Bloomberg Law
June 3, 2022, 4:10 PMUpdated: June 3, 2022, 5:46 PM

Artificial Intelligence Can Be Copyright Author, Suit Says (1)

Riddhi Setty
Riddhi Setty

An artificial intelligence could be the proud author of copyrighted material if its creator emerges victorious in a lawsuit against the US Copyright Office.

Stephen Thaler, the president and CEO of Imagination Engines, sued the Copyright Office on Thursday, following the agency’s denial of Thaler’s copyright registration application on the basis that the work created by the inventor’s AI “lacks the human authorship necessary to support a copyright claim.”

It’s the latest lawsuit filed by Thaler, who has sought to secure AI intellectual property rights around the world, so far with limited success. On Monday, he will argue before ...

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