AIPLA Comments to the Copyright Office on Copyright Law and Policy Issues Raised by Artificial Intelligence

Written October 30, 2023

Arlington, VA. October 30, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to their Office Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments (“RFC”) related to the study of copyright law and policy issues raised by artificial intelligence (“AI”) systems.

The comments note that the use of copyright protection is crucial in protecting innovation by granting creators exclusive rights to their works and encouraging investment in artistic and intellectual endeavors. The introduction of AI raises questions about authorship and copyrights, and the potential for AI to replicate and distribute copyrighted works easily. Striking a balance between protecting creators' rights and fostering technological innovation poses a significant challenge for policymakers and the legal system. The comments emphasize the irreplaceable value of human-generated creative works like art, music, dance, and storytelling, as they are fundamental to the human experience. Recent advancements in AI have the potential to replace or supplant human-authored creative works, necessitating collaboration between artists, AI developers, regulators, and legislators to find an approach that balances creativity and AI innovation. The comments focus on copyright law and policy issues related to AI, and does not answer all questions in the RFC, leaving other aspects to be addressed by other stakeholders.


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