The US Copyright Office once again an effort to copyright a work of art that was created by a . Dr. Stephen Thaler attempted to copyright a work of art entitled A recent entry to paradise, claiming in a second request for reconsideration of a 2019 decision that the USCO’s “human authorship” requirement was unconstitutional.
In his latest decision, which was discovered by , the agency accepted that the work was created by an AI, which Thaler calls the Creativity Machine. Thaler signed up to register the work as “as a rental job for the owner of the Creativity Machine”.
However, the office said current copyright law offers protections only for “the fruits of intellectual labor” that “build on the creative powers of the [human] mind.” As such, a copyrighted work “must be created by a human being” and the office says it will not register works “produced by a machine or mere mechanical process” that have no intervention or creative input from a human author.
The agency said Thaler had not provided evidence that A recent entry to paradise is the result of human authorship. He also stated that he had failed to convince the USCO to “depart from a century of copyright jurisprudence” – in other words, to change the rules.
The ruling notes that courts at various levels, including the Supreme Court, “uniformly limited copyright protection to creations by human authors” and that lower courts “have repeatedly rejected attempts to extend copyright protection to non-human creations.” how to .
Thaler has tested copyright and patent laws in several countries. He tried to get an AI called DABUS recognized as the inventor of two products in patent applications. The , and European Patent Office rejected the applications because the credited inventor was not human. Resources against those decisions and those of Australia and Germany.
However, a judge in Australia ruled last year that inventions created by AI for patent protection. South Africa for one of the products last year and noted that “the invention was generated autonomously by an artificial intelligence”.
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