Barcelona court rules in favour of defendant in NFT metaverse copyright case
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by Andres Guadamuz
2w ago
A Commercial Court in Barcelona has made a ruling in a novel copyright dispute between fashion shop Mango and the Spanish collective society for artists VEGAP (text of the decision in Spanish here). The dispute involves the adaptation of a number of works by prominent Spanish artists into garments displayed ..read more
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Palworld, Pokémon, and copyright infringement
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by Andres Guadamuz
3w ago
A game called Palworld is taking the world by storm. This title has garnered 8 million downloads on Steam in less than 6 days, it also has become the second game in Steam history to hit over 2 million concurrent players. The game is a monster-collection-base-defence-crafting mash-up, you catch creatures ..read more
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The New York Times lawsuit: the case and its wider implications
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by Andres Guadamuz
1M ago
The New York Times has joined the AI Wars by suing OpenAI and Microsoft (complaint here). The case was filed while I was on my yearly holiday, so I am late to the party. Quite a lot has already been written on the subject by various parties. Depending on whom ..read more
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Chinese court declares that AI-generated image has copyright
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by Andres Guadamuz
2M ago
The copyright law world has been abuzz last week with news that a court in the People’s Republic of China decided that a work generated with Stable Diffusion had copyright, and therefore the author could sue for copyright infringement. The case is Li v Liu (page with full verdict here ..read more
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Copyright lawsuit threatens reggaeton genre
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by Andres Guadamuz
2M ago
There’s a fascinating case developing in the US (complaint here courtesy of Simon Geiregat), which could have a lasting effect in the reggaetón music genre.In 1989, Cleveland “Clevie” Browne and Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson released “Fish Market,” which introduced an iconic drum beat that would affect a generation. The rhythm (or ..read more
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High Court rules that Getty v Stability AI case can proceed
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by Andres Guadamuz
2M ago
While most of the attention regarding artificial intelligence and copyright has been centred in the United States, it’s useful to remember that one of the main pieces of litigation is taking place in the courts of England and Wales. We’ve now had the very first order emanating from the case ..read more
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Creative Commons and AI training
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by Andres Guadamuz
3M ago
While we’re in the middle of a Golden Age for the discussion of copyright and artificial intelligence, one topic that may not have received as much attention as it warrants is the interaction between open content and AI, and in particular content released under some-rights-reserved licensed such as Creative Commons ..read more
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Large language models and copyright, what next?
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by Andres Guadamuz
4M ago
A few weeks ago, The Atlantic published an article titled “These 183,000 Books Are Fueling the Biggest Fight in Publishing and Tech“. This article discussed a dataset used to train some large language models, which has sparked controversy due to the inclusion of a significant number of suspected pirated book ..read more
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Asking whether AI outputs are art is asking the wrong question
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by Andres Guadamuz
4M ago
Over the past year, a heated debate has surfaced regarding the use of generative AI, specifically concerning whether AI-generated images should be categorised as art. This discourse has grown quite animated, with one faction staunchly asserting that art can solely be a product of human creativity, while the opposing viewpoint ..read more
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French lawmakers propose new copyright law about generative AI
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by Andres Guadamuz
5M ago
On September 12, several French lawmakers from the Assemblée nationale presented a law proposal to the Presidency which has the objective of reform some norms in existing copyright law (text of the proposal here). This is a rather interesting development that may prove to be controversial given some of the ..read more
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