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The US Patent and Trademark Office has started a process to determine whether a piece of music that has been produced by artificial intelligence (AI) with limited involvement of a person qualifies as a work of authorship as defined by US copyright law.


  • The USPTO has published a series of questions on AI and rights ownership for public comment, at a time when the technology is starting to make waves in the music industry.

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  • Lays out the 13 questions posed by the USPTO.
  • Examines the issues surrounding the use of AI in music creation and the issue of rights.

Key questions answered

  • What is the USPTO asking as part of its public consultation on rights protection for artificial intelligence innovation?
  • What are the central issues the USPTO is hoping to address?

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  • Summary
  • Keeping control of AI-created music
  • Determining what qualifies as a protectable work
  • Assigning rights ownership needs a name


  • Author

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