AI image generators play fast and loose with copyrighted characters

https://www.tomshardware.com/tech-industry/artificial-intelligence/ai-image-generators-output-copyrighted-characters

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    but mickey mouse isn't a copyrighted character

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      cool your jets, anon

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        idk what that means but mickey isn't copyrighted

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      the modern mickey mouse is. It's only the first generation design that is public domain now.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >person draws mickey mouse and darth vader smoking pot
    This is fine.
    >computer generates mickey mouse and darth vader smoking pot
    This is a problem.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The first one isn't legal either.
      It just goes under the radar, if you're selling fanart you're literally doing copyright infringement.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The first one isn't legal either.
        It absolutely is legal.
        What would be illegal would be selling it or otherwise profiting from it.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, it's still illegal even if you doodle in your notebook and never show it to anyone.
          Thankfully copyright infringement is an civil and not criminal matter until you start selling it.
          The only reason artists get away with it is because it's free marketing.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            All the more reason to abolish copyright

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >No, it's still illegal even if you doodle in your notebook and never show it to anyone.
            No. Fair use is a thing and has been defended many times.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Making derivative works has never been protected under fair use.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Absolutely has been.
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seltzer_v._Green_Day,_Inc

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            You are objectively incorrect

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think what most people fail to realise is that no matter how many similarities or differences we bring to the stable in the human vs gAI discourse, one fatal argument is being often omitted.

            It's the oversaturation that is the problem. The gAI shit is oversaturating the market with copies of copies and other synthetic generations. The potential rammifications of this phenomenom might bite everyone in the ass, both AI-crowd and the organic artists as in time more people learn of what the gAI tech is capable of in a matter of mere seconds. I can't name them now since it's an unprecedented event, but as history goes, oversaturation doesn't improve anything in the long run.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        How'd south park get away with it then

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The first one isn't legal either.
      It just goes under the radar, if you're selling fanart you're literally doing copyright infringement.

      How'd south park get away with it then

      both of these things are fine. Once you start making money off of it, you are breaking the law. You have to give some of that money to the people who own the characters.

      if the AI draws them for free than you're fine, but if you require credits to draw AI pictures like Microsoft does then technically some of those credits need to be paid to the characters rightful owners

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is the general public supposed to give a frick about this? Poor Disney? Frick off

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's some astro turfing by journalists and artists that afraid of losing their jobs

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    So this is what tomshardware is up to these days. Grim.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >i see cartoon
    >it affects my brain
    >i draw a character
    >character is influenced by cartoon
    cool

    >algorithm sees cartoon
    >it affects the weights
    >it draws a character
    >character is influenced by cartoon
    NO!

    do artists and IP holders really think that their content was formed in a perfect creative vacuum? all IP is "inspired" by prior art.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    kek art gays just frick off. we don't need you to make the logo anymore, ai homie got that covered

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care do you?

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Seems like fair use to me.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ai art is now banned in usa
    >people keep using and developing ai outside of the us
    >people who dont care about copyright keep using ai in the us
    wat now

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