Month: August 2023

2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar now considered ‘vintage’ and won’t get macOS 14

Last year, Apple added the very first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its list of “Vintage Products” that may no longer have parts available for repair. Now, a year later, the 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has also been deemed vintage – news that comes after the company confirmed that this model won’t get macOS 14.


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DOE vs. Github: Copilot Outputs Copyrighted Code Verbatim

Copilot, an AI tool, generates code that closely resembles examples from plaintiffs, violating their intellectual property rights and failing to provide proper attribution. The verbatim reproduction of unique code under different licenses highlights the need for ethical considerations in AI-generated content.

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DOE vs. Github: Plaintiffs Claim Copilot Reproduces their Code without Attribution

The legal dispute revolves around GitHub and OpenAI’s Copilot, an AI system trained on public GitHub repositories. Plaintiffs claim copyright infringement and DMCA violations due to Copilot’s verbatim reproduction of licensed code and inadequate attribution. The defendants assert fair use and challenge the application of DMCA. The case explores the complexities of machine learning, public data usage, and copyright law in the digital age.

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DOE vs. GitHub: Plaintiffs Claim Codex & Copilot Were Trained With Copyrighted Material

The emergence of AI-driven programming tools like Codex and Copilot has revolutionized the way code is written and reused. Unlike human programmers, these systems lack the ability to understand legal concepts like copyright, attribution, and licensing. This excerpt explores how these AI models are trained on copyrighted data, their probabilistic approach to problem-solving, and the resulting challenges in upholding copyright laws and ethical programming practices. The deliberate choice to prioritize expedited releases over legality raises questions about the responsibility of developers in ensuring lawful output. The AI’s statistical pattern recognition, while efficient, stands in stark contrast to human reasoning and decision-making. The excerpt emphasizes the need for a nuanced approach to copyright compliance in the realm of AI-generated content.

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Texas Ruling Shows You Can’t Regulate Online Pornography Like A Public Health Crisis

A Texas federal district judge granted a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of a controversial age verification law set to enter force September 1. The court determined that House Bill (HB) 1181 was overly broad, even in the narrowest interpretations, and violated the First Amendment and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.

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