Generative AI platforms, such as ChatGPT, Dall-e, MidJourney, or Nightcafe, can write articles for you or create amazing artistic compositions merely by providing a description of what the user wants. Type “lonely robot sitting on a park bench” into MidJourney, and the AI will produce beautiful and creative images without knowing how to draw, paint, or even use a camera.
Given how easy it is to create content, it isn’t hard to see how generative AI applications are poised to take over a lot of content creation over the next few years. Some pundits claim that as much as 90% of content on the web could be AI-generated by 2025.
With so much AI content ready to flood the internet, it is important to consider who is the owner or copyright holder of the content. Is it the AI itself, the owner of the AI that programmed it to provide the content, or is the content non-copyrightable and immediately in the public domain, free for anyone to use?