Important to Understand How Copyright Laws Differ
As the use of artificial intelligence in the creation of art continues to rise, it's important to understand how copyright laws differ across the world and what that means for the future of AI art.
The Question of Who Holds the Copyright
The world of AI-generated art is rapidly expanding, but the question of who holds the copyright to these pieces remains a complex and unresolved issue. In the US, it is common for the copyright to be transferred to someone else, but in many European countries, the copyright always remains with the original creator.
This difference in copyright law is particularly significant in the context of AI art, where it is still unclear whether the AI could even be considered the 'artist' as it has no established legal rights.
In the US, copyright law allows for the transfer of ownership from the original creator to someone else, but the AI is not a legal person so can not lawfully hold a Copyright or transfer one.
Copyright Remains with the Original Creator
In contrast, many European countries have laws that state that the copyright to a piece of work always remains with the original creator. This means that even if an AI system was used to generate a piece of art, the copyright would still belong to the person who created the AI.