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Haverly MacArthurAdams and Reese Partner and Global IP attorney Haverly MacArthur was interviewed in an ABA Journal IP Law section article “Copyright Law and Generative AI: What A Mess.”

Since the emergence of generative artificial intelligence tools and programs, several authors, artists, and programmers have sued OpenAI, Meta, Microsoft and other companies utilizing generative AI and large language models, such as ChatGPT. Attorneys interviewed in the article discuss the impact of AI on copyright law, not only around the United States, but also on the global scale.

“If at the end of the day, it’s something that looks like it’s been directly copied or looks really close, then it’s a real problem, especially if used commercially,” said MacArthur. In the article, MacArthur referenced a proposed law in the European Union called the Artificial Intelligence Act, demanding that AI systems disclose copyrighted material that is generated from a prompt, which could get complicated given how the software generates output.

Click here to read the ABA Journal article