Author: Simon Stokes

Simon Stokes is a partner with Blake Morgan and leads their London technology team. His copyright practice spans software, databases, financial technology, images and publishing. Email

Digital copyright: new challenges and opportunities

Copyright law is being challenged by disruptive technologies such as AI and blockchain, themes addressed in the recently published 5th edition of the author’s book Digital Copyright, on which this article is based. Artificial intelligence and virtual reality The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) are starting to pose significant challenges to […]

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The future of digital copyright

Copyright is the property right the law gives authors/creators and those taking ownership from them to control the copying and other forms of exploitation of their creations or “works”. The traditional view is that copyright arose out of lobbying by printers to prevent the piracy of their books. So in one sense it was a […]

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