Beijing Internet Court Releases Translation of Li vs. Liu Recognizing Copyright in Generative AI

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Per Yuan Hao of Berkeley Law, the Beijing Internet Court recently released a translation of Li vs. Liu in which the Court recognized copyright in images created by generative AI. The plaintiff, Mr. Li, used Stable Diffusion (an artificial intelligence) to generate the image involved in the case and published it on the Xiaohongshu (Little Red Book) platform; the defendant, a blogger on Baijiahao, used the image generated by the plaintiff’s AI to accompany the article, and the plaintiff sued. …

Beijing Internet Court Recognizes Copyright in AI-Generated Images

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On November 27, 2023 the Beijing Internet Court issued a decision recognizing copyright in AI-generated images. The plaintiff, Mr. Li, used Stable Diffusion (an artificial intelligence) to generate the image involved in the case and published it on the Xiaohongshu platform; the defendant, a blogger on Baijiahao, used the image generated by the plaintiff’s AI to accompany the article, and the plaintiff sued. The Court held that the artificial intelligence-generated image involved in the case met the requirements of “originality” …

China’s Supreme People’s Court Releases Typical Cases on Film Intellectual Property Protection

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On November 3, 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) released the Typical Cases of Film Intellectual Property Protection by the People’s Courts (人民法院电影知识产权保护典型案例). The SPC stated, “In order to strengthen the publicity of the rule of law in the film field, further stimulate the innovation and creativity of the film industry, and promote the prosperity of socialist culture, the Supreme People’s Court issued typical cases on the protection of film intellectual property rights. Typical cases include both criminal cases and civil …

China’s National People’s Congress Releases Translation of Criminal Law Including IP Provisions

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China’s National People’s Congress has recently released a translation of China’s Criminal Law, which includes many Intellectual Property provisions.  The Criminal Law was most recently amended at 24th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on December 26, 2020 and went into force on March 1, 2021. The amendments increase the maximum sentencing term for IP crimes and also add a new article somewhat similar to the US’ Economic Espionage Act potentially in effect if not …