AI lab | Podcast Season: 1 - Episode: 5 / Release date: 23-11-2023 - Recording date: 18-9-2023

1:1 with Andres Guadamuz
University of Sussex

Key Quotes

"To think of copyright like any granular, tiny speck of information that went into the training of an input means that you own that [AI] output. That's ridiculous to me. That means there are billions of authors for every single ChatGPT or entry."
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"What [AI providers are] doing is a temporary copy or transient copy. (...) They don't need them after the model is trained. (...) What's happening is they make a copy and then extract information."
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"Some of these actions [by AI providers] could fall under existing exceptions and limitations. (...) They make a copy (...) that allows the generativity to work."
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"AI is actually making it easier for small-time creators to create quality content. (...) What we're starting to see: it’s enabling more creators to do stuff."
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"The 'Patreon system' (...) does not rely on copyright like the old industries. [For these creators], it's better if things get copied, reproduced, and shared by everyone because the whole point is for them to get viral so more people look at their videos."
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"In Europe, we have an exception that is increasingly relevant: pastiche. (...) If you're transforming it enough [to] recognise the original, but you are transforming it in a way that [calls] out to the original, it may not be infringing copyright."
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"Copyright (...): how do we know when something has been created with AI or not? Most countries do not require registration, so you don't have to go to a copyright office and say I used Midjourney."
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About Our Guest

Andres Guadamuz | Reader in Intellectual Property Law - University of Sussex
Dr Andres Guadamuz (aka technollama) is a Reader in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property. His main research areas are artificial intelligence and copyright, open licensing, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts. He has written two books and over 40 articles and book chapters, and also blogs regularly about different technology regulation topics, notably on his TechnoLlama blog.