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Artistic licence: can copyright rein in generative AI?
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As Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt retaliate against a lawsuit as well as their critics, Muireann Bolger delves into the febrile debate surrounding this technology and IP rights.
As the potential of generative artificial intelligence (AI) continues to astound—and in many cases, alarm—it seems that the legal path ahead of this revolutionary technology remains as unpredictable as ever.
This week saw AI developers Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt hit back at a trio of artists who filed a class action against them over the alleged infringement of their work by the developers’ generative AI systems.
The companies filed a counter motion at the US District Court for the Northern District of California on April 18, asking for the dismissal of the lawsuit, arguing that the tool at the centre of the dispute—Stable Diffusion—merely enables creativity, and does not infringe.
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