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Can AI-Generated Output Be Protected Under Intellectual Property Law?

Can AI-Generated Output Be Protected Under Intellectual Property Law?

By Audrey Zhang Yang

Introduction

AI-generated output represents a groundbreaking integration of technology and creativity that increasingly challenges established norms in the legal world. Inevitably, it raises the question on whether law and policy on intellectual property protection should evolve and adapt to recognize this changing innovation trend. The Progress Clause of the Constitution gives Congress the power to “promote the Progress of Science…by securing for limited Times to Authors…the exclusive Right to their…Writing.”[i] Pursuant to this authorization, the Copyright Act extends copyright protection for “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression.”[ii] The Copyright Act neither defined “authorship” not “works of authorship.”[iii] Traditionally, courts assigns authorship to individuals who create original works. However, determining authorship is more challenging in the case of artificial intelligence (AI). Some believe that since AI systems are tools programmed by humans, the programmers are entitled to authorship rights.[iv] Also, when someone instructs AI to solve a problem, that person might qualify as an investor if she formulates a problem in a manner that requires inventive skill.[v] However, laws on intellectual property, patent, and copyright were not originally passed with AI in mind. Therefore, there is no law specifically addressing AI-generated invention in any jurisdiction.

Can I Be Protected Against Myself? Artificial Intelligence and Voice Replication

Can I Be Protected Against Myself? Artificial Intelligence and Voice Replication

By Jarrid Outlaw

With recent advancements in artificial intelligence (“AI”), voice replication has become a simple process that anyone can access and utilize.  Having one’s voice replicated to say anything an AI user wants is scary and can have extremely sinister effects, something that citizens should be protected from.  While everyday citizens are less likely to fall victim to abuse, the fact that such technology, fraught with the potential for violations exists, makes it so legal implications are bound to appear. 

Pluto: Exploring Robotics Law Through the Lens of Science Fiction

Pluto: Exploring Robotics Law Through the Lens of Science Fiction

By Savannah Thorneberry

Robota is a Czech word meaning ‘forced labor,’ from this word, the common term ‘robot’ was born.[1] The term ‘robot’ owes its origins to Czech playwright Karel Capek who, in 1920, created the hit science fiction play Rossum’s Universal Robots.[2] The play depicts robots who are identical to humans in all aspects, minus a soul; without a soul, they lacked the ability to feel and have emotions the way humans do.[3] In media, robots are often portrayed as companions to humans.[4] While robots are not human, the advancement of robotic technology has prompted the discussion of what it means to be human, a question that science fiction and media have long grappled with.[5] Given the ambiguity around AI and robotics and the laws that regulate it, looking to media, specifically science fiction, can provide insights on a range of moral and ethical considerations as to how these laws might be shaped as technology continues to rapidly advance.

Beyond Name, Image, Likeness: Voice Protection

Beyond Name, Image, Likeness: Voice Protection

By Jack Sherwood

Artificial Intelligence has been used in the music industry for decades. As early as 2004, AI audio modulation was introduced by Yamaha to synthesize melodic vocals.[1] Even in the 2010s, AI was used to enhance the audio of voice actors who no longer had the same vocal delivery, such as the likes of James Earl Jones.[2] 20 years later, AI has evolved from simply integrating and enhancing vocal audio to composing and producing an entire Drake song from a 250-word instruction text, one that Drake himself never touched.[3] While Drake’s label, UMG, immediately issued a copyright takedown of the AI track “Heart on My Sleeve”, the damage had already been done, with streams exceeding 7 million on Twitter alone. [4] In a world where an artist can be entirely mimicked by AI in a matter of minutes, how do we provide protection?

AI Attorneys – Why Bother Going to Law School?

AI Attorneys – Why Bother Going to Law School?

By: L. Michelle Ugalde

 

With the rapid advancement and integration of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) across all career fields, the fear of virtual replacement is becoming all the more omnipresent. But is this fear justified? For attorneys, the consensus is split. While all recognize that AI is undoubtedly entering the legal field, the divide is between those who are embracing this new incorporation, and those who reject it. It seems that as time progresses, the feelings of the latter are becoming stronger.

AI Benefits When Fashion Lacks Copyright Protections

AI Benefits When Fashion Lacks Copyright Protections

By Kaitlyn Dobbins

Generally, copyright protections do not protect much in the fashion industry.[1] Fashion designers can find copyright protections only for those elements of their work that are a separable pictorial, image, or graphic.[2] Essentially, if the work of art can be conceptually separable (independently recognized) from the piece of clothing, it can be protected.[3] Consequently, design elements like common patterns, common colors, or cuts of fabric will not be protected by copyright law.[4]

You Can’t Spell Agriculture Without AI

You Can’t Spell “Agriculture” Without “AI”

By Avery S. Younis

In a world of rapidly advancing technology, it is no surprise that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made a home for itself in the agriculture industry. While technology may be at the forefront of our minds, food still has a monopoly on our stomachs. The population has doubled since 1974—there are over 8 billion humans to feed on this planet.[1] With growing numbers of people and rising concerns about resources, we are faced with an efficiency dilemma: how do we increase agricultural production without straining our environment?

LawGPT: The Benefits and Drawbacks of A.I. in Legal Practice

LawGPT: The Benefits and Drawbacks of A.I. in Legal Practice

By Bryan J. F. Plat

Throughout the last several years, A.I. has grown increasingly relevant, quickly gaining the public’s eye as the technology’s capabilities were realized. From art generation software, to writing entire scripts and essays, to a personalized chatbot, and numerous other uses[1], A.I. technology has many applications, even including legal practice. The advent of A.I. is disrupting almost every profession[2], and as that change comes to practicing lawyers, it is certain it will alter the field in new, exciting, and potentially, intimidating ways[3].

Deepfake Porn: It Impacts More People Than Just Taylor Swift

Deepfake Porn: It Impacts More People Than Just Taylor Swift

By: Brenna Harman

 

What is a Deepfake and what is Deepfake Porn?

A deepfake is a fake or doctored image generated by a kind of machine learning known as “deep” learning.[1] The machine is fed algorithms and then learns how to produce an output that resembles the images or examples it learned from.[2] Sometimes harmless, this AI can be used to “age yourself,” face swap with your friend, and more.[3] Despite the fun, deep learning can be used to create images that humans are unable to identify as being fake at all.[4]

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