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Good law takes time to get right when it covers something this potentially society-changing. Let's not rush it. This isn't exactly as critical to pass fast as aid for Ukraine and Taiwan.

Luddite of the luddites

Fantastic, now like youtube everyone is going to have to pay royalties on everything. The peanut gallery will of course be praising this and our country as a whole will be held back while others with more lax restrictions will advance beyond us. A valuable tool for people has been lost, and a few wealthy people will remain wealthy. Great job luddites - way to screw over everyone with your paranoia and weak understanding of how "transformative" technology works.

Martin K.

> Let's not rush it.

I agree: we don't yet know how existing copyright laws apply to media generated by AIs, thus, it appears to be too early to introduce additional laws.

By the way, metaverse platforms already have an effect on the licensing of 3D assets. For example, some companies started to prohibit the use of their assets on metaverse platforms in their standard end user licenses, e.g. synty (https://syntystore.com/pages/end-user-licence-agreement):

> END USER will be prohibited from using the asset license for the following products: [...] Creation of content for Metaverse-related and/or Game Creation Software and products. [...]

Even Unity's Asset Store End-User License Agreement is challenging when importing paid assets to some metaverse platforms unless every person who ever has access to the asset on the metaverse platform is covered by a paid license.

Wagner James Au

> like youtube everyone is going to have to pay

YouTube actually has a pretty elegant automated process where if copyrighted music is detected in a video, the rights holder is alerted, and IP owner has the option of monetizing the video through ad revenue, or removing the music entirely. I imagine something like that will be implemented in gen AI platforms.

Luddite of the luddites

"I imagine something like that will be implemented in gen AI platforms."
With the exception that the artist never created the generated image in the first place, this would be like having to charge artists who learned how to draw in a specific style a fee.

None of their artwork was ever used in the actual drawing, a specific style, which likely doesn't belong to them in the first place was, the transformative nature of this technology learned from it. Imagine if we did the same thing for people, who drew art - if they had to pay fees to whoever "owned" that style of art.

As far as songs go, it would be the same way. Charge people for singing a certain style, imagine having to pay fees for singing some genre. It is an absolute rubbish way to run society. It stifles creativity, and is yet another power grab by a few people to maintain control over the rest of us.

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