October 18, 2023

Stephen Thaler v. Shira Perlmutter, et al

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2899 Other Statutes APA/Review Agency

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    Inventor Says AI Art Merits Copyright Despite US Gov't Stance

    An artificial intelligence inventor has bashed the U.S. Copyright Office's arguments that art created by his AI system is not copyrightable because the machine is not human, telling the D.C. Circuit that the government cannot overcome the fact that the work exists, it's original and it qualifies for registration, regardless of its origin.

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