"AI and Copyright: Copyright Office Engages Stakeholders on Key Issues"

July 18, 2023

By Julie C. Hancock

The U.S. Copyright Office conducted public discussions on AI and copyright issues recently.

Key points covered on this very important, hot topic include:

- Stakeholders from various industries, academia, and technology participated in the discussions.
- Key issues highlighted included challenges with AI-generated content and copyright protection.
- The need for a balanced approach between creator rights, public interest, and innovation was emphasized.
- Questions regarding authorship and ownership of AI-generated works were explored.
- Legal frameworks to attribute authorship and ownership were considered, such as treating AI systems as legal entities or implementing registration requirements.
- The impact of AI on fair use and copyright infringement was discussed, including challenges in determining fair use for AI-generated content.
- The potential role of AI in copyright enforcement, licensing negotiations, and content identification was examined.
- Insights gathered from the discussions will inform future policy considerations and potential revisions to the Copyright Act.
- The Copyright Office aims to strike a balance between AI innovation and preserving creator rights in the digital age.
- The discussions demonstrate a commitment to addressing complex AI and copyright issues and developing informed policies that support technology and creative expression.

You can read the details via the Library of Congress Blog here.

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