Generative AI is a minefield for copyright law

In many ways, like cameras, paintbrushes or Adobe Photoshop generative AI is a creative tool allowing a new group of people to create images. However, as generative ai relies on training data, creative output cannot be traced back easily to a single artist.

How existing laws are interpreted or new legislation drafted – and whether generative AI is appropriately treated as the tool it is – will have consequences for the future of creative expression.

In the same way that Andy Warhol’s use of a photograph was not permitted by fair use an output containing major elements from a work in generative AI’s training data, might infringe that work’s copyright. Using AI to just change the style of a work – from a photo to an illustration – is not enough to claim ownership over the modified output.

Source: The Conversation






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