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Artificial Intelligence & Law Colloquium: Margot Kaminski

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Mon, Apr 12, 2021

12 PM – 1 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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“Authorship Disrupted: AI Authors in Copyright and First Amendment Law”

Margot Kaminski
Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law

Abstract

Technology is often characterized as an outside force, with essential qualities, acting on the law. But the law, through both doctrine and theory, constructs the meaning of the technology it encounters. A particular feature of a particular technology disrupts the law only because the law has been structured in a way that makes that feature relevant. The law, in other words, plays a significant role in shaping its own disruption. This Essay is a study of how a particular technology, artificial intelligence, is framed by both copyright law and the First Amendment. How the algorithmic author is framed by these two areas illustrates the importance of legal context and legal construction to the disruption story.

About the Colloquium
Machine learning and automated decision-making technologies (colloquially dubbed "artificial intelligence" or "AI") are an increasingly integral feature of social systems. These technologies raise novel legal questions regarding oversight, individual rights, liability and justice. The UCI Law Colloquium on AI & Law brings to campus leading thinkers engaged with these issues.

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