United States of America: U.S. Copyright Office rejects first application of copyright request for artificial intelligence system

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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 artwork had been submitted for registration on 3 November 2018 requesting copyright recognition including authorship of an artificial intelligence system which had independently created the artwork.

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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…