‘It outlines thirteen specific questions, ranging from what happens if an AI creates a copyright-infringing work to if it’s legal to feed an AI copyrighted material.’

Copyright ownership with AI-generated material is ‘a messy subject.’ The US Patents and Trademarks Office is trying to clarify what qualifies for protection, according to The Verge.

Existing guidelines say, ‘works produced by a machine with no creative input or intervention from a human can’t be given authorship.’

The USPTO anticipates this wording won’t hold up as creative output by AI tools continues to advance. They are asking for public input based on 13 questions.

A similar consultative process is underway for AI and patents.


The USPTO wants to know if artificial intelligence can own the content it creates
THE VERGE | November 13, 2019 | by Dani Deahl