Generative AI and Copyright

Tags: Artificial Intelligence / Tech Policy / Technology Policy

Conference Video Playlist
Conference Transcript
Keynote Slides—Maria Strong, United States Copyright Office

As generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems have exploded in popularity, attention has swiftly shifted to the legal implications of training these systems with copyrighted works and the ability of these systems to generate outputs that may resemble or duplicate copyrighted works or mimic the styles of artists. Artists and rightsholders have commenced litigation against many generative AI platforms, and questions remain about the copyrightability of works generated by AI. The intersection of copyright and artificial intelligence has grabbed the attention of Congress, the U.S. Copyright Office, and other policymakers.

This conference will explore the rapidly evolving dynamics shaping the interplay between generative AI and copyright and copyright’s role in intermediating the development of AI technology and its impact on creative industries. The conference will assess the bleeding edge of copyright’s doctrinal application to AI, consider the impact of the law on creators and technologists, and consider future directions for copyright’s intersection with artificial intelligence.



10/06/23 8:15am - 9:00am
Check In & Breakfast

Attendees are welcome to check-in and enjoy a continental breakfast buffet before the day’s programming gets underway.
10/06/23 9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome and Introduction
  • Blake E. Reid
    Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Brad Bernthal
    Executive Director | Entrepreneurship Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
Blake E. Reid
Brad Bernthal
10/06/23 9:15am - 10:00am
Opening Keynote
  • Maria Strong
    Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office
Maria Strong
10/06/23 10:00am - 10:15am

10/06/23 10:15am - 11:45am
The Copyright Law of Generative AI
Harry Surden
Cynthia S. Arato
Oren Bracha
Andy Gass
Katherine Lee
Viva Moffat
10/06/23 11:45am - 12:45pm

@ Wolf Law, Boettcher Hall

Lunch provided for conference attendees.
10/06/23 12:45pm - 2:15pm
The Future of Generative AI and Copyright Policy
Blake E. Reid
Casey Fiesler
Michael Fricklas
Ellen P. Goodman
Sarah Jeong
Amanda Levendowski
10/06/23 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Closing Reception

After the conference concludes, attendees are invited to Boettcher Hall for dessert, refreshments, and conversation.

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