Valve has disputed reports that Steam will no longer publish games with AI-generated content.
In an email to The Verge, Valve PR representative Kaci Boyle said the company is not seeking to discourage the use of such technology, but rather working to integrate it into their review policies.
Current copyright law is taken into consideration when assessing applications, and developers must ensure they do not infringe existing copyrights.
Developers whose games are rejected for AI copyright issues will receive a refund of their app submission credits as Valve refines its review process.
This offer was also extended to potterharry97, who posted a June Reddit thread about the issue and included a rejection message which stated their game “contains art assets generated by artificial intelligence that appears to be relying on copyrighted material owned by third parties.”
According to Valve’s submission rules, content must be owned or have adequate rights for it to be published on Steam.
AI has created a complex new element for copyright discussions.
Unaccredited use of open source code and infringement of copyrighted artwork have resulted in lawsuits, prompting Valve to take a firm stance on AI-generated assets.