As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) image generators becomes more widespread, some artists are feeling the pinch. These generators, which use machine learning algorithms to generate original images, are being used by companies and individuals to create everything from social media posts to advertisements.
But while AI image generators may be convenient, they’re also raising concerns among some artists, who worry that their work is being appropriated and used without permission. In response, a group of artists has decided to fight back by using Mickey Mouse – one of the most iconic and heavily copyrighted characters in the world – in their own artwork.
The artists, who are fed up with the proliferation of AI image generators, hope that by using Mickey Mouse in their work, they’ll be able to goad copyright lawsuits and draw attention to their cause. They argue that if companies and individuals are willing to spend millions of dollars to defend their copyright on Mickey Mouse, they should be willing to do the same for the work of artists.
The use of AI image generators has sparked a heated debate among artists and copyright experts. Some argue that the generators create completely original works and should be treated as such, while others argue that they rely on pre-existing images and should be subject to the same copyright laws as traditional artwork.
Despite the controversy, the use of AI image generators is only likely to increase in the coming years. As such, the battle over their use and copyright is likely to continue to rage on, with artists like the ones using Mickey Mouse to make their case.