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.
|Title of host publication||The Proceedings of Law in the Digital Era - Perspectives from IP Law, Contract Law and IT Law|
|Publisher||University of Lapland|
|Publication status||Published - 12.2017|
|MoE publication type||B3 Article in conference proceedings|
|Event||Law in the Digital Era - Perspectives from IP Law, Contract Law and IT Law - University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland|
Duration: 10.12.2017 → 12.12.2017