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La Presse Business interview – Intellectual property in the age of artificial intelligence

04 December 2023 - Canada 3 min read

Nathaly J. Vermette, lawyer and trademark agent, spoke to La Presse business reporter William Thériault about the challenges must-know tricks of protecting intellectual property in the age of artificial intelligence.

” We can classify works of authorship into two categories. Those that are purely human or with an AI contribution, and those that are completely generated by AI. I believe that these, perhaps incorrectly, will not have copyright. When it comes to pure copyright, I always like to go back to basics. The aim was to protect and encourage creativity in the useful sciences by giving creators the exclusive right to share their works (…) Copyright lasts for the lifetime of the author and 70 years after the author’s death. So we can deduce that it must concern a human being.”

Click on this link for the full article (in French only).

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