The U.S. Copyright Office is taking artificial intelligence (AI) seriously. They've held webinars and listening programs throughout the year, but they now are requesting formal comments on the intersection of AI and copyright law.
The Copyright Office wants to hear from leaders and experts in the AI and copyright fields. Key issues they want to solicit feedback on include: (1) training AI models on copyrighted works, (2) transparency and disclosure bounds for use of copyrighted works, (3) copyrightability and other legal issues of AI-generated outputs, and (4) how the Copyright Office should treat AI-generated outputs, which mimic human artists. The deadline to comment is October 18, 2023.
The Copyright Office is a must-watch entity when it comes to AI technology. Submitted comments will help shape policy and laws for technology and intellectual property as we move into this digital renaissance.