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Creators in Japan concerned over AI copyright infringement

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Some reported that their contracts had been terminated, with one saying, "I was cut off from my contract because I was told AI can generate pictures instantly." Several creators said their works were used without permission.

This coming on the heels of the long practice of manga artists, musicians and "talents" already making do on tiny salaries as the glutton's share of earnings goes to the corporate "agencies".

Now they will bear the brunt of automation. It is rentier, extractive capitalist system that need addressing before we can have proper AI alignment.

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The issue is that once your work is up on the internet then you're basically done for. Don't blame it on AI.

Keep your stuff in your basement and hold exhibitions there, no phones etc allowed. Only then you can protect your art.

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Many also pointed out that illegal websites that store copyrighted works without permission have been used by developers for source material to train their AI models on, and called for revising copyright law provisions that allow AI models to use copyrighted works without permission in the development stage.

According to developers the "AI" training depends on codes produced from the works, not the works themselves, in this way it is as close to copyright infringement as a collection of descriptions of publicly available images. Websites could simply store only the coded information instead of the images in the first place and the AI would still be able to use them for their training without anybody breaking any law.

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AI images are appalling, I have tried again and again to get a usable image but they just can't do eyes at all.

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AI images are appalling, I have tried again and again to get a usable image but they just can't do eyes at all.

I am guessing you haven't tried the latest. You can make the results pretty much indistinguishable from reality now, if that's your provocative.

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Nobody forces them to create anything that later leads to concerns over AI copyright infringements.

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Nobody forces them to create anything that later leads to concerns over AI copyright infringements.

Nothing except the desire to express their artistic vision, gain social recognition, and gain money for a livelihood in this capitalist society.

No nothing at all.

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AI is alien invasion. Aliens don’t have two big eyes, two arms and two legs. They are digital and they are taking over the world.

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