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Is there an open source software license restricting AI model training?

I have a whole bunch of public git repositories online, licensed under MIT, and I'm wondering what options are there to restrict open source software use for AI model training with a commercial intent....
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Protecting AI related IP by assigning all current and future IP to an LLC

Consider a fairly typical IP assignment clause, such as I understand that the provisions of this Agreement requiring assignment of Inventions to the Company do not apply to any Invention that I have ...
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is there (yet) a standard, simple license header that prohibits machine learning?

Is there an SPDX or other widely accepted license header syntax/format that prohibits machine learning? My company's Github license statement includes: "Licensee is not granted the right to, and ...
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Legality of AI vocals from royalty-free music

I'm a fairly new music producer, and one of the inherent problems with it is that it means you have to do all the work yourself: sound design, any vocals, mixing, and mastering. There's quite a few ...
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Are people's face/voice copyrighted by default?

As you may know there are some AI apps that can clone anybody's voice (turn your voice to their voice), or there are some face swap apps you can replace your face with somebody else's face and make a ...
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Legal Recourse for Unfair Grading Based on Unverified AI Classification Results

Can a student pursue legal action against an educational institution for grading them unfairly based on unverified AI classification results? Considering the inherent limitations of AI classifiers and ...
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Is voice cloning allowed for non-commercial utilizations?

When the uses of voice cloning (also known as audio deepfakes) are non-commercial, are they legal? "Voice cloning" is a feature of speech synthesis systems that use a neural network. It ...
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Can a person use AI-generated human faces as their profile picture?

I've read an article about marketers creating fake linkedin accounts with AI-generated human faces as pfp. A human face makes the account more professional and intimate. I'm not talking about using AI ...
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Legal status of training image-to-image style transfer model

A image-to-image style transfer is a machine learning model designed to change the art style of a image by providing a "source" image and the desired image to change the style. However, a ...
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If you blend copyrighted voices to create a unique voice, does the resulting creation become exempt from copyright restrictions?

Suppose I blend copyrighted voices taken from popular media to craft an entirely distinct vocal composite. For instance, combining snippets of various celebrity voices (like Leonardo Dicaprio and Mr. ...
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Microsoft's Bing Chat says 'Ask me anything...'. Is it legal then for Americans to ask Bing Chat for classified information?

Microsoft's Bing Chat is an artificial intelligence web application, and it has a dialog box for users to ask it questions and there is a text message displayed in that dialog box that says, "Ask ...
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Do creative works that utilize generative AI require attribution?

Suppose I create content (videos, essays, etc.) that utilizes generative AI to create illustrations (e.g. Midjourney, DALL-E, etc.), do I need to cite the AI tool I used? Will I still be the copyright ...
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Would a dealership be required to honor a car sale agreement made by their chatbot?

Recently, a Chevorlet ChatGPT-powered chatbot was tricked into stating that it would sell a car for only $1: [BOT] Welcome to Chevorlet of Watsonville! Is there anything I can help you with today? [...
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Who is accountable if a truly driverless car hits and kills a person? [duplicate]

Last night, I couldn't sleep, and in my wakeful state, I allowed the river of thoughts to take me wherever it wanted to flow. This led me to a question: "Who is accountable if a truly driverless ...
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Is a party to a contract who writes it using an LLM considered the author?

Bob is selling a vehicle to Alice. He asks ChatGPT to write a contract, and it does, for some reason, write it. (It has filters in place to prevent users from writing legal documents, but these ...
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Copyright risks for code contributed by generative AI

Suppose a company is developing software, and an engineer/coder uses some code generated by Code LLaMA or some similar generative AI. Microsoft has brought out copilot, which does a similar thing and ...
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Can someone promote their text-to-speech application that has public figures voices?

Let’s supposed that we have a Text-To-Speech site with public figures voices and we want to make some videos in order to promote it. Our country legislation includes presumed consent for people that ...
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Does the UK text and data mining exception to copyright allow non-commercial projects free use of anything on the internet to train their models?

On the UK government page on Exceptions to copyright the text and data mining exception is described as: Text and data mining is the use of automated analytical techniques to analyse text and data ...
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Legality of AI-generated picture of famous person

A number of online sites that sell the rights to use images commercially now offer artificial intelligence-generated images. Some people claim they aren't really legal, because the AI is "trained&...
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Question about ownership of a language model trained on copyrighted data

This question refers to LLMs in the stile of ChatGPT. I just removed the word "large" to make it broader. In the future smaller models may have commercial applications. I will break my ...
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How would a finding of copyright breach affect third parties using data derived from the breach?

There are multiple cases in the court system challenging the legality of training AI models on copyrighted work. A recent one seems particularly damming if true, with OpenAI accused of using ...
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Burden of proof in intellectual property disputes involving generative media

I've been pondering a hypothetical situation where someone claims that a piece of art I created could not possibly be my intellectual property, asserting that it was AI-generated. In such a scenario, ...
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Has agency law been tested against LLM backed agents?

As more and more companies replace humans with large language model backed generative AIs (e.g. ChatGPT), I was curious to know if there have been any lawsuits (or compelling legal papers) addressing ...
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Can AI images be copyrighted by the person who creates them?

Suppose I use an artificial intelligence (AI) program to create a picture of a famous person (e.g. a politician or movie star), Suppose I then use the picture in an article or book in a manner that ...
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Are Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and other search engines allowed to copy website text because of the copyright fair use exception? [duplicate]

These sites certainly send bots out that copy the entirety of websites by stepping through links and then store the entirety of websites in databases. Then they show any part of a quote from a website ...
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Is summarizing copyrighted content by an AI "fair use"? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange has announced that it will introduce as a preview a new form of a question asking assistance: Through an updated semantic search experience, after a user searches or asks a question in ...
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How is the ownership/copyright of AI-generated content determined? [duplicate]

I've been looking on the internet about current laws concerning the ownership and copyright of AI-generated content. And for most of them that I've seen, most of them do not consider the AI that ...
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Does 2 party consent apply if the data is anonymized?

