Copyright Infringement & Generative AI - This Week in AI

This week in AI we have stories about the implications of copyright infringement and generative AI, specifically image generators like DALLE-2 and Stable Diffusion.

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By Peter Foy

Welcome to our This Week in AI roundup - this week we have stories about the implications of copyright infringement and generative AI, specifically image generators like DALLE-2 and Stable Diffusion.


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The University of Maryland and New York University researchers conducted a non-peer-reviewed study to examine the potential for intellectual property infringements caused by text-to-image generators, such as OpenAI's DALL·E 2

Experiments indicated that the model "copied" from the training data 1.88% of the time, and it is virtually impossible to verify that an AI-generated image is original and not stolen from the training set

Images produced by these diffusion models may be replicas of the model's training data, which is typically images scraped from the web.

It's "virtually impossible" to verify that an image created with Stable Diffusion is original and "not stolen from the training set".

The findings corroborate existing worries of copyright infringements in the world of generative AI, and the researcher warned that...

...artists and content creators should absolutely be alarmed.

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Image-generating AI can copy and paste from training data, raising IP concerns
A new study offers some evidence that art-generating AI systems like Stable Diffusion copy from the data on which they were trained.

As PetaPixel highlights, Adobe and Shutterstock have both announced official support for images created using AI, allowing artists to make a living from these images.

Despite this initial support about AI-generated art...

The law has yet to catch up to the rapidly advancing technology.

The copyright office has also rescinded a copyright registration of an AI-based work, showing its reluctance to grant registrations without substantial human involvement.

Adobe Stock noted they weren't able to weigh in on the ownership rights of AI-generated content. Going forward, photographers may need to include clauses in their contracts to cover the license to use photos to train generative AI.

Answers to these questions will take years and many questions remain unanswered.

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AI Image Generators are a New Frontier of Copyright Confusion
The field evolved faster than protections can keep up.

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