Digital personhood

Should we tax the internet?

Δημοσιεύθηκε στο Linkedin, 7.01.2020 A good friend recently reminded me of the automobile industry example in Europe: Back in the 1960s and 1970s everybody in Europe wanted to buy a foreign car. Foreign cars were manufactured abroad and were ferried to Europe. When their sales surpassed those of European industries the latter suffered, had to

2020-01-13T10:34:54+00:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog posts|Tags: , , , , |

Structuring modern life running on software. Recognizing (some) computer programs as new “digital persons”

Abstract Saudi Arabia grants nationality to an AI robot; the first “clash of robots” took place in Japan; and, Bill Gates suggests that robots start paying taxes. We believe that these developments justify new legal fiction interventions. Software has long now exceeded the intellectual property boundaries. It is no longer merely property; it has assumed

2018-08-01T06:37:54+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |