AI-generated art cannot be copyrighted, rules a US Federal Judge. 🚫
✍️ AI-generated art cannot be copyrighted, rules US Federal Judge \n\n [Emoji] United States District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell has ruled that AI-generated artwork cannot be copyrighted, in a recent lawsuit against the US Copyright Office.
🚫 The ruling came after Stephen Thaler, the creator of an AI-generated image made with the Creativity Machine algorithm, attempted to copyright the work but was repeatedly rejected. Thaler claimed that the algorithm was an "essential part" of the creation process, but Judge Howell disagreed.
🎨 Judge Howell cited the requirement of human authorship as a fundamental aspect of copyright claims. She stressed that copyright has never been granted to works "absent any guiding human hand." This decision highlights the importance of human involvement in the creative process.
👥 However, the judge also acknowledged the upcoming challenges in copyright law as artists increasingly utilize AI as a creative tool. She recognized that there will be complex questions regarding the level of human input necessary for AI-created art to qualify for copyright protection.
🤔 It is important to note that AI models often rely on pre-existing work for training, raising further questions about originality and authorship in this evolving landscape. The case of Thaler and his AI-generated art brings these issues into focus.
🌌 While Thaler plans to appeal the ruling, the court's decision sets an interesting precedent in the intersection of copyright law and artificial intelligence.
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