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Politics and Government


Professor Calli Farrell

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Politics and Government


Professor Thomas McClure

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Politics and Government


Technology has always been a powerful force, in recent years, that force has grown in leaps and bounds. Now, generative AI can produce creative content, a task previously that required a human mind to do, going as far as to sometimes produce work in the styles of specific artists. This raises multiple worries, including if these program’s ability to produce such content violates the intellectual property rights of artists, as well as who claims the intellectual property rights for AI generated works. This study explores generative AI’s potential to infringe on copyright, generative AI’s theoretical ability to claim intellectual property rights based on the philosophical framework the rights stem from, and the common law thus far established.

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