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Generative Artificial Intelligence: Copyright & Legal Considerations

Copyright and Legal Considerations for GenAI

Using existing data to train GenAI tools raises legal risks of infringement on intellectual property and copyright. Currently, intellectual property rights and copyright are being litigated to answer questions about fair use, data ownership, and licensing concerning the functioning and use of AI tools in the US and around the world. The decisions about these questions will have implications for developers of AI tools and users as they consider legal and ethical use cases.

In the US, copyright currently requires human authorship to be granted. This has implications for creators about how their work product is protected.