District Court Affirms Human Authorship Requirement for the Copyrightability of Autonomously Generated AI

IP Litigator

Stuart D. Levi Shannon N. Morgan MacKinzie M. Neal

Partner Stuart Levi and associates Shannon Morgan and MacKinzie Neal discuss a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upholding the Copyright Office’s position that, because human authorship is required, a work generated purely by an AI system cannot be registered. The authors point out that the court did not reach the question of how much human involvement is necessary.