Impact of AI on IP
Friday, 14 February 2020 marked the deadline for submission of comments and suggestions on WIPO draft issues paper on impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on intellectual property (IP). Through such open process, WIPO aims to identify the most pressing issues and formulate important questions in regards to ever more ubiquitous use of AI, and especially its impacts on IP.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, Intellectual Property Institute was one of the members of the Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights who endorsed Joint Comment on WIPO’s call on the Impact of AI on IP Policy. Sean Flynn, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law organised the process which focused on issues of text and data mining. Other signatories include Michael Carroll, Matthew Sag, Lucie Guibault, Thomas Margoni, Brandon Butler, Allan Rocha de Souza, Peter Jaszi, João Pedro Quintais, Christophe Geiger, Caroline Ncube, Ben White, Arul George Scaria, Carolina Botero & Carys Craig.
The Comment is available here.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič also co-drafted comments for Communia and Wikimedia Deutschland with dr. Justus Dreyling, Project Manager International Regulation, Wikimedia Deutschland . The document is available here.
All other submissions of comments are available here.
On September 16, 2023, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič participated in the event @Re:Source MAH – the 10th International Conference on Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. The program was divided into various categories (“tracks”), specifically focusing on the documentation and preservation of media arts; climate change; pioneers of media arts; and the history of media arts in museums.
The U.S. Copyright Office has once again denied the registration of an artwork created by artificial intelligence. Artist Jason M. Allen was unsuccessful in his second attempt to register the artwork “Theatre D’opera Spatial” as a copyrighted work because it contains more than a de minimis amount of content generated by artificial intelligence (AI).
On Friday 23 June 2023, a webinar entitled “Copyright and Legal Basis for Generative Artificial Intelligence Training” was held as the inaugural event of an informal research network in the region in the field of copyright. Researchers from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia participated in the event, which is part of the national Open Knowledge Day initiative and the national and regional coordination activities carried out by ODIPI under the auspices of Knowledge Rights 21.