Who’s responsible when an autonomous car crashes?

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  Joshua Brown died when his autopilot system did not recognize a tractor-trailer turning in front of his Model S and his car plowed into it. The Ohio man’s family is now being represented by a law firm with expertise in product defect litigation, and it’s conducting an investigation. The federal government is also investigating… Read more »

EU court backs Playboy in Dutch hyperlinks copyright case

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  The European Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Playboy in a long-running case over hyperlinks to copyrighted content. ┬áThe Dutch website Geenstijl, operated by GS Media, had posted links to an Australian site that was hosting photographs from Playboy. ┬áThe court ruled GS Media had broken copyright rules, in part because it… Read more »