Monkey see monkey do - Copyright whimsy in an AI world
Creators of original works enjoy the protection of traditional copyright laws to maintain their economic and moral rights in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works as well as software, databases, media recordings and other things.
The number of new tech start-up companies grew 14% in the UK last year, with Property tech (proptech) a fast-growing sub-sector. A number of new UK companies have exploded onto the property market with various technologies trying to make (what can be) a stressful process into a much easier one, whether renting/buying or selling.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) spent the summer flexing its newly acquired GDPR muscles, with one of its primary targets, Marriott International Inc. (“Marriott”) subject to an intention to fine notice of £99,200,396 for infringements of the regulation.
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and thoughts will soon be turning to the festive season and the inevitable parade of office Christmas parties. However HR departments, perhaps mindful that Halloween comes first, might have their minds on the spooky concept of vicarious liability. Might one overly merry employee’s fun come at a cost?
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (“The Ministry of Housing”) introduced a database in April 2018 which allows local authorities to bring banning order offences against serious rogue landlord and property agents. The local authorities are to input the banning orders received by landlords.