcaster ABC, including over 6 billion email address. Yet with no employees, Troy Hunt manages all of the technical… Continue Reading