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AI Regulation White Paper Consultation Government Response: Comment from CMS Committee Chair Dame Caroline Dinenage MP

6 February 2024

Commenting on the publication today of the Government’s response to the Artificial Intelligence White Paper consultation, Dame Caroline Dinenage MP, Chair of the CMS Committee, said:

“We’re disappointed by today’s announcement that the Government’s working group of AI developers and creative industries will not be able to agree a voluntary code on AI and intellectual property. The creative industries have long been raising concerns that their IP is being unfairly used to train AI systems without consent and without compensation. The lack of even a voluntary code will not allay these concerns.

“Our recent report on AI and the creative industries urged the Government to take steps to regain the trust of creators. Woolly words from Ministers will not provide rightsholders with certainty that their rights will be respected. The Government must urgently reconsider its approach and bring forward a way of compensating creators for the use of their works in AI development, to ensure mutual benefits for both sectors.”

The Committee published its report on the impact of AI on the creative industries in August.

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