If I have a text conversation between myself and another party, both of whom reside in 2 party consent states in the US, if I remove all reasonably identifying information, do I still need consent ...
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Is it legal for a business to deny me access to their store on the basis of how I look? [closed]

Is it legal for a business to use discriminatory (and notoriously false-positive) fingerprinting algorithms that prevent me from loading their website purely on the basis of how I look (as opposed to ...
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Is the usage of an OCR service causing copyright issues when a photo of a book page is analyzed?

Here's the scenario A user takes a photo using an app from a book, which might have be copyrighted. The app then uploads the photo to a cloud service in order to analyze it using OCR The app receives ...
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How is Midjourney's ToS Legal?

I feel this is fairly straightforward, but I have seen no explanation as to why Midjourney is allowed to restrict the "copyright" or commercial use rights of their users, paid or otherwise, ...
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Is free willing protected rights? What if Artificial Intelligence agent have self conscious, is it protected from human editing its willing? [closed]

Say it is now some years later, we have created an artificial intelligence (AI) agent with self conscious and capable of thinking in a loop of thought under bounded rationality just like humans do... ...
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Is an AI model considered a derivative work?

Suppose an AI art model was trained exclusively on Mr. X's artwork. Suppose Mr. X managed to prove that the model was only capable of producing derivative works. He would then own the copyright to all ...
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Can artists file for plagiarism if their art is used in AI models to make AI art, given that there is proof they're the authors of their work?

(I am an IT student writing a report proposing using blockchain technology to attribute "art" files, used in AI models, to their authors. I know next to nothing about copyright laws for ...
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Is AI child virtual porn illegal in the US?

With the rise of AI art generators capable of making explicit and nsfw content free of charge, I worry about the ethical and moral boundaries that come along with it. In particular, it is possible to ...
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What does "Household Exception" to the GDPR mean?

GDPR Section 2 Recital 18 (?) reads: Not Applicable to Personal or Household Activities This Regulation does not apply to the processing of personal data by a natural person in the course of a purely ...
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Who owns the copyright in this case?

As a layman interested in the law, I'm facing a bit of a conundrum posed by my cousin. Here are the facts: A records company, M Ltd, has created (e.g. written code for, trained etc.) an AI that can ...
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Copyright implications of dismissing Individual and Representative Plaintiffs v. Github Inc, Microsoft Inc, OpenAI (et al.) on derived LLMs

"Individual and Representative Plaintiffs v. GITHUB, INC., a Delaware corporation; MICROSOFT CORPORATION, a Washington corporation; OPENAI, INC., a Delaware nonprofit corporation; [...]" is ...
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Is it illegal for a firm to train an AI model on a CC BY-SA 4.0 corpus and make a commercial use of it without distributing the model under CC BY-SA?

https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/388551/178179 mentions that SE will force some firms to pay to be allowed to train an AI model on the SE data dump (CC BY-SA licensed) and make a commercial use of it ...
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Are there or can there be human rights to have access to AI? [closed]

While I am doing math, computer science or programming, I am greatly benefiting from the use of GPT4 (ChatGPT4) and I don't want that some governmental agency removes access to GPT. I have not had the ...
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Are AI model weights copyrightable? [duplicate]

I know, that someone asked similar question, but I want to focus on one thing: Can the weights of the AI model be covered by copyright? What are the arguments for and what against?
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Liability for releasing AI into the "wild"?

Lets say Bob writes an AI that has the ability to replicate, learn and has a predisposition towards self preservation. As the AI gets smarter, it realizes that it needs to clone itself in order to ...
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If we use a generative AI to generate original images, can we use these images in a product that we sell?

Generative AI can create images. Assume that these images are totally original. Would that mean that we would have the full rights to the images created by the AI? Could we use these images in a ...
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What IP law would apply to trained weights of an AI model?

In simple terms, any AI system will consist of three elements: Code, written by humans, that defines the mathematical model The mathematical model itself, as it exists within the computer The model ...
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Is training an AI on the internet processing personal information?

There is an article on El Reg where the author asks ChatGPT about themselves, and they get back some information. If this data acquisition and dissemination process was being performed specifically ...
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Can AI-generated text be considered defamation?

This question is inspired by recent news about some of the strange, out-of-control behavior from Microsoft's new Bing chat AI, but I am asking hypothetically here. If an AI chatbot such as Bing Chat ...
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Can an AI admit to guilt?

OpenAI is being sued for using content that it has no right to access. Someone asked ChatGPT what sources they used and the AI replied with a list that incriminated itself. How exactly would the law ...
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Can an AI model licensed under the BigScience RAIL License v1.0 be used in a program that is useful for any domain?

Example: the AI model BLOOM is licensed under the BigScience RAIL License v1.0. The BigScience RAIL License v1.0 forbids that some types of usages: You agree not to use the Model or Derivatives of ...
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As a provider of deep synthesis services hosted in the US but have customers based in China, must I make sure that my service contains watermarks?

I read on https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/12/china-bans-ai-generated-media-without-watermarks/; Providers of deep synthesis services shall add signs that do not affect the use of ...
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Are an AI's claims on behalf of a company enforceable?

TLDR: If an AI system on behalf of a company makes a claim, is the company compelled to abide by that claim? Background: I was hoping to sign up for an account with a leading AI company in order to ...
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