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Views from Both Sides of the Atlantic: Is Copyright Law Up to the Challenge of AI?
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When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12-1:30pm EDT (U.S.)
Where: Zoom Webinar
United States

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Advancing applications for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are challenging the boundaries of copyright law. The evolution of such applications to “create” new or derivative "works" raises questions as to how resulting works fit within existing copyright regimes. AI-generated products strain existing conceptions of derivative works and challenge traditional conceptions of authorship.

This event brings together experts on American, German, European and global perspectives and experiences with AI. Representatives of the video game industry will demo AI-created game features to showcase some technology and processes and identify some issues that push the envelope of existing copyright laws. You will hear the latest thoughts from WIPO and academia on how copyright and policymakers around the world, including Germany, the EU and the United States, are responding to these game-changing developments.

The panel will tackle legal issues such as whether, and if so how, existing copyright frameworks might need to be amended to address the challenges posed by AI, or whether current copyright regimes can flexibly and efficiently accommodate new AI applications through licensing and contractual mechanisms.


Dr. Ulrike Till
Director of the Division of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy, 
Office of the Director General, WIPO
Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Silke von Lewinski

Senior Research Fellow, Intellectual Property and Competition Law,
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Munich, Germany

Stanley Pierre-Louis

President and CEO, Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
Washington, DC, USA

Matt Skelton
Senior Attorney, Gaming at Microsoft
Seattle, Washington, USA


Maria Strong (Moderator)

Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office
Washington, DC, USA



The Copyright Society is a Certified CLE Provider in New York and California. Program will satisfy 1.5 CA participatory credits and 1.5 NY CLE credits. The intermediate program is transitional and appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

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