AI-Created Comic Has Been Deemed Ineligible for Copyright Protection
The United States Copyright Office (USCO) has reversed an earlier decision to grant copyright on a comic book that was created using “A.I. art,” and announced that the copyright protection on the comic book will be revoked, stating that copyrighted works must be created by humans to gain official copyright protection.
This not only seems like common sense to me but also offers a mechanism to reduce the damage that the wholesale theft of original artwork by AI art platforms has caused.
Although this is likely to upset the fledging world of “prompt artists”, those people who seem to think that being good at telling an AI what to create and who to steal from, it might go some way to limiting the damage being done to the arts industry by the industrial scale plagiarism that AI art generation has made mainstream.
In short, if you make something using stolen art then you can’t own it. Nobody owns it and if someone wants to come along and copy “your art” then you have zero legal recourse.