Last August 18, 2023, a ruling of US District Court for the District of Columbia in the Civil Action No. 22-1564 (BAH) denied copyright protection to an image generated with an AI in execution of the input (‘prompt’) of the user. At a first glance the ruling looks correct, however it is questionable because there are are many examples of copyrighted non-AI- generated content made without human intervention. The main problem with this ruling, indeed, is that it looks at the matter from the (wrong) perspective of the ‘AI subjectivity’ rather than the economic value of the final product by Andrea Monti – initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog Continue reading “AI (non-)copyright. A US ruling apparently sets the record straight, but negatively affects content-creators”
Domestic Courts have jurisdiction over copyright infringements committed through a foreign-based cloud. With its 4 November 4, 2022 ruling, the XIV Section of the Milan Tribunale delle imprese (Business Court) marks a significant point – although still only of merit – in the fight against online piracy – by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian by IlSole24Ore Continue reading “Foreign Cloud must block copyright-infringing access”
Some online newspapers recently chose to make previously free columns available in exchange for consent to processing (non-personal) data. This choice has raised protests among users, and the announcement of an in-depth analysis by the Italian Data Protection Authority (from which, but this is another story, an answer is still awaited on the question of the possibility for the American authorities to request data on European citizens located in the EU) by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian by Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog Continue reading “The problem with the cookie wall is not the cookie wall”
At the end of 2021, the French media spread the news of a legal action brought by Republique En Marche, the party founded by French President Emmanuel Macron, against a publisher that publishes satirical cartoons on the domain enmarche2022.fr. The dispute concerns the ownership, or rather the way of using a domain name – enmarche2022.fr, precisely – that Macron’s party considers detrimental to its image in the view of the upcoming political elections. by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – An Italian Tech Blog. Continue reading “The dispute between Macron and Domain Name Governance”
On 16 June 2009, the Italian Supreme Court made public a ruling recognising the right of the well-known plaintiff Cgt to obtain compensation for damages to his privacy and his right to image caused by the publication of photographs that had portrayed him in August 2009, in an intimate relationship with his partner Ca.El. in the park of (omissis), in the Municipality of (omissis). The ruling does not say whom Cgt and (although not a party to the proceedings) Ca. El. are because the protagonists of the affair had asked that their respective personal details not be disclosed. However, with patience, the mystery will be revealed at the end of the text, the (understandable) curiosity satisfied and the paradox of privacy revealed by Andrea Monti – Originally published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog.