von Philipp Techen

Everyone is talking about it: Artificial intelligence – creator of a new paradigm or harbinger of doom. This text will assume you have heard a little about it already, specifically about the uproar regarding potential damage done to artists due to copyright infringement, or more simply put, the copying of art.

Why is this relevant for translation? Do translators even have copyrights? Yes, they do. While the industry at large would rather sweep this knowledge under the rug, translators are creators of a unique product, often creative, and as such they do retain the copyright to their creation.