Kashmir Hill for the NYT:
Floyd Abrams, one of the most prominent First Amendment lawyers in the country, has a new client: the facial recognition company Clearview AI.
Litigation against the start-up “has the potential of leading to a major decision about the interrelationship between privacy claims and First Amendment defenses in the 21st century,” Mr. Abrams said in a phone interview. He said the underlying legal questions could one day reach the Supreme Court.Facial Recognition Start-Up Mounts a First Amendment Defense
Is everything known to the public truly available for any use whatsoever? We are trending away from that view, and this will be a battle to watch closely.