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Webinar: AI & Copyright

Join us at 9:00 pm (CT) on September 14th for part 2 of our webinar on Artificial Intelligence & IP - AI & Copyright.

This webinar will delve into various copyright issues raised by use of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”). Using practical examples of AI-generated art and music we will examine how these new types of works fall, or don’t fall, within existing copyright regimes. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Vast quantities of data are needed to train machine learning systems. In the case of “generative AI” (machine learning systems that generate works such as art, music, and writing), the training data may be subject to copyright. Is the use of copyrighted works for training an infringement? Is this a “yes or no” question or are there acceptable and non-acceptable uses? Does this differ from one country to the next? If so, what are the implications of using global datasets (such as scraping from the internet) for training?
  • AI-generated works, such as art, music and literature, may in some cases – intentionally or unintentionally – closely resemble or embody the style or sound of an existing copyrighted work. In other cases, and AI-generated work may have little or no resemblance to an existing work. However, in all cases, the AI-generated work was generated because of access to prior works as training data. In what cases is an AI-generated work an infringement of copyright in the training data?
  • Machine learning systems do not generate works without human direction – often in the form of text prompts or other chosen inputs. Should AI-generated works be protectable under copyright? Does that depend on the amount of human direction or creativity that resulted in the generation of the work and/or the selection of a particular work from among many? Can hybrid human and AI-generated works be protected?
  • Under conventional copyright law, the initial owner of a copyright is the author. In the case of AI-generated works, who would be the owner of any copyright or copyright-like protection?

We look forward to having you join us for this interesting and timely discussion of the interplay between artificial intelligence and copyright law.

This event is hosted by Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP and its Hangzhou Representative Office and sponsored by OBWB Intellectual Property Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.


Jonathan P. Osha  Global Chair of Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP


Han-Mei Tso  Chief Representative of Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP Hangzhou Representative Office


Jude Yi  Deputy General Manager of OBWB Intellectual Property Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Regsiter for this webinar here!