Commercial Use & Copyrights

You are welcome to use images generated on OpenArt for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, in accordance with the law.

As per the current guidelines from the U.S. Copyright Office, AI-generated images are considered public domain. You may use, modify, and distribute these images for commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided they are not used to create illegal or unethical content.

We are always thrilled when users tell us how they've used their creations in books, album covers, or games they've designed. Supporting your creativity is the reason we work tirelessly at OpenArt.

We encourage the celebration of success within our community respectfully.

Attribution Guidelines

  • If your work incorporates or is inspired by another user’s creation, please ensure you give proper credit to the original artist and
  • If you are using your own generated images, we ask that you acknowledge appropriately.

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Ways to Attribute

  • Game Development: We are grateful to see developers integrating shout-outs to in their game descriptions, websites, and even source code while developing characters or other artistic assets for games like D&D.
  • Book/Album Covers or Illustrations: If you've used generated images for book or album covers or illustrations, please credit in a manner akin to acknowledging a human artist.
  • Commercial Products: For images used in products for sale, please include a mention of on your shop site or wherever it seems appropriate.
  • Digital Content: When creating content for platforms like YouTube, you may acknowledge in the video description or as suitable.
  • Social Media: When posting images on personal pages, please credit within your Instagram, X(Twitter), Pinterest bio, image captions, or as appropriate.

These attributions help foster a supportive and ethical creative community. Thank you for crediting in your work and for contributing to the recognition of AI-assisted art.

Can I “copyright” my creations?

The process of copyrighting AI-generated creations varies by region since it lacks human authorship. However, you can always trademark one. If you have created something like a logo, character, or any other unique work and wish to protect your ownership, you can obtain a trademark in the same way you would for non-AI-generated images. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Trademark Your Creations: For logos, characters, or other identifiable symbols that represent your brand or product, you may want to obtain a trademark. This legal protection prevents others from using similar marks that could cause confusion.
  2. Apply for Protection: The process for obtaining a trademark involves filing an application with the relevant governmental body (such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). The application will require details about your creation and proof of originality.
  3. Maintain Your Rights: Once you have obtained legal protection, it's important to monitor the use of your creations and enforce your rights if necessary. This might involve taking legal action against unauthorized use or infringement.

Please note that OpenArt is not in a position to take action on your behalf. By trademarking your creations, you can protect your work with legal methods, ensuring that your intellectual property remains secure and under your control. By following these steps, you can ensure that your AI-generated creations are protected, giving you control and peace of mind over your intellectual property.

What does “in accordance with the law” mean?

  1. Comply with Applicable Laws: Do not compromise the privacy of others, engage in regulated activity without complying with applicable regulations, or promote or engage in any illegal activity. This includes the exploitation or harm of children, the development or distribution of illegal substances, goods, or services.
  2. Prohibition of Harmful Content: Do not use our services to harm yourself or others. This includes promoting suicide or self-harm, developing or using weapons, injuring others, destroying property, or engaging in unauthorized activities that violate the security of any service or system.
  3. Responsible Distribution: Do not repurpose or distribute output from our services to harm others. Avoid sharing content that defrauds, scams, spams, misleads, bullies, harasses, defames, discriminates based on protected attributes, sexualizes children, or promotes violence, hatred, or the suffering of others.
  4. Strict Prohibition of CSAM: Any creation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), including content that is private and never published, is strictly prohibited. We report apparent child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Any such violations will be reported immediately.
  5. Celebrity and Personal Rights: When creating content involving celebrities or private individuals, you must comply with applicable laws regarding their rights. OpenArt cannot be held responsible for unauthorized use of personal or celebrity images. You should obtain necessary approvals just as you would for non-AI generated images.

By adhering to these guidelines, you help ensure a safe and respectful environment for everyone. Thank you for your cooperation.