Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Laws in India. Is it time for renaissance?
Volume-1, Issue-2, 2018
This paper is titled ‘Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Laws in India. Is it time for renaissance?’ In this paper I have endeavoured to correlate the aspects of artificial intelligence and IP laws to understand why works of robots/machines/AI systems are not considered to be eligible for protection under different IP laws in India. Specific focus is laid on the Copyright Act, 1957 and Patents Act, 1970 and certain provisions of these acts that act as a road-block in enabling such protection to AI systems. Also the need for amendments to these enactments is analyzed with reference to recent developments in AI systems. The paper concludes by suggesting the need for a reformation or renaissance in the field of IP laws as well as other legislations to accommodate new forms of technological developments.