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Japan Goes All In: Copyright Doesn’t Apply To AI Training


  • Japan's government has decided not to enforce copyrights on data used in AI training, allowing AI to use any data for both non-profit and commercial purposes.
  • This move is part of Japan's strategy to become a leader in AI technology, with a focus on boosting economic growth and competing globally in AI development.
  • While some artists are concerned about the impact on the value of their work, the academic and business sectors in Japan are pushing for leveraging the nation's relaxed data laws to propel the country to global AI dominance.

Discussion (2)

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A bit disappointing from Japan. Being the 3rd largest economy, you would think they could have some room to approach this in a fair and reasonable way. I hope this reverses or at the very least some guard rails are put into place.

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Amy Sawyama

The policy allows AI to use any data “regardless of whether it is for non-profit or commercial purposes, whether it is an act other than reproduction, or whether it is content obtained from illegal sites or otherwise.”

Umm, what? So you can obtain the data illegal and train on it and not have any repercussions?