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Japan eyes rights protection for AI artwork

TOKYO -- Japan looks to extend intellectual property protection to creative works produced by artificial intelligence, aiming to match other countries in coping with changing notions of authorship and use in the digital age.

     The nation's copyright law protects creative works including music, literature and visual art from unauthorized use. But the law covers only productions "in which thoughts or sentiments are expressed in a creative way" -- a designation that does not apply to works produced via artificial intelligence with little human input or creative intent.

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