The March report begins with the European Union (EU) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, a landmark piece of legislation to regulate the development and use of AI, as well as with the US draft bill on “the No Artificial Intelligence Fake Replicas and Unauthorized Duplications”. In addition, the report deals with the debate within the World Trade Organization (WTO) toward the extension of the moratorium on the imposition of customs duties on electronic transmissions. The report also focuses on the battle between Apple and the European Commission, as the latter imposed its first-ever fine on Apple for allegedly breaking EU law over its music streaming service. Moreover, the report emphasizes new partnerships and business plans, focusing on royalty issues regarding Spotify and on the royalty battle between Universal Music Group and TikTok. Finally, the report turns to the struggle for subscribers and geographical expansion among streaming services, with those of Paramount+, Disney+, and Netflix.

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    Cultural governance and platforms: AI concerns and anti-trust considerations

    Global watch
    20 March 2024
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