By: K.S DarkBox
And perhaps a more interesting question: Is machine language copyrightable all?
Some may recall the famous “Macaque selfie” case in which a monkey snapped photos of itself with equipment left behind by a professional photographer. The photographer sued publications that used the fascinating photos, but they argued that since the photographer did not take the photos he could not claim copyright protection. PETA argued the monkey should hold the copyright.
Years of legal battles led to a 2018 ruling that affirmed non-humans have no authority to claim copyright.
Will that extend to ChatGPT literature?