What impact does automated law enforcement have on fundamental rights— and does it influence how people exercise those rights?

Automated law enforcement is any system of legal action where a computer handles surveillance, data processing, and enforcement.

Copyright content moderation bots have pioneered this approach for over a decade. In this collaboration with legal scholars, CAT Lab has designed software to monitor the causal impact of these copyright content moderation bots on freedom of expression.

Update: In December 2021, the US Copyright Office requested comments in advance of public consultations on changes to automated copyright enforcement. CAT Lab submitted a comment and evidence to this process.