The AI-generated image technology is becoming more and more mature. However, AI technology has become a tool for infringing on the rights of creators and is destroying the ecology of the illustration industry.
AI generates images by combining images published on the Internet, many of which use original creation protected by copyright, this type of images is suspected of infringing copyright.
Some of the AI developers lack copyright and moral values, and use the AI technology without the permission of the author to develop their own AI technology. For example, NovelAI uses pictures from pirated websites for AI learning purposes, which means that it uses pictures without the author's consent for commercial purposes.
As an illustrator, I am worried not only that my works are used as AI learning materials without permission, but also that the uniqueness of my creative style and content will be misappropriated by him using AI generation technology. If the relevant problems are not effectively solved, the illustration industry will become a hotbed of infringers.
It is hoped that the government and related industries will face up to the copyright and moral issues caused by AI, and customize regulations and restrictions to protect the rights of image creators.