Copyright and intellectual property
The Albanese government is set to create a copyright and AI reference group to help protect the creative, media and technology sectors (amongst others) from potential AI threats.
The Beijing Internet Court has recognised the copyright for a piece of artificial intelligence-generated content (AIGC) in the first ruling of its kind in mainland China, where a growing number of enterprises are caught up in a frenzy to advance use of the technology in transforming industries and improving people’s daily lives.
Attorney General Ryan Pinder says that the government plans to present new intellectual property legislation to Parliament by the end of the first quarter of 2024 while also noting that the government intends to establish a standalone intellectual property office, consistent with internationally recognized best practices.
Is street art, such as murals in public spaces, entitled to copyright protection? The Delhi High Court has decided to examine the issue.
Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi urged the 19th Session of the Council of Ministers of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) to introspect on barriers hindering the growth of the continent's creativity to global standards in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, on Friday.
Professional associations covering artists, authors and publishers have hit out at calls by big tech firms for Australia to water down its copyright law, and to allow for cheap or free access to protected works and data. They have also warned against Australia ceding too much power to international regulators on copyright, a scenario that big tech is promoting.