In this edition of the Priori Digest, a weekly look at what’s happening in law and technology, we feature an interview with the GC of Kickstarter, our interview with Richard Susskind on Above The Law and the emoji controversy that caused Apple to finally take action. To get the digest straight to your inbox, sign up here. Enjoy!
What we’re reading
- This interview with the General Counsel of Kickstarter, and former GC of littleBits and Tumblr, Chris Mitchell where he describes his non-legal responsibilities and how he stays on top of cybersecurity developments
- The Supreme Court has added a 44th case to their 2018-19 term: Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck. The case goes to the heart of an area of First Amendment law that could have significant implications for media companies — from Twitter to National Public Radio — that curate content on their platforms. The ruling, expected in June 2019, could help clarify whether companies like Facebook and Twitter qualify as “state actors”
- With the U.S. midterm elections dominating the news this week, Crunchbase profiled a number of startups that aim to tackle elections and voting
- Lucy Bassli, Chief Legal Strategist at LawGeex and former Assistant General Counsel of Microsoft, on the hottest tech trends of 2018. Lucy will be a panelist at an event we are co-hosting with LawGeex in December. RSVP here!
- A new online game lets players train AI to spot legal issues
- We’re excited to report that both Part 1 and Part 2 of our interview with esteemed author and thinker Richard Susskind have been published on Above The Law
What in the weird
- After much controversy, particularly in New York, Apple fixed its bagel emoji
- You’ve heard of maternity leave, sick leave and bereavement leave. But have you heard of “pawternity” leave?
By the numbers
- 3: Commandments for technology optimists
- 100: Websites that shaped the internet as we know it
- 20: Best essays regarding marketplace startups
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