This Legal Sidebar explores questions that courts and the U.S. Copyright Office have begun to confront regarding whether the outputs of generative AI programs are entitled to copyright protection as well as how training and using these programs might infringe copyrights in other works.
Aside from ethical and potential bias concerns, the rise of generative artificial intelligence also raises intellectual property infringement and breach of contract issues that will likely be negotiated, navigated and litigated for years to come.
The rise of advanced generative AI has spawned a flurry of copyright litigations. In this case tracker, cases are monitored in near real-time, providing case overviews, current statuses and key legal filings.