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U.S. Copyright Office seeks public comments for AI and copyright studies

The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) in the Federal Register on copyright and artificial intelligence (AI) in response to copyright issues raised by the rapid advancement and adoption of generative AI. The U.S. Copyright Office will use the record it assembles to inform legislative goals and regulatory measures.

The NOI seeks input on a number of issues, including “the use of copyrighted works to train AI models, the appropriate levels of transparency and disclosure with respect to the use of copyrighted works, the legal status of AI-generated outputs, and the appropriate treatment of AI-generated outputs that mimic personal attributes of human artists.”

Initial written comments are due on 18 October 2023. Reply comments are due on 15 November 2023. Comments may be submitted on the Office’s website.

See the full USPTO announcement here.

USPTO announcement: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USPTO/bulletins/36dc9ff

Office’s website for comments: https://copyright.gov/policy/artificial-intelligence/?utm_campaign=subscriptioncenter&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

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