Copyright Registration Guidance: Works Containing Material Generated

Summary: The article discusses the challenges arising from the registration of works containing AI-generated content. With the increasing use of advanced AI technologies in creative processes, questions about copyright protection and human authorship have emerged. The U.S. Copyright Office has received applications for registration of works involving AI-generated material, and the article outlines the Office’s approach. It clarifies that copyright protection is generally granted to works that involve human creativity, excluding non-human entities. The Office examines the extent of human authorship in works combined with AI-generated material and provides guidance for copyright applicants on how to disclose and protect human-authored elements in such works. The Office acknowledges ongoing developments in AI and copyright and may issue further guidance in the future.

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