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Brent Moran

Brent Moran Brent Moran (Photo by Victoria Heath, CC BY)

Raised on a Christmas tree farm in central Missouri, Brent’s previous experience includes farm work, playing music, writing music, driving a taxi, acting in plays, building sprinkler systems, plowing snow, reading math papers, writing math papers, and algorithmic pricing. He currently lives on the western edge of Germany with his fiancée, where he enjoys riding his bike in the forest, bouldering, and programming.

Brent’s experience in both music and mathematics demonstrates to him that collaboration on creative work and sharing the results with others have
compounding rewards over time. He believes that the modern internet is one of the most powerful tools available for collaboration on, and sharing of, creative output. He hopes, therefore, that his work at Creative Commons helps remove barriers to the free flow of content on the internet, thereby enhancing this most useful tool in some small way.


Photo credit: Victoria Heath CC BY 4.0


Posts by Brent Moran

Artificial Intelligence and Creativity: Why We’re Against Copyright Protection for AI-Generated Output


Should novel output (such as music, artworks, poems, etc.) generated by artificial intelligence1 (AI) be protected by copyright? While this question seems straightforward, the answer certainly isn’t. It brings together technical, legal, and philosophical questions regarding “creativity,” and whether machines can be considered “authors” that produce “original” works. In search of an answer, we ran…