Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Protection
Chapter in Rosa Maria Ballardini, Petri Kuoppamäki, Olli Pitkänen (eds) Regulating Industrial Internet Through IPR, Data Protection and Competition Law (Kluwer, 2019), ch 5
Posted: 15 Jul 2019 Last revised: 2 Dec 2019
Date Written: May 1, 2019
The proliferation of cultural creations using AI, and their increasing commodification, raises interesting questions from a copyright perspective. This paper addresses the copyright issues raised by works that are generated by AI. In particular, it assesses whether AI generated content may constitute an original, copyright protected work, and who is the author and owner of copyright in such a work, if at all. This is done from the perspective of international, EU and domestic copyright law (UK, France and US). The paper suggests that there is sufficient copyright protection for AI generated content such that reforms to the system are probably not needed.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, copyright, authorship, ownership
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