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Thomson Reuters is accusing San Francisco-based legal research competitor Ross Intelligence of using artificial intelligence to scrape proprietary data out of its Westlaw database.

With the help of bots and AI, it’s never been easier to infringe massive amounts of copyrighted materials, and the lawsuit could underline the challenges of protecting copyrights as AI evolves.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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