South Korea Govt to exclude AI-generated content from copyright protection

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IBNS: The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has announced that it will not grant copyright registration to artificial intelligence (AI)-generated content that is created without humans’ “creative intervention,” the Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

“It is essential for the country to actively and proactively respond to the new copyright environment, as the development of new AI technologies is bringing new changes to creation,” South Korean Culture Minister Yu In-chon told a news conference, the news agency reported.

Registration will be possible only for content that demonstrably conveys human thoughts and emotions, the report said.

At the same time, AI entities will need to provide fair compensation to copyright holders to secure the rights for the use of their content and products, the report added.

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, Amandeep Singh Gill, has told Sputnik that the world needs an international body to observe the quickly evolving AI sector, related risks, and attempts by national governments to regulate the technology.

In July, the UN Security Council held a meeting on artificial intelligence, during which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was convening a multi-stakeholder AI advisory body that would report back on options for global governance of the technology.

(With UNI inputs)