TAA Seeks to Protect Authors
TAA believes corrective action needs to be taken by the European Union and the United States Government to protect the financial and creative interests of authors. Along with 23 other creative and authoring organizations, TAA has signed an appeal to governing bodies to uphold protections outlined in the Berne Convention and overturn exemptions that allow AI technologies to reuse copyrighted materials without credit or compensation given to authors.
Developers use generative AI systems to ingest and reuse massive amounts of data and content to build software and services. Use of copyrighted materials in these derivative works is far above and beyond what is acceptable and doesn’t align with the exceptions that allow for special use cases or normal exploitation of work. Authors have no recourse to recoup losses associated with AI-generated works, and the only proposed solution is cumbersome and unreasonable for the average person.
TAA will continue to fight for the rights of academic and textbook authors and invite you to read our collective “Appeal for Action.” If you have questions or feedback, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.