Potential Copyright Issues with Generative AI Systems



Potential Copyright Issues with Generative AI Systems

Date published: 18 July 2023

Authors: Bill Jamieson , Tan Wee Liang

In this CNPupdate video, Tan Wee Liang, a Practice Trainee at CNPLaw, discusses potential copyright issues with generative artificial intelligence (“AI”) systems. In particular, the video explains: (1) how the machine learning process and the generated output can potentially infringe copyright in the input information, (2) whether the computational data analysis exception and fair use defence are feasible defences to the aforementioned two instances of potential copyright infringement, and (3) whether copyright can subsist in autonomous AI-generated works. With the current hype surrounding AI systems and their evolving capabilities, this CNPupdate video provides a timely update on some legal considerations when working with such systems.

Disclaimer: This update is provided to you for general information and should not be relied upon as legal advice. The editor and the contributing authors do not guarantee the accuracy of the contents and expressly disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of the consequences of anything done or permitted to be done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents.

Bill Jamieson is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. Bill is an English lawyer who is also registered to practise Singapore law in the areas of corporate law, banking and finance and securities laws. He enjoys working in the diverse and dynamic Asian market and helping his clients to achieve their goals.

    Bill’s practice focuses on corporate financing transactions, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and employment law matters. His experience includes 10 years in the City of London and over 20 years in Asia. Before joining CNP, Bill was a partner in a well-known international law firm. He is recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Investment Funds and Labour and Employment in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021. Bill is one of the firm’s contacts for Interlaw, a network of independent full-service corporate law firms ranked by Chambers and Partners in its highest category, “Elite”, amongst all global law firm networks.

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