Algorithmic propagation: do property rights in data increase bias in content moderation? Part I

Author: Thomas Margoni (Centre for IT and IP Law (CiTiP), Faculty of Law, KU Leuven), João Pedro Quintais (Institute for Information Law (IViR)) and Sebastian Felix Schwemer ( Københavns Universitet Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR), University of Copenhagen)
Published: 08.06.2022
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Introduction This two-part blog post offers a reflection on the topic of content moderation and bias mitigation measures in copyright law. It explores the possible links between conditional data access regimes and content moderation performed through data-intensive technologies such as fingerprinting and, within the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) algorithms. More specifically, this post explores whether current EU copyright rules may have the effect of favoring the propagation of bias present in input data to the algorithmic tools employed for content moderation and what kind of measures could be adopted to mitigate this effect.…