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Sean West counsels clients on issues related to intellectual property, commercial transactions, privacy, ecommerce, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and consumer protection.

The subscription economy exploded during the pandemic and is expected to grow to $1.5 trillion by 2025. Subscriptions to streaming services passed 1 billion worldwide in the middle of 2020. More than two-thirds of Americans now use a subscription service for everyday household items from food and beverages to home goods and personal-care products. Subscription boxes have made a comeback in beauty, wellness, and apparel.

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The U.S. Copyright Office has again refused to recognize an artificial intelligence as the author of a work for copyright purposes.

This renewed rejection follows Steven Thaler’s request for the Copyright Office to reconsider its earlier refusals to recognize an AI algorithm, dubbed the “Creativity Machine,” as the author of a visual work entitled A Recent Entrance to Paradise, reproduced here:

A Recent Entrance to Paradise


Continue Reading AI Can Create a Painting but It Can’t Register a Copyright in the Painting