United States of America: US Copyright Office rejection of authorship application for artificial intelligence system

Progress

Current status
in force
14 Feb 2022 in force
30 Mar 2020 under investigation
12 Aug 2019 under investigation

Scope

Implementers
United States of America
Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Intellectual property excluding copyright
Regulated Economic Activity
ML and AI development
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
other regulatory body
Implementation Level
national

Timeline of events

14 Feb 2022
in force

U.S. Copyright review board rejects request of recognition of artwork authorship by artificial intelligence system

On 14 February 2022, the Review Board of the United States Copyright Office rejected a request to review its denial to register a two-dimensional artwork, generated by an artificial intelligence (AI) system, called "A Recent Entrance to Paradise". T…

Source
Event type public lawsuit
Action type ruling
Government branch executive
Government body other regulatory body
30 Mar 2020
under investigation

U.S. Copyright Office rejects reconsideration request of copyright for artificial intelligence system

On 30 March 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office rejected for the second time a copyright claim for a work generated by an artificial intelligence (AI) system. The AI-generated work, submitted by Dr. Thaler, had previously been denied registration by the…

Source
Event type public lawsuit
Action type interim ruling
Government branch executive
Government body other regulatory body
12 Aug 2019
under investigation

U.S. Copyright Office rejects first application of copyright request for artificial intelligence system

On 12 August 2019, a copyright claim for a work generated by an artificial intelligence (AI) system was denied registration by the U.S. Copyright Office with the reason of a "lack of human authorship necessary to support a copyright claim". The artw…

Source
Event type public lawsuit
Action type interim ruling
Government branch executive
Government body other regulatory body