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Authorship Of AI Generated Works: An Analytical Study

Agnes Augustian, Research Scholar, IUCIPRS, CUSAT


As new technological development emerged, a new way of content creation was happing, especially the content created by AI is becoming an issue related to who owns the copyright. Can the AI be the owner of the work, or does the person who created the AI become the owner of the work? According to copyright, the person who creates a work is the copyright author and owner of the work. Therefore, on such a basis, whether AI can be considered the copyright owner of AI-generated works is the question. As there is not much clarity was given on this area, even though different opines were stated; where some authors say that AI is the author and owner of the work created by them, whereas some other says that AI has no authorship over the work they create, they are just a puppet or a key toy that act according to programmer comment. Because in order to create content by an AI, the data should be added by the programmer of the AI creator. Therefore, the work created by AI is the work of AI software developers or programmers. Due to such two notions, it is much needed to answer the question of the state of copyright for works generated by artificial intelligence and who is the owner of the work. Because now, the problem related to the legal implications of Al is common worldwide, and no one has provided any clarity on it. The present article focuses on the issues concerning authorship over AI-generated copyrightable work.

Keywords: Copyright law; artificial intelligence; authorship, ownership

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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