Bug off. What if your software provider won’t fix errors?
In the case of Top System SA v État belge the Court of Justice of the EU provided some helpful clarifications on the scope of a user’s right to decompile software under the EU’s Software Directive (91/250, now consolidated as 2009/24/EC). The... Read more
Bridging the gap between DSTs and the new global tax system.
A big driver for international tax reform (and certainly the motivation for the renewed interest in it by the US under the Biden administration) is the desire to have one set of rules ensuring the largest and most profitable multinationals pay... Read more
Is the UK getting tough on cookies? The ICO responds to the Government’s plans.
The ICO and the UK Government agree that the current approach to regulating cookies doesn’t work, for people or businesses - ‘Cookie fatigue’ (users being overwhelmed by cookie pop-ups) has resulted in a lack of meaningful user engagement with the... Read more
New AI Strategy to make UK a “global AI superpower”.
What would your superpower be? For the UK, it’s AI. Yesterday the Government published a National AI Strategy which contains a ten-year plan to make Britain a global AI superpower. The strategy comes hot on the heels of its Data: A new direction... Read more
Is crypto a risk to financial stability?
Do cryptoassets pose a risk to the stability of the UK's financial system? In a speech published on 13 October, Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability at the Bank of England, suggested that we are edging closer to this... Read more
Can downloadable software be “goods”? Sometimes, says the CJEU.
In the case of The Software Incubator Ltd v Computer Associates UK Ltd, the Court of Justice of the EU has recently held that, for the purposes of the Commercial Agents Directive (Council Directive 86/653/EEC), a “sale of goods” can include the... Read more
Court of Appeal decides on whether DABUS is a patent inventor: in the end does it even matter?
In what is the most talked about and most anticipated patent decision this year, recently the Court of Appeal weighed in on the ongoing international debate of whether an AI machine called DABUS can be considered an inventor for patent purposes... Read more