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December 12, 2019

Firm news | Chambers Asia Pacific Rankings

We are delighted to report the recognition Hudson Gavin Martin has received in the recent Chambers Asia Pacific rankings – elevated to a Band 1 ranking in Technology Media and Telecommunications and retaining our Band 2 ranking in IP.

Chambers is renowned for providing rankings and reliable recommendations on the best law firms and lawyers by territory. For a boutique firm like ours to achieve these rankings is great recognition of the work that we do - which is only possible because of the trust that our clients put in us.  

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Recently a court in Shenzen, China, awarded damages to the tech giant Tencent as a result of a finding of copyright infringement – the work in question was written by Dreamwriter, an automated news-writing system developed by Tencent.

However, as AI applications become more autonomous, and make creative decisions with minimal human input, a question arises as to whether this is the right outcome. 

Our Copyright Act is currently under review and one of the questions MBIE has posed relates to whether the current rules relating to computer generated works are still fit for purpose and whether any changes are required. The first round of submissions are now closed, but watch this space if you would like to keep up to date on where we land on this issue.       

If you have any questions relating to adoption or use of AI technology, please get in touch.

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