In a recent ruling, a US court has determined that AI-generated art cannot be granted copyrights. The decision comes as a significant development in the ongoing debate surrounding the legal status of creative works produced by artificial intelligence.
The case involved a dispute over ownership rights of a piece of artwork created entirely by an AI algorithm. The plaintiff, an artist, argued that they should be recognized as the copyright holder since they had developed and trained the AI system responsible for generating the artwork. However, the court ruled in favor of the defendant, a company that had used the AI algorithm to create the art, stating that copyright protection could only be granted to works created by human authors.
The court’s decision was based on the interpretation of existing copyright laws, which generally require human authorship for copyright eligibility. The judge emphasized that copyright law is designed to protect the creative expression of individuals and does not extend to non-human entities like AI algorithms.
This ruling raises important questions about the future of AI-generated art and its legal implications.