There have been two important developments in recent weeks regarding the U.S. Copyright Office’s position on registering works created by the use of artificial intelligence technology. First, on February 21, the Copyright Office issued its much-anticipated decision regarding the registration of a graphic novel by artist Kristina Kashtanova that included images generated using the AI
Sean West counsels clients on issues related to intellectual property, commercial transactions, privacy, ecommerce, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and consumer protection.
Time to Renew Your Interest in Automatic Subscription Renewal Laws
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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AI Can Create a Painting but It Can’t Register a Copyright in the Painting
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:
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