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The Copyright Office, a historically small and quiet office, is now in the spotlight as it conducts a review of copyright law in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). Lobbyists for major tech companies and industry groups have sought meetings with the office, while artists and musicians have expressed their views. The office's final evaluation will have implications for courts, lawmakers, and regulators, as it determines the relationship between copyright and AI.
We are now finding ourselves the subject of a lot of attention from the broader general public, so it is a very exciting and challenging time, Ms. Perlmutter said.
The Copyright Office's review has put it at the center of a heated dispute between the tech and media industries. The debate revolves around the use of copyrighted material by AI models to generate new content. The office's reports, set to be released this year, will play a key role in shaping the future of copyright law and its application to AI.
Authors, artists, media companies and others say the A.I. models are infringing on their co...