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Ben Sobel is a law and technology student, researcher, and teacher. He studies the way digital media, artificial intelligence, and networked devices influence intellectual property, privacy, and security. A list of his publications is available on his website,


California Sunday

Facial Recognition

Ben Sobel imagines a world where advertising is driven by facial recognition if lawmakers do not intervene

Jan 22, 2020

Artificial Intelligence's Fair Use Crisis

In the United States, the copyright law mechanism most likely to facilitate machine learning’s uses of protected data is the fair use doctrine. However, current fair use doctrine…

Sep 7, 2017