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Google Fails to Amend Canadian De-indexing Injunction Despite California Court Order Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2018 BCSC 610 (CanLII) By Ken Clark and Shannon L. Corregan Apr 23, 2018 On April 16, 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court issued a follow-up to the continuing saga of Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, where Google was ordered to de-index counterfeiter’s websites from the internet. In this installment, Google’s motion to set aside or vary the injunction was dismissed.

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U.S. Court of Appeals Finds That the Lines Remain Blurred By Ken Clark and Tyler Brent Apr 20, 2018 In 2013, Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s smash hit “Blurred Lines” swept the globe as the number one single for the year. Shortly after reaching number one, Pharrell and Thicke were sued for copyright infringement for infringing Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” At trial, a jury found Phar...

Posted in: Artificial Intelligence

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society Even more dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form By Donald B. Johnston Apr 19, 2018 It is not fair to characterize technology as bad. On the contrary; it is the fruit of human ingenuity and imagination. It helps to distinguish us from animals. Nevertheless, the technology we invent, and how we use it, can be used wisely or unwisely. For example, I have a client that manufactures...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - April 18 By Aaron Baer Apr 18, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!