AI and performers' rights in historical perspective

Cooper, E. (2023) AI and performers' rights in historical perspective. European Intellectual Property Review, 45(8), pp. 444-453.

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This article uses legal history as a vantage point for reflecting on the current moment in the debate about artificial intelligence ( AI) and performers’ rights. Current debates often refer to "creators" and/or "copyright" as generic categories denoting both performers and authors. Legal history, I argue, sharpens the critical lens on current debate by drawing our attention to what today remains different about the legal rules protecting performers. That difference, at present, leaves performers less well placed to deal with the challenge of AI than authors and also goes to the heart of Equity’s current reform proposals. That difference should now be debated.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cooper, Dr Elena
Authors: Cooper, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:European Intellectual Property Review
Publisher:Sweet and Maxwell
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 Thomson Reuters
First Published:First published in European Intellectual Property Review 45(8):444-453
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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