Artists file class-action lawsuit against Stability AI, DeviantArt, and Midjourney
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by Andres Guadamuz
2w ago
What many of us had expected has finally happened, artist have sued for copyright infringement a couple of AI companies, as well as an art repository site (complaint here). Is this the end of AI tools? I don’t think so, I’ll try to explain why, this will not be a ..read more
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Why I’m still on Twitter
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by Andres Guadamuz
1M ago
I like Twitter. There are many things not to like about the site nowadays, but to me it remains a very interesting and vibrant place in which to spend my time. But after Elon Musk’s takeover, it has often been difficult to justify the reasons why I’m still spending time ..read more
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Court in Barcelona issues injunction against Mango’s NFT use in the metaverse
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by Andres Guadamuz
2M ago
Courtesy of the Commercial Law Court in Barcelona (Juzgado de lo Mercantil), we are getting one of the very first rulings dealing with the interface between intellectual property, NFTs, and the metaverse (previous decisions have been about property itself). In other words, perfect Technollama territory (text of the decision here ..read more
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An AI wrote this blog post about AI copyright
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by Andres Guadamuz
3M ago
This was generated with AI Article Writer 3.0, I didn’t edit a single word, you be the judge (thanks to Philippe Jougleux for the idea). Link to the header image here, created with Midjourney. Copyright Law in the Digital Age: A Legal Analysis of AI and Copyright Cases ‍ Image ..read more
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There ain’t such thing as the metaverse
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by Andres Guadamuz
3M ago
One of the few bragging rights that we have here at Llama Towers is that this blog has gained a reputation as a place where new legal issues get a discussion before they hit the academic mainstream. Virtual worlds, open source, software patents, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, AI, and NFTs, all have ..read more
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Copilot: The next stage in the AI copyright wars?
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by Andres Guadamuz
3M ago
The copyright wars are back, and this time the conflict is all about artificial intelligence. While most of the public has been paying attention to what is going on with AI art tools such as DALL-E, the current stage of AI development started with text tools, particularly GPT-3 and the ..read more
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A visit to the House of Lords
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by Andres Guadamuz
3M ago
On Tuesday 11 October 2022 I gave evidence to the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee. Beforehand we were given a set of questions to prepare. While this does not reflect the final version of my statements, it covers most of what was said (I will post a link ..read more
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The AI revolution is now open source
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by Andres Guadamuz
5M ago
One of my favourite anime series of all time is the first season of Sword Art Online. It’s a story about your typical massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), an earlier Metaverse to all of you young ones, this is an immersive VR space where users log in using a ..read more
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How much should academics engage with the public?
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by Andres Guadamuz
5M ago
Academia is often referred to as the ivory tower, the metaphorical space where people who think for a living exist, not preoccupied with the goings on of the people living below them; its inhabitants live to pursue intellectual ruminations. It is not supposed to be a nice metaphor, and it ..read more
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Do Bored Apes have a copyright problem?
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by Andres Guadamuz
5M ago
I’ve been catching up with the ongoing case of Yuga Labs v Ryder Ripps. This case involves conceptual artist Ryder Ripps, and Yuga Labs, the makers of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection, which is still the most successful NFT project in the world. Ryder Ripps has been ..read more
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