NAVA Talks AI and Copyright

Katherine Giles from Arts Law joins NAVA to shed light on the current application of copyright law to AI, 1-2 pm AEST, Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Image: Emma Pham

ID: Graphic featuring a blue purple gradient background and text in black with blue and white outline that reads, ‘NAVA Talks AI’. Around the border are two blue-toned computers, five blue-toned square graphics of an eye and electric nodes, and white, pink and orange pixel orbs.

About Session

Generative AI is becoming an ever-more common tool for artists to critically and creatively explore within their practice. However, the proliferation of AI-generative platforms that mine images from the internet without artists’ consent raises several copyright concerns.

Katherine Giles from Arts Law joins NAVA to shed light on the current application of copyright law to AI. This includes clearing copyright in AI-generated material, determining copyright ownership of AI-produced material, AI and copyright infringement and navigating legal grey areas. The session aims to provide participants with insights into artists’ engagement with AI technology and suggests good practices for protecting creators’ rights.

1 hour + question time.

The session will be recorded and made publicly available.

Date and Time

1-2pm AEST online, Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Free - registration required.


These sessions will be Auslan interpreted and live captioned. If you have any additional access requirements, please contact as soon as possible.

Katherine Giles

Image of Katherine Giles, with shoulder-length brown hair, a black top and a necklace containing a black string with six blue round ring pendants.

Photograph taken by George Zeaiter, 2023.

Katherine Giles, is a lawyer and has worked in the legal team at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, in private practice, and in-house, including as a lawyer in the legal team at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She draws on this experience to provide advice to artists and arts organisations on governance, intellectual property law, copyright law and policy, entertainment law with a specific focus on music and publishing, confidentiality, commercial transactions, disputes, privacy, and media law.

About NAVA Talks AI

NAVA Talks AI is a collaborative series of good practice conversations on the use and impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on work and practice in visual arts, craft and design. While AI presents a world of creative and supportive potential for artists and arts workers, it also poses significant challenges regarding copyright, consent, creative/cultural autonomy, Indigenous sovereignty and labour. Artists, arts workers and organisations must be central to these conversations to navigate the evolving landscape.

In May, we welcome you to join three online sessions where industry experts will tackle legal and ethical tensions at the intersection of AI and arts practice. Explore the potential and risks of generative AI in areas like Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP), copyright and Intellectual property (IP), and artists’ work and livelihoods. These sessions will offer a space for discussing good practice approaches to protect artists’ rights and ensure adequate compensation. 

NAVA Talks AI will also assist in informing NAVA’s ongoing advocacy work in the AI space.

Participation is free. Register for each session to join the conversation.


Emma Pham
NSW Professional Development Coordinator

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

NAVA acknowledges and pays respects to the rightful custodians of the many First Nations Lands upon which this online event will be streamed and received. We recognise all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories, and pay respect to First Nations communities' Ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded.