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Paradise Denied: Copyright (Or Not) In AI-Generated Images
“A Recent Entrance to Paradise,” generated by an AI system created by Dr. Stephen Thaler. The U.S. Constitution provides the basis for copyright protection “by securing for limited times to authors . . . the exclusive right to their respective writi...
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Machine Learning Is Not Your Copilot: AI System Accused of Violating Open Source Copyright Licenses
As previously reported in this space, the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit has ruled that an AI machine cannot be an inventor because it is not a “natural person.” You can read those posts here and here. Issues regarding AI and intellectual pr...
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CAFC Confirms That Artificial Intelligence Cannot Be an Inventor
About a year ago, we reported on a case out of the Eastern District of Virginia. Stephen Thaler had appealed a decision by the USPTO refusing to recognize an AI machine he created as a person. Judge Brinkema of the Eastern District ruled that only a...
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Federal Judge Rules That AI Is Not a ‘Person’ and Cannot Be an Inventor in the U.S.
A big debate occurring in the patent community revolves around whether a patent application can name artificial intelligence (AI) as an inventor. This reached such a level that the USPTO requested comments on the topic, as we covered here before. Las...
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