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

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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". The Board confirms the Registration Program's refusal of registration with referral to previous jurisdiction jurisprudence, according to which it will not register works “produced by a machine or mere mechanical process” that operates “without any creative input or intervention from a human author”. The Office thus confirms that in order for copyright protection, “a work must be created by a human being”.

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

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2019-08-12
under investigation

On 12 August 2019, a copyright claim for a work generated by an artificial intelligence (AI) system…

2020-03-30
under investigation

On 30 March 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office rejected for the second time a copyright claim for a wo…

2022-02-14
in force

On 14 February 2022, the Review Board of the United States Copyright Office rejected a request to r…