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While the EU is negotiating one of the world’s first regulations dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI), the AI Act, generative AI has sent shockwaves around the world over the past few months. Generative AI has shown some impressive results, providing new ways and tools for people to create content, and is raising important copyright questions along the way.

Generative AI relies on using works, on a massive scale, sometimes copyright-protected, and AI outputs raise questions around the livelihood of artists, consumer protection, and the scope of copyright protection over AI-generated content.

In this debate, we will hear from various stakeholders on issues related to the copyright implications of using copyright-protected works as materials to train AI; the interplay among different pieces of EU legislation (including the draft AI Act and the Copyright (DSM) Directive); transparency and safeguards for generative AI; copyright status of AI-generated outputs, and more.

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Dragos Tudorache MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member


    Brigitte Vezina, Director of Policy and Open Culture, Creative Commons

    Quentin Deschandelliers, Legal advisor, Federation of European Publishers

    Tom Chatfield, an author and tech philosopher

    Grégoire Polad, Director General of the Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT)

    Ben Brooks, Head of Public Policy, Stability AI

    John Phelan, Director General, ICMP

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

Practical information

28 June 2023 12:30 - 14:30

European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60

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  • Dragos Tudorache MEP, EIF Steering Committee Member
  • Brigitte Vezina Director of Policy and Open Culture Creative Commons
  • Quentin Deschandelliers Legal Advisor Federation of European Publishers
  • Grégoire Polad Director General ACT
  • John Phelan Director General ICMP
  • Tom Chatfield Author and tech philosopher
  • Ben Brooks Head of Public Policy Stability AI

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