Re:Create Statement On HJC IP Subcommittee’s AI and Copyright Hearing

“The 21st century has witnessed an unprecedented new digital Renaissance of creativity. The internet and new technologies have democratized tools to create movies, music, TV, photography, writing, design and dramatically expanded access to audiences,” said Executive Director Joshua Lamel. “Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is the latest asset in the creativity toolbox, increasing productivity, making the impossible possible and reducing barriers to entry for creators, among many other benefits. As with all change, this paradigm shift would reduce the power of legacy gatekeepers who seek to keep all the opportunities of generative AI while making baseless and boundless demands for compensation. Policymakers must remember that generative AI is grounded in Fair Use and other elements that are not subject to copyright protection.”