Background: Initial Call for Views and UK Government Response

Earlier this year DLA Piper reported on the UK government’s response to its consultation on AI and potential amendments to existing intellectual property law. The initial call for views sought to gain insight into how individuals and organisations believe that AI
Continue Reading UK consultation on treatment of AI in copyright and patents legislation

Since its inception 30 years ago, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA) has acted as the primary legislative sword and shield of the UK against a threatening, and ever-growing, cloud of cyber-enabled crime. It is no longer the case that those exploiting an organisation’s threat-vectors exist in dark basements wearing
Continue Reading A Blunted Sword and a Chipped Shield: A call for development to the Computer Misuse Act 1990

In March this year, DLA Piper published an article on Project Gigabit – the UK Government’s recently released plan to support nationwide coverage of gigabit-capable broadband throughout the UK. In our article we noted that the approach to the subsidy would be a procurement-led model, whereby prospective fibre operators bid
Continue Reading Project Gigabit Update: Ofcom releases details on Gigabit Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme

On 23rd March, the UK Government published its response to a call for views on methods of protecting AI and other programme-generated creations that would not otherwise be protected under current legislation. The call for views focused on a number of areas of consideration, including patents, copyright, designs, trade
Continue Reading Creativity and Artificial Intelligence: UK Government responds to call for views on artificial intelligence and intellectual property

In 2018, we published an article setting out Ofcom’s commitment to supporting investment in full fibre broadband and highlighted changes Ofcom was planning to introduce to applicable market regulation to support investment in fibre networks.

Market regulation in the wholesale fixed telecommunications market set out in our article fell away
Continue Reading UPDATE: Regulation of Fibre Broadband in the UK: Ofcom publishes wholesale fixed telecommunications market review decisions for 2021-2026

In March 2020, the UK Government stated its plan in the 2020-2021 budget to dedicate £5 billion of government funding to support securing gigabit capable broadband in every home in the UK by the end of 2025.

Last Friday on 19 March, the UK Government announced Project Gigabit, the Government’s
Continue Reading Project Gigabit: The UK Government’s plan for nationwide gigabit capable Broadband

Last week, the UK Government published its response to the December 2020 Report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, “AI in the UK: No Room for Complacency” (“HoL Report”). The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, chaired by Lord Tim
Continue Reading ‘No Room For Complacency’: UK Government commits to deliver on the power and promise of AI