GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Stephen Pakan Participated in a Panel with Revenera

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Stephen Pakan, Associate, participated in a panel with Revenera on November 11, 2021.  The panel, titled “Open Source Exchange,” addressed cybersecurity awareness and key facts regarding open source software licensing.  The panel addressed producing the information needed to manage the licensing-related and security-related risks arising from open source software.

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco Presented a Webinar with Synopsys Covering Open Source Software Legal Updates

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Principal, presented a webinar with Synopsys on October 20, 2021.  The webinar, titled “Hot Topics: Open Source Software Legal Update” addressed the increased growth of open source software and increased legal, compliance and enforcement risk. Topics covered included: Recent Statements by the Software Freedom Conservancy OSS & Blockchain Stockfish v. ChessBase Enforcement Action Github’s Co-Pilot

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Brad Goldring Participated in Panel Discussion with FOSSA

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Brad Goldring participated in a panel discussion with FOSSA on July 29, 2021.  The discussion, titled “Simplifying OSS Compliance in the Automotive Industry,” covered: Best practices in collaborating with stakeholders to assess and resolve licensing issues Overcoming obstacles in policy creation How to make the license compliance process faster and more efficient Managing security vulnerabilities and regulations

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Protocol Labs Summer Research Series presentation on Future Privacy for Artificial Intelligence by Sayoko Blodgett-Ford

“Future privacy: A real right to privacy for artificial intelligence” was presented by GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Principal (and Boston College Law School Adjunct Professor), for Protocol.ai on May 20, 2021 as part of their “Protocol Labs Research Summer Series” https://mailchi.mp/protocol/research-talk-invitation-may-2021. The presentation provided an overview of the history of the Constitutional right of privacy in the United States and considered implications for Artificial Intelligence, including questioning the assumptions implicit in strategies for “AI Alignment”, “Utility Maximizers” as well as “AI for Good”.  The hypothetical of sentient AI was used as a framework for exploration, including potential implications […]

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New book Human Enhancement Technologies and Our Merger with Machines co-edited by Sayoko Blodgett-Ford

Human Enhancement Technologies and Our Merger with Machines, published in June of 2021, was co-edited by GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Sayoko Blodgett-Ford, Principal (and Boston College Law School Adjunct Professor) with Dr. Woodrow Barfield, Visiting Professor, University of Turin and Affiliate, Whitaker Institute, NUI, Galway. The book is available in electronic format here https://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/3859 and in hardcover at https://www.amazon.com/Human-Enhancement-Technologies-Merger-Machines.  In the book, a cross-disciplinary approach is offered to consider the challenge of emerging technologies designed to enhance human bodies and minds. Perspectives from philosophy, ethics, law, and policy are applied to a wide variety of enhancements, including integration of […]

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco Presented a Webinar with Synopsys Covering Issues with Open Source Software

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Principal, presented a webinar with Synopsys on February 18, 2021.  The webinar, titled “Why Open Source Software Compliance Matters for SaaS Offerings: Truths, Myths and Considerations” addressed open source software use in a SaaS model, including: Legal considerations around open source license compliance How open source software impacts application security Operational and strategic pitfalls to avoid Impact on financing, M&A and IPO due diligence

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Thomas Hemnes Presented a Webinar with the Boston Bar Association

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Thomas Hemnes, Principal, presented a webinar with the Boston Bar Association on January 27, 2021.  The webinar, titled “Open Source, Copyright and Privacy Issues in On-line and Distance Education” covered issues and solutions on copyright, licensing and privacy issues and solutions common to on-line educational models, including: Collection and distribution of copyrighted content from educators, students and third parties Capture and processing of personal data about the participants in the courses Regulation and mediation of the process International border issues Please email gtclawgroup@gtclawgroup.com if you would like to receive a copy of the presentation.

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco Presented an Open Source Year in Review Webinar with Synopsys

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Principal, presented a webinar with Synopsys on January 21, 2021.  The webinar, titled “The 2020 Open Source Year in Review” highlighted significant open source software-related legal developments in 2020, including: Recent litigation Containers and related compliance challenges OpenChain and SPDX The impact of COVID-19 on open source

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GTC Law Group Announces New Principals

GTC Law Group PC is pleased to announce that Veronica Louie, Leon Schwartz, and John Stephen Wills have become Principals of the firm. M&A, Tech Transactions and Licensing and Corporate groups. Veronica joined the firm in 2011 after serving at the U. S. Federal District Court-District of Massachusetts, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C.  Veronica has extensive experience counseling clients on domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures and investment transactions, with particular focus on software, information technology and data-intensive businesses. Veronica holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a […]

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GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco presented at the Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Summit Japan

GTC Law Group & Affiliates’ Tony Decicco, Shareholder, presented at the Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Summit Japan on December 1, 2020.  His session, titled “Extending OpenChain: Beyond Compliance”, focused on leveraging the OpenChain Specification for additional value, including: As a basis for reps & warranties and due diligence in M&A and other transactions; As a maturity model for advising on implementation of an Open Source Program Office; As a mechanism for gauging operational risk; and As a basis for an open source insurance product.

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