Are Works of Artificial Intelligence in Need for Further Protection?
E.I.P.R. 2021, 43:2 (Forthcoming)
5 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2021
Date Written: October 20, 2020
Due to technological advancement artificial intelligence can create works of art and literature, which easily meet the threshold of creativity copyright laws demand for protection. Traditionally, however, copyright legislation, notably in continental Europe, focuses on work created and conveyed by the human spirit. The missing protection of machined-authored work has led to the question of whether the legal framework still meets the spirit of the time, or rather, needs to be adjusted to face the spread of creative artificial intelligence. This opinion considers if free access to machine-made work should be constrained.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence; Copyright; Human authorship; Financial reward; Originality; Ownership; Public domain; Research and development
JEL Classification: O34, K11, K20
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