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5.3: Writing, Film, and Music

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    Although the bulk of the conversation around AI and copyright has centred on the visual arts, the conversation has also arisen in text generation, film, and music.

    The same human authorship requirement for copyright protection under the current US law means that an AI-generated writing is likely either a public domain work immediately upon creation or a derivative work of the materials the AI tool was exposed to during training – the text found in the dataset.

    The ownership of the rights in such a derivative would depend on various issues, including the dataset for training the AI tool (of which there are many variations, depending on the model used), its components, and the similarity between any particular work in the training set and the AI work.

    We’re yet to see many real discussions around copyright in film and music, but with AI generated film technologies just around the corner, we surely will. AI can already synthesise realistic versions of existing artist’s voices, like the example below which went viral last week:


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