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JCU seminar to focus on AI law, movies

The focus will turn to copyright law and artificial intelligence (AI) for the final presentation of James Cook University’s (JCU) Law Seminar Series this week.

JCU lecturer Karnika Bansal will present Actors vs AI: Exploring Copyright Law on Friday, when she will discuss the growing complexities of generative AI and copyright law in the entertainment industry.

Her presentation will delve into copyright law, neighbouring rights, and their limitations concerning AI, particularly in recreating actors’ performances in films.

Karnika holds a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (IP) from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, and a Bachelor of Laws with Economic Honours from Panjab University, India. 

Before relocating to Australia in 2017, she practised as an IP lawyer at a law firm in India. She supported the firm’s copyright and trademark litigation teams and provided counsel to music studios and IT companies on IP contracts and litigation strategies. 

The free seminar will be held online and at JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus, Douglas, at 11am Friday. The one-hour presentation is worth 1 CPD point.

Register here. For details of other presentations in the James Cook University Law Seminar Series, visit the website.

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