Artificial intelligence (AI) has been the subject of a great deal of academic interest in recent times; it has captured the attention of copyright lawyers fascinated by the thought of machines creating works of art, music and literature. There is no doubt that, as has often happened in the past during previous waves of technological advances, AI platforms – and especially, machine learning – have brought with them new opportunities as well as challenges. Machine learning is an AI application enabling programs to learn and progress automatically from experience. Its main feature is accessing data and often using it for the purpose of creating outputs, including music, literature, movies and art. [---]