Provisional agreement on proposed EU AI Act

December 21, 2023

On 8 December, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union reached a provisional agreement on proposed legislation to regulate artificial intelligence (AI). You can see the announcement from the European Council here and the European Parliament here.  Each refers to next steps regarding agreed text and formal adoption.

You can see IFRRO’s summary of the proposed Act here, and IAPP’s ‘cheat sheet’ here.

The proposed Act takes a risk-based approach, including prohibitions on technologies that pose an unacceptable risk, and close restrictions for high-risk technologies.

There are two copyright-related provisions which require:

  • transparency regarding content used for training, and
  • mechanisms to ensure copyright compliance, including by enabling the effective exercise of opt-outs.