‘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’ and the US Patents and Trademarks Office is trying to gain some clarity on 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.