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In today’s edition, Matt Belloni and I discuss why the entertainment industry isn’t quite ready to step into court against Microsoft, Google, and those leading the A.I. charge. Plus a big new lawsuit against Disney and whether Hollywood needs to do any soul searching about The Blind Side.
On the Docket
Biden vs. Google: It’s not getting much attention, but the Biden administration and Google are heading to trial on Sept. 12 over whether Google is unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in internet search. The D.O.J. has high expectations for what it says will...
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It seems like everyone in media and entertainment is unhappy these days with A.I. programs feasting on their work, but few people are actually taking their outrage to court. While there’s a slew of putative class actions in progress (artists, coders, Sarah Silverman, etcetera), these can all be traced to...
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