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Artists Lose First Round of Copyright Infringement Case Against AI Art Generators


  • Artists lost their copyright infringement case against AI art generators, with most claims dismissed by the judge.
  • Stability AI was allowed to proceed with a direct infringement claim, while claims against other companies were dismissed.
  • The artists need to clarify their theory regarding compressed copies of training images and prove substantial similarity to copyrighted material to pursue their copyright claims.

Discussion (2)

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Jeremy Beckler

This is going to be a complex legal battle highlighting the challenges of copyright in the AI age. The judge's decision seems to makes it obvious that there is a need for a clearer understanding of how AI systems operate and generate art. Copyright will definitely be a crucial topic as AI evolves.

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Half the people talking about AI in the legal proceedings don’t understand it. The fact that training sets are used with millions of images of artists without their permission should be enough to make this morally wrong.