Artificial Intelligence and IP: Challenges to the fundamentals of the Copyright System

Olli Pekka Pitkänen

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Abstract

Both the results produced by an AI system and also the most valuable parts of the system itself can arguably remain outside the copyrightable subject matter. There will be business incentives to lobby lawmakers for additional protection. This creates a risk to have yet another specific set of rules in the copyright regime, which already is complex, detailed and casuistic. Instead of developing yet another set of rules specific to AI, we need to step backwards and consider the copyright system as a whole: Why do we have a copyright system? Who should benefit from original works? What are the general principles in the copyright regime? Do they need to be revised? Based on those principles, can we get rid of some detailed rules instead of creating new? To lawmakers, I wish resilience to resist the attractions of lobbyist, and not to add complexity to the system any more.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of Law in the Digital Era - Perspectives from IP Law, Contract Law and IT Law
PublisherUniversity of Lapland
Publication date12.2017
Publication statusPublished - 12.2017
MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventLaw in the Digital Era - Perspectives from IP Law, Contract Law and IT Law - University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 10.12.201712.12.2017
https://www.ulapland.fi/EN/Events/Conference-Law-in-the-Digital-Era

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