MTA Law Working Papers
A Jogtudományi Intézet műhelytanulmányai
Law is a fiction, and copyright law is an excellent example for legal fictions. All its norms, definitions, doctrines are created and regularly re-created by humans to serve metaphorical purposes. At the same time, copyright law has its limits stemming from its roots, subjects, objects and purposes. The ultimate question of copyright law is nothing else than why and to whom do laws assign copyright protection? And the short answer to these questions is that expressions of the human mind shall be protected for the benefit of individual creators and mankind in general. This shall serve as a starting point and the guiding light when assessing the impacts and guessing the future of copyright protection of outputs generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI).