Copyright protection for AI-created work?

March 21, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are capable of creating a wide range of artistic, musical, and literary works and inventions without human involvement. These AI creations raise challenges to intellectual property (IP) frameworks. 

For example, “Device for Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience” (DABUS) was an AI machine listed as the sole inventor on patent applications worldwide. Multiple jurisdictions have grappled with the question of whether an AI machine can be an inventor. We previously discussed DABUS’ role in AI inventorship and how patent offices, including Canada’s, treated applications that listed DABUS as the sole inventor.

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