⚡Can you copyright your AI creations? It all depends 💡
🚀 a rocket pioneer remembered | 📱Is TikTok the way to go for creators?
- a daydreamer rockets his way into history
- the timeline of a hit-making indie video game studio now venturing into VR
- new rules on copyright for AI made content
- SXSW weighs the pros and cons of TikTok
On This Day in the History of Innovation
🚀 He was just a boy who had climbed up in a cherry tree.
While pruning branches, he started to dream about getting to Mars.
And on March 16, 1926, Robert Goddard would launch first liquid-fueled rocket.
He would say of his tree-based musings as a kid:
I imagined how wonderful it would be to make some device which had even the possibility of ascending to Mars. I was a different boy when I descended the tree from when I ascended, for existence at last seemed very purposive.
His rocket reached an altitude of 41 feet and averaged 60 miles per hour.
He received patents for rockets using liquid and solid fuel, and in 1915 theorized that rockets could work in a vacuum.
Despite little attention from the U.S. government and ridicule from the press, Goddard continued his research, eventually holding 214 patents in rocketry.
He died in 1945, but his foundational principles of rocket propulsion paved the way for space exploration.
📚 On March 16, 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne published the Scarlet Letter.
It would be one of his greatest works.
- Caroline Herschel, 1750, Hannover, Germany, considered the first female astronomer
- James Madison, 1751, Virginia "Father of the US Constitution"
- Jerry Lewis, 1926, New Jersey, comedy icon
🎮 What if I told you the best-selling game of the 20th century was made by a scrappy group of seven people working out of their homes? Here's the story of Cyan Worlds, as told by Inverse. Not only were they blazing a trail with their prior projects, they're now looking at VR.
What time is it? Time for you to get a watch.
🤖The US Copyright Office released a policy report stating that artistic works made with the assistance of AI could be eligible for copyright registration, but only if a human being remains the ultimate author. The report lists examples of AI-aided works that may still be worthy of protection, like those creatively combined into something new or AI-generated works that an artist heavily modified. However, the report stated that works that lack human authorship would not be registered. The report stressed that the final outcome would depend on individual circumstances, including how the AI tool operates and how it was used to create the final work.
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📱The "Fight for Artistic Authenticity on TikTok" panel at SXSW 2023 discussed the app's impact on making hits and how artists can engage in this process meaningfully. The panel was moderated by Lyndsey Havens of Billboard, with Ash Stahl, Alana Dolgin, and Mekaila Morris as expert panelists. They shared their success stories working on hit TikTok campaigns and emphasized the importance of knowing when to have an artist participate in the trending song's promotion. Dolgin explained that having the artist participate in the promotion might do more harm than good in some cases. Meanwhile, Morris advised trusting one's intuition and investing in trending campaigns as early as possible. Stahl gave an example of a client who gained viral fame on TikTok despite not officially distributing the music. The panelists also discussed how to pair influencers with song campaigns effectively. Stahl compared working on TikTok to working on stocks because of the platform's unpredictable nature.
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