Ownership and Creativity in Generative Models

December, 2021


Machine learning generated content such as image artworks, textual poems and music become prominent in recent years. These tools attract much attention from the media, artists, researchers, and investors. Because these tools are data-driven, they are inherently different than the traditional creative tools which arises the question - who may own the content that is generated by these tools? In this paper we aim to address this question, we start by providing a background to this problem, raising several candidates that may own the content and arguments for each one of them. Then we propose a possible algorithmic solution in the vision-based model's regime. Finally, we discuss the broader implications of this problem.

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