Podcast: Tapping into how technology is transforming our laws
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by UNSW Sydney associate professor Lyria Bennet Moses, director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation.
When a self-described bio-hacker was brought before a local court in NSW for fare evasion because he was unable to produce a card to transit officers, the magistrate found that Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow’s implanted Opal chip was not a valid ticket.
Slapped with a fine but no record of conviction, Mr Meow-Meow later told SBS in an interview that he believed this was one of the first times the law had to grapple with rights of cyborgs and implantees.
A/Prof Moses (pictured) discusses the case of Mr Meow-Meow (formerly Stuart McKellar) and where it fits in the bigger picture of her research about how laws should be framed in a world of rapidly changing technology.
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