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Copyright Act Consultation to Address Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things

The federal government has launched a consultation on modernizing the Canadian copyright framework to better address Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). The consultation paper released by the government makes mention of several points which may have significant impact on the development, use and commercialization of AI by Canadians. Some of these include the use of copyrighted content as inputs for machine learning; the question of whether works produced by, or produced with the assistance of, AI will have copyright protection, and who will be considered the owner and author of those works; as well as specific liability for copyright infringement concerning AI generated works.

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