Japan government: Copyright Doesnt Apply To AI Training

Common sense wins: Copyright does not apply when you train AI.
>"In a surprising move, Japan’s government recently reaffirmed that it will not enforce copyrights on data used in AI training. The policy allows AI to use any data “regardless of whether it is for non-profit or commercial purposes, whether it is an act other than reproduction, or whether it is content obtained from illegal sites or otherwise.” Keiko Nagaoka, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, confirmed the bold stance to local meeting, saying that Japan’s laws won’t protect copyrighted materials used in AI datasets."

>https://technomancers.ai/japan-goes-all-in-copyright-doesnt-apply-to-ai-training/#more-642
Artists have no legal claim for training because their images are not in the model, just concepts which cannot be owned.

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cool so just train a model to produce exact copies of copyrighted material

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking nice

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      That guy legit wants to stop AI just so artists can keep making money.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >creating more Japanese art and diversifying the culture will destroy it
      these autists seriously believe this

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >congressman
      >japan
      always fun to watch morons leave breadcrumbs as to why they shouldn't be listened to

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese artists produce actually valuable works. They aren't like Western artist grifters and e-beggers. They will be fine.

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jap artists should remind their gov that AI can de censor porn if they really want it blocked

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      They don't really care anymore, it's just that getting that law off the books is a quagmire because there's just enough special interests to make it contentious. Some politicians have even tried to run on a platform where repealing it was a talking point.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese artists are not as whiny or greedy as western ones.
      They saw AI potential and either ignored it or used it as part of their art.

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    It really is common sense.
    If it would be illegal to train AI on copyrighted art, then artists looking at other's art would have to be illegal as well, because they're learning a copyrighted art style.

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    These are probably the biggest pro-AI news of the month.

    1. Companies can now open a japanese branch and train without bother about copyright
    2. Countries are competitive, no one wants to fall behind, so other countries might follow Japan example.
    3. Pro-AI legal teams can now cite this law in countries where AI is being sued.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Japan is going to become the nexus of AI development now that america and cuckrope are trying to ban it.
      Nippon banzai, neural network folded over 9000 times.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Nippon banzai, neural network folded over 9000 times.

        fricking lol

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >tfw previous neural network advancements were dumb enough that this could actually be the secret to AGI

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Captures the energy and truth of Japan's stance. Glorious Nippon AI will be the future~!

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      The month? This is literally confirmation that AI art, in all its forms, will never be in danger. Because the only art that even matters is Asian and AI has a firm grip on all of it now.

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does this ruling apply to inference as well? Let's say a company uses copyrighted anime to train their model. After the training model is created it can then be used for inference to create new anime. Is that new anime free of copyright restrictions also?

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Based. Japan has always had open grey market with art profiliferation. Thats why their doujin circiles have thrived with content created as parodies and such. Such a thing is impossible to foster in America because lawsuits stop any amount of creativity.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Notable exception is Nintendo who went to the trouble of copy right striking that entire channel with thousands of video game music tracks (which are not even available directly through Nintendo) and tried to ban that guy posting youtube videos of a modded Zelda BoTW playthrough. I'm sure if they find out an AI is trained on anyone named Mario, Nintendo will find a way to sue lol, they hate user content.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        that's an international corporation

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >leftists
    Copyright is theft
    >ai
    exists
    >leftists
    O:<

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >new means of production drops
      >leftists
      oh no we need to put this into the hands of centralized pro-corporate control

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Japanese government is wise and realizes fostering ai will help them in the long run especially when you consider their aging population. Western governments are filled with malicious lobbyists that want to strangle ai so only a few can use it to make money while the rest starve and morons that are scared of ai because the terminator cheer it on, sad.

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