Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Whoops! EU’s copyright reforms might suck for AI startups

Governments are having a hard time keeping up with the world of technology, and the EU is no different. By its very nature, governing bodies are slow to change, while the tech industry’s speed is astounding — it’s basically like a hippo chasing a cheetah.

Currently the EU is working on reforming its legislation on copyright, trying to adapt it to a new digital landscape. reported on the unintended side-effects of the new reforms. According to the tech site, there’s a general consensus about the reforms’ big-picture but the nitty-gritty is hotly debated, especially how it will affect startups. Turns out, startups built around AI, machine learning and big data will be particularly affected. And not in a good way.

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