Zachary Catanzaro on Artificial Intelligence & Copyright Theory

In this episode, Zachary L. Catanzaro, Assistant Professor of Law at St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law, discusses his draft article "Beyond Incentives: Copyright in the Age of Algorithmic Production." Catanzaro begins by describing the history of the development of copyright law and how that history shaped the dominant incentives-based theory of copyright. He explains how algorithmic AI programs work, and reflects on how the development of AI technology should affect our assessment of the incentives theory. And he suggests that incentives-based justifications for copyright might need to give way to justifications based on moral rights. Catanzaro is on Twitter at @brainstorm_law.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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