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AI Copyright Policy

Last updated January 1, 2024


 

Introduction

At HFC Publishers LLC, we stand at the forefront of embracing new technologies while acknowledging the current gray areas in copyright regulations regarding AI-generated content. This policy outlines our approach to AI-assisted projects and our commitment to empowering the next generation of storytellers.

Understanding the Grey Area

  • Regulatory Uncertainty: The legal landscape for AI and copyright is evolving. Current regulations do not comprehensively address the authorship of AI-generated content, leaving a significant gray area.

  • Platform's Stance: Concerning printing, publishing, and distribution, we reserve the right to evaluate AI-assisted projects on a case-by-case basis. This decision is guided by the ambiguous legal status of such content.

Empowering Storytellers

  • Embracing Transformation: We recognize the transformative power and potential of AI in storytelling. Our platform exists to empower authors and creators, helping them navigate and leverage AI technologies.

  • Encouraging AI Transparency: Transparency in the use of AI is crucial. We outline different forms of AI transparency:

    • Source Transparency: Disclosing the specific AI tools or models used.

    • Process Transparency: Describing how AI was utilized in the creation process.

    • Content Transparency: Identifying which parts of the work are AI-generated.

    • Intent Transparency: Explaining the purpose behind using AI assistance.

Preparing for the Future

  • Anticipating Regulation Changes: By promoting AI transparency, we prepare all parties for future regulatory changes and liabilities.

  • Liability Disclaimer: HFC Publishers LLC is not liable for conflicts arising from AI-generated works. Responsibility rests with authors and their creative partners.

Agreement and Communication

  • Explicit Agreements: All AI-related works between authors and creative partners must be explicitly and transparently communicated and agreed upon. This includes a clear understanding of how AI has been used in the creation process.

  • Documentation: Adequate documentation of AI involvement is required for all submissions, ensuring clarity and adherence to our policy.

Commitment to Adaptation

  • Ongoing Evaluation: We continuously evaluate our policies to align with emerging legal standards and technological advancements.

  • Update Mechanism: Significant updates to this policy will be communicated to our users and require acknowledgment for continued use of our services.

Conclusion

By navigating the complexities of AI in the publishing world, HFC Publishers LLC aims to foster a responsible, innovative, and transparent environment for the storytellers of today and tomorrow.

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