If you’re looking to save time and money, it’s tempting to use an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to do some of your coding projects.
However, as of today (May 9, 2023), there are real legal dangers to outsourcing software development to AI.
For example, you don’t know all of the resources the AI uses to code. Is it “borrowing” someone else’s code? Using open source code libraries? Or even public domain code?
If someone else owns the copyright to the code being used by the AI for your project, you’re risking a copyright infringement suit even if you didn’t know you’re committing intellectual property theft.
And if some of the code is open source, you could be violating the license(s) for that code.
So, don’t assume that using artificial intelligence to develop software will save you time or money. In fact, it could cost you a fortune and years of your life in court.
In addition, you might mistakenly believe you own the intellectual property but find out that it’s not possible because the code is owned by a third party, licensed by a third party, or in the public domain (no one owns it).
If you need help with AI legal issues issues, it’s probably a good time to schedule a phone consultation with Software Lawyer Mike Young.