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David Hoppe

Don’t Drop the Legal Ball: Engaging Sports Fans with AI

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Fan engagement is a vital aspect of the sports and esports industries, as organizations strive to strengthen their relationships with fans and provide unique experiences that bring them closer to the action.

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AI-ding and Abetting? When AI Content Enables Criminals

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When ChatGPT was launched last year, it took the tech world by storm thanks to its role as a smart coding assistant and its ability to speed the writing process for workers in any industry. Since then, generative AI systems for a variety of uses have gained fans all over the world.

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Extended Reality Check: Legal Implications for the Gaming Industry

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Extended Reality (XR), also known as ‘cross reality,’ is an emerging technology that encompasses a spectrum of experiences, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), cinematic reality, and other alternative realms.

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Ripple Effect: Crypto Regulation after SEC’s Court Defeat

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In a landmark ruling on July 13, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York determined that Ripple Labs Inc. did not break federal securities laws by selling its XRP token on public exchanges. This decision marks a significant victory for the cryptocurrency sector, eliciting widespread acclaim from digital asset corporations and crypto enthusiasts alike.

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UK Issues NFT Trademark Guidance for the Metaverse

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The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has recently released updated trademark guidance that aims to shed light on the intricate world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), virtual goods, and the metaverse. This comprehensive guidance seeks to provide much-needed clarity on the appropriate classification of these digital assets in the metaverse.

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Law of Probability: Real-Money Games and Gambling

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The rise in the global popularity of real-money video games and online gambling sites serves notice to developers, platforms, and investors to carefully consider the legal issues and challenges that could accompany the development of related business models.

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China Takes the Lead in AI Regulation

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China has established itself as the world leader in artificial intelligence regulation. In May, Beijing concluded a second cohort of rules restricting the use of deepfakes. The development is the latest in a series of Chinese government interventions aimed at protecting the public and engendering trust in AI technologies.

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Betting on the Future

Betting on the Future: An Overview of US States’ iGaming Legalization Effort

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Following a temporary decline in popularity in the early 2000s, the iGaming industry (all forms of online gambling and betting on the outcome of events, games, or sporting competitions on the internet, including video games, poker, slot machines, fantasy sports, and more), has experienced a remarkable resurgence, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meta-verdict: Developers’ Liability for Avatar Misdeeds

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We recently discussed the myriad legal issues arising out of the development of the metaverse and users’ interaction through avatars. Here, we look at some of the key legal risks that game developers, social applications, and metaverse platforms assume when problems occur in the virtual environment.

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The Thinking Person’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence Law

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest-growing technologies in the world today, and it’s making big waves in the business landscape. AI is being used to improve business processes, automate repetitive tasks, and provide insights that were once impossible to obtain.

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