December 8, 2022 -
City Owl Press is committed to upholding the rights of artists. With the rise of AI artwork within the book community and beyond, a debate has risen about the legality of utilizing such work in commercial projects, including issues of consent, appropriation, original works, copyright, and IP law. As the legal system navigates this complicated topic, City Owl Press releases this official policy regarding AI artwork.
Until such a time that AI programs release their dataset and can demonstrate that the sourced material is public domain or artists have given consent for the inclusion of their works, City Owl Press will not use AI artwork in its design projects, including but not limited to book cover art, art prints, and interior page art. Any project that currently has AI artwork will need to meet the above guidelines or be replaced within an appropriate time frame.
City Owl Press will continue to monitor the nature and usage of AI artwork as information becomes available.
About City Owl Press
City Owl Press (http://cityowlpress.com) is a cutting edge indie publishing company, bringing the world of romance and speculative fiction to eager readers. The company was co-founded by media savvy, award-winning authors, Yelena Casale and Tina Moss. Together they bring more than a decade of business, writing, editing, design, marketing, advertising, and publishing experience.
City Owl Press focuses on fresh dynamic stories at affordable prices, book variety and purchasing power for every reader, and diverse opportunities to connect with authors. Every book receives strong marketing and promotion, quality designer covers, and rock solid editing. City Owl Press is fast becoming a major player among indie publishers.
Yelena Casale and Tina Moss
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