‘Turning point in law’: AI, intellectual property, and the Hollywood strike
In the United States, every individual owns the right to their own image as a form of intellectual property. The emergence of artificial intelligence technology, however, has complicated the very definition of what one’s image is.
In a video, constitutional law scholar Robert Post, Sterling Professor of Law and former dean of Yale Law School, describes this phenomenon as a potential “turning point in law” that may force society to rethink the parameters of this property right. This, he says, will affect how contracts are written in the future, in Hollywood and elsewhere, as well as our freedom of expression on the internet.