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Generative AI and copyright: RCC comments

April 26, 2024

Retailers can be both users of generative AI and authors and/or owners of copyright-protected works. RCC commented on a federal consultation in this area earlier in 2024. We suggested that the following principles be kept in mind when considering potential amendments to Canadian copyright legislation.

Balance: Any changes to Canadian copyright legislation to deal with generative AI must maintain a reasonable, fair balance between copyright author and/or owner rights and generative AI user rights, effectively facilitating innovation – and incentives to innovate – while protecting copyrighted works and incentives to create and own copyright.

Clarity: Legislative clarity on various copyright issues raised by generative AI is needed in Canada.

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