ALA AI Usage Policy

Updated Apr 22, 2024 @ 10:17 am

Animé Los Angeles Official Policy Regarding AI-Generated Artwork

AI-generated artwork and its place in the convention space (exhibit halls, artist alleys, etc.) has recently become a focal point in many online discussions. Our staff has been watching the discussion and has determined that based on the current nature of its implementation and lack of regard towards artists, we cannot in good faith let this kind of product exist in our space.

We at Animé Los Angeles do not condone or accept any form of AI-generated art piece being used within our promotional materials, nor sold in our Exhibit Hall or Artist Alley.

If any form of AI generated work being sold is determined to be as-such by our staff, it will be considered a form of counterfeit/bootleg merchandise and will be required to be removed.

In regards to our brand, we are very protective of the work that our contributing artists create and recognize the value they bring to our identity and convention space. Anything you see on our website, our promotional pieces, or our products is (and always will be) created by an artist that we have reached out to work directly with. Anything AI-generated is unofficial and not approved by Animé Los Angeles staff.

For the purposes of this policy, Animé Los Angeles considers any work that is created with an AI-program that uses sources the artist does not own or hold rights to, to be in violation. If, in the future, such a program is created that allows for only specific images the artist owns to be sourced from, it will be the artist’s responsibility to provide proof that the pieces were not created from stolen images.

We firmly stand by this position on the issue and will enforce it going forward while keeping an eye on the discussion from here on out.

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