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    Olpattycakes, 27 May 2015 @ 5:31pm

    Can you patent / copyright AI created content?

    Can you copyright or patent AI created content?

    You can't copyright a picture if a monkey takes it....or his uncle for that matter.

    How does this apply to AI?

    What if you wrote AI software and it would eventually decide when and of what to take pictures of, could those pictures be copyrighted, by a company.... A human.... Or the AI itself

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    Gwiz, 27 May 2015 @ 5:45pm

    I've long pondered whether The Masnick isn't Artificial Stupidity.

    Surely no rational adult human could write an article with childishly wrong assertion that purchasing a DVD means that you own "the movie", or the "content":
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150422/23110430764/dvd-makers-say-that-you-dont-really -own-dvds-you-bought-thanks-to-copyright.shtml

    But there it is! Since 1997, The Masnick can't break ideological programming even while claiming to support copyright. It's doing same thing over and over.

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      That One Guy (profile), 27 May 2015 @ 7:29pm

      I like how you think you're 'proving' anything beyond that you are suffering from a crippling obsession with Mike with your posts.

      Seriously, get some help, it's clear you need it.

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    Gracey (profile), 27 May 2015 @ 6:31pm

    So, um ... can one file a DMCA notice against an AI?

    Can an AI sue someone else for copyright violations?

    We got a whole new world of crap on the way I guess (as if the current weren't bad enough).

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      Anonymous Coward, 27 May 2015 @ 6:43pm

      Re:

      You can for the "rap writer" as it takes existing rap lyrics and reorders them into inhumanly tight rhyme structures, but each individual line has a human author.

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      That One Guy (profile), 27 May 2015 @ 7:26pm

      Re:

      Automated algorithms are already considered 'people' as far as sending DMCA claims, so it wouldn't be that much of a stretch.

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    Rekrul, 27 May 2015 @ 8:54pm

    Back in the early 1980s, a program called Racter wrote a novel called The Policeman's Beard is Half Constructed.

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 May 2015 @ 7:10am

    Can't wait for robot politicians.

    So, if we built a bunch of robots (with no knowledge of their creator's history or ethics) and locked them away with each other for a few years, what would we find when we opened the door? Democrats, republicans, socialists, communists, fascists, a parliamentary democracy, a dictatorship, or a bunch of dead robots ripped to shreds by each other ?

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