Privatisation Versus Public Domain in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Seminar/Forum

Privatisation Versus Public Domain in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

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Melbourne Business School
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Reshaping IP’s fabric: Privatisation Versus Public Domain in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

This workshop addresses the challenges that artificial intelligent systems (AIS) might pose to traditional concepts of copyright authorship.

In many jurisdictions – including Europe and Australia - authorship seems to be somewhat connected to the conditions for protection, which might imply that, absent a human author, a work will not be original and therefore not copyrightable. This may leave many works that would otherwise be copyrightable without protection, thereby causing legal uncertainty; but it also raises questions about whether protection should at all be available, and about whether copyright is fit for purpose in face of technological progress in the area of AIS.

The workshop will explore whether the current legal framework can accommodate AIS as creators for purposes of copyright protection, and then follow to consider the more normative question of whether AIS’ creations should be copyright protected, or rather belong in the public domain. I will conclude by suggesting a model for the legal regime of works created by AIS.

Presenter

  • Associate Professor Ana Ramalho
    Associate Professor Ana Ramalho, Maastricht University