Redefining Authorship: Impact of AI and Future of Copyright

  • Deepa B.
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  • Deepa B.

    Research Scholar at IUCIPRS, CUSAT, India

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A work needs to be original to get protection under copyright law. The work has to come from an identifiable author. Then what would be the stand of authorship rights in a situation where an author is a man-made intelligence or in other words an artificial intelligence? Who is the author of a work done by an AI? What is the assumption about creativity? This article discusses the copyrightability of a work done by AI and the copyright consequences of a third computer-enabled technological shift—in the means of creative and artistic production. How people are enabling computers to produce art and other creative works in new ways, virtually all by themselves creates ambiguities to the traditional notions of copyright law. This paper discusses how the concept of traditional authorship works in an artificial intelligent work in the context of the notion of originality. The paper is also looking into the eligibility of AI to be an author and the scope of authorship in the context of work created by AI.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 2493 - 2498


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