Who owns AI art? – level 1

04-04-2023 07:00

People, who create art, get a copyright from a copyright office. Copyright means that an artist can officially print, publish or sell his or her art.

These days, some artists use AI programs to create art. Experts cannot decide who owns the copyright in such situation. One US artist makes a comic book. AI program helps her. This woman gets a copyright from the US Copyright Office. But five months later, the office says that the author of the book is not a human. So the artist cannot have the copyright.

Legal experts do not know who owns AI-generated art. If it is the author, the user, or the owner of the program. Some people also argue that AI programs use materials from the internet, and these materials have a copyright.

Difficult words: human (connected to people), legal expert (a person who understands law), AI-generated (something what is created by a computer which performs people’s tasks).

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What are the implications of the US Copyright Office's decision for other AI-generated art?


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