Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for California

Q: Will I have any copyright infringement?

Hi. I'm Alex. I will be brief. I develop a technology based on Artificial Intelligence which produces its own music in real time. The thing is that I teach MY system by using copyrighted music. Will I have any copyright infringement if I monetize the technology? Thanks.

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As a generality, if you copy music and use it, it is copyright infringement whether or not you monetize it. There are exceptions for "fair use." However, those exceptions are much narrower than most copiers think they are.

Serious companies consider paying a license fee. Sometimes the cost will fit into your margins. It would help to consult an attorney.

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