Getty Images has barred the sale of AI-generated artwork on its site. Getty is concerned about potential copyright disputes, CEO Craig Peters told The Verge.


  • An “extremely limited” amount of AI-generated art has appeared on Getty’s photo distribution platform, Peters said, though The Verge was able to find some AI-made images at the moment.
  • Getty is working with the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity to develop filters for AI art.
  • Peters said “real concerns” exist regarding the copyright of the models’ outputs. The models were trained on millions of images, including copyrighted photos, scraped from the web.
  • Photo distribution sites Newgrounds, PurplePort, and FurAffinity, have also banned AI-created content. Getty rival Shutterstock is also removing much of the AI artwork.

Getty Images bans AI-generated content over fears of legal challenges

Stock photo and illustration site Getty Images has banned AI-generated content. The site says it wants to protect customers from possible legal challenges, as AI art models are frequently trained on copyrighted data.

Duncan Carter

Duncan Carter

Digitial Marketing Manager at Beagle Talent

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