Bloomberg Law
Feb. 22, 2023, 9:28 PM

AI-Assisted ‘Zarya of the Dawn’ Comic Gets Partial Copyright Win

Riddhi Setty
Riddhi Setty

The US Copyright Office granted a limited copyright registration for a comic book created with the help of artificial intelligence, potentially opening the door for artists seeking to protect their AI-assisted works.

Artist Kris Kashtanova used Midjourney’s AI-powered text-to-image generator to create images for their comic book, “Zarya of the Dawn.”

Kashtanova is entitled to a copyright registration of only the comic’s text and the whole work, but not the individual AI-generated images, the Copyright Office said in a Tuesday letter it provided to Bloomberg Law.

The decision comes as AI use continues to skyrocket, government agencies weigh the intersection ...

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