US Federal Court denies copyright for Stephan Thaler‘s AI-generated art
You can create all the generative AI art you want, but it won't be covered by copyright regulations.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a federal court determined that AI-generated art cannot be protected by copyrights since copyright law only applies to human people.
After the US Copyright Office twice denied plaintiff Stephan Thaler a copyright for a picture produced by his program, the
BTS’ Jung Kook accused of plagiarism in his new single Seven by American influencer, but some netizens disagree
Jung Kook, a South Korean singer-songwriter and member of the BTS band, trended on the internet earlier this month when he released his new song Seven, but he has been accused of plagiarism by a popular US-based TikToker who claims that the lyrics are copied from a video post by famous Vietnamese influencer So Y Tiet. Netizens are divided in their reactions.
American influencer Jarred Jermaine,
Photographer sues singer Mariah Angeliq and Urban Outfitters for using a photo without his permission
Los Angeles-based photographer Abdullah Webster filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the singer Mariah Angeliq, Penske Media and Urban Outfitters after his photo appeared without his permission on merchandise, on clothing and in campaign advertisements.
Webster claims that Angeliq failed to pay him and his business, Hexlastudios, for a picture he took of the 23-year-old reggaeton, tra
Korea start-up Algocare accuses Lotte Healthcare of stealing its AI-powered tech
A Korean startup has accused the Lotte conglomerate of stealing its AI-powered nutrient dispenser technology and using it in their own product. In order to prevent further violations of small businesses, one of the Korean government's ministries will find a resolution, either through mediation or litigation.
Algocare is a Korean healthcare startup recognized for winning the CES Innovation Award
Venezuelan influencer claims Shakira plagiarized her song
Venezuelan influencer and singer Briella has accused Columbian singer Shakira and Bizarrap of plagiarizing her song.
The singer claims that Shakira’s new song ‘BZRP Music Sessions #53' shares similarities with her single ‘Solo tú’, which was released in July 2022.
Briella shared a video on her social handles, calling out the similarities between the two videos.
For instance, she refers to
How AI-generated artwork may jeopardize original artists’ creations
The discussion surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) art is developing quickly. In recent months, an AI-generated image took first prize at a fine art competition, an exhibition of DALL-E 2-produced artwork opened in a museum, and an artist registered a work she created using an AI generator with the US Copyright Office.
In September, New York-based artist Kris Kashtanova became the first pe
GUESS called out by graffiti artist Banksy for using his designs without permission
Renowned graffiti artist Banksy has accused fashion retailer GUESS of allegedly stealing his artwork and exploiting it for promotional purposes without giving proper credit or taking permission. GUESS has since clarified its position.
A GUESS store window on Regent Street displayed Banksy's most famous artwork, The Flower Thrower, Flower Bomber, Rage, or Love is in the Air.
It showed an imag
Did Kylie Jenner copy marketing ideas from influencers Brooklyn and Bailey?
Sisters vs. sisters. Media personalities Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian have come under fire for using marketing tactics for their brands Lemme and Kylie Skin from influencers Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight.
In August, twin sisters Brooklyn and Bailey launched ITK (“in the know”), a 15-piece skincare line available at Walmart, which has been marketed on all their social media accounts.
Filipino illustrator accuses store for allegedly copying her artwork of K-pop band BTS member Jungkook without permission
A digital illustrator from the Philippines has accused an online store of purportedly stealing her artwork and marketing it as its own.
The artist Gail Purisima, also known as Pureautumnarts, alleged the store in SM Southmall of stealing her artwork stickers of BTS member, Jungkook.
In a Facebook post, Purisima revealed that one of her fans informed her that a store in the mall was selling h
7-Eleven Singapore called out for copying images for its Hawker Fiesta campaign
7-Eleven Singapore is accused of copying images for its recent Hawker Fiesta 2022 campaign from creative studio 8EyedSpud’s artwork for Hawker Culture 2020.
8EyedSpud contacted the convenience store chain to notify them about the matter, and it was subsequently put in touch with the creative agency LH.M Advertising that 7-Eleven had engaged.
The advertising agency acknowledged the infringeme
Spanish beach body campaign used a model’s image without her consent
British model Nyome Nicholas-Williams has accused Spain’s Ministry of Equality of using her photo from Instagram and featuring it in their advertisement without her permission.
The ministry launched a summer campaign that features five diverse women chilling out on a beach to persuade women who are worried about their body looks and, therefore, avoid going to the beach.
The Institute for Wom
Singaporean photographer Jingna Zhang accuses Luxembourg student artist of plagiarizing her work for award-winning painting
Singaporean photographer Jingna Zhang, who is currently based in the United States, has filed a lawsuit against Luxembourg-based art student Jeff Dieschburg accusing him of painting a picture that is almost identical to a photo she shot in the past.
The artist has denied the plagiarism allegation, but he doesn’t deny taking inspiration from the photo. Zhang, on the other hand, believes a “perso
Chinese fast fashion giant Shein sued by artist Magdalena Stephenson for copying her artwork
US-based artist Magdalena Mollman, professionally known as Maggie Stephenson, has accused Chinese fast-fashion retailer Shein of using her artwork without permission.
She has sued Shein and its distribution company for more than US$100 million in damages on account of four claims: copyright infringement, vicarious and/or contributory copyright infringement, removal of copyright management i
Dua Lipa sued (again) for sharing a paparazzo photo of herself on her Instagram
British pop singer Dua Lipa is being sued for copyright infringement after sharing a photo of her taken by New York-based paparazzo photographer Robert Barbera in July 2018.
The photo in question, which was shared by her on Instagram in 2019 without taking permission from the photographer, shows Lipa wearing a black sweater bearing the word “HEROES” in large capital letters while out in N
Can UNFPA’s “bodyright” initiative stop women from getting abused in the virtual world?
UNFPA, a United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, wants to change the way women are treated in the virtual world and is urging them to join their global movement.
The internet provides an important space for women who want to express themselves and garner professional opportunities. However, this access acts as a double-edged sword because they disproportionately face all forms of
Australian designer Ambra Fossati accuses beauty influencer of copying a dress design
Australian designer Ambra Fossati has accused a beauty influencer Shani Grimmond also hailing from Down Under, for allegedly copying her design.
The dress in question is a crew-neck maxi with long sleeves and sheer stretch knit that Grimmond hinted at releasing under her Sylk Swim label on her Instagram account, which has a massive following of 1.4 million users.
Fossati is a well-known desi
YouTube channel owner offers reward for lost Terms of Service
Live Better Music claims Epidemic Sound walked back on their music licensing agreement by making content claims on Live Better’s videos on YouTube. Live Better says it licensed the tracks from Epidemic Sound legally. Problem is, they can't find the previous Terms of Service document, which proves it.
Rap group sues YouTuber for copying decade-old song
An American rap group called Flobots is suing YouTuber Logan Paul for copying their song.
Artists rally to accuse singer Chris Brown of copying their work in music video
German artist Marius Sperlich has accused Chris Brown of copying his work in the singer's music video.