AI Art Generators Spark Multiple Copyright Lawsuits — What’s bigger news than a copyright lawsuit against an AI art generator? Two copyright lawsuits against AI art generators. The Hollywood Reporter’s Winston Cho reports on a class action lawsuit filed in US federal court by a group of artists against Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt as well as a lawsuit filed by Getty Images in the UK against Stability AI.
The Most Significant Copyright Issues Likely to Arise in 2023 — The Copyright Alliance’s Keith Kupferschmid gazes into his crystal ball to see what copyright developments we might anticipate over the next year.
Indian Court Cracks Down On Stream-Ripping By ‘Rogue Websites’ — “The civil ruling, published in the High Court of Delhi on Jan. 12, was the first such action in India to tackle the practice of stream-ripping, one of the country’s most rampant forms of piracy.”
Giving artists longer control over their work benefits us all — Writers Union of Canada CEO John Degen writes, “Let’s stop equating payment for culture with harm or loss. That’s cheap rhetoric, and an insult to cultural labour.”
Photographer Whose Metadata Was Deleted by Client Loses Lawsuit — Petitioner was seeking to reverse an Eleventh Circuit ruling that held 17 USC § 1202(b) requires evidence linking the defendant’s removal of copyright management information (CMI) with specific instances of infringement.