The ruling that AI-generated art is uncopyrightable came in late last week from US District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell. She was presiding over Stephen Thaler’s case, who sought to copyright an AI-generated image made with an algorithm he created.
In the ruling, Judge Howell said that only material produced with human creativity is copyrightable, and work generated completely by AI does not meet that standard.
“Undoubtedly, we are approaching new frontiers in copyright as artists put AI in their toolbox to be used in the generation of new visual and other artistic works,” commented Judge Howell.
New frontiers, here we come.