To the editor: Enterprise capitalist Vinod Khosla, quoted by columnist Michael Hiltzik, makes a superb level: “There aren’t any authors of copyrighted materials who haven’t discovered from copyrighted works, whether or not in screenplays, artwork or music” (“AI Traders Say , that they’ll go broke in the event that they need to pay for copyrighted works. Do not consider it,” column, November 16).
Khosla continues: “All folks practice on cumulative studying from many earlier works of different folks. [Artificial intelligence] can practice on only a bigger set of earlier works and be topic to comparable guidelines and restrictions, however neither extra nor in a different way.”
The aim of copyright regulation is to make sure that creators of mental property could make a dwelling from their work. If others may copy and republish, they might undersell the originator and everybody would purchase the cheaper copy.
Over time, efforts have been made to increase copyright to incorporate management over something made with a piece, however this can be a unhealthy thought. A author would possibly choose it if my neighbor buys a replica of a e-book as an alternative of borrowing it from me, however on the coronary heart of that is our freedom.
An creator loses nothing when a pc reads a e-book.
Rory Johnston, Hollywood
To the editor: I agree 100% with Hiltzik. AI is nothing lower than predatory capitalism on steroids.
If allowed to function with out stronger authorized constraints, AI leaders will steadily undertake as their very own the works of many artists and writers who’re already far beneath them in our financial system. It is going to inevitably create a brand new type of financial slavery.
Equally essential, it is going to remove the countervailing affect of artwork and literature on the soul and spirit of our nation. The work of many writers and artists might be legally stolen and made the property of those that had nothing to do with creating it.
The inevitable outcome might be rampant, damaging materialism in contrast to something we have seen because the robber barons of the nineteenth century plundered our nation’s wealth and claimed it as their very own.
Dennis M. Clausen, Escondido