Art and Artificial Intelligence: Copyright implications in the new wild west of generative AI

Mark Wittow
Mark Wittow
K&L Gates LLP

Mark Wittow is a partner in and former practice group leader of the K&L Gates intellectual property and technology transactions group.

Scott Sholder
Scott Sholder
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Scott Sholder is a partner with Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP and is the co-chair of the firm’s litigation practice group. His practice focuses on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in the areas of entertainment, media, and intellectual property.

On-Demand: April 5, 2023
Art and Artificial Intelligence: Copyright implications in the new wild west of generative AI

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Program Summary

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics today not only in legal circles but for society at large. Its rapid advancement in recent years has drawn significant attention by the media, attorneys, legislators and regulators, and the communities that are impacted by its advancements, particularly content creators. Apart from the many moral, ethical, and regulatory considerations, major topics of debate among lawyers and creatives revolve around how the current Copyright Act applies (or doesn’t apply) to this complex and exciting technology. In this CLE webinar, we will discuss the background and development of generative AI and how it works at a basic level, and then will dive into the nuanced and controversial legal topics of copyright ownership and authorship of AI-generated content, what happens when AI creates infringing output, and the heated debate surrounding the applicability of the fair use doctrine to AI companies’ scraping of creators’ content from the Internet for use as training data.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • The background and development of generative AI and how it works at a basic level
  • Nuanced and controversial legal topics of copyright ownership and authorship of AI-generated content
  • What happens when AI creates infringing output?
  • The heated debate surrounding the applicability of the fair use doctrine to AI companies’ scraping of creators’ content from the Internet for use as training data

Date: April 5, 2023

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Mark Wittow_ K&L Gates LLP._myLawCLEMark Wittow | K&L Gates LLP

Mark Wittow is a partner in and former practice group leader of the K&L Gates intellectual property and technology transactions group. Mr. Wittow’s work focuses on complex intellectual property, technology and data related transactions and counseling, including the acquisition, development, marketing, licensing and distribution of mobile applications and computing devices, cloud-based software and other types of computing and data management services, other types of technologies, music, and other media content. He advises clients on electronic commerce, data privacy and data protection issues, technology litigation settlements, and patent licensing and dispositions. Mr. Wittow also is an adjunct professor at the University of Washington and Seattle University law schools.

 

Scott Shoulder_ Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP._myLawCLEScott Sholder | Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Scott Sholder is a partner with Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP and is the co-chair of the firm’s litigation practice group. His practice focuses on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in the areas of entertainment, media, and intellectual property. He represents and advises clients across various industries in copyright, trademark, unfair competition, right-of-publicity, defamation, and commercial matters, from pre-litigation and risk management counseling to federal and state court litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

Agenda

I. The background and development of generative AI and how it works at a basic level | 12:00pm – 12:15pm

II. Nuanced and controversial legal topics of copyright ownership and authorship of AI-generated content | 12:15pm – 12:30pm

III. What happens when AI creates infringing output? | 12:30pm – 12:45pm

IV. The heated debate surrounding the applicability of the fair use doctrine to AI companies’ scraping of creators’ content from the Internet for use as training data | 12:45pm – 1:00pm