How law regulates Artificial Intelligence (AI)? How do we ensure AI applications comply with existing legal rules and principles? Is new regulation needed and if yes, what type of regulation? These questions have gained increasing importance as AI deployment has increased across various sectors in our societies. Adopting new technological solutions has raised legislators' concern for the protection of fundamental rights both nationally in Finland and at the EU level. However, finding these answers is not easy. And the answers we find may be frustrating: varying from typical "it depends" to the self-evident "it's complicated", followed by the slightly more optimistic "we don't know yet".
Since President Donald Trump took office, net neutrality – the principle that internet service providers should treat all content equally and keep it accessible to all – has been under constant attack. Brett Kavanaugh is the president's latest blow to a future with a free and open internet. And we know this because Kavanaugh, a DC Circuit Court of Appeals judge whom Trump has picked to replace a retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, has tackled the issue before. In his dissent following a ruling that upheld net neutrality in the face of a legal attack by ISPs, Kavanaugh leveled a multi-faceted assault against an open internet. SEE ALSO: It's official, net neutrality is dead.
Proposed European Union regulations threaten to'destroy the internet as we know it', digital rights groups warn. The Copyright Directive is an attempt to redesign copyright for the internet and harmonize aspects of the law across Europe. A proposed addendum, Article 13 states that platform providers should'take measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rights-holders for the use of their works'. This would cause internet platforms to filter user-generated content, including text, audio, photos and video to protect copyrighted works - which could spell trouble for the future of memes. A proposed addendum to the Copyright Directive says providers should'take measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rights-holders for the use of their works'.