The Use of Copyrighted Works by AI Systems: Art Works in the Data Mill

15 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2018

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Giovanni Sartor

European University Institute Law Department

Francesca Lagioia

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW); University of Bologna - Research Center of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, and Computer Science and Law (CIRSFID)

Giuseppe Contissa

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW); University of Bologna - Research Center of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, and Computer Science and Law (CIRSFID)

Date Written: October 11, 2018

Abstract

We shall first introduce some technical aspects involved in the use of AI in producing new intellectual works, distinguishing approaches based on knowledge representation and on machine learning.

Then we shall provide an overview of some of the significant applications of AI to the production of intellectual work, distinguishing the extent to which they depend on pre-existing works, and the different ways in such works are used in the creative process.

Finally, we shall discuss the legal aspects of AI-reuse of copyrighted works, focusing on the rights of the authors of such works relatively to the process and the outputs of AI.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence Systems, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, Machine Learning

Suggested Citation

Sartor, Giovanni and Lagioia, Francesca and Contissa, Giuseppe, The Use of Copyrighted Works by AI Systems: Art Works in the Data Mill (October 11, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3264742 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3264742

Giovanni Sartor

European University Institute Law Department ( email )

Via Bolognese 156 (Villa Salviati)
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ITALY

Francesca Lagioia (Contact Author)

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW) ( email )

Via Bolognese 156 (Villa Salviati)
50-139 Firenze
Italy

University of Bologna - Research Center of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, and Computer Science and Law (CIRSFID) ( email )

Via Galliera 3
I-40121 Bologna
Italy

Giuseppe Contissa

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW) ( email )

Via Bolognese 156 (Villa Salviati)
50-139 Firenze
ITALY

University of Bologna - Research Center of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, and Computer Science and Law (CIRSFID) ( email )

Via Galliera 3
I-40121 Bologna
Italy

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