DALL-E licensing


Just got DALL-E access, enjoying it very much. But really disappointed by the licensing terms. OpenAI owns copyright to all images, and allows no commercial uses? I’m not upset about “No NFTs” since I can think of plenty of reasons why you don’t want to be in that business, and I have plenty of other applications. But if OpenAI holds all the copyright to all the images, that makes the tool basically a curiosity, and, worse, a curiosity where _our_creativity is building a portfolio to showcase OpenAI’s creativity. :wink: Is this just during the trial period?

I imagine that, since it’s presently free, their legal team said they should retain copyright. Considering this is a billion-dollar tool, I imagine that pricing models will be hammered out over time. There is also a HUGE risk with misuse.

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To clarify the context, the licensing terms are a sharp contrast to the unrestrictive terms for GPT-3 outputs to which OpenAI does not claim any copyright and allowed approved use cases almost immediately. Maybe I should have said “came as an unpleasant surprise” rather than “disappointed in.” :wink:

There are a lot of companies providing alternatives to both GPT-3 and DALL-E and while I think the OpenAI products still hold an edge, it has diminished, and overly restrictive license terms are a good way to diminish it further.

I would be fine if OpenAI claimed a joint copyright in the images, it’s not likely to interfere with my applications if they do so, but if they do not allow creators to have any copyright at all, it makes it essentially useless for anything except experimentation.

Received mine today as well. There’s also a hard cap of 50 renders / 24 hours.

The real deal is figuring out the prompt that gets the desired image.

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Is the intention of OpenAI to commercialize DALL-E (do we know?) if yes when can we expect some commercial terms?

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How long did you have to wait to get access from sign-up to access?