News / 15.08.2019

A book was recently published on lithium-ion batteries. You may wonder why this is the topic of a tech law article, especially with one of the simpler sentences in the book being: “Due to its high theoretical capacity (718 mAh g−1 ), low cost, relative abundance, and environmental benignity, NiO has attracted considerable attention among multiple TMOs for Li-ion batteries. The reason is that, apart from the preface, this 278-page book was written entirely by a machine learning (ML) program - a virtual author named Beta Writer. While this is interesting in many ways, it has significant implications from an Australian copyright...

News / 01.04.2019

James Patto (29 March 2019): In what could be one of the biggest overhauls of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)  since the NPPs became the APPs, the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Attorney General, Christian Porter, have announced that the Federal Government is looking to make a number of significant changes to the privacy regime targeted at the social media and technology industry in Australia.1 Scrutiny on tech giants hits fever pitchThe proposals come at a time when there is heightened scrutiny of privacy compliance in Australia (and internationally) in the aftermath of the livestreaming of the...