Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The Indian Copyright Act, 1957 does not handle authorship and ownership issues related to Artificial Intelligence (AI).
2.The K.S. Puttaswamy judgment by the Supreme Court of India laid the groundwork for privacy rights in the country.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Explanation –

Statements 1 and 2 are correct. The Indian Copyright Act of 1957 does not explicitly address AI-generated works or recognize AI as an author. The 161st Parliamentary Standing Committee Report also found that the Copyright Act is “not well equipped to facilitate authorship and ownership by Artificial Intelligence.  The K.S. Puttaswamy judgment, delivered by the Supreme Court of India in 2017, established the right to privacy as a fundamental right protected under Articles 14, 19, and 21 of the Indian Constitution. This landmark decision laid the foundation for privacy jurisprudence in India and influenced subsequent legislation like the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023.

Source: The Hindu