Getty Images Bans AI-Generated Images Over Copyright Concerns

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Episode Summary

– Concerns over the copyright of images generated by engines like Stable Diffusion, Midjourney and DALL-E
– Engines were trained on data on the web including original images and artwork
– The ban does not affect the submission of 3D renders
– Confidence in stock photo site depends on customers knowing there will be no legal issues
– Getty Images is reportedly relying on users to report offending content
– Also working with the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity to create a filter to automatically flag up suspect images
– Most images can’t be uploaded straight away anyways due to low resolution and other glitches
– Other tools are used to upscale and fix oddities in order to enable uploads
– Typically, original artwork or image can be used if it is “substantially transformed”
– “The problem is, the current copyright law is outdated and is not keeping up with the technology” – Jason Juan
– Shutterstock appears to be following in the footsteps of Getty Images

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