Daylight robbery: AI can now remove your watermarks from photos new software AI
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If the war between AI and "real" photography wasn't heated enough, fuel has been added to the fire as new, free, downloadable AI-powered software has emerged with one specific purpose: to remove watermarks from images. 

This is a huge problem. The lack of understanding around AI-generated art and who it belongs to is bad enough, but it is now becoming dangerous to the industry – with no repercussions to those who breach copyright by using the grey area of AI as a get-out for stealing existing image datasets or passing off recycled work as new. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.