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Pete's email has me thinking about "creative" robots and the copyrightability of their works.

Just for context: I've heard that robots are being used for sports reports. I'm 100% in favor of robots but not in favor of anything approaching true least not yet.

However, robots "writing" reports would be great if we knew the reports were written by robots and thus not under copyright. I don't think we have any way of knowing that though, so the robots aren't contributing to the commons.

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I think the TWiL argument treating robots like animals:

I'm not sure you can give agency to robots. If software was the problem of the creator, than warranty disclaimers wouldn't work.

I'd be happy to be pointed to case law or a section of Title 17 that suggests what you are saying with any certainty.

Doug Whitfield Sports Account at 2014-06-18T16:57:28Z

So, you write a bot. I change the parameters to produce what I want. You own everything the bot creates because you wrote the bot?

That doesn't make any sense to me.

Doug Whitfield Sports Account at 2014-06-18T17:01:46Z

There appears to be a lot of digital ink spilled about this.

The real question is...

are there FLOSS news bots out there?

Doug Whitfield Sports Account at 2014-06-18T17:06:33Z

I can see where someone who was once #anti-bot may soon support the #bot_in_the_house_2016 campaign. at 2014-06-18T21:21:36Z