The Morning After: You can’t copyright AI-created art

The US Copyright Office said so. Again.

Stephen Thaler/Creativity Machine

Welcome back! The US Copyright Office (USCO) is again refusing to grant copyright for a work of art that was created by an artificial intelligence system. Dr. Stephen Thaler attempted to copyright a piece of art titled A Recent Entrance to Paradise, claiming in a second request for reconsideration of a 2019 ruling that the USCO's “human authorship” requirement was unconstitutional.

Current copyright law only offers protections to "the fruits of intellectual labor” that “are founded in the creative powers of the [human] mind,’ according to the USCO. For now, AI has the same access to copyrighting as monkeys – that’s to say, none at all.

-Mat Smith

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