How to Encrypt Hidden Copyright Data into Your AI-Rendered Artwork

Using hidden watermarks to prove authorship

John Iovine

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Robot Portrait — Image rendered by author

The explosion of AI-rendered artwork has brought many copyright issues to the forefront. My previous article explained how to register the copyright of your AI-rendered artwork with the USPTO.

Remember, as you create artwork and render it in tangible form, you already own the copyright automatically. However, you may not want to incur the expense of registering your artwork with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); then, this article is for you.

Image & Artwork Confusion

I would venture to say many AI-rendered artworks have a similar look. One face is so commonly rendered on Midjourney that it is known as the “Miss Journey.” When rendered art begins or has a streak of commonality, a question of authorship may arise. One way to distinguish your artwork from another person’s artwork is by using a watermark. Visible watermarking can easily be removed or cropped. But there is invisible…

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John Iovine

Science writer, thinker, self-experimenter, focusing on personal development and health — www.john-iovine.com