Generative artificial intelligence’s conflicts with copyright law

By Jaclyn Flint — Associate Attorney

This article first appeared in the March 27, 2024 issue of “The Indiana Lawyer”. We have published an excerpt. 

Generative artificial intelligence systems, such as ChatGPT or OpenAI, have the potential to revolutionize the world as we know it. But copyright law may slam the brakes on the generative AI revolution.

Although generative AI is able to collect and process massive amounts of content to generate new expressions, these systems often do not align with the rights granted to owners of the original content used to create such new expressions.

Copyrights protect “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.” 17 U.S.C. § 102(a).

You can read the full article online at The Indiana Lawyer.

Jaclyn Flint

Jaclyn Flint

Associate Attorney

Jaclyn Flint – Attorney at Law

Jaclyn represents and advises clients in a wide variety of business and litigation matters, including matters related to commercial litigation, sports, media, intellectual property, contractual disputes, technology licensing, and corporate formation.

In 2023, Jaclyn completed the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy. While attending the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Jaclyn served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Indiana Law Review and as the President of the Indiana University McKinney Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Jaclyn also acted as a Dean’s Tutorial Society Fellow, providing guidance and tutoring services to first-year law students, and as a research assistant to Professors Michael Pitts and Xuan-Thao Nguyen.

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Posted April 4, 2024, by Jaclyn Flint