Friday, September 8 2023   \  Published by Pinsent Masons .

UK AI copyright code expected this autumn

UK AI copyright code expected this autumn

A new code of practice aimed at balancing the rights of content creators with the desire of AI developers to train their systems using quality data is set to be finalised this autumn, Out-Law understands.

The code is currently being developed by a working group established by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO), which consists of representatives from the technology, creative and research sectors. The working group met for the first time in June.

The terms of reference of the working group are published on the IPO’s website. The IPO has said the code will aim to “make licences for data mining more available”, helping “to overcome barriers that AI firms and users currently face, and ensure there are protections for rights holders”. It expects “parties to enter into the final code of practice on a voluntary basis” but it has said legislative reform could be considered if the code is not agreed or adopted. Read more

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